* Date : 2016-09-23
The global fast food industry is experiencing a severe downturn. Sales are down in the home market of the U.S. and business operations are being wound down in China and Korea. Last year, the hamburger franchise industry recorded losses of KRW 54.6 Bil. (US$ 48.8 Mil.). Why have the former titans of the food and beverage industry fallen into such a slump?
A skin patch that can measure the user’s health and stress levels has been developed by researchers at KAIST. This stamp-sized patch can measure pulse, body temperature and perspiration levels simultaneously without any external power source or battery. This is because it generates its own power from the pressure generated with each pulse. Learn about this groundbreaking technology in the wearable device market.
Korean startup Widevantage presents a digital stylus that requires neither batteries nor Bluetooth pairing. The MotionPen comes loaded with features, including pen, eraser, zoom-in, and power-saving mode as well as palm rejection for easy handwriting. Learn how the ambitious startup tapped the next-generation stylus market.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the introduction of noraebang, or "singing room" in Korea. Now, it has become a popular place for residents and tourists alike. Did you know that every time you sing a song at noraebang, someone is collecting royalties for the music? This week, we explore every thing you need to know about noraebang royalties, including how they are calculated, collected, and distributed.