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Thailand’s newest and tallest skyscraper boasts digitally inspired design


The MahaNakhon tower was just completed in Bangkok’s financial district. It rises to more than 1,030 feet and is now the tallest building in the country. But more than height, it’s the tower’s striking architecture that is turning heads.

The tower was designed by Ole Scheeren, formerly a partner at OMA, according to Curbed. It was designed to look like it was made from thousands of individual cubes – almost like a skyscraper built from Legos or in the game Minecraft.

Scheeren has said that he hopes the design will challenge the more typical monolith-style of many contemporary towers and create “the visual effect of disintegration,” according to Curbed.

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Team Thailand confident to win 40 Asian Beach Games gold medals


Team Thailand is confident to win 40 gold medals from Asian Beach Games, with the first gold medal already taken from women’s swimming event.

Asian Beach Games 2016 in Da Nang, Vietnam already got started prior to the opening ceremony with Thailand winning its first gold medal from women’s 5-kilometer marathon swimming.

Thana Chaiprasit, the head of Team Thailand, said that the first gold marked a good beginning for the whole team and remarked that the Games have been well organized by the host country.

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DLT extends registration period for tuk-tuks


The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has extended the registration period for auto rickshaws or tuk-tuks by six months.

DLT Deputy Director-General Nanthaphong Cherdchoo disclosed that the Ministry of Transport has extended the taxi registration period for tuk-tuks in Bangkok from July 17, 2016 to January 17, 2017.

There are 412 tuk-tuk drivers who are entitled to the registration, but 125 of them were unable to meet the previous deadline, due to the long approval process for loans, causing a delay in tuk-tuk production.

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The Microsoft Xbox One S - 40% Smaller


So here, with a 40 percent smaller footprint than the 2013 Microsoft Xbox, is the Xbox One S - ‘the smallest Xbox yet’. Already, that headline statement should furrow your brow; because between the lines, what Microsoft is mostly shouting about is the new Xbox’s form; whilst they’re merely whispering about its added functionality.

Probably the biggest hardware upgrade is the 4K Blu-Ray player and support for 4K playback, as streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon are increasingly offering UHD content. No, you cannot play processor-hungry 4K games. The power supply unit is now integrated, and there’s a new wireless controller with textured grips, improved range and Bluetooth; and for those with spatially-challenged living rooms, thanks to its reduced size the console can now be made to stand vertically too. That’s for you, single person.

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Digital Thailand 2016 by Thai ICT Ministry


The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) will organize Digital Thailand 2016 next week, in accordance with the government's digital economy policy.

According to ICT Minister Uttama Savanayana, the international fair will feature exhibitions from various agencies from the communications, education, monetary, banking and government sectors. He said the event would demonstrate Thailand's capacity in implementing digital technology in these sectors.

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The Asus Zenfone Zoom ZX551ML - In Thailand


Asus is one of the few electronics giants who does not shy away from experimenting with new technologies. And the Taiwanese manufacturer's new smartphone, the Zenfone Zoom ZX551ML, is perhaps a testament to that fact. Market as a pocket sized DSLR, the Asus Zenfone Zoom is claimed to be the world's first smartphone offering 3X opitcal zoom backed by 10-element Hoya lenses. Now, on a glassy sheet of paper the Asus Zenfone Zoom promises a lot, but then it costs as much too – it's priced at 16,990 THB. Well, we have been playing around with the Asus Zenfone Zoom for a few weeks now, so, let's find out if it's any good.

First up, let's take a quick run through all the highlights of the Asus Zenfone Zoom. For starters, it has a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3590 quad-core processor that is clocked at 2.3Ghz with 4GB of memory and 64GB of storage space, with a slot for a Micro SD card of maximum 128GB – specs that can even put some mighty laptops to shame! Then there's its outer appearance. With a 5.5-inch full HD screen (1920 x 1080), diamond cut edges and an aluminum unibody frame, the Asus Zenfone Zoom looks the part.

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The Truth about Intel Processors


Some people try to get the latest technology in the house as fast as companies can introduce them. Me, I like to recycle trusty electronics to the things they deserve. One of my latest still doing strong and running cool is an Asus P5K mainboard powered by an Intel E4300 Core2Dual processor. With an official processor speed of 1.8 GHz, but in fact running at a of clocked frequency of 3 Ghz, from the time I bought it.

Intel try to tell us and most people who run test mainboard and your latest processors websites, will tell that the Intel E4300 with its 65-micron design is a power hungry monster… the fact is that running my little server with no graphical interface and just a web interface is using 70% less power than the average latest mainboards with integrated graphics…

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The Mobile Phone and It's Camera


Over the years the mobile phone didn't change much, most to the changes involve just the camera – it changed photography in general. Since you can take decent pictures with a mobile phone, pictures are no longer stuffed into photo albums; they are shared online at a amazing rate of over 500 million photo shots per day.

And there are now more than 8 billion smartphone owners in the world, most of them snapping pictures away with increasingly powerful smart camera phones.

How powerful? I have seen mobile phones with 41-megapixel sensor that re-creates more detail than some dedicated best selling point-and-shot digital cameras.

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Thai Government Start Mosquito Extermination Feb 14


The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has instructed it provincial offices to ready themselves for the mosquito extermination campaign.

Permanent Secretary of Public Health Sopon Mekthon has convened a teleconference with the chiefs of provincial public health offices across the country to discuss preparations for the campaign to eliminate mosquitoes.

The MOPH has heightened its disease control measures in response to the recently confirmed case of the Zika virus. Mosquitoes are blamed for several viral diseases such as dengue fever, Zika fever and Chikungunya. Dr. Sopon has ordered all hospitals and public health offices nationwide to strengthen mosquito elimination in their workplaces and nearby communities from February 14 until April 13.

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The Ferdinand Berthoud FB1 Chronometer


The name of Ferdinand Berthoud has not appeared on the dial of a timepiece since the late 19th century, but it has now been revived by Chopard on a small series of ultra high-end chronometers costing €220,000 (around 8.7 million THB) apiece.

Bertoud was born in 1727 and became a highly celebrated clockmaker who, at the age of 47, was appointed horologist mechanic to King George III and the British Navy. In recognition of his, the new FB1's hand-wound movement features a beautifully engineered fusee-chain regulating system – an arrangement that offsets the diminishing force of the mainspring as it unwinds and which was once popular in marine applications for its accuracy.

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