Legal Shackles on Sharing Economy in Korea
Global leaders in the sharing economy business such as Uber for vehicles and Airbnb for accommodations are being held back in the Korean market. They have been ruled to be illegal or limited by regulations, constricting the growth of these businesses in Korea. Meanwhile, they continue to expand globally, under varying degrees of regulation and legal recognition across governments. We take a look at global trends and discuss the validity of the regulations in Korea.
World's First Humanoid Robot with Fingers
A Korean team of researchers have developed the world's first humanoid upper body robot capable of using its two hands to assemble machinery. Prior to this, robot hands had been closer to pincers or claws that could hold objects but not perform more sophisticated manipulations. This team developed its own technology to reproduce the movements of the human hand in mechanical hands. It comes with lowered costs and high precision to revolutionize the humanoid robot market.
iSpeaker Light: Versatile Docking Station for Smart Devices
A local startup has developed a multi-purpose charging dock for smart devices that doubles as a desk lamp and triples as a Bluetooth speaker. The Bluetooth technology works within a wireless range of 100 meters, and the device features low power consumption. When the design for the dock was first released, it was met with great responses from overseas, but the designer had to face a lot of challenges in product development and funding. Learn how iSpeaker Light finally came to life.
Do USB Flash Drives Have a Lifespan?
A USB flash drive is the most common type of storage device that offers mobile storage for large volumes of data ranging from music and movie files to corporate documents. But how long can the medium last? Can it wear out after repeated use? We find out if USB flash drives have a lifespan.