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North Korea's rocket victory has deep consequences

December 12, 2012 10:54 am | by PETER ENAV, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Korea says it wanted a satellite to help track the weather and send back data. But the United States, South Korea and their allies see the Unha-3 rocket that launched it as a potential weapon, theoretically capable of delivering high-impact munitions as far as California...

NKoreans hail rocket launch; US, others condemn

December 12, 2012 10:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In Pyongyang, North Koreans clinked beer mugs and danced in the streets to celebrate the country's first satellite in space. In Washington, Seoul and Tokyo, leaders pushed for consequences for Wednesday's successful rocket launch, widely seen as a test that takes the country one step closer to being capable of lobbing nuclear bombs over the Pacific.

Ericsson sues Samsung for patent infringement

November 27, 2012 10:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Swedish wireless equipment maker LM Ericsson has filed a lawsuit in the United States against Samsung Electronics Co. for infringing its patents, saying two years of negotiations to strike a deal with the South Korean company have been unsuccessful.


Samsung launching larger-size smartphone in Japan

November 8, 2012 10:50 am | by Kyodo, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Japanese unit of Samsung Electronics Co. of South Korea said Thursday it will launch a larger-size smartphone in Japan on Nov. 16, a move that will accelerate competition in the market ahead of the year-end shopping season.

New E-reader technology launched in Korea

November 7, 2012 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Neonode Inc. (NASDAQ:NEON), the optical touch technology company, announced today that the “Crema Touch” e-reader from Netronix/PAGEone, incorporating Neonode MultiSensing Touch Technology, was launched to the Korean consumer market.

South Korea probing falsely certified nuclear parts

November 6, 2012 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An official says South Korea's nuclear watchdog is investigating a forgery scandal that is forcing the shutdown of two reactors and sparked fears of unprecedented power shortages this winter. Nuclear Safety and Security Commission spokeswoman Shim Eun-jung said Tuesday her agency is checking forged safety certificates...

Build your own home theater with 'Virtual Sound Ball'

November 5, 2012 2:54 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A KAIST research team developed a powerful audio rendering technology that reproduces a desired sound field 'more clearly and accurately' to an original sound source by establishing an array system of loudspeakers and software interface...

Ai Weiwei goes 'Gangnam Style' with handcuffs

October 25, 2012 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is the latest to go "Gangnam Style" — but in a trademark act of irreverence, he's thrown in a pair of handcuffs and a poke at Chinese censors. In a video posted on YouTube, Ai sports a neon-pink T-shirt, black jacket and dark sunglasses and energetically mimics...


LG Electronics post profit on smartphone sales

October 24, 2012 1:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korean consumer electronics maker LG Electronics Inc. reported a third straight quarterly profit on Wednesday as sales of smartphones designed for faster wireless networks helped end losses at its mobile phone business. LG forecast higher smartphone sales for the current quarter...

Advanced biofuel through engineered microorganisms

October 23, 2012 11:52 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Combining systems metabolic engineering and downstream process, production of butanol, an important industrial solvent and advanced biofuel, could be dramatically increased. A Korean research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has succeeded in...

Samsung kicking Apple to curb for LCD panels

October 22, 2012 11:56 am | by CNET | News | Comments

The Korea Times says Samsung will replace the lost Apple business with more display orders from Samsung's handset business and Amazon. Samsung's display business plans to end its LCD panel supply agreement with Apple...

Yahoo to exit South Korea by end of year

October 19, 2012 5:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo Inc. says it will close its South Korean web portal and an Internet advertising business, cutting its losses in a market where it has struggled for over a decade. Yahoo Korea said Friday it will be shut down by the end of the year. Since entering South Korea in 1997, Yahoo has operated a...

Samsung Earns Record-High Profit

October 5, 2012 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. forecast another record quarterly operating profit, likely driven by strong sales of high-end smartphones. However, analysts said a rise in marketing spending will decrease the company's profit in the October-December quarter.


Lab in the Wild asks: What's your Internet like?

August 6, 2012 2:36 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Cambridge, Mass – August 6, 2012 - One size fits all? Not on the Web. Users from different countries and cultures actually interact with information in different ways. To explore how people click and tap through the vast network of online offerings, a team of computer scientists from Harvard have launched the "Lab in the Wild".

Samsung tries to stay in consumer spotlight ahead of launch of latest iPhone

August 3, 2012 8:36 am | by Youkyung Lee, Technology Writer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest mobile-phone maker, said Friday it plans to show a new mobile device in late August, trying to stay in the consumer spotlight ahead of Apple's expected release of the latest iPhone in September.

2 South Koreans arrested in theft of data from 8 million cellphone customers

July 30, 2012 9:13 am | by HYUNG-JIN KIM and YOUKYUNG LEE Associated Press | News | Comments

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean police said they arrested two men who allegedly stole the personal details of about 8 million mobile phone subscribers and sold the data to marketing companies in one of the country's biggest hacking schemes.

Homemade South Korean satellite to go boldly into space

July 26, 2012 8:42 am | by Eunhye Shin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Years of rummaging through back-alley electronics stores will pay off later this year for a South Korean artist when he fulfills his dream of launching a homemade, basement-built satellite into space.

Private subway cars: The personal luxury of today

July 13, 2012 10:05 am | by Clara Ennist, Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

Pininfarina, the Italian automaker, has come up with a solution to long commutes and rude passengers on the subway with its Personal Rapid Transit Vehicle.

For Samsung, Galaxy halo effect comes with supply crunch

June 26, 2012 9:16 am | by Miyoung Kim, Reuters | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics' struggle to keep pace with rampant demand for its new Galaxy S III smartphone may have cost the South Korean firm some 2 million units of sales in just a month.

Printed Graphene Tech Brings Promise for Better Displays

June 21, 2010 7:05 am | News | Comments

Researchers at Samsung and Sungkyunkwan University, in Korea, have produced a continuous layer of pure graphene the size of a large television.

Alchimer Opens 300mm Applications-and-Development Facility in Asia

March 22, 2010 4:26 am | News | Comments

Alchimer, a provider of nanometric deposition technology for semiconductor interconnects and through-silicon vias, has opened a facility in Seoul, South Korea, for demonstration of its innovative processes on 300mm wafers.

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