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It’s no game: Xbox-sensor guards Korean border

South Korean soldiers patrol along a military fence near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas in the border city of Paju on April 26, 2013. Microsoft's movement-recognition Kinect software has morphed from virtual shooter gaming to the real-life challenge of guarding the world's last Cold War border. The sensor allowing hands-free play on the Xbox is the basis for a security device now deployed along the demilitarised zone (DMZ) that separates North and South Korea, after being adapted by a South Korean programmer. AFP/JUNG YEON-JE

Microsoft’s movement-recognition Kinect software has morphed from virtual shooter gaming to the real-life challenge of guarding the world’s last Cold War border.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

N. Korea unveils ‘secure, homemade’ smartphone

North Korea file photo dated July 27, 2013. AP

North Korea, one of the most isolated and censored societies on the planet, has unveiled what it says is a domestically-produced smartphone.

Posted: August 13th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

NKorea denies cyberattack on SKorean companies

In this photo released by Korean Broadcasting System, KBS employees try to recover a computer server a day after a cyberattack caused computer networks at the company to crash, in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 21, 2013. Investigators have traced a coordinated cyberattack that paralyzed tens of thousands of computers at six South Korean banks and media companies to a Chinese Internet Protocol address, but it was not yet clear who orchestrated the attack, authorities in Seoul said Thursday. The discovery did not erase suspicions that North Korea was to blame. IP addresses are unique to each computer connected to the Internet, but they can easily be manipulated by hackers operating Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.anywhere in the world. AP

North Korea has denied involvement in a cyberattack that shut down nearly 50,000 computers and servers at South Korean broadcasters and banks last month.

Posted: April 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

South Korean banks, media report network crash

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Computer networks of several major South Korea broadcasters and banks have been paralyzed. Police and government agencies are investigating what appears to be a cyberattack.

Posted: March 20th, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Kim Jong-Un and the mystery smartphone

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. AP FILE PHOTO

A picture of North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un with a smartphone has triggered fevered speculation about which brand is favored by the leader of one of the world’s most repressive nations.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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