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AIS gives superblock bandwidth a leg up

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Advanced Info Service (AIS) is implementing new upgrades to its "superblock" bandwidth structure, aiming to reinvigorate the country's largest mobile operator as it faced stagnant subscriber growth the past few years because of a saturated…

Sunday, Sep 23

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Tokyo cafe to open with robot waiters controlled by disabled

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TOKYO: A cafe will open in Tokyo's Akasaka district in November featuring robot waiters remotely controlled from home by people with severe physical disabilities.

Friday, Sep 21

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Apple fans in Singapore get hands on new iPhones

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SINGAPORE: Among the hundreds of Apple fans who turned up at the Orchard Road store early Friday morning was 29-year-old Jonathan Lim who bought eight iPhones on behalf of family and friends. The haul cost about S$10,000 (238,000 baht) in…

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DIY colonoscopy among weird Ig Nobel prizes at museum

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TOKYO: A gadget to "translate" dog barks for humans, a "babypod" that plays music inside the mother's vagina for unborn babies and the world's first self-colonoscopy method were among the whacky inventions on show Friday at a new Tokyo…

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Drone delivery of newspapers tested in northern Japan

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SAPPORO: A trial delivery of newspapers by drone was conducted on Friday in Hokkaido, which was hit by a powerful earthquake earlier this month, with a view to bringing news to people in the event of a disaster.

Thursday, Sep 20

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JD.com desperate for Thai products

JD.com, a leading Chinese e-commerce company, is looking for as many Thai products as possible to sell on its online platform.

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Self-flying glider 'learns' to soar like a bird

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PARIS: Scientists have created a self-flying glider that uses machine learning to navigate rising air currents, in an experiment that could help our understanding of how birds migrate.

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PM prioritises digital upgrade

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Thailand aims to play a key role in driving digital development in Southeast Asia to help reduce inequality, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said Wednesday.

Wednesday, Sep 19

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Interactive mobile game show debuts

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Line Thailand and Thai TV presenter Woody Milintachinda have teamed up to launch Ten Ten, Thailand's first interactive mobile game show, to capitalise on the ad market.

MiVue 786 Wi-Fi

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MiVue 786 dash cam's 140-degree wide-angle can record videos in 1080p Full HD at 30fps, transmit them over Wi-Fi and even broadcast them on Facebook if you want. It comes with pre-installed Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. It has a…

Tuesday, Sep 18

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Trespassing 'fan-girls' risk prison time, fines

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Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) has lodged a complaint with police against two young women for trespassing in a restricted area of Suvarnabhumi airport last Friday to greet an arriving South Korean actor, Lee Jong-suk.

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TMB introducing online account opening

From next month, TMB plans to offer electronic Know Your Customer (e-KYC), a feature enabling customers to open ME savings accounts on Android smartphones with near-field communication technology and passport documents.

Accelerator for innovation proposed

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In a bid to pool innovation resources and rely less on fragmented research and innovation budgets, the National Innovation Agency (NIA) plans to propose a National Innovation System (NIS) accelerator platform.

Expert warns against omnipotent agency

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The cybersecurity bill would threaten citizens' rights and become a government tool to control social media ahead of the general elections instead of strengthening security capabilities and coping with national cybersecurity threats, says…

Recruiting the help of AI

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With 17.1% of organisations in the country already harnessing artificial intelligence (AI), Thailand is second in terms of AI adoption in Southeast Asia, according to the recent IDC Asia/Pacific Enterprise Cognitive/AI survey.

Monday, Sep 17

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Government urged to act over online betting by teens

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Foundations and youth organisations have urged the government to regulate online gambling more strictly, following recent studies which have pointed to a surge of teenagers participating in league and World Cup football betting.

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Single label to replace 19,000 QR codes in Singapore

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SINGAPORE: Consumers can scan and make e-payment through a unified Quick Response (QR) code payment label adopted by 27 e-payment schemes in the next six months.

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Amazon probing staff data leaks

SAN FRANCISCO: Amazon is investigating allegations that some of its staff sold confidential customer data to third party companies particularly in China, the online giant confirmed on Sunday.

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Lending apps await digital ID upsurge

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Thailand's digital lending via mobile banking applications is expected to blossom as large banks tap into lucrative growth as a result of the upcoming digital ID implementation.

Sunday, Sep 16

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Govt to simplify ID process in state welfare mobile app

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The Commerce Ministry has asked the Finance Ministry to simplify the purchasing process through the Thung Ngern Pracharat mobile application, which many small businesses found to be inconvenient and too complicated.

Copyright owners to get piracy relief

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The Intellectual Property Department (IPD) is seeking to amend the Copyright Act to allow copyright owners to remove pirated content from websites without having to go through time-consuming court proceedings.

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Smart ID cards ease patient stress

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Chiang Mai: Smart ID cards are helping ease patient worries about their ability to meet the cost of treatment, especially if they cannot find ready cash to pay up front as they had to do in the past.

Saturday, Sep 15

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E-athletes vie for World Cup

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Discipline, time management and passion are characteristics of e-sports professionals, say industry players.

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Cybersecurity bill to be presented to cabinet this month

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The cybersecurity bill is expected to be submitted for cabinet consideration by the end of this month, says the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA).

Friday, Sep 14

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Neither human nor robotic helpers for Thai elderly

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The Intellectual Property Department has warned of the looming shortage of young carers for the elderly as Thai society ages, and that few patents are being filed for robotic helpers to replace them.

Court issues injunction protecting Dtac subscribers

The Central Administrative Court on Friday issued an injunction against the telecom regulator, allowing customers of Total Access Communication (Dtac) to continue using the 850MHz mobile phone spectrum for another three months.

Thursday, Sep 13

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Dtac users 'must switch' to avoid service loss

Almost 95,000 customers on Total Access Communication’s (Dtac) 850MHz mobile phone network must switch to use other spectrum services by midnight Saturday to keep using their services.

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New Apple watch could take bite out of Swiss market

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ZURICH: The Swiss watch industry faces an increased threat from a new Apple Watch able to detect heart problems that is likely to appeal to older shoppers, industry experts said on Thursday.

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Asian millennials prefer e-payment convenience

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E-payments are emerging as the go-to method of payment for time-pressed Asian consumers, says data and analytics firm GlobalData.

Apple unveils premium iPhone XS, health features for watch

CUPERTINO, United States: Apple unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday in a bid to bolster its spot in the premium smartphone market, along with an upgraded smartwatch that takes electrocardiograms and detects falls.