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3 computer geeks aim big with new technology
In "A Day Made of Glass," a commercial by Corning Inc., the glass manufacturer envisions a future where people interact with smart devices on practically any surfaces they find convenient.
Man behind CNY charity banquets
Quite contrary to the cheery image Chinese New Year holds, the holidays seem to usher in the coldest days of the year and, as people return home to celebrate, the once-bustling streets are left strikingly empty. Yet most in Taipei have heard of the man who spreads warmth beyond family celebrations.
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Cetacean enthusiast saves beached whales, dolphins
A third of the world's cetacean species can be seen in the waters around Taiwan. As an island nation, Taiwan has access to abundant marine resources. But the extent to which these resources are used has been confined to seafood cuisine and whale watching at most.
A multicultural perspective on life in Taiwan
Taiwan has always been one of the countries adored by expatriates from other nations. Some say that western foreigners love the land even more than the citizens who were born and raised here.
Young magician dreams of touring abroad
Harry Houdini, one of the most famous magicians of all time, once said that magic is the "sole science not accepted by scientists, because they can't understand it."
Local cafe offers alternative to foreign franchises
Stumbling along the sidewalks sleepily on the way to work, one may find a common trait among fellow commuters that's not just the constant yawning and blinking. Many of these people are clutching a small cup of coffee with an orange cup sleeve in their hands.
After years of personal struggle, formerly homeless man finds calling as tour guide
A-Chiang (阿強), full name withheld for privacy, takes a group through the streets of Wanhua at least once a week. When they pass Monga Park, he tells them about the "friends on the street" (街友) -- the homeless -- that they encounter in the area.
Professor takes industrial design students to market
It is a sad truth that winning design competition prototypes are rarely adopted by the general public. The reason is simple. These ingenious designs are not fit for mass production.
With tears in her eyes, Esther Yang (陽詠存) made her entrance on the hit Taiwanese television series "Love, Now" ("真愛趁現在") next to renowned veteran actor Shen Meng-sheng (沈孟生). In the blink of an eye, Yang was laughing brightly as her mischievous and optimistic character was quickly revealed.
Esther Yang strives for stardom with a purpose
Tucked away between rolling hills dotted with sheep and winding roads taking wine lovers to vineyards is a nondescript, white warehouse with small, square windows.
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