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Wednesday, Sep 20

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New Apple watch has 'connectivity glitch'

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Apple Inc on Wednesday conceded its latest smartwatch unveiled a week ago has problems with its most important feature: the ability make phone calls and access data without an iPhone nearby.

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Muffling online extremists quickly is 'huge challenge'

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BRUSSELS: Removing extremist content from the internet within a few hours of it appearing poses "an enormous technological and scientific challenge", Google's general counsel will say later on Wednesday to European leaders who want it…

15

Amazon sends accidental gift email to shoppers

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A technical glitch caused Amazon.com Inc to email some of its customers erroneously that they had received a gift, the company said on Tuesday.

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New diesel cars ‘no better for environment’ than petrol cars

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BERLIN: New diesel cars do not produce less of the environmentally damaging carbon dioxide than petrol cars, a group of newspapers cited the German Transport Ministry as saying on Wednesday, in a potential further headache for the auto…

12

Plans for Bang Ban-Bang Sai flood control canal move ahead

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The cabinet on Tuesday approved in principle the Agriculture Ministry's plan to proceed with a 17.6-billion-baht flood control canal in Ayutthaya.

09

Toyota debuts 'GR' line of sports cars

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TOKYO: Toyota Motor Corp yesterday unveiled its new "GR" line of sports cars featuring souped-up versions of vehicles including the Vitz hatchback, Harrier crossover sport utility vehicle and Prius plug-in hybrid.

Audi takes lead in automated driving

Bangkok Post / Auto

FRANKFURT: German carmaker Audi is taking a lead in bringing more automated driving to roads, but rivals seem in no rush to follow while legal and regulatory uncertainties still cloud the technology.

07

Earthquake flattens buildings in Mexico City, death toll rising (Updated)

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Local media reported around 30 collapsed buildings in Mexico City from a 7.1-magnitude earthquake as the overall toll including surrounding areas reached 248, amid fears it could rise further.

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Activist anger grows over pesticide ban delay

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Consumer advocates called on the prime minister Tuesday to ban the use of two hazardous agricultural chemicals after the Department of Agriculture said it had no expertise in the matter and sent it to the Industry Ministry.

04

Mother, son get heavy fines for insulting traffic policeman

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A woman and teenage son shown in a video clip scolding and spitting at a traffic policeman were each sentenced to a month in jail, suspended for one year, and fined 5,000 and 9,200 baht respectively on Tuesday.

03

Mastering PowerPoint

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When looking at the CVs of fresh first-jobbers these days, it's not uncommon to see "proficiency in Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint" under the "technological skills" requirements. For most people, this simply communicates their familiarity…

Intensive training courses for those interested in VR technology

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Virtual reality (VR) technology is expected to become an important trend, attracting an increasingly mainstream audience, and not just as a form of entertainment. The technology will be increasingly used in several sectors, including…

02

HP deal delivers 3D printing

HP, the global maker of computers and printers, is joining forces with Metro Systems Corporation Plc to introduce HP's first 3D printer in Thailand and capitalise on the Industry 4.0 initiative.

Call to weigh social impact of band recall

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Telecom and broadcasting operators are urging the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) to consider the social impact of the spectrum recall and compensation regime scheduled for the end of this year.

Tuesday, Sep 19

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New app lets public dob in encroachers

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The Royal Forest Department is developing a mobile application and website allowing the public to report forest trespassers and encroachment to the department, says chief Chonlatid Suraswadi.

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Serious drug charge for actress Amelia “Amy" Jacobs

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TV actress and former Miss Teen Thailand Amelia “Amy" Jacobs and her boyfriend were caught with illicit drugs at a house in Bangkok’s Sai Mai district early on Tuesday.

09

Google joins India's digital payments fray

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NEW DELHI: Alphabet Inc's Google has launched a localised payments app for India as it tries to gain a foothold in the country's rapidly-growing digital payments space.

08

No "financial bubble" seen as SET nears 24-year high (Updated)

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The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) index Monday reached its highest level in nearly 24 years, but this was not deemed a financial bubble as the index's price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio remains low.

07

80-year old primary student aims high

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80-year-old Grandma Khlong has her eyes set on first completing her primary schooling and, eventually, maybe even getting a degree.

05

Copper sells out as late King's coins in high demand

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An additional 40,000 copper coins to mark the upcoming cremation ceremony for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej sold out in 15 minutes on the first day of the second round of reservations.

04

How to catch a snake

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With too many snakes to catch, a tambon municipality in Khon Kaen sets up a training session. A short video shows how you too can catch a snake.

03

Lexus CT200h refreshed again for 2017

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The brand’s sole hatchback gets a facelift, more kit but the same 1.8-litre petrol-electric hybrid.

02

Line Mobile launches without MVNO licence

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DTAC TriNet Network (DTN), a subsidiary of Total Access Communication (DTAC), in collaboration with Line Thailand, has launched a digital mobile service, but telecom observers doubt it will qualify for the mobile virtual network operator …

Monday, Sep 18

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How do you fix it?

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Officials in Kalasin had a big problem over the weekend. They needed to solve it right away. But how?

08

8 provinces reeling from Doksuri flooding (Updated)

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Water is slowly receding in eight provinces ravaged by widespread flooding brought on by tropical depression Doksuri.

06

1-Hour Chao Phyra cleanup removes huge amount of plastic and foam

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A total of 132 kilogrammes of solid waste was collected by volunteers from the Chao Phraya River after just one hour of cleaning.

Fish come to shore in Hua Hin

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Hua Hin residents enjoyed a great day's fishing on Sunday - without even going out to sea.

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In the shadow of Chinese e-commerce giants

As Chinese e-commerce giants JD.com and Alibaba brace for a prolonged war for market share, local firms must find a market niche or face impending decline.

Edged out by automation

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As the era of digital transformation accelerates, digitisation, automation, and tech-literate personnel are becoming more crucial for the economy.

New app lets blind enjoy movie nights out

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The pleasure of the silver screen, usually something that the blind are not able to fully enjoy, is now a reality for them thanks to the creation of a mobile application designed to deliver audio descriptions of movie scenes.