What the Hell Happened to the Cryptocurrency This Week?!

Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt. These three words are the bane of Bitcoiners’ existence. Cryptocurrency enthusiasts use the acronym FUD to describe any negativity that might be swirling around the market that causes prices to drop. And the FUD was strong this week, when the whole cryptocurrency ecosphere got screwed. Read More >>

Report: Uber CEO’s Group Trip to Escort Bar Made Female Employee ‘Feel Horrible’

Allegations of sexual harassment, among other issues within Uber, have been particularly persistent since the beginning of this year. A new report paints Uber’s toxic culture as a problem that goes all the way to the top. Read More >>

Seeing People Climb a 555-Metre-Tall Skyscraper is Just Madness

When you see these climbers reach the top of Lotte World Tower, a half-kilometre-tall tower that’s the tallest building in South Korea and taller than One World Trade Center in New York, there’s an ever so brief moment of peace. Wow, things look great from up here! And then it’s back to the stressfulness of watching someone do something as insane as climbing a skyscraper. Read More >>

How Nuke-Sniffing Air Force Planes are Hunting for North Korea’s H-Bomb

North Korea claimed to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb this week, triggering a mini, human-made earthquake near the test site and causing the UN Security Council to call an emergency meeting. Read More >>

LG G Flex 2: The Curved Smartphone That Made Me a Believer

Curved. Adjective: A sure indicator that a phone is designed around a gimmick. Sample sentence: "Hey, I bought a curved phone yesterday," said the dumb gadget enthusiast. At least, that's how it's been for the past couple years. LG's new G Flex 2 redefines the word. Read More >>

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Korea’s Black Panther Battle Tank Shoots Parachute Bombs

When your neighbours are Kim Jung-Un-level crazy, you'd better make sure your defences are bigger and badder than anything they can throw at you. Or at least just as crazy, like the K2 Black Panther's parachute munitions. Read More >>

Two LG Factory Workers Die in Nitrogen Leak

Two workers have died and four injured during a nitrogen leak at an LG Display factory in the South Korean city of Paju, accoriding to reports in The Korea Herald. Read More >>

Eight Images of Hyper-Modern South Korea Compared With its Past

Korea has undergone rapid change over the last century, with Seoul metamorphosing from the first East Asian city to light its royal palace with electricity to arguably the most modern city in the world. Photographer Sungseok Ahn captured change by setting up a screen and projecting the old on top of the new. Read More >>

Samsung Factory Carbon Dioxide Leak Kills Worker

A carbon dioxide leak in a Samsung plant in southern Seoul has killed one of its workers, according to Korean news agency Yonhap News. Read More >>

Korean Cinema Chain Now Showing Extra-Wide 270-Degree Films

A South Korean cinema chain is about to start screening films on three walls, thanks to a 270-degree display technology known as Screen X. Film makers have to support it, though, by recording their movies with three cameras, and only one film, a 30-minute thriller known as The X, uses the format right now. So LG and Samsung won't be battling to bring it to the home for a while. [The Verge] Read More >>

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Scientists Create Robot Intent on Jellyfish Destruction

A team of scientists from Korea have invented something that every eight-year-old kid would surely love to have on his Christmas list -- a Jellyfish shredding robot that obliterates nearly a tonne of the slippery stingers per hour. Read More >>

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Is Getting Even Faster for Lucky Koreans

Samsung's boss has announced plans to launch a new, faster Galaxy S4 in South Korea, which uses LTE-Advanced 4G connectivity to potentially double data download speeds. The updated S4, which uses a Qualcomm processor, should go on sale this month. There. But not here. The phone's already popped up on benchmarking sites, showing it running the high-end quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. [Reuters] Read More >>

Samsung Offices Raided By Police Over Alleged LG Technology Theft

Police have raided one of Samsung's offices in Asan, South Korea, after being tipped off about the possible theft of OLED TV technology from rivals LG. Read More >>