Posts Tagged: North Korea


North Korea’s phone boom seems to slow as 3G subscriber numbers slump

North Korea's phone surge has turned into a slump. KoryoLink’s 3G subs plodded from 2 million to just 2.4 million from 2013 to this year.

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 1:20 pm
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Human Rights Foundation sends USB drives containing Wikipedia to North Korea via balloon.

US hackathon aims to find new ways of smuggling information into North Korea

The New York-based Human Rights Foundation is organizing an activist hackathon in San Francisco aimed at getting information safely into Nor...

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 11:20 am
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6 must-read tech stories in China this week

Xiaomi is hot once again this week. Meanwhile, a wide variety of interesting developments in China - touching on startups, gaming, mobile, a...

  • April 13, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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Even North Korea has ditched Windows for Apple

Years after Ellen Feiss hit the airwaves and charmed slack-eyed college students into purchasing MacBooks, North Korean programmers have fin...

  • February 3, 2014
  • at 5:49 pm
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Does North Korea really have a budding tech scene? [INTERVIEW]

Although North Korea has recently had an explosive growth of 3G subscribers and a homemade Android tablet, most people are probably not thin...

  • October 22, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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Details of North Korea’s smartphone revealed: outdated camera raises questions about Kim Jong-un

The Arirang handset, a North Korean-made Android smartphone, got a major boost in global visibility a couple days ago when its factory got a...

  • August 15, 2013
  • at 11:43 pm
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North Korean Android Tablet is Apparently Pretty Good

We don’t get to write about tech in North Korea too much, in part because the country is quite secretive and in part because it doesn&...

  • August 2, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Now You Can Listen to North Korea’s English Propaganda Online

Have you ever wanted to listen to North Korea’s English-language propaganda? Until now, your only option was to buy a shortwave radio ...

  • May 29, 2013
  • at 2:49 am
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NMA Launches Ridiculous ‘North Korea Smackdown’ HTML5 Game

North Korea’s missile belligerence has been the target of an awful lot of humor, but the folks at Taiwan’s Next Media Animation ...

  • April 16, 2013
  • at 2:08 am
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South Korean search giant Daum has a better map of North Korea than Google

Daum's new online maps of North Korea reportedly provide greater coverage and detail than the existing Google Maps.

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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North Korea Travel App The ultimate guide to North Korea

Need a vacation idea? This new app includes all you need to plan a trip to North Korea

The DPRK does have a budding tourism industry for curious travelers, and North Korea Travel might well be the most comprehensive guide yet.

  • May 7, 2014
  • at 3:09 pm
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It turns out that North Korea's homegrown smartphone is made in China

It turns out that North Korea’s ‘homegrown’ smartphone is made in China

What a surprise! The North Korean Arirang AS1201 that was shown off last summer is actually, it now turns out, a made-in-China smartphone. H...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 11:35 am
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Eric Schmidt talks Google and politics

This morning, we reported about Google chairman Erich Schmidt’s interview with the local Thai TV station Voice TV, during which he answere...

  • November 6, 2013
  • at 12:10 am
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North Korea gets an arcade, 4D movie theater

North Korea just got a little bit more fun. Earlier this month, the Hermit Kingdom’s Kim Jong Un toured a new facility at the Rungna P...

  • September 25, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un checks out new homegrown Android smartphone

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has checked out – and given two fat thumbs up to – a brand-new homegrown smartphone. In new pict...

  • August 12, 2013
  • at 11:15 am
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Anonymous Tries to Hack North Korea, Accidentally Hacks Itself and Blasts a Bunch of Unrelated Sites

Anonymous Tries to Hack North Korea, Accidentally Hacks Itself and Blasts a Bunch of Unrelated Sites

I guess this is what they call collateral damage. After hacker collective Anonymous’s long-awaited June 25 hack attack on North Korea,...

  • June 26, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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North Korea Sees Huge Growth in 3G Users, Now at 2 Million Subscribers

North Korea’s sole 3G mobile telco, KoryoLink, has seen amazing growth in user numbers recently. The NorthKoreaTech blog has spotted t...

  • April 26, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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China’s Net Users Can’t Help But Laugh at North Korea’s Warmongering

North Korea has been in the news a lot recently, both because it keeps getting hacked and because it keeps threatening to blow stuff up. But...

  • April 5, 2013
  • at 1:04 am
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