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NKorea nuke arsenal seen as matter of when, not if

May 10, 2013 11:04 am | by FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press | News | Comments

After three nuclear tests of apparently increasing power and a long-range rocket launch that puts it a big step closer to having a missile that can carry a nuclear warhead to American shores, many believe that in a matter of years — as little as five, maybe, though the timeframe is a point of debate — Pyongyang will have a very scary nuclear arsenal.

South Koreans hope to return to Kaesong factories

April 19, 2013 11:39 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The South Korean entrepreneurs who invested up to 10 years and millions of dollars in the Kaesong industrial complex, a symbol of economic collaboration between the Koreas that is now shuttered by the North, have little more than hope to cling to as assembly lines sit idle day after day.

NKorea denies cyberattack on SKorean companies

April 15, 2013 11:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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. The General Staff of the Korean People's Army issued the denial Saturday through the official Korean Central News Agency.

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SKorea: 'Indication' NKorea prepping for nuke test

April 8, 2013 10:41 am | by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korea's point man on North Korea says there is an "indication" that Pyongyang is preparing for a fourth nuclear test. Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae told a parliamentary committee Monday that "there is such an indication," according to two ministry officials...

Timeline of recent events in North Korean tensions

April 4, 2013 11:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

North Korea bars South Koreans from going to their jobs at the Kaesong industrial complex and closes the border to trucks carrying raw materials for the factories in the most recent timeline of events in Korea tensions.

North Korea vows to restart nuclear facilities

April 2, 2013 10:31 am | by FOSTER KLUG & HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Korea said Tuesday it will restart its long-shuttered plutonium reactor and increase production of nuclear weapons material, in what outsiders see as its latest attempt to extract U.S. concessions by raising fears of war.

KAIST develops low-power radio frequency chip for mobile devices

April 1, 2013 10:28 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Professor Chul Soon Park from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and his research team recently developed a low-power version of the 60 GHz radio frequency integrated circuit.

NKorean defector groups report computer attacks

March 26, 2013 12:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Websites and organizations run by North Korean defectors in South Korea say they have suffered cyberattacks, one week after computer systems at some South Korean banks and TV networks were widely disrupted.

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What makes SKorea cyberattacks so hard to trace?

March 22, 2013 11:49 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The attacks that knocked South Korean banks and media outlets offline this week appear to be the latest examples of international "cyberwar." But among the many ways that digital warfare differs from conventional combat: There's often no good way of knowing who's behind an attack.

SKorea commits flub in cyberattack investigation

March 22, 2013 11:43 am | by Sam Kim, The Associated Press | News | Comments

In an embarrassing twist to a co-ordinated cyberattack on six major South Korean companies this week, investigators said Friday they wrongly identified a Chinese Internet Protocol address as the source. A joint team of government and private experts still maintains that hackers abroad were likely to blame, and many analysts suspect North Korea.

LG to release full HD smartphone in SKorea

February 19, 2013 10:07 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LG Electronics Inc. said Monday its new smartphone with a full high-definition screen will go on sale in South Korea this week before hitting shelves in Japan in April. The Optimus G Pro smartphone features a 5.5-inch screen that packs over 2 million pixels, or twice as many as smartphones with HD screens.

KAIST develops wireless power transfer technology for high capacity transit

February 13, 2013 11:13 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI) have developed a wireless power transfer technology that can be applied to high capacity transportation systems such as railways, harbor freight, and airport transportation and logistics.

North Korea threatens US over rocket launches

February 4, 2013 10:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

North Korea is threatening to retaliate for what it calls U.S. double standards over recent rocket launches by Pyongyang and U.S. ally Seoul. A North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman did not elaborate on what that might entail in his comments Saturday to the official Korean Central News Agency.

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Tremors, gases will be best proof of NK nuke test

January 31, 2013 12:05 pm | by George Jahn & Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press | News | Comments

With North Korea appearing set to detonate an atomic device, the U.N. agency that detected two previous tests says it is prepared to confirm an explosion when it takes place. But experts say it might be difficult to establish whether the blast is nuclear in nature.

Confirming North Korean nuclear test almost impossible

January 29, 2013 10:10 am | by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Korea appears all set to detonate an atomic device, but confirming the explosion when it takes place will be virtually impossible for outsiders, specialists said Tuesday. The best indication of a test will be seismic tremors and abnormal radiation in the air, but even that can be masked if North Korea wants to.

NKorea warns of nuke test, more rocket launches

January 24, 2013 11:12 am | by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Korea's top governing body warned Thursday that the regime will conduct its third nuclear test in defiance of U.N. punishment, and made clear that its long-range rockets are designed to carry not only satellites but also warheads aimed at striking the United States.

BioElectronics announces South Korean patent innovative medical devices

January 22, 2013 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BioElectronics Corporation, maker of consumer medical electronics, announced today that the Company has received patent allowance from the South Korean Intellectual Property office for a self contained medical device that is affixed to the body with a flexible antenna that allows the patient to move more freely ...

Schmidt joins elite few to glimpse net in NKorea

January 10, 2013 12:08 pm | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google chairman Eric Schmidt's glimpse of the Web being used at a top university in Pyongyang makes him part of a tiny elite that has seen the Internet in North Korea. His four day visit to the North was a golden propaganda opportunity for North Korean officials striving to give one of the world's most closed societies a modern, tech-savvy face.

LG beats rivals in race to sell new OLED TVs as it starts taking South Korean orders

January 2, 2013 10:37 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LG Electronics Inc. started taking pre-orders on Wednesday for the world's first big TVs that use an advanced display technology promising startlingly clear images on wafer-thin screens. The South Korean company said the 55-inch TVs, which use a technology called "OLED" 

Crippled North Korean probe could orbit for years

December 18, 2012 11:10 am | by ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press | News | Comments

A North Korean satellite launched into space last week appears to be malfunctioning but could remain in orbit for several years, a leading expert in the United States said Tuesday.North Korea says the satellite is working. U.S. officials have said it is tumbling in orbit...

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.

Samsung promotes chairman's son to vice chairman

December 5, 2012 10:53 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. promoted its chairman's only son to vice chairman, putting the 44-year-old closer to the top leadership position at the world's largest maker of memory chips, mobile phones and TVs. Samsung, South Korea's largest industrial conglomerate, announced Jay Y. Lee's promotion to vice chairman...

As smartphones proliferate, South Korea moves to stem digital addiction from age 3

November 28, 2012 8:53 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Park Jung-in, an 11-year-old South Korean, sleeps with her Android smartphone instead of a teddy bear. When the screen beams with a morning alarm, she wakes up, picks up her glasses and scrolls through tens of unread messages from friends, shaking off drowsiness.

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.

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