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Samsung introduces a standard for IoT

Source | 2015/05/23 | | Permalink

Samsung Electronics' Artik is the size of a Kisses chocolate. Provided by company

Bracing for the Internet of Things era, in which almost everything will be connected via the Internet, Samsung Electronics has launched a trio of hardware development packages to make it easier for startups and tech enthusiasts to build connected gadgets and wearables.

Samsung Electronics rolled out a platform called Artik at the Internet of Things World conference in San Francisco last week aimed at providing companies with the sensors, processors and tools needed to make Internet-connected devices...More

Opera on heroic royal to celebrate liberation

Source | 2015/05/23 | | Permalink

Baritone Woo Ju-ho will play lead character King Jumong in the opera of the same name. Provided by the Korean National Opera

To mark the 70th anniversary of Korea's independence from Japan this year, the opera "King Jumong", based on the heroic life story of the Goguryeo Kingdom's founder King Jumong, will be staged on June 6 and 7.

The Korea National Opera show first premiered in 2002 under a different name. However, with tweaks and enhancements, it has been adapted to appeal to a larger audience, with the aim of taking it abroad....More

LG Uplus showcases home IoT platform in Seoul

Source | 2015/05/23 | | Permalink

LG Uplus held a demonstration of "Home Internet of Things (IoT)" services at its new HQ "New Life Experience Room" in Seoul on Sunday. The local telecommunications company unveiled six new home IoT services, which will be launched in the latter half of this year...More

Mini Buddhist statuette retains an air of mystery

Source | 2015/05/23 | | Permalink

This tiny statuette is one of the two gold Buddha images - the other being the standing Buddha designated as National Treasure No. 80 - discovered at a Buddhist shrine excavated from the Three-Story Stone Pagoda at Hwangbok Temple site in Gyeongju (National Treasure No. 37) when it was demolished and rebuilt in 1934.

According to an inscription engraved at the site, a gold Amitabha statuette was put in it in 706, leading some historians to believe that this is that Amitabha...More

Chunhyang festival champions women

Source | 2015/05/23 | | Permalink

Left: One of the highlights at this year's Chunhyang Festival is the new stage with the scenic Gwanghallu Pavilion as its backdrop. Top right: As usual, a beauty pageant to find the year's Miss Chunhyang will take place. Bottom right: There will also be a gugak (traditional music) competition, as has been the custom for many years. Provided by the organizer

Most traditional ancestral rituals in Korea revolve around men.

But there are two notable ceremonies that are exclusively for women...More

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