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Tag: South Korea

South Korea Tries to Reduce Bloatware…YEA!

South Korea Tries to Reduce Bloatware…YEA!
Bloatware really sucks. You know what I am talking about. So much of the software that is pre-installed on some smartphones and gadgets right out of the box is just garbage. In South Korea, bloatware has…
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Light ‘0’ Concrete Lamp: Definitely Not Light as a Feather

Light ‘0’ Concrete Lamp: Definitely Not Light as a Feather
I’ve seen lamps made of many different materials, but this is the first concrete lamp I’ve come across. It looks quite interesting, but it’s not going to be a very lightweight lamp.…
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Robot Prison Guard Being Tested, Swears It’s Not Preparing to Enslave Humanity

Robot Prison Guard Being Tested, Swears It’s Not Preparing to Enslave Humanity
While it isn’t quite as bad-ass as Alex Murphy, South Korea’s robot prison guard promises to uphold its prime directives: watch over prisoners and snitch to their human colleagues if needed.…
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Robot Prison Guards Headed to Korean Jails

Robot Prison Guards Headed to Korean Jails
South Korea is set to test some new robot prison guards in their jails by as early as next year. The idea is to free up some of the human guards for other duties. The question…
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Sony PSN to Shutdown for Six Hours at Night in South Korea, for the Kids

Sony PSN to Shutdown for Six Hours at Night in South Korea, for the Kids
Sony Computer Entertainment Korea has announced that they will be taking PSN offline for underage players in South Korea. This is due to a Shutdown Law in South Korea that prevents underage players from gaming for…
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South Korean Quadruped Robot Dog Goes for a Walk

South Korean Quadruped Robot Dog Goes for a Walk
We’ve seen plenty of footage of BigDog and AlphaDog, but there’s a new robot dog in town, this time coming from South Korea’s SimLab. What’s interesting and at the same time creepy about this one, is…
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ETRO Robot Gives You an LED Wink

ETRO Robot Gives You an LED Wink
This new model of the ETRO robot comes with an animated LED faceplate, allowing it to fake simple emotions. The ETRO ‘bot was exhibited at the Daejon National Science Museum where it interacted with visitors. ETRO…
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Koreans Go Grocery Shopping, Virtually.

Koreans Go Grocery Shopping, Virtually.
In South Korea, there’s a new way to go shopping, and it doesn’t involve going to the store, or surfing the web. Instead, customers of Tesco’s Home plus stores get to shop in the subway station…
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South Korea Hires Robot Teachers

South Korea Hires Robot Teachers
South Korea isn’t a great destination for English teachers. There’s a shortage of English teachers in South Korea because the Koreans apparently work them like dogs (extremely long hours, from early in the morning to late…
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Windro Robot: This Roomba Does Windows

Windro Robot: This Roomba Does Windows
While I don’t have a Roomba, I used to have a boss who kept watching the infomercials a few years ago and finally got himself one. Love them or hate them, robot vacuum cleaners are here…
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Furo the Emotional Future Robot: Aren’T They Supposed to Lack Feeling?

Furo the Emotional Future Robot: Aren’T They Supposed to Lack Feeling?
This new robot coming to us from South Korea really wants to express itself. The FURO from Future Robot is designed to convey various “human emotions” including, but not limited to “Uncomfortable smile,” “How do you…
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Gigantic Crane Lifts Korean Battleship Out of the Water!

Gigantic Crane Lifts Korean Battleship Out of the Water!
I’m always amazed at the incredible machines that exist nowadays. Check this one out. It’s a massive crane that’s powerful enough that it can lift a warship out of the water. Where is this happening? Asia,…
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South Korean Gamers Get Midnight Ban

South Korean Gamers Get Midnight Ban
It looks like South Koreans won’t be able to play video games during the wee hours of the night. There is going to be an enforced ban, which will start at midnight. The South Korean Ministry…
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South Koreans Using Sausage as iPhone Stylus

South Koreans Using Sausage as iPhone Stylus
It’s no secret that the iPhone’s touchscreen is hard to use when one is wearing gloves. But what will iPhone owners do when it’s winter? Stop using their iPhones? Preposterous! Just use a sausage as stylus!…
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Giant Robot Taekwon V Statue Will be Six Times as Large as Giant Gundam Statue

Giant Robot Taekwon V Statue Will be Six Times as Large as Giant Gundam Statue
I haven’t heard of Robot Taekwon V up until now, but I think he’s about to become a lot more famous because of South Korea’s soon-to-be-built robot-themed amusement park, Robot Land. The park will have a…
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