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Children Aged Between 3 and 8 Spend About 3 Hours per Day on Smartphones, TVs, PCs: Survey

Children Aged Between 3 and 8 Spend About 3 Hours per Day on Smartphones, TVs, PCs: Survey

SEOUL, Mar. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean children aged between three and eight spend nearly three hours per day on smartphones, televisions and personal computers, a survey showed Friday. They spent an average of 177 minutes every day on watching television or playing with smartphones and personal computers, according to the survey of mothers [...]

Galaxy S9 Preorders Similar to or Slightly Lower Than Predecessor

Galaxy S9 Preorders Similar to or Slightly Lower Than Predecessor

SEOUL, March 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Preorders for Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy S9 smartphone, which was showcased last week, are about the same as those of its predecessor or slightly lower, industry sources said Monday. “We believe that the preorders for the Galaxy S9 are similar to that of the Galaxy S8,” an official from Samsung Electronics said. The official claimed, however, that the figure could be lower because the company only started receiving orders two days [...]

AI Robot Sophia Wows South Korean Audience

AI Robot Sophia Wows South Korean Audience

SEOUL, JAN. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — A life-like AI robot captivated a South Korean audience at a technology conference on Tuesday in Seoul with its convincing appearance and proficient communication skills. Sophia, the world’s first artificial intelligence robot, made a first public appearance in South Korea yesterday at a forum held by the Artificial Intelligence Industry [...]

KT Launches Agricultural Drone Education Program

KT Launches Agricultural Drone Education Program

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Telecom giant KT has opened an agricultural drone school in South Jeolla Province in the hopes of helping the farming community. KT’s ‘Giga Island Drone School’ opened at an experience center on Imja Island in Sinan County yesterday, featuring a number of facilities including a workshop and a simulation room, [...]

KAIST Drone Pushes the Boundaries of Flight

KAIST Drone Pushes the Boundaries of Flight

DAEJEON, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – A research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed an unmanned aerial vehicle with separately controlled wings. The researchers, led by professors Ha Dong-soo and Jo Cheon-sik, said on Thursday that they had developed a new drone that features main wings that be [...]

LG Helps Former NASA Astronaut Experience Moon Landing with VR

LG Helps Former NASA Astronaut Experience Moon Landing with VR

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Tuesday it assisted a retired NASA astronaut who took part in the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission to experience landing on the moon with Google’s Daydream View VR headset. LG Electronics said it used the V30 smartphone and the Google headset to help the astronaut, Jim [...]

Firefighters Embrace Bodycams, Drones to Save Lives

Firefighters Embrace Bodycams, Drones to Save Lives

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Firefighters in Gangwon Province will adopt modern technological advances like bodycams and drones as tools in their mission to put out fires and save lives.  Thanks to contributions by SK Telecom, the Gangwon Fire Headquarters will be stocked with 230 bodycams, four drones and a video encoder program called [...]

Naver Line Helps Users Avoid Awkward Misplaced Messages

Naver Line Helps Users Avoid Awkward Misplaced Messages

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) –Naver Line has jumped ahead of its fellow South Korean instant messaging service KakaoTalk by upgrading its text delete capabilities. Previously, deleting a wrongly sent text would only make the mistake disappear on the sender’s screen, but the message would remain on the recipient’s device. After the announcement made by [...]

Southn Korea Tech Giants Win CES 2018 Innovation Awards

Southn Korea Tech Giants Win CES 2018 Innovation Awards

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean tech giants’ products won honors from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 Innovation Awards, industry sources said Friday, proving their competitiveness in the global market. Samsung Electronics Co. said 36 of its products were named “Innovation Honorees,” including two “Best of Innovation” honors for its TV and [...]