Topic / South Korea

Check if you have the flu… by spitting on your iPhone?

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New research from Korea is suggesting that you can self-diagnose yourself with your smartphone with a push of a button. Yes, you no longer have to trust Google or WebMD to tell you, your phone will simply read it off your spit to tell you that you have the flu, or food poisoning. Hyun Gyu Park and Byoung Yeon Won, both from the Korea Advanced Institute for Science, say that […]

Samsung plots its revenge – plans to ban iPhone 5 sales

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An eye for an eye. Samsung is gearing up a legal assault on Apple’s highly awaited iPhone 5 in retaliation to the iPhone maker’s attempts to ban its products from sale in Australia, the United States and Europe. Some say a flaw in patent law, I say its Samsung’s attempt at payback. According to the Korean Times quoting “Samsung insiders” the company could ban it from South Korea, claiming that […]

Both Koreas are developing EMP bombs that can kill everything tech

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Guess what, the Koreas are developing bombs. However, these bombs are not deadly and are not conventional. In fact, these bombs only target one thing – technology. These are called electromagnetic pulse (EMP) bombs, and can kill every single piece of technology within a certain range. While you are not afraid now, you should be. Because this is beyond cyber warfare, where attacks are carried out via the internet. This […]

South Korea Govt. sites attacked by DDoS, more to come

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Image: chispita_666/Flickr Websites for the South Korean President, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the largest bank in the country Kookmin Bank, among 40 or so sites, have been reported to have been attacked with a denial-of-service attack at 10am local time. The Government has responded by issuing a third-highest alert, according to Bloomberg, and has boosted its monitoring of major websites. The Yonhap News Agency is reporting […]

New Samsung concept does real-time translations

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Meeting people from another country is great and all, but we all want to converse in our own language – I might prefer English rather than speaking in Japanese as I am not as fluent when speaking the latter language. Well, Samsung’s concept is attempting to bridge that language barrier that claims to have real-time translation of the conversation.

Samsung Galaxy Tab to get Wi-Fi only version

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab is to get a Wi-Fi only version sometime in the first quarter of the year in the US, the South Korean electronics maker announced today at this year’s CES. The Wi-Fi only version will be essentially the same as the 3G/Wi-Fi model currently out now. The Galaxy Tab runs on Android 2.2, and has a 7-inch display with 16GB of internal storage with expandable memory. The […]

Zuckerberg to partner with Baidu to open Facebook China?

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Image: Sina (via guardian.co.uk) Founder of Facebook and recent inductee to Time’s Person of the Year, Mark Zuckerberg, has been spotted in China taking a tour around Baidu; and now, speculation is rising of a possible Facebook in China, with the help of Baidu’s power in one of the largest markets in terms of users on the Internet. Baidu has been quick to downplay such rumours, telling that his meeting […]

Robot teachers coming to South Korea in 2012

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Is this the start of robot domination? South Korea will now be going ahead of having robot teaching assistants, known as the R-Learning, and having them in at least 500 preschools in 2010 at a cost of 1 billion won, and an additional 40 billion won by 2012. By 2013, it would be present in 8000 preschools – so expect robots to be teaching your kids the alphabet (and possibly […]

Samsung, Qualcomm to renew mobile license deal

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Samsung has announced that it will renew its contract with Qualcomm, extending the current contract to fifteen years, that will give the South Korean mobile maker access to the company’s US patents for 3G and the new 4G (fourth generation) technology. Samsung will give the wireless technology company a down payment of US$1.3 billion, and will also pay running royalties, though Samsung has not gone into specifics of that portion […]

iPhone to be sold in South Korea

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South Korean telecommunication regulators have now decided to allow Apple to sell its popular iPhone in the country, which is one of the most closed and expensive regions for mobile phones, and could allow the passage other brands that did not have access to the market beforehand. South Korea will join China in being the latest to allow the iPhone to be sold. The product has been sold in most […]

S Korea attackers extracted file lists from affected computers

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Attackers who coordinated the cyber attacks last week in the United States and South Korea are said to have extracted lists of files from computers that were used in the attack, according to police in Seoul, the capital, on Tuesday. The new findings not only show that the affected computers were not only used for attacks, but were used to steal data from unaware victims – adding to fears that […]

South Korea says attackers came from sixteen countries

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South Korea have said that the attacks that caused denial of service attacks on several websites based in the United States and South Korea were from 86 IP addresses from 16 different countries, including from Japan and Guatemala, according to the AP. The spy agency in South Korea, the National Intelligence Service (NIS), spoke briefly on the current investigation to lawmakers in the country, amid suspicions North Korea were behind […]

US, South Korean government websites targeted in cyber attack

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A widespread cyber attack beginning in July 4 has knocked out several United States agencies’ websites, including those responsible for fighting cyber crime. Also reported was on the same day, several sites belonging to the South Korean government and other private sites were knocked offline from the same cyber attack. Those agencies affected include the Treasury Department, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Transportation, the Pentagon and the Secret […]

Google shuts down comments, uploads on Korea version of YouTube

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Google has announced that it will be disabling user video uploads and comments, both video and text forms, on the Korean localised version of its video sharing website YouTube as a protest over new regulations made by the South Korean Government came into effect. The new laws, part of a move to combat defamation on the internet, came into affect on April 1 and now forces sites with over 100,000 […]


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