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  • TECH

    Next-gen Wi-Fi technologies on the way

    Life, James Hein, Published on 07/11/2018

    » The fixed line versus Wi-Fi debate continues to be a popular one. And with technologies like Wi-Gig and Wi-Fi 6 in the pipeline, the debate will only intensify. Current Wi-Fi technologies work inside the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands; they also have user-friendly version numbers now. Wi-Fi 4 came out in 2009 under the name 802.11n, Wi-Fi 5 arrived in 2014 as 802.11ac and Wi-Fi 6 is due in 2019 as 802.11.ax. In the near future, you'll see these numbers start to appear on your devices, but not every manufacturer will bother to use the new designations. Wi-Fi numbers 1-3 represent even older, now mostly unused versions.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Superstition killed the turtle

    Life, Published on 08/10/2018

    » Throughout the 25 years of her life, Om Sin -- a sea turtle from Chon Buri -- was a symbol of luck and longevity to people who threw coins into her concrete pond believing that doing so would bring them prosperity. Little did she know that it would bring bad luck upon herself.

  • LIFESTYLE

    African and Eastern European artists dominate World Music Charts

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 12/06/2018

    » This month's World Music Chart from the European Broadcast Union, selected by 45 radio producers across 24 countries, features some interesting new releases that music fans might like to consider.

  • LIFESTYLE

    TPO presents 'Hungarian Textures'

    Life, Published on 03/05/2018

    » The Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra is presenting the "Hungarian Textures" concert featuring a five-movement musical work for orchestra composed by Bela Bartok, at Mahidol University's Prince Mahidol Hall, Salaya campus, on Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 4pm.

  • LIFESTYLE

    One amazing documentary

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 16/03/2018

    » Some people like to say there's nothing left to discover in the world. As humans continue to develop better technology, the far-flung corners of the metaphorical map continue to be coloured in.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Lewis Gilbert, director of three James Bond films, dies

    Life, Published on 01/03/2018

    » Director Lewis Gilbert, whose dozens of movies included three James Bond thrillers -- You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker -- and the Swinging London classic Alfie, has died at 97, colleagues said this week.

  • LIFESTYLE

    LGBT tent grows wider

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 17/01/2018

    » Next week, make your way to Impact Muang Thong Thani for the inaugural Thailand LGBT Expo, to be held from Jan 25-28.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Technology is not the enemy

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 05/01/2018

    » Over the New Year holidays, Netflix gifted subscribers with the latest season of Black Mirror, the popular sci-fi anthology series well-known for its shocking plot twists, macabre subject-matter and dystopian look on how technology could impact our lives.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Taking the long view

    Life, Sawarin Suwichakornpong, Published on 19/10/2017

    » In Greek mythology, Mnemosyne is the goddess of memory. Impregnated by Zeus, she gave birth to the nine muses with whom artists, poets, musicians, writers and historians are familiar. As a daughter of Uranus, Mnemosyne is also a goddess of time; she provides the role of rote memorisation and invents language and words where her daughters, the muses, pick up and render them. She is a goddess that makes memory alive and is often acquainted with vivid remembrance.

  • LIFESTYLE

    TPO to make hot music in three ways

    Life, Published on 14/09/2017

    » Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra will present three composers from wildly different backgrounds who share the goals of combining musical styles into a fresh and individual voice in the next concert at Mahidol University's Prince Mahidol Hall, Salaya campus, tomorrow at 7pm and Saturday at 4pm.

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