2017년 11월 12일 일요일

Seoul ranked 21st in Smart City Index 2017 among 500 cities around the world.


Seoul ranked 21st in 'Smart City'index among 500 cities around the world.
"Digitization" is excellent, as smartphone penetration ranks second in the world, but seoul ranked sluggish in "eco-friendly" measurement such as clean energy.

According to the '2017 Smart City Index' announced by EasyPark in Sweden on the 12th, Seoul ranked 21st on average with 7.13 points out of 10.

This index is based on the following criteria: △ transportation (smart parking, car sharing, traffic congestion, public transportation) △ sustainability (clean energy, smart building, (Business ecosystem), digitization (4G LTE, Internet speed, WiFi deployment, smartphone penetration rate), living standard, and expert evaluation.

Seoul was noted for its digitization. In particular, the point for penetration rate of smartphones was 9.91, second only to Luxemburg. In addition, establishment of WiFi ranked 9.74 (3rd place), 4G LTE penetration rate 8.8 (11th), and Internet speed 8.44 (18th).

However, sustainability evaluation criteria such as clean energy (2.69 points), environmental protection (2.04 points), and urban planning (3.24 points) stayed at the bottom of ranks.

In addition to Seoul, Daejeon ranked 63rd with an average of 5.48 points, including two Korean cities in 100th place.

Copenhagen, Denmark, with an average score of 8.25, was ranked first. Copenhagen is investing heavily in the clean energy sector with a goal of 100% carbon neutrality by 2025. It was followed by Singapore (7.83), Sweden (7.82), Zurich (7.75) and Boston (7.7).

Japan ranked seventh with 7.59 points, followed by San Francisco with 7.55 points, Amsterdam with 8th place with 7.54 points, Geneva with 7.53 points and Melbourne with 7.5 points. .

By country, Germany was prominent. Ten cities including Berlin (13th), Munich (25th) and Frankfurt (33rd) were ranked in the top 100.
Seven cities including New York (24th), Washington DC (28th) and Philadelphia (35th) of USA were among the top 100 as well.

American economy media, Business Insider evaluated "The concept of Smart City is expanding to include the environment, transportation, education opportunities, new technology ecosystem and local economy, Smart City Index shows which is the best prepared city for the future."







2017년 11월 11일 토요일

Naver's simultaneous interpretation wireless earphone 'Mars' won CES Best Innovation Award

On November 10, Korea's largest portal site, Naver announced that Bluetooth earphone MARS was selected as the best innovation award in the headphone field at the world's largest consumer electronics exhibition 'CES 2018'.

Mars is a fully wireless Bluetooth earphone that works with Naver's AI platform Clover.

It features simultaneous interpretation function using 'Papago', Clover's AI translation and interpretation service. One pair of earphones is worn separately, which can be interpreted to different language in real time.

It supports 10 languages including Korean and English, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, French, Vietnamese, Thai and Indonesian.

It also features external noise cancellation and voice recognition.

Mars will be released first in Korea in the first half of next year.


2017년 10월 30일 월요일

Han Ji Min with new look at the '12th Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign' event

Actress Han Ji-min attended the '12th Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign' event held in Seoul Dragon City, Yongsan-gu, Seoul on the afternoon of the 27th.
She wore leather skirt with colored lens which is new appearance never seen before.
Other actresses such as Kim Sa Rang, Ahn So Young and Lee Min Jung attended the event as well.







 
 
 

2017년 10월 22일 일요일

Most popular mobile apps in South Korea 2017


Koreans are most likely to use smartphones for communication, photography, video recording, and news subscription.

According to a survey by Internet Statistics Service (KISA) last year, 78.3% of Koreans used communication applications such as chat and social network services (SNS) as the most popular applications. Photo and video apps accounted for 62.2%, news apps 54.4%, game apps 22.7%, music apps 18.7%, navigation and maps apps 16.2% and shopping apps 8.9%.

The most popular chat app for communication is KakaoTalk. 99.2% of Koreans used KakaoTalk, Facebook Messenger was second with 29.7%, and the line was third with 13%.
Koreans are using chat apps most often for conversations, sharing photos and schedule or making voice and video calls.

The reasons for using SNS such as Facebook, Instagram, etc., 67.1% said that they are sharing their personal interests. 65.2% for hobbies and leisure activities, 55.4% for recording daily life, and 47.6% said they use it for friendship.

According to Wise App, the most popular video apps that Koreans used in August were YouTube, Naver TV, Video portal, Oksusu, and Africa TV.
The most popular mobile payment app used in September was 'Samsung Pay', which had 6.4 million monthly users.

Koreans use an average of 45 apps a month. Total usage times are Kakaotalk with 4.2 billion hours, Naver with 2.9 billion hours, and Google with 3.20 billion hours.

2017년 10월 20일 금요일

Actor Won Bin has appeared in public for the first time in years


Actor Won Bin (40) has appeared in public for the first time in years and his new unique hair style attracted attention.

Won Bin attended the coffee brand event as advertisement model held at Wonju Han Resort in Gangwon Province on 18th.

Since his marriage to Lee Na Young in May 2015, he has never appeared in public.

His unique new hairstyle reminiscent of a poodle did not cover his outstanding visuals.
Pink suits also boasted a different sense of fashion.

While Lee Na Young has announced plans to return to the film, Won Bin has been resting from his work for 7 years since Movie 'The Man from Nowhere' in 2010.