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South Korean Research Institute Develops 3-Dimensional Wireless Charger

South Korean Research Institute Develops 3-Dimensional Wireless Charger

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Researchers at the Electronics Telecommunications Research Institute have developed a cup holder-shaped wireless charger for smartphones dubbed E-Cup, allowing devices to charge regardless of their position as long as they sit inside the cup.  According to researchers, conventional wireless smartphone chargers are two-dimensional, and typically operate by placing the [...]

South Korea Sees More Patents for High-Tech Smart Gloves

South Korea Sees More Patents for High-Tech Smart Gloves

DAEJEON, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Patent applications for high-tech smart gloves are on the rise.  According to the Korea Intellectual Property Office, the number of smart glove patent applications quadrupled over the past five years (2012 to 2016) to an average of 17.8 per year from what was 4.6 patents between 2007 and 2011.  [...]

Galaxy S8 Sales Estimated at Beyond 40 Mln Units

Galaxy S8 Sales Estimated at Beyond 40 Mln Units

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The combined sales of Samsung Electronics Co.’s new flagship Galaxy S8 series, which will officially hit shelves later this month, is expected to surpass the 40 million unit mark, industry data showed Friday. South Korea’s brokerage houses estimated the sales of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus [...]

Naver’s Self-Driving Robot Highlights Future Ambitions

Naver’s Self-Driving Robot Highlights Future Ambitions

GOYANG, South Korea, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Making an appearance at an auto show for the first time, Naver, operator of Korea’s leading web portal, showcased its ambitious self-driving technology at the 2017 Seoul Motor Show.  But it wasn’t the Naver autonomous vehicle that the tech giant was bragging about at the show, it [...]

Regulations Holding Back Patents for Anti-Drone Technologies

Regulations Holding Back Patents for Anti-Drone Technologies

DAEJEON, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Security and privacy concerns over UAVs are rising as quickly as the expansion of the drone industry.  In January 2015, a drunk employee from a U.S. government intelligence agency crashed a drone on the White House lawn, while in April of the same year, a Japanese man was arrested [...]

Speculation Grows Over Galaxy S8’s Nickname After New LG Phone Dubbed “Impeachment Phone”

Speculation Grows Over Galaxy S8’s Nickname After New LG Phone Dubbed “Impeachment Phone”

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Heated discussions are taking place online over a nickname for Samsung’s much anticipated new Galaxy S8 prior to its release, after LG’s new G6 smartphone had the misfortune of being dubbed the “impeachment phone” due to its release coinciding with the day former president Park Geun-hye was removed from office. [...]

South Korean City Begins Sales of “Drone Soccer Balls”

South Korean City Begins Sales of “Drone Soccer Balls”

JEONJU, South Korea, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Making further progress to market its ambitious fusion sport, the South Korean city of Jeonju will begin sales of “drone soccer balls” starting in April.  The idea was first announced in September of last year when city officials said they would present a new sport dubbed ‘drone [...]