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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.
2015/10/07 | Yang
Airbnb Proposes to be Legalized in Taiwan
Airbnb has promised to pay taxes and provide tenant insurance, which meets the initial requirements of the Executive Yuan. The travel and B&B industries also welcome Airbnb to come to Taiwan for further development.
2015/10/01 | 阿Ken
Gogoro Releases Gogoro Lite for Half the Price of the Original Smartscooter
Gogoro Lite means to develop the market rapidly and set a competitive price against motor scooters that run on fuel. The scooters will be priced starting from NT$ 62,000 (approximately US$ 1,890) with government subsidy.