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Online-addicted man arrested over son’s death

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South Korean police said Tuesday they had arrested a man for allegedly allowing his infant son to starve to death while spending days playing online games at Internet cafes.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Gaming,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Adultery website tests the law in South Korea

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Noel Biderman insists he has no problems sleeping at night after launching an adultery hook-up site in South Korea where marital infidelity is a crime punishable by up to two years in prison.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Samsung launches new smart watch, Gear 2

Undated photo made available Sunday Feb 23 2014 by Samsung of a Gear 2 Neo, one of two new computerized wristwatches, this time including health sensors and related fitness features to give people a reason to buy one, unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Spain.  AP

Samsung launched Sunday a new smart watch, the Gear 2, after a first version won over few critics, adding new features and ditching Google’s Android in favour of its own operating system.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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 »

10 Koreans arrested for illegal online gambling operations

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Police on Wednesday said they have busted an illegal gambling ring composed of Korean nationals during a raid on One Serendra condominium in the upscale Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Gaming,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Samsung makes quiet push for new mobile OS

In this Monday, Nov.11, 2013 photo, speaker Lee Eung-ho, senior vice president of Korea Telecom, delivers a speech during the Tizen Developer Summit 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. AP

Most mobile phone users have never heard of Tizen. Neither have car owners or anyone with a fridge. Samsung Electronics Co. wants to change that.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Court: Studies understate Samsung health hazards

A Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 3, bottom left, and Galaxy Gears, wristwatches with a touchscreen displays, are displayed in a showroom at Samsung Electronics Co. headquarters in Seoul, South Korea on Friday. AP

A South Korean court says studies conducted to evaluate safety at Samsung chip factories failed to fully examine workplace health hazards.

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Samsung to debut smartphone with curved display

A Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 3, bottom left, and Galaxy Gears, wristwatches with a touchscreen displays, are displayed in a showroom at Samsung Electronics Co. headquarters in Seoul, South Korea on Friday. AP

Samsung Electronics says it is releasing a smartphone with a curved display — with a $1,000 price tag.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Samsung to unveil ‘smartwatch’ next month—reports

In this photo taken on April 25, 2013, a man walks by a logo of Samsung Electronics Co.'s latest smartphone Galaxy S4 during its unveiling ceremony in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung has applied for US and South Korean trademarks for a watch that connects to the Internet in the latest sign that consumer technology companies see wearable devices as the future of their business.  AP

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics will unveil its new Galaxy Gear “smartwatch” early next month, ahead of Apple’s iWatch, Bloomberg news and a fan site said Saturday.

Posted: August 18th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

South Korea tests ‘electric road’ for public buses

The Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV), towing three carriages, runs along a blue line under which power strips are buried for recharging, at an amusement park in Gwacheon, south of Seoul, on March 9, 2010. South Korean researchers launched an environmentally-friendly public transport system using a "recharging road" -- with a vehicle sucking power magnetically from buried electric strips. AFP

A South Korean city has begun testing an “electrified road” that allows electric public buses to recharge their batteries from buried cables as they travel.

Posted: August 8th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

South Korea voices ‘concern’ on US veto of Apple ban

A customer looks at an Apple iPhone 4S in Seoul    AFP FILE PHOTO

The South Korean government voiced “concern” Monday at a White House decision to overturn a US sales ban imposed on certain Apple products deemed to have infringed a Samsung technology patent

Posted: August 5th, 2013 in Apps and Softwares,Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Ultra-wired South Korea battles smartphone addiction

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Kim Nam-Hee pulls no punches as she warns a classroom of wide-eyed South Korean 10-year-olds that they stand on the edge of an addiction that will turn them all into “mindless slaves”.

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

S. Korea sounds alert after official websites hacked

Members of the Korea Internet Security Agency (KISA) check on cyber attacks at a briefing room of KISA in Seoul on March 20, 2013. AFP FILE PHOTO

South Korea issued a cyber attack alert Tuesday after hackers penetrated a number of official websites, including the presidential Blue House, on the anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War.

Posted: June 25th, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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