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Today's Photo: October 25, 2014 [1]

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Girls take a picture in the Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul on Friday...More

LG launches handset with proprietary AP

Source | 2014/10/25 | | Permalink

LG Electronics launched on Friday its new smart phone LG G3 Screen, which has the company`s first proprietary developed application processor NUCLUN. The AP is a chip that serves as the brain of a smart phone. Until now, LG Electronics had produced its handsets using chips developed by Qualcomm, the worlds largest AP manufacturer. The LG G3 Screen is the first to contain an AP developed by LG Electronics. It is the third globally following Apple and Samsung to launch smart phones with its proprietary AP mounted...More

Struggles of girl groups point to crises in K-pop

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Psy moved K-pop into a higher gear, galloping across the world with the hit song "Gangnam Style", while boy bands continued to make headlines by holding worldwide concerts and attracting massive audiences.

But it was the K-pop girl groups that first began to perform consistently overseas, starting in nearby nations such as Japan or China before spreading their wings further to countries like the United States.

Wonder Girls, of JYP Entertainment, strategically entered the U.S. market in 2009 as an opening act for The Jonas Brothers' World Tour before becoming the first K-pop group to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart...More


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Lotte Card Art Center, Art Hall

Tomorrow to Nov. 2: Considered one of the most successful indie bands in Korea, Chang Kiha and the Faces recently released their third full-length album. To celebrate this event, the band will be on tour until November...More

Scholars' Village gives a Confucian education

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An aerial view of the Scholars' Village, also known as Seonbichon, in Yeongju, North Gyeongsang. Provided by the Korea Tourism Organization

YEONGJU, North Gyeongsang - To learn about how traditional Korean seonbi, or scholars, attempted to live by Confucian teachings, visit Yeongju.

The city houses Sosu Seowon, the country's first Confucian academy, which specializes in recreating the everyday lives of historical scholars...More

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