ASIAN Geographic is the bi-monthly magazine that scours the region to bring readers the most compelling stories and images from the world's largest and most diverse continent. Readers enjoy a unique melting pot of breathtaking photography and in-depth features covering culture, nature, sustainability issues and exploration into the history of this diverse region. A regular 'Exploration' segment follows brave field editors as they travel deep into Asia's unexplored regions to take readers on a journey.
What’s Online? • Currency Collages
Have Micro and Part Nanoplastics of Our Diet Become ?
Back from the Dead
Frames on Screens • In line with the mobile phone theme of this issue, we showcase a delectable curation of photographs taken on smartphones that convey very different ideas and emotions.
Pigeon Post • Long before the invention of wireless networks, carrier pigeons were widely used to send messages. We shed light on how these amazing birds performed this important function in eras when the smartphone did not exist.
Other Avian Messengers
Blurring Boundaries • Everywhere in the world, billions of people use smartphones and apps to stay informed, manage their lives and be entertained. Here’s a look at usage figures from the East and West.
Elements in a Smartphone • Modern mobile phones boast high-resolution, responsive and attractive displays, high-capacity batteries and powerful processors. Have you wondered what goes into making them? ASIAN Geographic shows you the many elements that make our palm-sized gadgets work the way they do.
THE TOP 9 ELEMENTS IN YOUR PHONE • We take a closer look at some the indispensable metals that a smartphone can’t function without.
Little-known Facts About the Mobile Phone Industry • Beyond the latest models and increasingly impressive phone specifications, what more is there to the gadget that has captured the imagination of people around the world? AG reveals interesting nuggets about the mobile industry.
Top Mobile Phone Trends to Watch in 2019 • It might seem like only yesterday that the groundbreaking iPhone X was receiving plaudits and brickbats in equal measures, of which the latter centred on the infamous notch that adorned the facade of Apple’s near bezel-less masterpiece. A year and a half later, we’ve gone from indignation to acceptance and then to a rather rapid embrace of its charm (i.e. unabashed copying). Welcome to the fickle world of smartphone design. What does 2019 have in store for us?
Touch of Genius
Payphones • Coin- or card-operated payphones widely used till the 1990s may be fast disappearing but they will always be a significant part of telecommunications history and a fond memory to many.
PAYPHONES THROUGH THE YEARS
2B or not 2B • The advent of Internet communications and text messaging have resulted in the invention of a language that is increasingly distant from the rules of the English language it is based on. Having successfully etched its place in today’s society, it continues to evolve in tandem with the ingenuity of the online community.
Lost Without You • The mobile phone has become such an integral part of our daily lives that living without it can be a nerve-racking ordeal. How do the conveniences it brings weigh against the hidden harm it causes?
Evolution of the Mobile Phone • Take a look at the many reincarnations of the mobile phone since the first mobile phone call made in 1973.
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