crime
‘The Biggest Marketplace on the Dark Web’ Gets Busted by Authorities

On July 4th, AlphaBay Market went down and scared the hell out of users. One of, if not the most popular destination for illicit goods on the dark net, the site took over Silk Road’s throne after its founder was arrested. According to a new report, AlphaBay has suffered the same fate and international authorities have shut it down. Read More >>

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Thai Click-Fraud Farm Busted Using Wall of iPhones

Three Chinese citizens were arrested in Thailand on Sunday after a police raid uncovered a massive click-fraud operation of roughly 500 smartphones, mostly iPhones, and an estimated 350,000 SIM cards. The men reportedly admitted to using the phones to inflate the number of clicks on ads in WeChat, China’s largest messaging app. Read More >>

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Thailand’s Insane Heatwave: A Month Above 40 Degrees

April is always hot in Thailand—but this month has been like no other the country has known in recent history. Every day in April, the average peak temperature been over 40 degrees Celsius, with the maximum hitting 44.2 degrees. Read More >>

transport
Uber’s Launching its First Motorcycle Service in Bangkok

If you’ve ever been to Thailand, you’ll know that a motorcycle is one of the best ways to get around its congested capital city. Now Uber is embracing the fact with its first ever two-wheeled offering. Read More >>

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Bangkok’s Homeless are Turning Decommissioned Planes Into Makeshift Homes

Somewhere in the outskirts of the Thai capital, unused aeroplanes stored in a private field have become homes for three poor families. This is the darker side of the most populous city in Thailand. Read More >>

locations
Thousands of Fish to be Freed From Abandoned Mall Fish-Hell

Last year, we learned about Bangkok's New World Mall, among the most dystopian places on the planet. It's a shopping mall in the middle of one of the world's more tumultuous cities that was abandoned nearly 20 years ago. After a roof collapse, the mall flooded, and a population of fish thrived in newly formed ponds. Now, those fish are finally being set free. Read More >>

wtf
This Bangkok Toilet Thinks It’s The London Underground

There's nothing we love more at Giz UK than other countries' white-hot creative teams having a go at recreating British iconography for nefarious means. Read More >>

wtf
Thailand Built an Electronic Tongue to Police Thai Food Worldwide

The government of Thailand does not approve of your town's crappy Thai restaurant. In fact, it's so upset about the global scourge of tasteless Tom Yum soup and dank drunken noodles that's spending 30 million baht (£570,000) to combat it. A large portion of that money has gone into the development of an electronic tongue. Read More >>

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Thailand “Confirms” New iPhone Models With A1524 and A1586 Designations

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand has breached Apple's officialdom defences, revealing that the tech firm has had two separate new models approved for release. We don't know for sure that the A1524 and A1586 model numbers refer to the iPhone 6, but... it'd be quite a coincidence if not. [9to5Mac] Read More >>

architecture
Inside Bangkok’s Abandoned, Half-Finished Ghost Tower

The skyscraper index tells us that tall buildings and the market are closely correlated—and the unlucky ones being built during a catastrophic economic crisis run the risk of remaining incomplete forever. Such was the case with Sathorn Unique. Read More >>

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Bangkok Is Basically the Most Popular Location on Instagram

If you've ever looked at Instagram's explore tab, then you've undoubtedly seen a bevy of most liked photos originating from kids in Thailand. And as it turns out, the most popular location to tag Instagram photos this year came from the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. After that it was some mall in Bangkok, followed by: Disneyland, Times Square, AT&T Park, LAX, Dodger Stadium, the Eiffel Tower, the Staples Center and the pier in Santa Monica. Kudos to you, Thailand. You're the kings and queens of Instagram. [Instagram] Read More >>

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Thailand’s Anti-Smoking PSA Will Chill Your Blood

I wouldn't call myself a smoker -- I only have the occasional puff when I'm out boozing -- but watching Thailand's anti-smoking PSA will definitely make me think twice about my next one. This ad is bound to be talked about for weeks to come, so watch it before everyone else, over the jump... [HyperVocal via Gawker] Read More >>

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KFC Thailand Exploits Tsunami to Sell Terror Chicken on Facebook

What's the first thing you crave when you're afraid a tsunami might be headed straight for you? The safety of your family? Peace with God? How about fried chicken? KFC sure thought natural disaster was a great way to sell. Read More >>

architecture
There Isn’t a Better Way to Watch Films Than on This Floating Cinema

The film itself is only part of the movie-going experience. There's also the smell of fresh popcorn, the hushed murmer of the crowd as the lights go down, the smell of the sea air, the gentle lapping of the waves—wait, what? Read More >>