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Netflix to pump in $500mn for Korean content this year

28 Feb 2021

Netflix to pump in $500mn for Korean content this year

Netflix is steadily spreading its branches.

South Korea leads in innovation, India ranks 50th

03 Feb 2021

South Korea leads in innovation, India ranks 50th

According to the latest Bloomberg Innovation Index, South Korea is the most innovative nation, marking the country's return to the top after losing out to Germany last year. The European nation has slipped to the fourth place.

Death of 16-month-old, abused by adoptive parents, angers South Korea

21 Jan 2021

Death of 16-month-old, abused by adoptive parents, angers South Korea

Last week, a South Korean woman went on trial on the charges of murder and child abuse in Seoul following the death of her 16-month-old adopted daughter.

Samsung releases One UI 3.1 update for Tab S7 series

21 Jan 2021

Samsung releases One UI 3.1 update for Tab S7 series

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ users have started receiving the latest Android 11-based One UI 3.1 update in South Korea.

UK PM invites Modi for G7; to visit India

17 Jan 2021

UK PM invites Modi for G7; to visit India

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has invited Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to attend the G7 summit in Cornwall.

Facebook, WhatsApp, TikTok among most popular apps of 2020

14 Jan 2021

Facebook, WhatsApp, TikTok among most popular apps of 2020

The market of mobile apps continued to grow in 2020 in spite (or rather because) of the pandemic.

Despite pandemic, over two million Mercedes-Benz cars sold in 2020

10 Jan 2021

Despite pandemic, over two million Mercedes-Benz cars sold in 2020

In a proud moment for Mercedes-Benz, the company sold over two million cars for the fifth consecutive year in 2020, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

South Korea's population declines for the first time ever

04 Jan 2021

South Korea's population declines for the first time ever

South Korea's population has dipped for the first time in its history as the Asian country recorded more deaths than births in 2020.

LG incorporates Mini LED technology in its 2021 TV line-up

03 Jan 2021

LG incorporates Mini LED technology in its 2021 TV line-up

LG might be the king of OLED TVs, but LCDs are still the bread-and-butter for the television segment of the Korean electronics giant. The company has revealed details of its Mini LED-enhanced LCD television line-up for 2021.

Best FIFA Football Awards 2020: A look at the winners

18 Dec 2020

Best FIFA Football Awards 2020: A look at the winners

Bayern Munich ace Robert Lewandowski won the best men's player at the Best FIFA Football Awards in Zurich.

BTS members can join military late, South Korea passes law

06 Dec 2020

BTS members can join military late, South Korea passes law

BTS, the Korean pop sensation, has been given a satisfying respite.

ZTE Axon 20 5G, with under-display camera, launched globally

04 Dec 2020

ZTE Axon 20 5G, with under-display camera, launched globally

ZTE has launched its Axon 20 5G model in the global markets. The handset was introduced in China in September as the world's first commercial smartphone with an under-display camera.

Samsung resumes release of One UI 3.0 beta for Fold2

30 Nov 2020

Samsung resumes release of One UI 3.0 beta for Fold2

Samsung has resumed the roll out of Android 11-based One UI 3.0 beta update for the Galaxy Z Fold2. The firmware was released earlier this month but it was quickly suspended after a bug was discovered that prevented users from unlocking their phones.

2021 Kia Carnival's first look: New design and more features

30 Nov 2020

2021 Kia Carnival's first look: New design and more features

South Korean automaker Kia Motors unveiled the new-generation Carnival earlier this year, taking on rivals like Toyota Vellfire and Mercedes-Benz V-Class in the growing segment of luxury Multi-Purpose Vehicles (MPVs).

Conan O'Brien to end his decades-long TV career

19 Nov 2020

Conan O'Brien to end his decades-long TV career

Popular talk show host Conan O'Brien is making a landmark shift from TV as he concludes his namesake show Conan next year.

Twitter Fleets launched globally; Audio Spaces coming to select users

18 Nov 2020

Twitter Fleets launched globally; Audio Spaces coming to select users

Twitter has launched a new feature called 'Fleets' worldwide, after initially testing it in India, Brazil, Italy, and South Korea.

BTS wins big at the MTV European Music Awards

09 Nov 2020

BTS wins big at the MTV European Music Awards

At this year's MTV European Music Awards (EMAs), BTS once again emerged as the big winner, taking home the prizes for best song and best group.

LG Q52, with MediaTek Helio P35 chipset, launched

26 Oct 2020

LG Q52, with MediaTek Helio P35 chipset, launched

As the latest addition to its portfolio of smartphones, LG has launched the Q52 model in South Korea. It comes as a successor to the LG Q51 that was unveiled earlier this year.

LG Wing to be launched in India on October 28

23 Oct 2020

LG Wing to be launched in India on October 28

LG is all set to launch its Wing smartphone in India on October 28, the company has confirmed through an invite.

LG Velvet might be launched in India in October

30 Sep 2020

LG Velvet might be launched in India in October

LG's premium mid-range smartphone, the Velvet, which was announced in global markets in June, might be launched in India in October.

Here's how much LG's dual-screen Wing flagship phone will cost

23 Sep 2020

Here's how much LG's dual-screen Wing flagship phone will cost

LG has finally announced the price of its premium smartphone, the LG Wing. The novel, dual-screen handset will carry a price-tag of KRW 10,98,900 (roughly Rs. 69,100) in South Korea and go on sale starting early October.

In a first, Railways to levy "user-charge" to redevelop stations

18 Sep 2020

In a first, Railways to levy "user-charge" to redevelop stations

To provide passengers with better facilities, the Indian Railways will, for the first time since its inception, charge a nominal user charge from them for crowded stations and the redeveloped ones, Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said on Thursday.

Donald Trump nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize: Here's why

09 Sep 2020

Donald Trump nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize: Here's why

United States President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for brokering a deal between adversaries Israel and UAE, reports said on Wednesday.

PUBG Corporation breaks ties with Tencent Games in India

08 Sep 2020

PUBG Corporation breaks ties with Tencent Games in India

PUBG Corporation, the original developer of PUBG, has announced the decision to break association with China's Tencent Games in India.

International passenger flights to remain suspended till September 30

31 Aug 2020

International passenger flights to remain suspended till September 30

As many expected, India is extending the ban on international passenger flights.

Korea: 'Tenet' fares well, but coronavirus forces theaters to close

26 Aug 2020

Korea: 'Tenet' fares well, but coronavirus forces theaters to close

Christopher Nolan's highly-anticipated film Tenet has had a glorious first two days in South Korea.

North Korea's Kim Jong-un in coma, sister to take control

24 Aug 2020

North Korea's Kim Jong-un in coma, sister to take control

North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un has slipped into a coma and his sister Kim Yo-jong will become the de-facto ruler, multiple reports said.

India plans bilateral 'air bubbles' with 5 neighboring countries

18 Aug 2020

India plans bilateral 'air bubbles' with 5 neighboring countries

India has proposed to establish bilateral air bubble arrangements with five of its neighbors, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Tuesday. Notably, Pakistan is not among the list of neighbors.

US reports 2,000+ COVID deaths in one day

07 Aug 2020

US reports 2,000+ COVID deaths in one day

Reeling under the coronavirus outbreak, the United States touched another grim benchmark on Thursday as over 2,000 people died in 24 hours, for the first time in three months.

LG Velvet, with Dimensity 800 chipset, spotted on Play Console

29 Jul 2020

LG Velvet, with Dimensity 800 chipset, spotted on Play Console

A new variant of the LG Velvet has been spotted on Google Play Console. According to the listing (via 91mobiles), the handset will draw power from a 5G-ready MediaTek Dimensity 800 chipset and pack 6GB of RAM.

Mayor of South Korea's capital kills self after sexual-harassment allegations

10 Jul 2020

Mayor of South Korea's capital kills self after sexual-harassment allegations

Park Won-soon, the mayor of South Korea's capital Seoul, was found dead after a seven-hour long search, authorities said on Friday.

UK also mulling to phase out Huawei's 5G network equipment

05 Jul 2020

UK also mulling to phase out Huawei's 5G network equipment

A few days ago, the US declared Chinese giants Huawei and ZTE "national security threats" and barred its telcos from buying network equipment from them.

Coronavirus, that killed over 500,000, isn't even nearing end: WHO

30 Jun 2020

Coronavirus, that killed over 500,000, isn't even nearing end: WHO

It has wreaked havoc on countries, destroyed economies, stripped thousands of their livelihoods, and pushed millions to poverty, but the coronavirus pandemic is still not nearing its end, WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a briefing on Monday.

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in human trials: Details here

28 Jun 2020

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in human trials: Details here

As the world deals with the novel coronavirus pandemic, China National Biotec Group (CNBG) has announced a major milestone in the effort to develop a vaccine for the deadly respiratory disease.

Samsung Galaxy S20-series gets camera improvements and July security patch

26 Jun 2020

Samsung Galaxy S20-series gets camera improvements and July security patch

Samsung has started rolling out a new update for its flagship Galaxy S20 series of handsets, along with the latest July 2020 Android security patch.

COVID-19: Who will be the first ones to get vaccinated?

26 Jun 2020

COVID-19: Who will be the first ones to get vaccinated?

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc around the world, leaving everyone desperate for a vaccine - a much-needed shot that prevents contraction or at least mitigates the severe impact of the novel coronavirus.

Coronavirus: 5 states to receive first batch of Hetero's COVIFOR

25 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: 5 states to receive first batch of Hetero's COVIFOR

Five states across India will be the first to receive Hetero Healthcare's COVID-19 drug, COVIFOR, the first generic brand of the experimental drug remdesivir.

2021 Kia Carnival's first pictures revealed: Check what's new

24 Jun 2020

2021 Kia Carnival's first pictures revealed: Check what's new

Just ahead of its launch in South Korea, Kia Motors has released the first pictures of the upcoming Carnival, showcasing the exterior design of the fourth-generation MPV.

'Massive' phishing attack likely against Indian individuals, businesses: Government

21 Jun 2020

'Massive' phishing attack likely against Indian individuals, businesses: Government

As the world celebrates International Yoga Day and Father's Day, the cyber-security agency working for the Government of India is raising alarms over a "massive" phishing attack campaign.

Samsung Galaxy S9 series starts receiving One UI 2.1 update

19 Jun 2020

Samsung Galaxy S9 series starts receiving One UI 2.1 update

Samsung Galaxy S9 series has started receiving the Android 10-based One UI 2.1 update along with the June 2020 security patch, several users in South Korea and Germany have confirmed.