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Three South Korean mobile carriers have advanced Galaxy S5 launch

Three South Korean mobile carriers have advanced Galaxy S5 launchWith South Korean regulators having slapped a sales suspension on SK Telecom Co Ltd, KT Corp and LG UPlus Corp, the three national mobile carriers have tried to mitigate the blow from the ban by advancing the launch of Samsung's new flagship handset - the Galaxy S5 smartphone - to Thursday.

LG withdrawing low-cost China smartphones to focus on premium models

LGIn an evident attempt to revive its profit by focusing on premium smartphone models which run on high-speed fourth-generation (4G) networks, South Korean device maker LG is pulling its range of low-cost handsets in China.

Kinect-based system being used to monitor border between South and North Korea

Kinect-based system being used to monitor border between South and North Korea According to a Kotaku translation of a report from South Korean newspaper Hankooki, Microsoft's Kinect motion- and voice-detecting sensor is being used to monitor the border between South Korea and North Korea.

South Korea issues new rules to prevent telecoms from selling devices with uninstallable ‘bloatware’

South Korea issues new rules to prevent telecoms from selling devices with uninstallable ‘bloatware’In a move which will unfold a somewhat different experience for smartphone buyers in South Korea later this year, new regulations have been issued by the country's Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, to prevent telecom firms from selling devices which have uninstallable 'bloatware', or unwanted apps.

SK Telecom to roll out 300 Mbps LTE-Advanced network later this year

SK Telecom to roll out 300 Mbps LTE-Advanced network later this yearIn a Monday announcement, South Korean wireless carrier SK Telecom has revealed that it has plans underway to roll out its blazing fast 300 Mbps LTE-Advanced network towards the later part of 2014.  The company has named the ultra-fast mobile internet service as the `3Band LTE-A.'

Tiny Gold Acupuncture Needles Found in South Korean Woman’s Knees

Tiny Gold Acupuncture Needles Found in South Korean Woman’s KneesIt was quite shocking for doctors when they found tiny gold acupuncture needles in 65-year-old woman’s knee. The South Korean woman complained of severe joint pain and when X-ray was carried out gold acupuncture needles showed in her knees.

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