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Samsung sends out invitations for ‘Unpacked’ event in Barcelona, Feb 21

Samsung sends out invitations for ‘Unpacked’ event in Barcelona, Feb 21

On Sunday afternoon PT, Bigwig South Korean device maker Samsung has sent out the invitations for its 'Unpacked' product launch event, revealing that the event will be held in Barcelona, Spain, on February 21, 2016.

According to the invitations, the 'Unpacked' event will officially kick off at 7 p. m. CET on February 21 -- the inaugural day of the 2016 Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona. The event will be livestreamed on the Samsung Mobile YouTube channel.

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Adults sleeping too much or too little may face increased risk of heart disease

Adults sleeping too much or too little may face increased risk of heart disease

A new research from South Korea has found that having too much or too little sleep may lead to hardening of arteries, which could be an early indication of heart disease. Men and women who had 9 or more than that hours of sleep per night and the ones who had slept five hours or lesser per night had more calcium deposition in their arterial walls and stiffer arteries in comparison to those who had slept 7 hours a night.

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Interstellar attracts seven million Viewers in South Korea

Interstellar attracts seven million Viewers in South Korea

Director Christopher Nolan's science fiction movie, Interstellar, was premiered on October 26, 2014, in Los Angeles and released worldwide. The movie features some astronauts who travel through a wormhole in search of a new habitable planet. The film attracted moviegoers from the very first day of its release.

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Samsung to unveil world’s first TV-matching curved soundbar

Samsung to unveil world’s first TV-matching curved soundbar

At the IFA 2014 event, bigwig South Korean device manufacturer Samsung will unveil a soundbar - the HW-H7500/H7501 - to match its curved TV sets. The HW-H7500/H7501 will be the first TV-matching curved soundbar in the world.

Revealing that the HW-H7500/H7501 has been primarily built with the objective of highlighting the company's curved LED TV lineup, Samsung said that the soundbar is the first sound bar to boast "a curved form factor."

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Maryam Mirzakhani Wins Fields Medal

Maryam Mirzakhani Wins Fields Medal

Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman ever to win the Fields Medal. The award is special as it is considered to be equivalent to mathematics' Nobel Prize.

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South Korea asks Apple and Google to make their app refund policies more consumer-friendly

South Korea asks Apple and Google to make their app refund policies more consume

The South Korea Fair Trade Commission has asked US tech giants Apple and Google to ensure that their app refund policies are made more consumer-friendly, so that consumers can get refunds for iOS and Android apps more easily.

For initiating the changes to make app refunds easier for consumers, Apple has been asked to make its procedures more convenient for claiming refunds on in-app purchases. With more prompt refund procedures, it will be a much easier for people to get their money back when their children make accidental in-app purchases.

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Samsung set to launch low-end ‘Galaxy W’ phablet

Samsung set to launch low-end ‘Galaxy W’ phablet

On Monday, smartphone manufacturer Samsung revealed in an announcement that it is making a new addition to its Galaxy smartphone lineup --- the 'Galaxy W' low-end phablet which has been optimized for visual contents through HD displays.

The new Galaxy W phablet is scheduled to be launched by Samsung on Tuesday, June 3.

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Welcome Velociraptor from South Korea – the fast running robot

Welcome Velociraptor from South Korea – the fast running robot

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) team of technology experts have built a robot, termed as velociraptor, which can reach a speed of 46 km/hour. The team working on the robotic project informed that they can increase the speed of the robot in near future.

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State Health Insurer in South Korea sues Tobacco Companies

State Health Insurer in South Korea sues Tobacco Companies

South Korea’s state health insurance company NHIS has sued three major tobacco companies operating in the country for treatment cost related to smoking. The local units of British American Tobacco (BAT), Philip Morris and KT&G Corp have been sued by National Health Insurance Service for at least $51 million. The South Korean tobacco market generates sales of more than $9.3 billion per year.

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Samsung Engineers Excited About Graphene Breakthrough; Phones Could Get Thinner

Samsung Engineers Excited About Graphene Breakthrough

Samsung has announced that the company R&D team has reached major breakthrough in mass production of graphene. Graphene is the strongest and the thinnest material available. The new technique has been developed jointly by Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) and Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea.

Samsung engineers have developed a new technique to synthesize graphene. The new technique uses single crystal instead of multi-crystal during synthesis of graphene. In multi-crystal technique, many electrical and mechanical properties of graphene were lost.

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