All posts tagged "technology"

  • S. Korea, Japan tech firms join forces to develop 5G network

    SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s No. 2 mobile carrier KT Corp. said Wednesday it has agreed to join hands with Japan-based tech firm NEC Corp. to develop fifth-generation (5G) network technology. Under the agreement, service...

    • Posted August 5, 2015
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    S. Koreans buy new smartphones every 14 months: poll

    SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Yonhap) — South Korean smartphone users change their devices every 14 months, with teens changing their handsets in less than a year, a poll showed Wednesday. According to the survey conducted by the Korea...

    • Posted August 4, 2015
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  • Google's "Project Loon" hopes to bring country-wide internet access to Sri Lanka by using balloons to set up a network. (YouTube)
    Good news: Google to provide internet to all of Sri Lanka with balloons

    Sri Lanka is geographically isolated from surrounding nations, which makes sense considering that the 20 or so million citizens are situated on an island all by themselves. So what better way to help them connect with the...

    • Posted August 1, 2015
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  • The "Salt Lamp" can run for up to eight hours off of a single glass of saltwater. It was designed to help those in need -- particularly in the Philippines where typhoons and earthquakes are common occurrences. (Facebook)
    Philippines’ Edison: Researcher powers lights with saltwater

    By Brian Han The Philippines is situated right along the equator and its position makes it highly susceptible to typhoons and earthquakes. As such, something as simple as a reliable electric light source can be a valuable...

    • Posted July 30, 2015
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  • South Korea's previous space rocket, the Korea Space Launch Vehicle (KSLV) was the predecessor to the the newest project, the KSLV-2. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea to begin 2nd stage of space rocket development

    SEJONG, July 30 (Yonhap) — South Korea will soon enter the second stage of its program to develop the country’s own space vehicle by 2021, the government said Thursday. The second, three-year stage of the rocket development...

    • Posted July 30, 2015
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  • A model gently lifts the ultra-slim, detachable wallpaper OLED panel made by LG Display Co. at a media event held in Seoul on May 19, 2015. (Photo courtesy of LG Display Co.)
    LG Display to invest almost $1 billion for flexible OLED displays

    LG Display Co. announced a bold plan on Thursday to invest 1.05 trillion won (US$907.2 million) into constructing a new factory capable of producing mass quantities of flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays. The figure sounds significant and for...

    • Posted July 23, 2015
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  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives at Incheon International Airport on Oct. 14. (Yonhap)
    Seoul police, Facebook sign agreement for missing-child alert

    SEOUL, July 22 (Yonhap) — Police said Wednesday they have signed an agreement with the social network service Facebook to help find missing children through emergency alerts. It makes South Korea the fourth country to launch missing-child...

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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