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Samsung Innovation Museum in Suwon shows how technology has altered the way we get news

Samsung Innovation Museum in Suwon shows how technology has altered the way we get news

  By Habib Toumi SUWON: People fascinated by mass communication and the development of electronic devices and tools from the early days to our modern world have a great opportunity to monitor and admire this progress at the Samsung Innovation Museum. Here, one of the three exhibitions in the impeccable building in Samsung Digital City, […]

Malaysia tapping digital technology to boost smart tourism development

Malaysia tapping digital technology to boost smart tourism development

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia is embarking on a comprehensive digitalization journey to transform its tourism industry with smart tourism initiatives in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0), Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said. “We believe (that) by embracing the whole spectrum of digitalization, we will be able to provide the necessary tools […]

In digitized S. Korea, going cashless not an option

In digitized S. Korea, going cashless not an option

Throughout history, a new invention or technological advance has often allowed people to carry less with them. For instance, the invention of coins helped reduce the burden of people carrying loads of goods they wished to trade. Just decades ago, it would have been considered unwise, or even unthinkable, for a person to carry a […]

S. Korean military embraces latest tech to train soldiers

S. Korean military embraces latest tech to train soldiers

Technology plays an integral part in modern warfare, and its role is even more important for countries like South Korea, which faces constant threats from North Korea. In line with changing battlefield dynamics, the South Korean military has been pushing for ways to train soldiers in simulated environments using the latest technologies, such as virtual […]

China’s ‘artificial sun’ project to harness nuclear fusion energy

China’s ‘artificial sun’ project to harness nuclear fusion energy

China’s “artificial sun” will achieve nuclear fusion by the middle of this century, one of the project leaders said on April 24. HL-2M Tokamak, the modified Chinese-designed “artificial sun” and a device to harness energy from fusion, will be completed this year. It is expected to increase the electricity intensity from one mega-amperes to three […]

S. Korea sets 5-year technology development goal

S. Korea sets 5-year technology development goal

South Korea’s government on Tuesday announced the blueprint for the country’s research and development (R&D) project that will run through 2023. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said it has picked 100 key development projects that reflect the latest social and technological trends that will mainly focus on convenient transportation, health care, living environment, […]

Cutting-edge core technology can only be developed at home, university head says

Cutting-edge core technology can only be developed at home, university head says

Cutting-edge core technology should not be imported, but developed domestically, Shi Yigong, a well-known scientist and president of Westlake University, told reporters at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 3. The aim of China’s first new type of private research university is to become a world-class institute, said Shi, who is […]

VR games emerging as ‘killer’ 5G content for telecom firms

VR games emerging as ‘killer’ 5G content for telecom firms

Telecom companies here are increasingly utilizing virtual reality (VR) games as “killer” content to captivate customers and reap profits in preparation for the launch of full-scale fifth-generation (5G) network services, officials said Tuesday. SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus, which sent the first 5G signal Dec. 1 using mobile routers, are aiming to start offering […]

Globalisation, Nationalism and the Future

Globalisation, Nationalism and the Future

The Trump era is raising many questions worldwide. It is also becoming increasingly evident that people are looking more within that without their own nation—claiming the need to return to a so-called “nationalism”. Based on this trend, a “clash of civilizations” seems imminent. Few continue to be interested in the notions of a global citizen […]

“Muslim Emoji:” the first Islamic app for emoticons

“Muslim Emoji:” the first Islamic app for emoticons

A new app called “muslimemoji” was released for Android and IOS stores, a one-dollar application that has been identified as “the first Islamic app for emoticons.” The makers describe the application as the only application with over 100 Islamic emojis to be used with Messanger, Whatsapp, Email, and different platforms. According to them, it’s the […]

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