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Samsung to Apply Smart Features to All Home Appliances by 2020

Samsung to Apply Smart Features to All Home Appliances by 2020

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday it plans to apply smart features, such as Internet-of-Things (IoT) and voice recognition, to all of its home appliances lineup by 2020. The South Korean tech giant said it has been making efforts to prepare for what it calls “the era of smart homes,” [...]

Samsung, Mexican Government Team Up to Expand Educational Opportunities in Mexico

Samsung, Mexican Government Team Up to Expand Educational Opportunities in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — It was announced on Saturday that Samsung Electronics and the Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes, Mexico’s Ministry of Communications and Transport, have shaken hands on a deal that will see the Korean company support the Puntos México Conectado (PMC) initiative carried out by the ministry. The initiative is part [...]

Ministry of the Interior and Safety Plans “Robot Consultant” To Assist Citizens

Ministry of the Interior and Safety Plans “Robot Consultant” To Assist Citizens

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The government is making big plans to adapt to advances in technology. On August 9, the Ministry of the Interior and Safety announced a preliminary framework for incorporating artificial intelligence, big data and internet of things (IoT) to streamline government services. One example of the government’s efforts is a proposed [...]

Samsung Showcases Top-notch V-NAND Memory Solution

Samsung Showcases Top-notch V-NAND Memory Solution

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. on Wednesday introduced a 1-terabit (Tb) V-NAND chip, which aims to meet growing market demand and technological developments in the field of data processing and storage systems. “The arrival of a 1Tb V-NAND chip next year will enable 2 terabytes of memory in a single V-NAND [...]

SK Telecom Introduces Portable AI Device

SK Telecom Introduces Portable AI Device

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s top mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. on Tuesday launched a portable edition of its artificial intelligence (AI) device NUGU, in a bid to expand its presence in the fast-growing sector. First released in September last year, NUGU is focused on providing household-related services. SK Telecom said the [...]

LG Electronics Showcases 5 IoT Sensors for Households

LG Electronics Showcases 5 IoT Sensors for Households

SEOUL, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. on Monday showcased five different Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensors that can be utilized at homes, in line with the company’s push to build up its latest technology. IoT is a concept in which objects are connected to the Internet and can identify themselves to other devices in [...]

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 [...]

IoT Subscribers Surpass 6 mln in S. Korea

IoT Subscribers Surpass 6 mln in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jul. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of subscribers to Internet-of-Things (IoT) services in South Korea is presumed to have surpassed the 6 million mark last month, government data showed Wednesday. According to the data compiled by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, the number of South Koreans using IoT-related services came [...]

SK Telecom Releases New Smartphone Loss Prevention Alarm

SK Telecom Releases New Smartphone Loss Prevention Alarm

SEOUL, Jul. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. said Wednesday it released two portable devices that notify users if they move 20-30 meters away from their smartphones. The device, dubbed “Smart Tracker,” will come in two sizes and connect to smartphones through a Bluetooth network. The smaller version will [...]