Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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South Korean President’s annual salary set at $202,815

Seoul: The annual salary of South Korean President Moon Jae-in for 2022 was set at 240.6 million won ($202,815) as the Cabinet approved the...

‘Squid Game’ star Jung Ho-yeon has highest followers

'Squid Game' star Jung Ho-yeon is now the South Korean actress with the highest number of Instagram followers. Jung has garnered significant international recognition following...

South Korea’s 5G user base reaches 16 million

As of the end of May, 5G subscriptions stood at 15.84 million, accounting for 22 percent of the total 71.45 million mobile subscriptions in the country, according to the data from the Ministry of Science and ICT.

Watch: Boston Dynamics’ robots groove to BTS tunes 

The company also released another video showing BTS themselves sharing the dance floor with the robotic Spot dogs.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 might get body composition monitor

The sensor gauges the wearer's body composition, including the proportion of body fat to muscle.

Hyundai Motor chief tests self-driving EV during US visit

Chung tested a self-driving Ioniq 5 electric vehicle during his visit to Motional's Boston headquarters and discussed ways to expand the partnership with its senior executives, Hyundai Motor said.

Samsung develops smallest mobile image sensor for 50MP cameras

The new mobile sensor named Samsung ISOCELL JN1 use pixel technology advancements to reduce chip size while enhancing light sensitivity and phase detection capabilities.

LG Electronics unveils mobile app for pedestrian safety

The Soft V2X, with V2X standing for "vehicle to everything," is LG's smartphone solution for pedestrian protection.

Samsung develops 8nm RF chip process technology

Samsung said its 8nm foundry will deliver 5G single-chip RF solutions supporting sub-6-gigahertz to millimeter wave spectrum.

Samsung introduces new Galaxy Book Go laptops

The Galaxy Book Go and the Galaxy Book Go 5G will be the latest additions to Samsung's notebook portfolio powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon compute platforms.

Apple to offer trade-in for LG smartphone users in S Korea

Apple's smartphone exchange scheme with local mobile carriers will pay the trade-in value of a mobile device and an additional $135 to those who replace their LG smartphones with iPhones

Samsung expands smart monitor lineup with enhanced features

Samsung said its latest Smart Monitor, powered by the Tizen operating system, includes a 43-inch M7 model supporting ultra-high definition resolution. The company previously introduced a 32-inch M7 last November.

SK Innovation, Ford to form $5.3B EV battery venture in US

The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding on the joint venture, called BlueOvalSK, to build a battery factory with 60 gigwatt hours (GWh) of production in the US by the mid-2020s.

SK Innovation, Ford to launch EV battery joint venture in US

The two companies plan to announce a memorandum of understanding on the joint venture later in the day, as South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets with U.S. President Joe Biden in Washington

Hyundai Motor’s EV plan at risk of losing impetus

Hyundai Motor has received about 43,000 preorders for the Ioniq 5 since Feb. 25 but just 114 units were delivered in the first month of its domestic launch in April, according to industry data.

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