Asus XG Station Pro Offers Thunderbolt 3, eGPU Support to PCs and Macs  [LINK]
Asus is throwing its hat into the external graphics enclosure ring with the new XG Station Pro. The post Asus XG Station Pro Offers Thunderbolt 3, eGPU Support to PCs and Macs appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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What Future for the ‘Wikipedia Seagull’ on Kazakhstan's Brand New Banknotes?  [LINK]
Photo by Marcel Burkhard (User:Cele4). CC 2.0. When representatives of authoritarian Kazakhstan's central bank are batting away copyright infringement claims with ornithological explanations it is a s... [Read More]
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What Future for the ‘Wikipedia Seagull’ on Kazakhstan's Brand New Banknotes?  [LINK]
Photo by Marcel Burkhard (User:Cele4). CC 2.0. When representatives of authoritarian Kazakhstan's central bank are batting away copyright infringement claims with ornithological explanations it is a s... [Read More]
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Ashraf Ghani Gets a Thumbs Down After ‘Anti-Women’ Headscarf Gaffe  [LINK]
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Creative Commons. A sexist remark made recently by Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has highlighted a powerful political culture of chauvinism pervading the national... [Read More]
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Kyrgyz Children's Author Remakes Old Fables, Drives New Narratives  [LINK]
An illustration from the ‘Square Country’ fairy tale drawn by Natalia Ni. Permission to use granted by Altyn Kapalova. The following is a version of a partner post from Eura... [Read More]
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Kyrgyz Children's Author Remakes Old Fables, Drives New Narratives  [LINK]
An illustration from the ‘Square Country’ fairy tale drawn by Natalia Ni. Permission to use granted by Altyn Kapalova. The following is a version of a partner post from Eura... [Read More]
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New ARM Always Connected Windows PCs Debut, AMD Ryzen On the Way  [LINK]
MIcrosoft's first Windows on ARM machines have debuted, with a claimed 20-22 hours of battery life, all powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835. The post New ARM Always Connected Windows PCs Debut, AMD Ryzen On the Way appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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Mid-Range Zenfone Max Plus (M1) Is Official With 3GB Of RAM  [LINK]
ASUS has introduced a new phone which features an 18:9 display, the Zenfone Max Plus (M1). The company, which has, so far, only included an 18:9 display on the China-exclusive Pegasus 4S, is now expan... [Read More]
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ASUS unveils the ZenFone Max Plus with an all-new display  [LINK]
More and more OEM’s are jumping on the recent trend of offering 2:1 displays and ASUS has just unveiled its latest offering and the first of its kind to do so. The ASUS ZenFone Max Plus sits sq... [Read More]
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A Student's Suicide Prompts Demands for Higher Education Reform in Afghanistan  [LINK]
Photo of protest mach by Baqi Samandar. Used with permission. The recent suicide of a female student at a university in Kabul has triggered outcry and led to calls to end corruption and discrimination... [Read More]
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Journalists Face the Sharp End of Growing Violence and Insecurity in Afghanistan  [LINK]
Photo by Yosuf.mohseni CC BY-SA 4.0. Earlier this month, a suicide bomber struck a banquet hall in Kabul shortly after a political gathering ended. Among the 19 victims, eleven of whom were civilians,... [Read More]
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Russian TV Backs Down After Calling Armenian Hero ‘Fascist Collaborator’  [LINK]
“Nzhdeh” by Avo. Public domain image. The following is a partner post from EurasiaNet.org written by Joshua Kucera. Republished with permission. A Russian sta... [Read More]
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Here Are 13 Things That Are Banned in Tajikistan  [LINK]
Tajikistan in red. Adapted from Asia laea location map.svg (by Uwe Dedering).CC 3.0. Over the last few years, ex-Soviet Tajikistan has developed a reputation as a country that likes to ban things. Whi... [Read More]
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13 Things Banned (or Strongly Discouraged) in Tajikistan  [LINK]
Tajikistan in red. Adapted from Asia laea location map.svg (by Uwe Dedering).CC 3.0. Over the last few years, ex-Soviet Tajikistan has developed a reputation as a country that likes to ban things. Whi... [Read More]
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Looking for a new smartwatch? Check out these Black Friday deals  [LINK]
Now is the best time to get a new smartwatch, since there are quite a few discounts on them. Here’s everything we’ve seen for Black Friday so far. Fossil Smartwatches Fossil has discount... [Read More]
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In Kyrgyzstan, Sheep Sacrificed to Stem Car Crash Scourge  [LINK]
Sheep image from pexels.com (CC0). The following is a partner post from EurasiaNet.org written by Nurjamal Djanibekova. Republished with permission. Local officials and r... [Read More]
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ASUS ZenFone 4 And ZenFone 4 Max Are Now Available In The UK  [LINK]
Starting today, ASUS has now announced that its ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 4 Max are both available in the UK via both online and at retailers. That includes sales through Carphone Warehouse, Amazon, Box, ... [Read More]
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How a Female Scientist Became a Symbol of Resistance to Sexism in Kyrgyzstan  [LINK]
Screenshot from YouTube video “Asel Sartbaeva Discusses Thermally Stable Vaccines” uploaded by X, the moonshot factory on Jan 8, 2015. When a prominent businessman set Kyrgyzstan's social ... [Read More]
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How a Female Scientist Became a Symbol of Resistance to Sexism in Kyrgyzstan  [LINK]
Screenshot from YouTube video “Asel Sartbaeva Discusses Thermally Stable Vaccines” uploaded by X, the moonshot factory on Jan 8, 2015. When a prominent businessman set Kyrgyzstan's social ... [Read More]
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A Game of Inches: Watch the Georgian Try That Sent Rugby Fans Into Raptures  [LINK]
Photo by Flickr user Paata Vardanashvili. CC 2.0. The ex-Soviet nation of Georgia is gradually building itself a reputation as an emerging force in the sport of Rugby Union. Moments like this one help... [Read More]
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Azerbaijani Activist Defies Government Pressure, NGO Stereotypes  [LINK]
Shanin Javadov [center] is the founder and chairman of the Construction Workers Union in Gabala, Azerbaijan. His union focuses on labor rights advocacy at the grassroots level. (Photo courtesy of Shan... [Read More]
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‘I Felt This Happiness in My Skin and Bones': Domestic Football Thrills Afghanistan  [LINK]
Afghanistan national football team before match with Japan, 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification, Azadi Stadium, Tehran. Photo by Javid Nikpour for Tasnim News Agency. CC 4.0 International License. In th... [Read More]
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Meet Khazar Fatemi, a Swedish Journalist Still Searching for the Afghanistan She Left Behind  [LINK]
Screenshot from Where My Heart Beats. Version uploaded to Vimeo by Khazar Fatemi. At first glance, Khazar Fatemi, a leading TV reporter in Sweden, is as happy-go-lucky as she is talented and beautiful... [Read More]
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Best Laptops for Photo Editing  [LINK]
Photo editing on the road is always challenging, with the need for a high-quality display, fast graphics, and lots of RAM at odds with carrying a lightweight laptop. Here are some of the best laptops we've found for the road-warrior photographer. The... [Read More]
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