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South Korean bus prototypes use road to recharge

Vehicles with sensor-driven magnetic devices on their underside suck up energy as they travel over the strips embedded just under the road surface.

By March 9, 2010


Robot as second language? Korean kids learning it

After ongoing trials, South Korea will spend approximately $45 million for an "R-Learning" program that places English-speaking robotic teaching assistants in preschools and kindergartens.

By February 23, 2010


Korean housemaid robot does laundry

Korean scientists introduce Mahru-Z, a human-like autonomous robot that can perform house chores such as laundry.

By January 20, 2010


YouTube's legal end-run irks Korean officials

Google has provoked the wrath of government officials through its resistance to a law prohibiting anonymous YouTube uploads and comments.

By April 17, 2009


Korea cuts off kids' online gaming at midnight

The Korean government decides to shut off online games for a six-hour period at night for underage gamers in an attempt to address the problem of gaming addiction.

By April 12, 2010


Olympic notebook: Microsoft exec avoids the penalty box

Microsoft executive Kirill Tatarinov got caught watching a hockey game during an important team meeting. Luckily for him, his boss is an even bigger hockey fan.

By February 26, 2010


Olympic notebook: Photo finishes from Vancouver

Omega's high-end digital camera provides a unique look at some of the closest calls of the Winter Games. Meanwhile, geek bobsledder Steven Holcomb sets his eyes on the four-man after missing the podium in two-man event.

By February 22, 2010


Latest iPhone stylus trend: Sausages

In winter, many iPhone users don't want to take off their gloves to tap on their screens. In South Korea, consumers have come up with an ingenious solution: sausages. Yes, sausages.

By February 11, 2010


Mobile World Congress 2010: What to expect

Mobile World Congress 2010 promises to showcase some huge announcements from the major players in the mobile industry. Take a look at what we expect to see while in Barcelona this year.

By January 31, 2010


South Korea gets first Android phone, the MotoRoi

Like the Motorola Milestone launched in Europe, this handset has a 3.7-inch WVGA capacitive touch screen that supports multitouch. A big difference is the absence of a physical keypad.

By January 19, 2010