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Samsung to Apply Smart Features to All Home Appliances by 2020

Samsung to Apply Smart Features to All Home Appliances by 2020

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday it plans to apply smart features, such as Internet-of-Things (IoT) and voice recognition, to all of its home appliances lineup by 2020. The South Korean tech giant said it has been making efforts to prepare for what it calls “the era of smart homes,” [...]

Major Flagship Smartphones to Lock Horns over Camera

Major Flagship Smartphones to Lock Horns over Camera

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Major flagship smartphones to be unveiled this year are anticipated to come with dual-lens cameras, industry watchers said Thursday, seeking to grab larger slices of the market by promoting top-notch photography features. Industry watchers said Samsung Electronics Co.’s new flagship smartphone set to be showcased next week, presumably the [...]

AI Speaker Manufacturers Vie to Secure Local Users to Boost Competitiveness

AI Speaker Manufacturers Vie to Secure Local Users to Boost Competitiveness

SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean artificial intelligence (AI) speaker manufacturers are scrambling to lock in consumers that are critical for boosting their competitiveness moving forward, industry watchers said Tuesday. SK Telecom, the country’s largest mobile operators, and Naver Corp., the top Internet portal operator here, have recently unveiled half-price and free speakers [...]

Image Recognition Technology is Reshaping How We Search for Information

Image Recognition Technology is Reshaping How We Search for Information

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Advanced image recognition technology is reshaping the landscape of information search, a recent report has said. According to the report released by Digieco on trends in the mobile market, image recognition technology is increasingly being adopted by artificial intelligence services such as Google assistant and Samsung’s Bixby. In the [...]

LG Electronics Showcases World’s Largest OLED Signage

LG Electronics Showcases World’s Largest OLED Signage

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Sunday it installed the world’s largest organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display signage in the United Arab Emirates, recognized by the Guinness World Records. The South Korean company said the installation at the Dubai Mall features 820 units of 55-inch OLED display panels, with an estimated [...]

SK Telecom Posts Robust Sales of Portable AI Device on First Day

SK Telecom Posts Robust Sales of Portable AI Device on First Day

SEOUL Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. said Sunday it sold around 5,000 units of the portable edition of its artificial intelligence (AI) device NUGU on the first day of release. The mobile carrier said the sales of the NUGU Mini, which started Friday, were five times higher [...]

LG, Samsung Tech Firms Sweep Viral Video Ads Chart

LG, Samsung Tech Firms Sweep Viral Video Ads Chart

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top two tech firms, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, swept the chart for the week’s most viral video ads, according to an advertising industry website Friday. LG’s “Nano Cell Super Match,” featuring a shooting match between Steven Gerrard and Adam Lallana of Liverpool, scored over 33 million [...]

Samsung to Live-stream Concert of Coldplay via VR Device

Samsung to Live-stream Concert of Coldplay via VR Device

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it will live-stream a concert of British rock band Coldplay slated for later this month through its virtual-reality device, the Gear VR. The South Korean tech giant said users of the Gear VR in around 50 countries will be able to enjoy the concert [...]