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Drones Becoming More and More Integral to Everyday Life

Drones Becoming More and More Integral to Everyday Life

SEOUL, Jul. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Drones, once the exclusive property of the military, have gone mainstream. Now, their use is only limited by one’s  imagination. Besides the military, law enforcement agencies may be the organizations that employ drones the most for their intended purpose. The police have increasingly begun to use drones to carry out [...]

Samsung Showcases World’s First LED Theatre

Samsung Showcases World’s First LED Theatre

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. on Thursday introduced the world’s first LED theater solution, which boasts far improved display resolution compared to traditional movie screens. Under cooperation with Lotte Cinema, a major movie chain in South Korea, Samsung said it successfully installed its cinema LED screen. “Based on Samsung’s display technology, [...]

S. Korea to Open 2 More VR, AR Complexes

S. Korea to Open 2 More VR, AR Complexes

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s ICT ministry said Thursday that it will open two additional new complexes to promote virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology as the country aims to become a global powerhouse in the sectors. The two centers will be set up at Korea National University Of Arts [...]

Government Pledges 13 Billion Won to Reform Package Delivery Working Conditions

Government Pledges 13 Billion Won to Reform Package Delivery Working Conditions

SEOUL, Jul. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Things are looking up for workers in the package delivery industry. The South Korean government has recently announced that it will pledge up to 13 billion won by the year 2022 to reform and improve working conditions. A major chunk of the investment will be used to improve the technology [...]

Research Institute to Adopt IoT Technology to Prevent Sinkholes

Research Institute to Adopt IoT Technology to Prevent Sinkholes

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A government-backed research institute in South Korea is trialing an IoT-based sinkhole prevention technology at one of the busiest subway stations in Seoul. The UnderGround Safety (UGS) Convergence Research Department at the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) announced on Monday plans to install a sinkhole risk monitoring system [...]

Industry Leaders Discuss Growing Popularity of Online Content

Industry Leaders Discuss Growing Popularity of Online Content

SEOUL, Jul. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A number of South Korean online content providers gathered at an event hosted by video giant YouTube on Sunday to discuss a variety of topics ranging from the growing popularity of online content services including streaming, the diminishing boundaries between traditional and new media, and the challenges of finding [...]

Samsung SDI, LG Chem Race to Develop Safer Battery

Samsung SDI, LG Chem Race to Develop Safer Battery

SEOUL, Jul. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s two leading battery manufacturers are racing to develop a new type of smartphone power source that can significantly improve safety, industry sources said Tuesday. According to industry watchers, Samsung SDI Co. and LG Chem Ltd. are currently seeking to commercialize solid-state batteries, which use solid-type electrolytes. The [...]

LG Electronics to Supply Driver-assistance Cameras to German Carmaker

LG Electronics to Supply Driver-assistance Cameras to German Carmaker

SEOUL, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Thursday it will supply its advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) cameras to a premium German carmaker, tapping deeper into the vehicle components business. Through the deal, the South Korean company will supply camera modules and software to its German counterpart. LG did not reveal the name [...]

Incheon Airport to Introduce Helper Robots Next Month

Incheon Airport to Introduce Helper Robots Next Month

SEOUL, June 20 (Yonhap) – Incheon International Airport is introducing robots next month which could soon help customers find check-in counters and move luggage, and will also be capable of serving food at restaurants. According to Incheon Airport officials on Monday, five guide robots and another five for cleaning will be trialed from next month, [...]