How to prepare and eat live octopus without choking to death

The first time I saw someone eating a live octopus was in the movie Old Boy and I thought it was just a far too gross scene made up by its creators. But later I learnt it's an actual Korean dish, a rather dangerous one because if you don't prepare it properly, the tentacles can stick to your throat and kill you. » 12/11/14 10:18pm 12/11/14 10:18pm

Samsung May Buy HP's PC Business Says Digitimes

Samsung has reportedly talked to manufacturers like Quanta Computers and Pegatron about outsourcing notebook orders. The Korean company is supposedly eyeing HP's PC business and needs outside manufacturing help. It's an interesting proposition; maybe it'll move beyond a rumor. [Digitimes] » 8/23/11 12:37am 8/23/11 12:37am

Is This a MultiTool or a Christmas Decoration?

So you're living in a trendy studio apartment and you keep your sweaters under the sink and your bed rolls up into your oven. But what about your tools? You could just leave them on your coffee table, disguised as a Christmas cookie. » 6/22/11 2:00pm 6/22/11 2:00pm

Visitors Will Almost Ignore the Fact You Have an iPod Plugged Into This…

It's a beauty, isn't it? From the loins of Korean architect Shi-hyung Jeon, the Horn iPod dock has been inspired by traditional Korean dress. If you squint, it almost looks like two sleeves enveloping the central dock. » 3/18/11 10:40am 3/18/11 10:40am

South Koreans Discover 'True Blue' Material for Better OLED Screens

OLED screens are pretty awesome all around, but they have more than a few Achilles Heels to overcome before they're accepted into the mainstream. That said, one of the hurdles has allegedly fallen this weekend, thanks to new research out of South Korea. According to the AP, South Korean scientists have developed an… » 11/23/08 7:00pm 11/23/08 7:00pm

Low-End Korean GPS is Basically High-End 7-Inch Screen PMP, for $190

The normally navigation-focused guys over at Navigadget » 8/15/08 9:40am 8/15/08 9:40am have spotted something interesting: The "low end" Easycar U7 GPS system heading for Korean drivers at the moment is basically a pretty high-end media player with a 7-inch touchscreen. As well as helping you navigate, the 0.75-inch deep gizmo plays audio and video…

Coway's Daan Air Purifier Freshens a Room While Freshening a Room

These Daan air purifiers from Coway are some of the best looking air purifiers we've ever seen. The ones we've had are like Danny Trejo: workmanlike in its ability to get the job done, but very very ugly. The Daans are the opposite of ugly, and can cover a 161 sq. ft. room with a single unit, or more if you stack a… » 8/07/08 5:20pm 8/07/08 5:20pm

Emotion Mask Brings Kekekekeke To Life

This "Mask of Emotion" was made at the Hongik University in Korea, which explains why their emoticons are very Asian, as opposed to the more :'( style us westerners use. It's supposed to be hide your personal emotion while displaying whatever one you choose, which is limited to happy, kinda happy, very happy, sad,… » 6/06/08 5:30pm 6/06/08 5:30pm

Hardbox External Hard Drive Hides Your Illiteracy With a Book Called…

This Hardbox enclosure from Korean company Sarotech looks even more book-like than the Western Digital MyBook drives that have been around for a few years. There are two status indicator lights on the front, behind which sits 3.5-inch SATA drives that connect to your PC via USB. It's great for hiding the fact that you… » 5/12/08 6:10pm 5/12/08 6:10pm

Cellink T USB Thumb Drive Stores, Links

Here's a weird USB thumb drive called Cellink T from Korea's Human C&C which looks like a normal thumb drive at first, but flips out into a two-pronged cellphone connector. One of the ports still goes into your computer's USB drive, naturally, while the other slides into a cellphone (Korean, naturally) in order to… » 3/25/08 12:30pm 3/25/08 12:30pm

iRiver M10 and D5 Players Bring Glossy Black Back in Fashion

Set to be revealed at SEK in Korea, the iRiver M10 and D5 both have a glossy black look found in other players like the iRiver Clix 2 (but not in the MPlayer). The M10 will be a navigation-centric device, with a gigantic knob on the right and a DMB tuner, which probably means it's going to stay put in Korean waters… » 6/14/07 2:30pm 6/14/07 2:30pm

All LG Prada Phones Get Free Insurance

Is the gigantic price tag on the LG Prada not enough to convince users that it's a "high end luxury phone"? Then how about free insurance if the phone breaks, even if it's due to the owner's stupidity? » 6/04/07 4:55pm 6/04/07 4:55pm

Vista Not Quite Working With Some MP3 Players

Apparently iTunes and Vista aren't the only things not playing well together. Several Korean manufacturers have issued statements that a few of their players aren't quite working with Microsoft's new operating system. » 2/05/07 7:30pm 2/05/07 7:30pm

Busty Racing Girl Mousepad

Why mouse on anime boobs when you can use real girl's boobs? Five different versions available, all with Korean racing girls. And no, we still don't know where you can buy them. » 8/14/06 4:45pm 8/14/06 4:45pm

The Vega Revealed: A UMPC-Like Device That Runs Windows XP

That mystery Korean UMPC we showed you a few weeks back has just been de-mystified. It's called the Vega, and runs the full-blown Windows XP Operating System on it. Best yet, it costs about 700,000 Won ($700). » 8/06/06 3:11pm 8/06/06 3:11pm