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How A Tae Bo Class Shook An Entire Korean Skyscraper

Contemporary architecture is designed to hold up against a lot. Earthquakes. Tsunamis. Fad fitness martial arts. Wait, what? You mean Billy Blanks can shake buildings to their very foundations? That’s… that’s embarrassing.


Buy Groceries At A Virtual Supermarket Inside A Subway Station

I would never do my grocery shopping inside a subway station. The smells? The rats? The slime? Gross. But what about a virtual supermarket where you scan QR codes of items and have it delivered to you by the end of the day?


Apple Calls Samsung A Copycat On Its Home Turf

Riding on their wave of American court success, Apple has filed suit against Samsung yet again for copying the design of iPhone/iPad in their Galaxy series of phones and tablets, but this time in a South Korean court. You know, Samsung’s home base. Crazy. [Reuters]


South Korean Man Operates Dropbox For Abandoned Baby Disposal

Seoul pastor Lee Jong-rak has an unusual operation going on in his house. Caring for disabled kids isn’t anything out abnormal for a religious charity – but having a literal baby dropbox attached to the side of your home is.


This Island Is Actually A Massive Buoy Held In Place By 28 Chains

Eat your heart out, Dubai – the world’s largest floating island has just opened in Seoul, South Korea, where it’ll be joined by several other artificial islands to become an archipelago.


This Is North Korea's Computer For The People

When you think of North Korea, you probably picture images of extreme poverty and a country still in a technological Dark Age. But now North Korea is making three models of state-controlled PCs for its citizens, according to a report from the country’s state-run TV channel. That’s the office model, above.


Yell, Scream And Curse At Your Phone To Charge It

Korean boffins have created a new type of mobile phone battery that responds to the human voice, meaning you get rewarded with juice the more you talk into it. The so-called “sound power” works when the tiny strands of the zinc oxide pressed between two electrodes react to soundwaves, which generate electrical currents and charge the battery.


Samsung Hit With Bomb Threat After Bin Laden Death

After Osama’s death, the US put itself somewhere on “let’s be careful” and “poop your pants” level of heightened alert, bracing itself for retaliatory action. So far, so good – but Samsung, of all targets, was threatened today. By whom?


This Mind-Bending Wave Skyscraper Is Real

When I first saw it I thought this stunning skyscraper in Seoul was so awesome that it had to be an April Fools prank. It’s not. It’s the GT Tower East, a 130m high building that was completed in February 2011.


LG May Sue Samsung Over 'Swear Word' Used To Insult LG's 3DTVs

Do you consider the word “shit” a profanity? LG obviously does. A Korean Samsung rep apparently called LG “stupid shits”, after LG boasted that their 3DTVs are Full HD. As the story goes, the rep went on to add that it was a “lame argument with no theoretical grounds. It’s just unreasonable.”


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