iPhone

One of the highlights of last year’s London Korean Film Fest last year, so I’m told, was Park Chan-wook’s iPhone-shot short movie Night Fishing. I just didn’t get a chance to see it. But thankfully it’s out on subtitled Region 3 DVD later this month at YesAsia. It’ll soon be in my shopping cart. (Update […]

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How not to make yourself popular with Korean smartphone users

by Philip Gowman 14 June 2012
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According to the Marmot’s Hole, the map app of the recently revealed beta version IOS6 apparently has Dokdo registered as Takeshima. Oops! Keywords: General post tags: Dokdo | iPhone

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Korean shorts win at Berlinale 2011

by Philip Gowman 21 February 2011
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Korea is first and second in Berlinale short film section. The Park brothers’ iPhone-filmed Night Fishing wins, with Yang Hyo-joo winning the Silver Bear for The Unbroken, which is a short film about two swindlers who are involved in a real accident one evening after contriving a fake car accident to claim insurance payments. http://bit.ly/guyH9Z […]

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Can South Koreans survive without the latest technology?

by Philip Gowman 14 March 2010
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Can South Koreans survive without the web? The BBC’s John Sudworth deprives families of their internet access for a week, in a fascinating experiment. http://bit.ly/9yZiBa #. And on a related note, in my unscientific sample (of 5 Korean musicians visiting the UK), 60% of Koreans have iPhones. Fast adopters. # Keywords: General post tags: iPhone

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A meeting with Biuret

by Philip Gowman 13 March 2010
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LKL meets the energetic Korean rock band Biuret, the overall winners of Sutasi 2009, during their brief visit to London. I’ve come to the Royal Garden Hotel overlooking Kensington Gardens to meet Biuret, one of the latest Korean bands to win international recognition. The foyer is packed with music industry types, because this is the […]

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iPhone boosts sausage sales

by Philip Gowman 13 February 2010
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Snack sausage in alternative use as meat stylus – a substitute for your bare finger: Sausage sales have soared by 40% following a bout of cold weather and some smart chap discovering that CJ Corporation’s snack sausages have electrostatic properties that are rather similar to that of the human finger. Source: http://bit.ly/cQh6jY # Keywords: General […]

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Korea Attraction ap for iPhone

by Philip Gowman 6 February 2010
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Free Korea Attraction Grid Puzzle for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad on the iTunes App Store http://bit.ly/c9ZsFN # Keywords: General post tags: iPhone

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A belated look back at 2009

by Philip Gowman 9 January 2010
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For the past 3 years LKL has concocted a quiz of the year as a way of gathering together some of the news stories which have most caught our eye. This year, as I came to draw up the list in mid December I found it hard to think of anything amusing or diverting: most […]

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Foreigners find iPhones hard to get

by Philip Gowman 4 January 2010
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First it was credit cards, now it’s iPhones: Foreigners in Korea are denied those necessities in life (HT: Marmot) http://bit.ly/4CT9Gh. 10:40 PM Jan 4th from bit.ly Keywords: General post tags: iPhone

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KoreaDesign at Earl’s Court

by Philip Gowman 28 September 2009
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It was not so long ago that Korea was known as a country which was highly competent at manufacturing goods which ticked all the boxes in terms of functionality and cost, but lacked the wow factor in terms of design. In recent years, Korea has been catching up with the design innovators, with consumer electronics […]

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