This afternoon, the WSJ is reporting that Apple's iPhone 5 will indeed support LTE. There's additional good news for frequent travelers: it will support more LTE bands for global coverage throughout the United States, Europe, and Asian markets. Currently, Apple offers two flavors of LTE for the third generation iPad, which also runs on both Verizon and AT&T networks.
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Samsung may be developing phones that run so fast, they'll leave today's most cutting-edge dual-core phones in the dust. The company apparently has dual-core 2GHz smartphones in the works, which would theoretically be capable of 4GHz speeds, says Korea's Maeli Business Newspaper.
"We are planning to release a 2GHz dual-core CPU-equipped smartphone by next year," the paper reports a "high-ranking official" from Samsung said. "This product will have the data processing capacities of a regular PC."
The report comes as dual-core 1GHz phones such as the Motorola Atrix and LG Optimus 2X, which was the world's first dual-core phone, are just beginning to become available. A phone running with two 2GHz chips would technically be capable of running at speeds up to 4GHz, though real-world tests almost never match specs.
As if video games didn't get a bad enough rep, now prepare to add more fuel to that fire as a 15 year old from Seoul, South Korea strangled his own mother to death on Monday after she scolded him for playing online computer games. After the strangling, the boy then hung himself. The murder suicide took place in the southeastern port city of Busan.
The regularity of their fights and the extent of them up until this point is unknown, as is the video game the teen was playing. Though, his younger sister claims that he had been involved in playing "violent" video games for the past two to three years.
Whether or not video games actually played a part in this horrible act of violence is up in the air. However, South Korea is among the world's most technologically wired, seeing 90 percent of homes having broadband internet access. Furthermore, South Korea estimates that the country has around 2 million people that are Internet addicts.
Regardless the reason, this serves as a sorrowful reminder of the cruelty of humanity, and our heart goes out to those affected.
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For years people have saved their pets through taxidermy, including Roy Rogers, who had Trigger and Bullet stuffed and placed in his museum. Now, thanks to a So. Korean company, you can have your pup forever immortalized by cloning. RNL Bio will gratefully accept your $150,000 and claims that there is a 25% possibility of success. Seoul National University will be performing the actual procedure and although RNL prefers creating guard dogs, they won’t turn down a beloved pet. While this is a nice idea if you adored your dog, you might want to double think the idea if he/she was hesitant to become housebroken when a puppy.
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South Korea has decided that Cyberspace Addiction is a definite problem and has created the Jump Up Internet Rescue School to fix it. Students must go through military type obstacle courses, counseling sessions, and workshops to teach pottery and drumming to get away from those keyboards to break “bad” habits. The government has come up with an actual checklist based on the K-Scale (for Korea) and claims that about 2.4 million people under 18 are close to becoming addicts there. We are thinking that instead of trying to cure them, they might just take those same users and find out how they can help their country with their obvious technological skills.
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South Korean Sim Jae-Duck is the head of the World Toilet Association. In order to raise funds for over 2.6 billion worlwide who have no bathroom facilities, he is building a 1.6 million dollar house about 24 miles south of Seoul. Named Haewoojae, the 4,508 square foot cement and glass building contains two bedrooms, two guest rooms, and three deluxe toilets, of course. The house’s grand opening will be November 11, and if you would like to book it for a day, it will cost you $50,000. That will buy a lot of toilets, and sufficient TP to go with it.
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South Korea’s latest D-click input-based portable media device is tinier than ever. The iriver S10 has 2GB of flash storage for MP3, ASF, Ogg Vorbis, and WMA playback. Its OLED display is a mere 1.5” at a resolution of 128 x 96 pixels. With dimensions of 42 x 30 x 10.8mm and a weight of just 17.5g, maybe you can even hide it from the boss.
- Interface Type: USB 2.0
- Rated battery (audio) life: 8 hours
- Picture format: BMP
- Compatibility: PC
- FM radio/recording: Yes
- Voice recording: Yes
- FM recording: Yes
Not much else is known about the little critter, but we will keep you posted on its whereabouts, if we can find it.
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