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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.  [...]

AWS Encourages More Companies to Use Cloud-Computing Service

AWS Encourages More Companies to Use Cloud-Computing Service

SEOUL, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The chief of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Korea, the local cloud-computing service affiliate of the U.S. retail giant Amazon Inc., encouraged more businesses Wednesday to successfully make use of the on-demand network to promote their operations.  “There is no need to worry whether to use or not to use [...]

National Park Service Uses Drones to Capture Destructive Goats

National Park Service Uses Drones to Capture Destructive Goats

SEJONG, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea National Park Service is using high-tech patrol drones for a goat-capturing operation in Daedohae and Hallyeo Haesang National Parks, comprising some 1,800 islands in South Korea’s south and western waters.  The goal is to capture 80 goats that roam on seven uninhabited islands in the area. According [...]

Scientists Develop Paper-Based Chip for Medical Diagnosis Using Single Blood Droplet

Scientists Develop Paper-Based Chip for Medical Diagnosis Using Single Blood Droplet

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) – A joint team of scientists from South Korea, Denmark and Thailand have developed a paper-based chip using conductive ink on printer paper that can be synced wirelessly with a smartphone for medical diagnosis.  The team took advantage of the properties of electrowetting – using voltage to change the shape of [...]

Samsung Regains Top Spot in Global Smartphone Market

Samsung Regains Top Spot in Global Smartphone Market

SEOUL, April 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. regained the top status in the global smartphone market in the first quarter of the year, even before the release of its latest Galaxy S8, largely thanks to an increase in shipments of mid- and low-end devices, data showed Wednesday.  According to the data compiled by [...]

Naver Reportedly Developing Location-Aware Recommendation  Service

Naver Reportedly Developing Location-Aware Recommendation Service

SEOUL, April 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Following its new artificial intelligence-based search service, Naver, South Korea’s biggest web portal, is developing its own location-aware recommendation system called LARS, which will assist people with detailed information about locations that are commonly visited. Researchers have been developing a new LARS system that analyzes the information gathered with the [...]

Kakao Joins Hands With Scholars To Develop AI Tech

Kakao Joins Hands With Scholars To Develop AI Tech

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s top mobile messenger operator Kakao Corp. said Monday it has joined forces with scholars to develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology as part of a broader effort to tap deeper into the prospective market. Under an agreement with Seoul National University, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology [...]

Government to Adopt Cutting Edge Technology for Public Service

Government to Adopt Cutting Edge Technology for Public Service

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government is introducing a series of new public services using cutting-edge technology that will allow people to dispose of bulky waste and rent state-owned cars through their smartphones. The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) and the National Information Society Agency (NIA) announced yesterday trials of four public [...]

Konyang Hospital’s Watson Supercomputer Successfully Diagnoses First Cancer Patient

Konyang Hospital’s Watson Supercomputer Successfully Diagnoses First Cancer Patient

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Konyang University Hospital reported the first successful diagnosis of a stage three breast cancer patient by IBM’s Watson for Oncology yesterday, the first time the supercomputer was put to use to discover the best type of cancer treatment since its launch at the hospital last month. The Watson supercomputer [...]