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2021/01/27 | TNL Staff

Siri Is Learning Taiwanese

Apple is hiring an engineer to program Siri to “speak” Taiwanese.

2020/12/08 | The Interpreter

China’s Online Meddling Goes Beyond the Great Firewall

Supporting the human rights movement in China should include fostering a fact-based Chinese-language information environment in which activists can get reliable news and analysis.

2020/12/22 | 廣編企劃

GARAOTUS partners up with intel and Advantech to provide genomics solutions by AI-HPC technologies is a silver lining in post-pandemic era

Advancements in genomics are opening new doors for understanding human diseases and are increasingly informing innovative precision treatment plans. However, genomics sequencing generates hundreds of petabytes of data per year. Researchers and scientists require tools to analyze these enormous volumes of data in a timely manner to gain insights into disease and possible treatments. GARAOTUS provide the AI-HPC technologies to accelerate genomics workflows. Performance gains include a 75 percent speedup for the BWA performance.

2020/10/12 | Voice of America

Chinese 5G Not Living up To Its Hype

"In fact, human societies do not have an urgent need for 5G," said Huawei's founder and CEO, Ren Zhengfei, "What people need now is broadband, and the main content of 5G is not broadband."

2020/10/30 | 廣編企劃

GARAOTUS, a new brand of cloud service from SYSTEX, whose AI-HPC technology ranks the top 10 in the Asia-Pacific region

Acting preemptively, SYSTEX launched a new brand, GARAOTUS, aiming to worldwide market with the leading HPC technology.

2020/09/23 | Jason Wang

Behind the Hype on “New Space”

'New Space' is the next big thing that governments, businesses, and venture capital are betting on to transform the structure of the global flow of information.

2020/09/11 | Voice of America

Apple Announces ‘Human Rights Policy’ Following Criticism

The tech giant’s policy prohibits harassment and abuse and specifies a 60-hour maximum workweek, as well as at least one day off per week.

2019/12/04 | 廣編企劃

Five Things You Should Know About “Motorbike Electrification” with the Advent of the New Motorbike Era

Taiwan, known as the “kingdom of motorbikes,” not only has a mature motorbike supply chain, but also is an important ICT industry export nation. However, the government resorted to “the coexistence and co-prosperity of gasoline & electric powered vehicles”. What are the blind spots of such a practice?

2020/08/20 | Abby Huang

Taiwan to Ban Local Distribution of Chinese Streaming Services

Taiwan is planning to ban Chinese streaming services from partnering with local distributors starting on September 3.

2020/08/10 | Daphne K. Lee

Tech Talent Platform CakeResume Raises $900,000 In Seed Funding

CakeResume, a Taiwanese start-up, has raised US$900,000 in seed funding for its goal of building a tech talent pool spanning across Asia.

2020/08/05 | Deutsche Welle

Would TikTok Make Microsoft a Serious Threat to Facebook?

Microsoft's potential acquisition of TikTok might turn the U.S. company into an important player in the social media sector. How much of a threat could it be to the likes of Facebook and Google?

2020/07/15 | Voice of America

Britain's Huawei Ban Resets Relations With China

British officials are bracing for a fierce reaction from Beijing following London's decision to block Chinese tech giant from playing any role in development of Britain’s 5G phone network.

2020/07/09 | Abby Huang

TSMC Makes 'World's Largest' Corporate Green Power Purchase Agreement

TSMC will purchase the entire productive capacity of two wind farms off the coast of Changhua, Taiwan. According to Ørsted, the agreement is the largest of its kind in the world.

2020/06/12 | Voice of America

Zoom Temporarily Suspends Account After Hosting Tiananmen Square Event

Humanitarian China, an organization focused on providing relief for political prisoners and activists, had its Zoom account shut down. "It seems possible Zoom acted on pressure from the CCP," the organization said in a statement.

2020/06/10 | Michael Beltran

Philippine Activists: ‘Cloned’ Facebook Account Attacks Possibly Linked to Government

The Philippine government’s efforts to stifle dissent took an absurd twist when thousands of university students, faculty, and journalists woke up on Sunday to find cloned Facebook profiles of themselves.

2020/05/08 | Xiaochen Su

The Trouble With TikTok's Global Rise

Downloads of the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok have surged during Covid-19. The app's weak record on privacy and security should be a cause for concern.

2020/04/03 | The Conversation

Social Media Platforms Can Do More to Tamp Down Coronavirus Misinformation

Social media companies have tried to limit coronavirus misinformation, but they can do more.

2020/03/27 | Roy Ngerng

Taiwan's Digital Response to Covid-19: Impressive, But Is Privacy Respected?

Taiwan has made advances in tech and deployed big data in the fight against COVID-19. But can privacy be protected?

2020/03/23 | Voice of America

Coronavirus Technology Carries Troubling Side Effects for Privacy, Press Freedom 

Global emergency measures and tools to tackle COVID-19 outbreak risk privacy, free expression rights, international bodies warn.

2020/03/13 | Xiaochen Su

Will Taiwanese Cuisine Sustain Its Popularity in Japan?

Taiwanese cuisine is slowly capturing the hearts of foodies around the world, including Japan's.