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Sci-Fi-like displays are now real

Source | 2014/07/20 | | Permalink

Models show LG Display's transparent OLED. The OLED display is more advanced than existing ones. Provided by the company

Despite sluggishness in the global display market, Samsung and LG are aiming to maintain their leadership in displays by coming up with next generation products like the ones that wowed audiences in sci-fi flicks such as 2002's "Minority Report".

LG Display showed off some of its latest products Thursday, including a display that can be rolled up like a piece of paper and a transparent display that looks just like a window until it's turned on...More

Fathers shopping more for babies

Source | 2014/07/20 | | Permalink

Oh  Jin-woo, a 30-year-old office worker, carries two bags when he heads off to work in the morning from his home in Seongdong District, eastern Seoul. One of the bags is a briefcase full of office documents and the other is a bag of items for his 28-month-old son.

On his way to work, Oh drops his son off at day care and before leaving the house, he has to make sure the nursery bag contains spare clothes, some snacks and a book...More

Shopping haven: Dongdaemun district

Source | 2014/07/20 | | Permalink

The tide of popularity of Korean soap operas is sweeping into shopping forays. There is a constant inflow of foreign visitors to Korea who are eager to purchase "Korean-made" goods, rather than simply sitting and watching a flood of cultural content come into their home territories.

According to the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), the number of Chinese visitors to Korea has surpassed 2.9 million as of May this year alone...More

[HanCinema's Actor Spotlight] Jang Young-nam

2014/07/19 | | Permalink


Some actors just have looks or a style of appearance and carrying themselves that are not typically associated with star qualities. Getting a breakthrough role depends a lot on image, but also choices. Jang Young-nam is an actress who might not have the preferred image of a star, but who has chosen her roles wisely, focusing on interesting characters that offer her material to work with as an actress, rather than an image.

Jang made her start as a stage actress in 1995 and has worked in productions since then. Having done both her drama and movie debuts in the early 2000s, she has had a prolific career in all three industries as well as time to adjust and find her strengths in all of them. Much like many secondary actors, her choices in cinema and drama have given her the opportunity to try different genres and interesting characters, building her skills and prestige...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "You're Surrounded"

2014/07/19 | | Permalink

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Mixing of genres and giving a series its own style and identity are not easy things in the Korean drama industry. With certain elements being the definitive crowd pleasing ones, creators are often called to place all of their eggs in essentially the romance and melodrama basket. This is where a lot of series lose their way, by changing too much of what the work was supposed to be, what it began as and what it promised audiences. Despite these frequent failures, some creators manage to maintain the soul of their work while still offering rating boosters. 'You're Surrounded' is one of those works...More

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