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North Korea: How digital technology helps to get news in and out of North Korea

November 2nd, 2010  |  by  |  published in Comments & Features, Networked Life, TechWatch Korea

North Korea: How digital technology helps to get news in and out of North Korea

This is a screenshot of a news video by KIM Dong-cheol, a North Korean underground journalist with the Japan-based journalists network AsiaPress, shows a young woman in a North Korean village looking desperately for food for their rabbits she sells to wealthy North Korean. She looks like a girl, but says, that she is already […]

North Korea Embarks on Internet Drive

October 20th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Comments & Features, In the Media, Networked Life, TechWatch Korea

North Korea Embarks on Internet Drive

In North Korea, an internet generation seems to have taken power. With the promotion of the only 27 years old Kim Jong Un to the unofficial position of official heir of the leader Kim Jong-il, the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) has gone online. For the first time we can enjoy the prose of North […]

KDDI Discovers the Smart Phone Mania

October 18th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Networked Life, On the TechWatch, TechWatch Japan

KDDI Discovers the Smart Phone Mania

Better late than never: Having lost ground to the Japanese¬†giant NTT Docomo and the Apple partner Softbank the Japanese carrier KDDI finally starts a smart phone offensive. Today AU, the mobile phone carrier of KDDI, presented the Sharp IS03. Another three smart models, IS04 Regza phone by Toshiba, the ISo5 by Sharp, and the Sirius […]

Mobile Phones: The Age of Modularity

October 18th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Comments & Features, Networked Life, TechWatch Japan

Mobile Phones: The Age of Modularity

The HANDY REVOLUTION has started: the new era of modular mobile phones. Not too long ago, Fujitsu introduced a mobile phone that could be described as the first modular phone available on the Japanese market.

TechWatcher Asia

October 3rd, 2010  |  by  |  published in Comments & Features, Eco & Industry, Gadget Review, In the Media, Martin K√∂llings Japan-Notizen, Mobility & Space, Networked Life, On the TechWatch, Robots & Home

TechWatcher Asia

Work in Progress: TechWatcher Asia, more than just gadgets. On this site Martin Koelling, East Asia Correspondent with the German financial daily Financial Times Deutschland and self-proclaimed Tech Watcher Asia, will report occasionally on technological trends in Asia, and how they impact your life. Stay tuned.