The Wall Street Journal has a fascinating new video about the struggles that many North Koreans go through when they defect to the South. Many of the hurdles are technological. As just one example, when North Koreans first encounter ATMs they sometimes believe that there’s a person inside the machine because the ATM…
On Thursday night, South Korean president Park Geun-Hye was officially ousted from her office after a special Constitutional Court decision upheld her impeachment. For the majority of Koreans, it’s the end of a grueling three-month trial and a longer national scandal. But during the biggest crisis in South Korea’s…
According to Overwatch lore, D.va is a pro gamer who serves and inspires her country. In real life, D.va’s role is starting to mirror her in-game persona, as she becomes a symbol of hope for women in South Korea.
South Korean musician and actor Ji Chang Son made headlines recently for filing a lawsuit against Tesla after his Model X blasted through the wall of his house when he was attempting to park it. That much isn’t in dispute. What is somewhat up in the air is that Son claims the car accelerated on its own, and that it’s…
According to some, newly released South Korean animated feature film Lost in the Moonlight appears very familiar.
North Korea has been laying the groundwork for a massive cyber attack against South Korea, government officials from South Korea told Reuters.
South Korea is getting ready to host the Olympics in 2018. But a new investigation by the Associated Press has revealed that the last time the country hosted the Olympics, in 1988, the country locked up thousands of so-called vagrants and was complicit in their murder and rape.
Researchers have developed a laser that spots illness-inducing bacteria before it makes you sick.
South Korea appears to be taking a “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” approach to the forthcoming machine revolution. On Thursday, president Park Geun-hye announced plans to invest roughly $860 million in the country’s artificial intelligence industry by 2020, largely as a response to the recent shellacking of…
It turns out that Google’s AlphaGo isn’t unstoppable. Yesterday, the AI had won three out of the five matches in its series against Lee Sedol, but today, the computer’s human opponent triumphed.
The Republic of Korea Army is on a constant wartime footing. Its inventory of heavy armor is substantial, with 2,500 tanks and nearly as many tracked fighting vehicles, many of which are of indigenous design. The dramatic footage below shows the 20th Mechanized Infantry Division with hundreds of pieces of armor…
Maybe not! It depends, really. But since this Korean cosplayer has a head full of hair, she needed a bald cap to pull off her One-Punch Man outfit.
Hot Toys makes some of the most realistic collectible figures you can buy. If you’ve ever wondered about its process—or even how to get a job there—watch this video.
You might think you are something else. That your selfie ability is pro level or simply unparalleled. Maybe it is. But can you do this? I’m sure you can if you tried!
Samsung already makes the most smartphones in the world, but now the South Korean company is pushing to make the most semiconductors. Samsung just started constructing its own version of Silicon Valley, starting with $14 billion semiconductor complex larger than 400 football fields.
Here’s some awesome shots from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center showing the intricate puzzle of seaweed farms in South Korea. The fields of seaweed are grown on ropes strung along the southern coast of South Korea around Sisan Island. It makes for a beautiful image when seen from afar.
Lots of Korean food is both healthy and delicious. While delicious, these meals are certainly not healthy. Nor are they recommended for regular consumption!
If you're a person with irrational fears of urban horror stories, stay far far away from this real-life video of two people falling into a sidewalk hole in Seoul, where sinkholes are a mysterious and apparently growing problem in the city thanks in part (maybe?) to super tall skyscrapers. They step off a bus—only to…
Thousands of South Koreans tune in daily to Muk-bang (eating broadcasts): Online live-stream channels where people eats large amounts of food on camera. Those people, called Broadcast Jockeys (BJ's), became real celebrities that could earn up to $9000 a month just by sharing meals with their lonely audience.
Eating alone can be lonely. That's why so many people take meals at their desks, or watching TV. But in South Korea, single eaters are adopting an odd but kinda logical solution to remedy the lonesome eater's blues: People are paying to see other people eat on the Internet.