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2016/03/24 | TNL 編輯

[UPDATE] Apple Pay’s Destiny In Taiwan Remains Uncertain

People using Apple products have been expecting the introduction of Apple Pay in Taiwan; however, the implementation is still pending due to several obstacles.

2016/03/21 | TNL 編輯

Taiwan Startup Ambidio Revolutionizing Audio Technology

Ambidio, a new cognitive audio technology startup founded by four Taiwanese, has developed a technology that can enhance the audio performance of just two speakers into that of a complete surround sound system. The company has garnered funding and support from multiple prominent international investors and the music and sound industry, including will.i.am, Horizons Ventures, and Skywalker Sound.

2016/03/17 | TNL 編輯

First OpenStack Hackathon Coming Up In Taiwan

OpenStack, the world’s biggest online cloud drive company, is holding its first hackathon in New Taipei City due to Taiwan abundance of engineers and industrial support.

2016/03/14 | TNL 編輯

The Taiwan Brain Behind AlphaGo: Aja Huang

On March 10, AlphaGo, designed by Google DeepMind, beat Lee Se-dol, a Korean professional Go player. While AlphaGo has stunned the world with its artificial intelligence, Aja Huang, born and raised in Taiwan, has been reported to make the most contribution to the design of the AI’s “brain.”

2016/03/10 | TNL 編輯

Google Managing Director Says Mobile Marketing is Critical for Taiwan Businesses

The penetration rate of smartphones in Taiwan has reached up to 78%, ranking among the top ten in the world and top five in Asia. This shows that Taiwan has a mature environment for mobile marketing and offers many opportunities to Taiwan’s small and medium enterprises. A growing trend of Internet of Things (IoT) also poses as a new frontier for new start-ups and businesses.

2016/03/07 | TNL 編輯

International Space Station Astronauts Return To Earth Breaking Records

·US astronaut Scott Kelly has set a new US space flight record of 340 consecutive days in space. ·The returned astronauts spent time conducting experiments intended for future manned missions to Mars.

2016/02/25 | TNL 編輯

New Surveillance Technology Applied To Enhance Urban Transportation Safety

An intelligent surveillance system is planned to be applied to urban transportation in Taiwan, which may reduce risks of anti-social actions.

2016/02/17 | TNL 編輯

Research Shows 92% College Students Prefer Physical Books Over E-Readers

While the number of people using smartphones and other portable devices users is growing rapidly, recent surveys show that e-reader users have been increasing rather slowly; in some cases, it has even been declining.

2016/01/11 | TNL香港編輯

New Method of Conducting Market Research? Netflix Analyzing Piracy Websites to Enter the Taiwan Market

Netflix has officially launched in Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore. However, Netflix’s plans of cooperating with the leading local telecommunication and cable television companies such as Taiwan Chunghwa Telecom have fallen through, so how is the Internet streaming media entering the new market?

2016/01/05 | Shih Yuan

Recent Language Learning Study Overthrows Right-Brain Dominant Myth

People used to think the right brain operates learning Chinese exclusively. However, a recent research points out that it may be a myth.

2015/11/25 | Yang

Taiwan Wins Championship in World Robot Olympiad 2015

Professor Soong Kai-tai points out what made the team stand out was their ability to make the robot's eyes and hands fully coordinated. Each movement was executed through the visual system, and the accuracy of the robot was easily affected by the lighting of the space and shadows. The team spent a lot of time overcoming these challenges.

2015/11/17 | Yuan

Taiwan’s First Self-Made Satellite Will Be Launched Next Year

NPSO's Mechanical Engineering Division Director Chen Jia-ruei says that FORMOSAT-5 will provide two-meter resolution images, which means objects within two meters of length and width can be clearly shown on the ground. This can provide rescue teams with clear and real-time images to help relieve disasters.

2015/11/12 | Yang

Taiwan-US Research Team Announces Major Breakthrough in Cancer Spread

National Taiwan University Hospital's Breast Center Director Huang Jun-sheng says that most of the failed treatments result from the spread of the cancer to vital organs such as the brain, lung and liver. So far there is no possibility for patients suffering from metastasis to survive for a long time.

2015/11/02 | Yang

Taiwan to Launch New Functions on Mobile ATM Cards

A mobile ATM card is installing the physical card inside a phone. As long as you have a 4G Internet-enabled smart phone, you can install the T Wallet App designed by TWMP (Taiwan Mobile Payment Corporation). Then you just need to choose an ATM card of any bank over the air to initiate the mobile ATM card on the phone.