Lee Jae-yong, Samsung’s chief, will face a trial in South Korea for bribery and embezzlement. The 48-year old Lee was charged, on Tuesday, for being involved in a huge corruption scandal, which also led to the impeachment of the President.
Lee’s trial has been set for March 9th, which is much sooner than it was expected. Lee has been accused of bribing companies and firms that are associated with the South Korean President, Park Geun-hye, who is also currently under investigation. Officials, who were probing a massive presidential scandal, have found that Lee paid 37 -49 million dollars to an organization run by Choi Soon-sil, who is a confidant of the President. [...]
Apple and Samsung have been ordered to stop selling some smartphones and tablet computers in South Korea and pay damages after a court ruled they each infringed the other’s patents.
The South Korean court said that Apple had infringed two of Samsung’s wireless patents, while Samsung had infringed on a fruity firm patent related to a “bounce-back” touchscreen feature, Bloomberg, the Financial Times and others reported.
The court also awarded damages to both sides, but only enough to cause a momentary fumble in their pockets. Apple [...]
Sales of Apple iPhone 4S are reportedly very low in South Korea and wireless customers are reportedly disappointed with the phone’s poor performance. The Korea Times reports that the movement of the iDevice is slow due to problems with the phone’s battery life and the lack of support for 4G LTE.
Except for the ‘Siri’ function, I didn’t find any wow factors about the iPhone 4S and that’s why I decided to buy Samsung’s LTE smartphone, Also Siri doesn’t support Korean language and that means the iPhone 4S is technically the same as the iPhone 4. Why should I pay more to buy the same thing? It’s nonsense to purchase the 4S just to show my personal tribute to the late Apple [...]
South Korea is aiming hard and fast to become the leader in Robotics. The country is also the first to test out robot prototypes for use in security installations. Nothing close to the terminator movies and more like Wall-E these robots will be used for basic security details and will be equipped with tactical advantages against prisoners.
Unlike CCTV that just monitors cells through screens, the robots are programmed to analyze various activities of those in prison and identify abnormal behavior
-Prof. Lee Baik-chul of Kyonggi University
The robots can also work as a communication channel when inmates [...]
Apple inc. has filed a suit for the second time, against Samsung for copying the iPhone’s design. The suit claims that the Samsung Galaxy S copies the third-generation iPhone.
“It is no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging,” an Apple spokesperson said regarding case
The suing war started back in April when Apple sued Samsung claiming it copied “Apple’s technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products.” Samsung responded just one week later by filing countersuits.
The interesting aspect behind all [...]
Maeli Business Newspaper reports “a high-ranking” company official has disclosed that Samsung plans to release a 2 Ghz phone latest by next year. But, remember that 2 Ghz is a total of 2 x 2Ghz cores not 1Ghz cores. According to the report Samsung also plans to sell the chips to other manufacturers, so that you can enjoy boosted performance in your favorite brand.
Looks like Lg is officially the first to drop its Tegra 2 powered, Full HD video recording capable, dual core Mobile Phone. Yep its official LG is shipping the LG Optimus 2X in Korea, The first phone in the world to have a dual core processor which is available now. They will also have the white version in February, hopefully!
Via : Engadget
Source IT Today (KR)