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Jeju Leads Coding Education in South Korea

Jeju Leads Coding Education in South Korea

JEJU, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – A coding event for children was successfully held on Jeju Island last weekend, signaling the provincial government’s resolve to prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. According to the island’s provincial government on Thursday, the two-day long junior coding hackathon was held over the weekend under the theme of ‘producing [...]

Hypersensitive Paper Keyboard Developed by S. Korean Researchers

Hypersensitive Paper Keyboard Developed by S. Korean Researchers

DAEJEON, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of Yonsei University researchers has successfully developed a keyboard using paper and pencil. As society moves forward into the Internet-of-Things age, academic research on pressure sensors through upgrading the sensitivity and pliability of surface microstructures is going strong. Typically, the development process of surface microstructures is both [...]

State Utilities to Expand Drone Use for Facility Maintenance

State Utilities to Expand Drone Use for Facility Maintenance

SEOUL, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s state-run utilities companies will expand the use of drones in checking power stations and other facilities to improve efficiency and safety, the energy ministry said Friday. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced the plan in a meeting of drone developers, state utility firms and research [...]

S. Korean Washers Popular in U.S. Despite Trade Row

S. Korean Washers Popular in U.S. Despite Trade Row

SEOUL, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean washers are receiving top-notch reviews from U.S. tech evaluators, industry watchers said Friday, amid actions being taken by Washington’s trade watchdog to slap tariffs on some products. U.S.-based industry tracker Reviewed said in its latest report that LG Electronics Inc.’s washer with the model name LG WM9000HVA [...]

Mobile Sector Leads Gaming Industry Past 11B Won Milestone

Mobile Sector Leads Gaming Industry Past 11B Won Milestone

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Revenue generated by mobile games surged this year, while traditional moneymakers like online games and “PC room” games – games played in South Korean internet cafes – stumbled. South Korean games have endured a series of ups and downs in the past decade. According to a government document published [...]

Samsung Set to Lose Ground in Smartphone Market in 2018: Strategy Analytics

Samsung Set to Lose Ground in Smartphone Market in 2018: Strategy Analytics

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. is forecast to lose ground next year in the smartphone segment, an industry tracker said Thursday, apparently due to the rise of Chinese manufacturers. Strategy Analytics said Samsung Electronics is expected to post a market share of 19.2 percent in the global smartphone industry in 2018 [...]