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Fans of LG smartphones bemoan end of an era
LG Velvet smartphone is displayed at a shop in Seoul. (AFP photo) SEOUL: Fans of LG smartphones rued the loss of more affordable Android-based devices after the South Korean tech company said on Monday that it would quit the business, with some praising LG Electronics Inc for the innovation it brought to the industry.LG smartphone users in S...
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Welcome to 'year of fact-checking'
Welcome to 'year of fact-checking' Campaign to kill fake news draws 30,000 Fact-checking website Thai D.I. Machine was launched on International Fact-Checking Day 2021 yesterday to allow the general public to fact-check suspicious information by themselves.  (Photo by Somchai Poomlard) More than 30,000 people have joined Collaborative Fa...
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Mobile waves 'pose no risk'
Mobile waves 'pose no risk' Dept says cell towers won't affect health Levels of radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic fields emitted from an increasing number of mobile phone base stations in Bangkok and some other provinces are between 500 and 1,000 times lower than the harmful levels, according to the Department of Medical Sciences yesterd...
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Free gaming for all
Free gaming for all Games that leave your wallet untouched Let's be real: a gaming hobby is an expensive hobby. If you're on console, you have to shell out money for the latest games, and you might possibly still be one of the people out there waiting to get your hands on a PS5. If you're part of the PC Master Race, you've probably got a list o...
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Virgin Galactic unveils new spacecraft Imagine
The shiny 'VSS Imagine' features a mirror-like exterior coating for thermal protection. (Photo: Virgin Galactic/Reuters) MOJAVE, California: Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc unveiled on Tuesday its newest spacecraft, VSS Imagine, the first vehicle produced under a new assembly system that's critical to the company's goal of offering daily touris...
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Apple's HomePod mini has a secret sensor waiting to be switched on
Apple's HomePod mini is seen in a photograph released in Cupertino, California, U.S. October 13, 2020. Apple's HomePod mini speaker launched last November with new features such as a home intercom system. But one part of the device has remained secret -- a sensor that measures temperature and humidity. The Cupertino, California-based technol...
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Alternatives sought as chip shortages disrupt production
- There is a silicon shortage, which is another way of saying that getting your next computer will either be difficult with long wait times or that prices may rise soon, so you'd better get in earlier rather than later. A couple of fires, a cold snap in Texas and Covid-19 restrictions are some of the causes of the shortages which shows that it...
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Gorgeous health tracker, lacklustre smartwatch
Gorgeous health tracker, lacklustre smartwatch Fitbit Sense is clean, polished and tracks plenty of biometrics accurately This Fitbit Sense smartwatch tracks a lot of biometrics fast and accurately. For instance, it tracks the usual heart rate, steps, floors climbed and the unusual like your stress level, skin temperature, how well you sle...
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State allocates B3bn for digital projects
The government approved setting aside 3 billion baht this year to finance digital development. Ajarin Pattanapanchai, permanent secretary of the Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry, said the Digital Economy and Society Development Fund Management Committee chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon approved a framework to use 3 b...
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Japan government halts use of Line for sensitive information
The logo of free messaging app Line is pictured on a smartphone and the company's stuffed toy in this photo illustration taken in Tokyo in 2014. (Reuters photo) TOKYO: The Japanese government has decided to temporarily halt its use of popular messaging app Line, owned by SoftBank Corp's Z Holdings, to handle sensitive information, chief cabi...