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3D printing in the field of education has been in the news for some time now, particularly in institutions of higher education, as they offer the perfect testing ground for expanding R&D in this industry. There is already a scattering of schools globally that are either experimenting with holding...

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Taiwan’s convenience stores are comparable to those in Japan in that they are truly “convenient,” in every sense of the word. So the next time you’re grabbing some dinner to go, paying a bill, buying concert tickets, sending express mail, dropping off dry cleaning, or picking up a cold...

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MAS2015

Months ago we reported that Malaysian Airlines (MAS) had several options on the table after a disastrous (literally and figuratively) 2014. The theory that the Malaysian government might sell off huge chunks of the publicly traded airline seemed to hold the most weight, but ultimately ended up being nothing...

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Since Google’s announcement in 2010 that it would no longer agree to censor its search results in China, the government there has used increasingly pervasive measures to block access to the search engine giant. This major shift by Google was (at very least) attributable to a series of Beijing-based...

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dubike

As China’s “go to” search engine (read as: Google equivalent) and Web services company, one would imagine that Baidu already has its hands quite full. And yet the company has decided to expand into tech gadget development, most recently with the anouncement of its smartbike prototype, the DuBike. With...

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China and India—the two population powerhouses in Asia—are home to some 860 million Internet users. And that number is only growing. The United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is reporting that these two behemoths account for almost 30% of the world’s total, and 66% of Internet users in the...

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With Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to dissolve parliament this week, so with it goes the only real chance there was to legalize casino gambling in the country. A large part of the Prime Minister’s economic growth program (dubbed “Abenomics”), it is now unlikely that the issue will...

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