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Telecom Big Three Battle over AI Personal Assistants

Telecom Big Three Battle over AI Personal Assistants

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea’s big three telecommunication companies – SK Telecom, KT Corp., and LG Uplus – are set to wage battle over the next big thing in the tech industry – artificial intelligence.  SK Telecom began its AI endeavor with NUGU, an AI speaker that connects with smartphones to carry out [...]

Sale of SK Telecom’s AI Devices Topped 40,000: Watchers

Sale of SK Telecom’s AI Devices Topped 40,000: Watchers

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s top mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. sold more than 40,000 units of its Artificial Intelligence (AI) home assistant service in four months, market watchers said Monday.  The service, called NUGU, which means “who” in Korean, is the advanced voice recognition butler service that allows users to control [...]

S. Korea Brings Latest Technologies to CES

S. Korea Brings Latest Technologies to CES

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will showcase a wide range of advanced technologies and products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, providing their Korean developers a chance to introduce their products to the rest of the world, a trade agency said Friday.  The state-run Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) [...]

Scientists Develop Sweat-Analyzing Healthcare Biosensor

Scientists Develop Sweat-Analyzing Healthcare Biosensor

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – An international science team including researchers from Hanyang University and Ajou University has developed a wearable microfluidic device that can capture and analyze sweat for health monitoring.  Sweat contains various chemicals that could be an indicator of one’s health condition. For example, glucose concentration can be used to diagnose [...]

Samsung Sells 25,000 Gear S3 Smartwatches in 10 Days in S. Korea

Samsung Sells 25,000 Gear S3 Smartwatches in 10 Days in S. Korea

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it has sold more than 25,000 Gear S3 smartwatches in South Korea since it began selling the smartwatches at home on Nov. 11.  Samsung unveiled the Gear S3 Frontier and S3 Classic in September, featuring a mobile payment function, longer battery life and built-in [...]

Korean Startup Presents DIY Internet of Things

Korean Startup Presents DIY Internet of Things

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The latest product by Korean startup Luxrobo brings IoT to a whole new level.  Unlike most IoT devices that come as a single complete product (i.e. robot vacuum), Luxrobo’s “MODI” allows users to turn electronics or household appliances of their choosing into IoT devices, using technology that the company [...]

KT, LG Uplus Join Hands to Commercialize Internet of Things

KT, LG Uplus Join Hands to Commercialize Internet of Things

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp., South Korea’s second- and third-largest mobile carriers, unveiled a deal Thursday to work together on commercializing the Internet of Things (IoT) technology. The IoT technology, which allows everyday appliances to link to the Internet, is seen as one of the major technological developments [...]

SK Telecom’s NUGU AI Service a Hit with Consumers

SK Telecom’s NUGU AI Service a Hit with Consumers

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – SK Telecom’s NUGU is a cylindrical-shaped speaker/lamp that is capable of providing various services including music recommendations and playback, smart home services (for smart homes and smart-compatible electronics), and other assistant services like weather information, alarm, and schedule notifications.  According to industry sources, daily sales of NUGU have almost [...]

Korea Develops Super-Speed Wireless Communication Technology

Korea Develops Super-Speed Wireless Communication Technology

DAEJEON, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) announced Tuesday that it has developed a super-speed data transfer technology called Zing, that will allow high-bandwidth transmission of data within a distance of 10 centimeters, without the need of Internet connectivity.  According to ETRI, Zing is an IoT communications technology that [...]

Korea Develops ‘Magically Vanishing’ Semiconductor Component

Korea Develops ‘Magically Vanishing’ Semiconductor Component

DAEJEON, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – A research team from Kookmin University has developed an electronic device for semiconductors that can self-dissolve leaving no residue, a technology that would ultimately make Hollywood spy films come to reality.  This transient electronics research was done using nitrocellulose paper, frequently used by magicians as their ‘magic’ flash papers.  [...]