Are our kids getting a digital overdose?
Asked about allowing children to use digital equipment, many parents agree that these are useful learning tools that give children access to new information and knowledge and help them develop language skills.
New Tadioto menu recalls old memories
A dream turning true for a journalist turned hedonist chef, the Tadioto Bar offers culinary creations that deftly traverses different continents. Lucy Sexton is both satiated and transported to nostalgic cravings.
Rethink spending priorities
Last week, a run-of- the-mill report in the Infonet online newspaper (published by the Ministry of Information and Communications) raised many eyebrows.
Broadcast of Sex and the City stirs up controversy
The point is this: the show is not only about sex scenes but also about significant lessons in life, love, and marriage and the experiences of young adults in modern society. The show once became a global phenomenon and is still being shown in many countries. There should be no concern over the effects it might have on the audience.
Who decides the dos and don'ts of Facebook use?
The students in question had expressed themselves on the social networking site too freely, using vulgar words, curses and insults against others, including their own parents and teachers, and speaking ill of, isolating and threatening friends.
Pensions offer no solace for seniors
Many employees who work and buy social insurance rely on pensions as their main income when they retire, but few of them are smiling.
Vietnamese chase down cheap airfare
Hoang Van Sang, an airline expert, said people hunting for cheaper airfare should not order many tickets at the same time but only one or two because "when one orders six tickets, the network automatically announces that tickets are no longer available".
Circular on naming names sparks debate
A circular banning businesses from using Vietnamese celebrities' names or places associated with colonisation has caused concern among the thousands of companies named after famous people or places.
SecurityDaily, a Vietnamese network security company, announced on October 15 that hackers were exploiting a huge gap that enabled them to steal the accounts of hundreds of Facebook users.
Piracy clouds e-books' growing popularity
Nguyen Hung Sang, a self-confessed bookworm and an employee of an import enterprise in Ha Noi, used to wander through bookstores along Nguyen Xi and Dinh Le streets near Hoan Kiem Lake on weekends to find new books.
The short arm of the law in Viet Nam
Eight years ago, for my college graduation thesis, I chose to write about the World Trade Organisation's Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and its impacts on developing countries.

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Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist

The assistance that Singaporeans gave a Vietnamese tourist who was scammed when he bought an iPhone 6 in Singapore has earned much attention and applause from Vietnamese newspapers and netizens.

Old apartments remain in state of disrepair Old apartments remain in state of disrepair

There are more than 1,500 old apartment buildings at risk of collapse across Viet Nam, but in the last decade, only five per cent were rebuilt.

Province backs cable car to cave 2    Province backs cable car to cave

Authorities in central Quang Binh Province have given the go ahead for a highly controversial cable car system connecting various sites in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to the world's biggest cave, Son Doong.

Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films

Saigon Outcast will hold two free Thursday outdoor film screenings this month.

Tax not the solution to online gaming issue 1    Tax not the solution to online gaming issue

A 10 per cent tax on the online gaming industry recently proposed by the Ministry of Finance aims to address the connection between the increase in gaming addiction and game-related crimes among youngsters by charging them more to fuel their addiction.