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Labor group sees progress at major Apple supplier

December 13, 2013 11:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A labor group monitoring three Chinese factories that make iPhones and other Apple products says once-oppressive working conditions have steadily improved in the last 18 months, but more must be done to reduce the amount of overtime that employees work.

NKorea resumes work at missile site

December 2, 2013 12:42 pm | by MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S. research institute said Friday it has detected a new construction at a North Korean...

S. Korea to buy 40 stealth fighter jets, 20 combat planes from 2018

November 22, 2013 11:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korea will purchase 40 Lockheed Martin F-35A stealth fighter jets and an additional 20...

5 Things to Know about $290 million Apple verdict

November 21, 2013 7:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A jury on Thursday ordered Samsung Electronics to pay Apple $290 million for copying features of...

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Jury ends Day 2 of Samsung-Apple deliberations

November 21, 2013 10:04 am | by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Jurors failed to reach a decision and will return for a third day of deliberations to determine how much Samsung Electronics owes Apple for copying key features of the iPhone and iPad. A previous jury found Samsung guilty of infringing several Apple patents in making and marketing 26 devices, and it ordered Samsung to pay $1.05 billion.

Exploring public perceptions of future wearable computing

November 8, 2013 10:24 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

As scientists develop the next wave of smartwatches and other wearable computing, they might want to continue focusing their attention on the arms and the wrists. According to a recent Georgia Tech study, portable electronic devices placed on the collar, torso, waist or pants may cause awkwardness, embarrassment or strange looks.

US experts: NKorea can likely build key nuke parts

September 24, 2013 12:07 pm | by FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Korean scientists are able to build crucial equipment for uranium-based nuclear bombs on their own, cutting the need for imports that had been one of the few ways outsiders could monitor the country's secretive atomic work, according to evidence gathered by two American experts.

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2 Koreas move closer to reopening factory park

August 14, 2013 10:14 am | by HYUNG-JIN KIM & YOUKYUNG LEE, Associated Press | News | Comments

North and South Korea on Wednesday moved closer to reopening a jointly run factory park, raising hopes for an improvement in ties between rivals that were trading war threats this spring. There was no word about when operations might resume, but the Koreas' meeting, while not conclusive, can be considered progress...

A magnetic pen for smartphones adds another level of conveniences

July 24, 2013 11:31 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A doctoral candidate at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) developed a magnetically driven pen interface that works both on and around mobile devices. This interface, called the MagPen, can be used for any type of smartphones and tablet computers so long as they have magnetometers embedded in.

NKorea halts rocket launch-pad work

July 23, 2013 12:02 pm | by FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Korea has stopped construction work at a site meant to launch bigger and better long-range rockets, a possible sign that Pyongyang is slowing or even halting development of larger rockets, according to a new analysis of recent satellite imagery.

Korean sites still down after war anniversary hack

June 26, 2013 10:34 am | by ELIZABETH SHIM & YOUKYUNG LEE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Several North and South Korean websites that went offline on a war anniversary remained shut down Wednesday, a day after what Seoul partly blamed on a hacking attack. The shutdown appeared to be less severe than one in March, and some government and private sector sites were operating again.

SKorea says several gov't, private websites hacked

June 25, 2013 10:41 am | by ELIZABETH SHIM & YOUKYUNG LEE, Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korea said multiple government and private sector websites were hacked on Tuesday's anniversary of the start of the Korean War, and Seoul issued a cyberattack alert warning officials and citizens to take security measures. Government websites, including the one for the presidential Blue House, and some media servers were attacked...

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Websites in 2 Koreas shut down on war anniversary

June 25, 2013 10:28 am | by Elizabeth Shim & Youkyung Lee, Associated Press | News | Comments

Major government and media websites in South and North Korea were shut down for hours Tuesday on the 63rd anniversary of the start of the Korean War. Seoul said its sites were hacked, while it was unclear what knocked out those north of the border.

SKorea analyzing NKorea's 4 projectile launches

May 20, 2013 10:48 am | by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korea is analyzing whether projectiles North Korea fired into its eastern waters over the weekend are short-range missiles or a new type of artillery the country may be developing, officials said Monday. North Korea fired what Seoul officials called a short-range projectile Sunday, a day after conducting three similar launches.

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.

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.

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...

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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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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...

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