South Korean government shutting down online gaming
Yes thats right! The South Korean government has taken control of people's online gaming by enforcing a Shutdown Law by switching off all online services from midnight to 6am for all gamers sixteen or under. Originally only meant to…
Digit Buttons Let You Use Touch Screen Devices With Gloves: No Need For Pork Sausages
Last year you may have heard that a particularly cold winter in Korea, had Koreans whipping out pork sausages to use as faux-fingers in order to operate their iPhones with gloves on. Although we hear this worked well, we…
3D gaming headed to the Xbox 360 with LG
Microsoft and LG are preparing to team up to bring 3D gaming to the Xbox 360. Microsoft have been until now very quiet about 3D gaming on the Xbox 360, but this new partnership now confirms that they aim to…
Samsung considering Android-based Google TVs
Samsung are said to be considering developing a new line of TVs that would run Google's Android OS. After successfully launching their brand new range of 3D TVs, which have completely sold out in the company's home territory of Korea,…
LG SU420 Cafe Phone launched, complete with DMB 2.0 TV viewing
LG have launched the SU420 Cafe Phone in their native market of Korea. Many high-end Korean phones throw in a mobile TV tuner these days, but the Cafe Phone goes one better by introducing the DMB 2.0 standard. If…
Samsung reveal the SPH-W9600 AMOLED Beam projector phone
Samsung have just unveiled their new AMOLED Beam projector phone. The successor to their previous Haptic Beam projector phone, the handset will go by the name of SPH-W9600. The handset sports a 3.3 inch WVGA AMOLED display, a front facing…
LG launch 15 inch OLED TV
It's been a long time coming, but LG have finally launched their first OLED TV. However, the TV at the moment is only available in Korea. So far the TV is without a name, going under the fairly obvious moniker…
Koreans to get ultra-fast broadband – 1Gb/s by 2012
In contrast to our Government’s pledge for 2Mb/s broadband for all by 2012, South Korea’s government is promising 1Gb/s! At present, they’ve got 100Mb/s pipes, and as a result their digital culture is more advanced that almost any other nation on the planet.
As well as a wired speed increase, their wireless broadband will be going up to 10Mbps, using Korea’s own WiBro standard. The whole plan will cost the country $24.6bn (£17bn) and generate 120,000 jobs. Now if they can do it, why can’t we?
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Samsung W7900 "Show" – a projectorphone with OLED display and digital TV tuner
If you’re a fan of media consumption on the move, then you’ve likely got some sort of big screen PMP like an Archos 7. If you’re not invested in a particular device yet, though, then you could do worse than consider the Samsung W7900, aka the Show, which comes packed with a 3.2″ 240×400 OLED display, 5-megapixel camera, 3G, HSDPA, and most notably, a 10 lumen 480 x 320 projector, that’ll project upto a 50″ diagonal.
It also has a digital TV tuner so you’ll be able to watch telly on a (dark) bus, and all that is crammed into a body just 4.4″ x 2.2″ x 0.7″ thick. Impressive! Although it’ll initially only be available in Asia, here’s hoping that it’ll make it over this side of the world at some point over the next year.
(via PopSci, who have a great hands-on video)
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iRiver Wave – a mp3 player/phone hybrid device. It'll never catch on.
In the lovely Korean girl’s hand above is the iRiver Wave. It’s a *gasp* phone made by an MP3 player manufacturer. The world is imploding. Silliness aside, it’s beautiful, has specs to die for, and the wonderful embedded £2-a-month, all-you-can-stream Bugs Music Service embedded. However, I’m forced to add the phrase that makes any Western techie weep – “Only available in Korea”. Full specs over the jump.