May 17, 2010

The Brand Identity of Korea’s Industrial Technology

Brand” has become a familiar term in our everyday lives now. The brand identity of Korea’s industrial technology can be encapsulated as “Smart”, “Green”, “Friendly”, and “Colorful”.

What does “Brand Identity” mean, then?
Brand Identity is the attributes one associates with a brand, or how the owner wants the consumer to perceive the brand. Brand means not just a name that is used to identify or distinguish a specific product or service. But more comprehensively, it includes a symbolic construct created within the minds of people – namely, all the information and expectations associated with a product or service.


The “Smart” aspect of Korean products, in particular, has the greatest appeal to the international consumers.

“Smart” Is the Hot Issue
There has been increasing demand for “smart” products that are equipped with innovative features and outstanding intelligence. What are some of Korea’s creative, future-oriented technologies? For example, the word “library” brings to mind a sunless place with stacks of books towering over students studying in silence.

Yonsei University, however, broke free of such a stereotypical image of libraries with its Yonsei-Samsung Library completed in May 2008. The Yonsei-Samsung Library is a world-class facility built upon a vast space of 53,000㎡ and is furnished with top-notch ubiquitous computing systems.

The Mega-Info System of the library, which is composed five sets of 52-inch LCDs, displays announcements and various multimedia contents such as video clips created by students, in conjunction with the school’s central info system.


Time to Go “Green”
Now “Green” is the dominant new trend of the world. And accordingly, green products are reshaping the landscape of the markets. Environment friendly home appliances and IT products are drawing attention.


To give you an example, have you heard of the “RITI” printer?  The RITI printer, designed by Mr. Jeon-Hwan Joo, a Korean designer, uses coffee grounds or tea dregs instead of the traditional ink cartridges. It is economical, eco-friendly, and runs without electricity. The RITI printer was included in the 50 finalists of the Greener Gadgets Design Competition held in February 2009.


Connect to the World with “Friendly” Products
As competition heats up in the local smartphone market with the launch of iPhone and BlackBerry, Samsung Electronics is aggressively touting its own line of advanced cellular devices.

Samsung Electronics, the world’s second-largest maker of mobile phones, showcased “Omnia 2” late last year, and LG Electronics also gave in-depth demonstration of its future smartphone at the CES 2010 (Consumer Electronics Show) held last month in Las Vegas.


Creating a More “Colorful” World
The word “Colorful” aptly describes Korea’s technological convergence and cultural diversity. Korea is emerging as a leader of industrial technology with its line-up of colorful products.
Korea’s LED TVs, in particular, have come under the spotlight, fascinating global consumers with their slim designs and incomparable vividness. On top of that, the Korean LEDs are known for their low energy consumption and great durability. 
The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) is working to have these Korean technologies registered as the international standards.

The Korea Institute of Lighting Technology, for instance, proposed an international standard for the brightness control of LED TV monitors to the IEC TC 110 (International Electrotechnical Commission Technical Committee – Flat Panel Display Devices). If approved by the committee, Korea will reap a profit of US$ 2.89 million in the domestic market and US$ 7.14 million in the global market.



Thats all for today....

HAVE A NICE DAYS AHEAD....

May 16, 2010

World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 12) - Final Game

Hey Folks, thats all of the tournament. Have a look to this final post of the series of the games between Anand and Topalov - game 12. You can find the links for game 1 to game 11 at the bottom of this post.

Details of the game 12:
Queens Gambit - Lakers Defence
Anand with Black pieces
Resulted in Win for black pieces
Total points Anand (6.5); Topalov (5.5)

Following is the video of this game with absolutely brilliant commentary! I love the way in which this commentrator talks about the opening strategies and mix it a with a bit of history.... Have a look to Twelevth game.


 
 
Thats all of the feast for today.

HAVE A GRATE DAYS AHEAD...

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World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 5)
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World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 10)
World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 11)

World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 11)

Continuation of series of the games between Anand and Topalov - game 11.
You can find the links for game 1 to game 10 at the bottom of this post

Details of the game 11:
English Four Nights
Anand with White pieces
Resulted in Draw
Total points Anand (5.5); Topalov (5.5)

Following is the video of this game with absolutely brilliant commentary! I love the way in which this commentrator talks about the opening strategies and mix it a with a bit of history.... Have a look to Eleventh game.




Thats all for today.


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World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 5)
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World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 9)
World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 10)

May 15, 2010

World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 10)

Continuation of series of the games between Anand and Topalov - game 10.

You can find the links for game 1 to game 9 at the bottom of this post

Details of the game 10:
Grunfield Simagin Variation
Anand with Black pieces
Resulted in Draw
Total points Anand (5); Topalov (5).

Following is the video of this game with absolutely brilliant commentary! I love the way in which this commentrator talks about the opening strategies and mix it a with a bit of history.... Have a look to Tenth game.




Thats all for today.


HAVE A GRATE DAYS AHEAD...

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World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 5)
World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 6)
World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 7)
World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 8)
World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 9)

May 14, 2010

World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 9)

Continuation of series of the games between Anand and Topalov - game 9.
Click here to view game 1, game 2, game 3, game4, game 5, game 6, game 7 and game 8.

Details of the game 9:
Nimzo Indian Defence
Anand with White pieces
Resulted in Draw
Total points Anand (4.5); Topalov (4.5).

Following is the video of this game with absolutely brilliant commentary! I love the way in which this commentrator talks about the opening strategies and mix it a with a bit of history.... Have a look to Nineth game.





Thats all for today.
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World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 5)
World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 6)
World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 7)
World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 8)

World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 7)

Continuation of series of the games between Anand and Topalov - game 7.
Click here to view game 1, game 2, game 3, game4, game 5 and game 6.


Details of the game 7:
Bluemenfeld Counter Gambit
Anand with White pieces
Resulted in Draw
Total points Anand (4); Topalov (3).

Following is the video of this game with absolutely brilliant commentary! I love the way in which this commentrator talks about the opening strategies and mix it a with a bit of history.... Have a look to Seventh game.




Thats all for today.


HAVE A GRATE DAYS AHEAD...


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World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 6)

World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 8)

Continuation of series of the games between Anand and Topalov - game 8.
Click here to view game 1, game 2, game 3, game4, game 5, game 6 and game 7.


Details of the game 8:
Slave Defence
Anand with Black pieces
Resulted in Loss for Anand
Total points Anand (4); Topalov (4).

Following is the video of this game with absolutely brilliant commentary! I love the way in which this commentrator talks about the opening strategies and mix it a with a bit of history.... Have a look to Eighth game.




Thats all for today.
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World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 6)
World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 7)

May 13, 2010

World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 6)

Continuation of series of the games between Anand and Topalov - game 6.

Click here to view game 1, game 2, game 3, game 4 and game 5.

Details of the game 6:
Catalan Variation
Anand with White pieces
Resulted in Draw
Total points Anand (3.5); Topalov (2.5).

Following is the video of this game with absolutely brilliant commentary! I love the way in which this commentrator talks about the opening strategies and mix it a with a bit of history.... Have a look to Sixth game.




Thats all for today.


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World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 5)

World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 5)

Continuation of series of the games between Anand and Topalov - game 5.
Click here to view game 1, game 2, game 3 and game 4.

Details of the game 5:
Slave Defence
Anand with Black pieces
Resulted in Draw
Total points Anand (3); Topalov (2).

Following is the video of this game with absolutely brilliant commentary! I love the way in which this commentrator talks about the opening strategies and mix it a with a bit of history.... Have a look to fifth game.



 


Thats all for today.

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World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 4)

Continuation of series of the games between Anand and Topalov - game 4.
Click here to view game 1, game 2 and game 3.


Details of the game 4:
Catalan Variation
Anand with White pieces
Resulted in win for Anand,
Total points Anand (2.5); Topalov (1.5).

Following is the video of this game with absolutely brilliant commentary! I love the way in which this commentrator talks about the opening strategies and mix it a with a bit of history.... Have a look to fourth game.



 
  
Thats all for today.

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World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 3)

Continuation of series of the games between Anand and Topalov - game 3. Click here to view game 1 and game 2.

Details of the game: Slave Defence, Anand with Black pieces, resulted in draw, total points Anand (1.5); Topalov (1.5).

Following is the video of this game with absolutely brilliant commentary! I love the way in which this commentrator talks about the opening strategies and mix it a with a bit of history.... Have a look to third game.



Thats all for today.

HAVE A GRATE DAYS AHEAD...

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World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 1)
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World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 2)

As a continuation of series of the games between Anand and Topalov, the second game seems to be a mind booster for Anand.

After the vocano ash covered the sky, and the FIDE had rejected the request of Anand to postpone the match, Anand had to travel for 47 hours to reach to Bulgaria. Travelling and then sudden appearance on the face of tournament might have affected the first game of Anand, which resulted in loss of one point. So, the winning of second game was important to minimize the pressure and gain the balance on chart-board. Anyways, What could be reasons that Anand lost his first game against Topalov might be the unending discussion.

For now, Have a look to his Second game.




Thats all for today,

HAVE A NICE DAYS AHEAD...

Free DocTranslator for all types of Documents

Need a quick way to translate your Office documents into another language? DocTranslator not only works with most file types, it also works without destroying the layout which is really catchy !!
  
QUICK VIEW:
It can translate the whole document/ file into other language whithout destroying the format.
No need for any installation. No software needed.
Lots of file format supported (MS-Office, Mac and Apple files)
You can save the file with New language.
Can able to translate many languages, even if some of the languages are not listed in the supporting languages column. (I have successfully translated Korean to English, and vice-versa!!)

DocTranslator is a web apperance which dierctly uses Google Translate API to translate MS-Office, MAc and Apple documents and many other formats. See the official compatability chart to be sure, but here's a quick summery of what kind of documents can be translated.

     Supported file formats:
     .doc                           .pptx
     .docx                         .xls
     .xml                           .xlsx
     .ppt                           .txt




Steps to do this:
1. Goto DocTranslator site.
2. Choose your desired file format
3. Open the desired file
4. Give the current language and Choose New Language.
5. Save File.
Thats all. You have successfully translated the language.


Detailed View of DocTranslator to Translate Documents:
The front page of the DocTranslator site might not look like much but hey, it’s free and it works. The first step is to locate the big blue Start Document Translator button, which shouldn’t be to hard.



Because the webapp app is fairly new and still in testing, they haven’t gone through and verified their digital signature yet. Though the site should be safe, I wouldn’t check to automatically Always trust it. On the next page of the webapp you’ll Select which file format type you want to translate. Each set of types has it’s own button, just aim for the big blue arrows.
 

A Javascript window will appear with the familiar explorer interface, Browse and find the file you want translated and then Press Open to upload it.
Once the file has uploaded, you’ll be taken to the language selection screen. Pick the current language, and then on the right side pick the desired language you want the document to end up as. Once you’ve picked your language, Click the big blue arrow!!


 This time you’ll see the same javascript explorer window, but you’ll be saving the document. By default DocTranslator will add the language acronyms to the file name. Now just wait for it to translate. Save it.



NOTE: DO NOT CHANGE THE FILE FORMAT, you can change the name of file as you like.
            (shown in red circle in above figure. you can open it without any difficulty)

That’s all you have to do, and if you click the view icon that appears Doctranslator will automatically open up Office for you to view the results. Pretty groovy eh? 

It’s nice to see a translator that supports so many languages. Though translation may not always be 100% perfect, if there is a mistake you can always blame Google since IT IS using their translate.google.com API.
DocTranslator can able to translate many languages, even if some of the languages are not listed in the supporting languages column.


So, thats all of the feast for today.

HAVE  A  NICE  DAYS  AHEAD

May 12, 2010

World Chess championship - Anand Vs Topalov (Game 1)

In May 2010, World champion Viswanathan Anand retained his crown winning the World Chess Championship title by wrapping up the final game against Veselin Topalov of Russia.

This news makd me forced to post this blog. Here, I am going to put all the 12 games of World Chess Championship-2010, played between Anand and Topalov, So that all the Chess lovers like me can able to watch the game :)

Anand achieved an improbable win playing with black in the final game to retain the world title by 6.5-5.5 margin after the end of the 12th and final game played in Bulgaria.

Earlier, in 2008 Anand had won the world title in a match against Russian Vladimir Kramnik, in 2006 he had won the world championship match tournament ahead of almost all top players in the world and in the year 2000 he had won the championship when it was held on a knockout basis. Anand, thus became the first official world champion in recent history to win two back-to-back matches in world championships against different opponents.

The reason for Topalov''s unwarranted aggression was probably based on the fact that Anand is by far regarded as the best rapid chess player in history and Topalov does not have any great reputation in the faster version of the game. Naturally, the Bulgaria wanted to avoid the tiebreaker.

Anand came up with another opening surprise as he went back to the basics. The Queen''s Gambit declined as black has a solid reputation and it stood up for Anand''s quest as the Indian ace went for the rock-solid Lasker variation. Topalov, tried to create complications earlier but when the game headed towards a perfect balance, the Bulgarian lost his cool. The decisive moment of the game came on the 32nd move when Topalov simply lost his cool and blundered. What followed was a feast for the Indian as he could attack the white king at will. All Anand''s pieces, joined the party and threats of checkmate loomed large on Topalov.

For once the support of the home crowd did not matter too. Anand, apparently, made a mistake on the infamous 40th move but his position was so commanding that it did not spoil his game. Topalov fought on for sometime before giving up as the Indian won in 56 moves.

Watch the following video (FULL GAME of ROUND 1, Anand plays with White)




and so, Once again, CONGRATULATIONS TO V. ANAND


so, thats all for today,
HAVE A NICE DAYS AHEAD

Mar 5, 2010

Mount an ISO image on Windows-7, Vista or XP

Do you feel trouble time in mounting NRG file on windows, or mounting any Linux CD/ DVD image on Windows, then you can try this free software for your use. Its actually easy, simple and quick way to use your CD/DVD image files.

Virtual CloneDrive makes it easy to mount an ISO image with Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP 64-bit (x64) or 32-bit (x86). The same goes for .IMG and .ZBIN files. You would think Windows 7 would have the built-in ability to mount ISO images but unfortunately it does not....

Virtual CloneDrive from Slysoft makes the process VERY simple so just follow the steps.

Step 1:  Download Virtual ColneDrive from their homepage or clivk here to go to that homepage.

Step 2:  Save the set-up file or directly run it. Click I agree to install

Step 3:  Click NEXT and then Install.

                
  
Step 4: You are Done!! After you install you can see your extra CD drive like this, with the shown options.

 


You can mount any of the formats for CD/ DVD.




So, thats all for today....
HAVE  A  NICE  DAYS  AHEAD

Dec 22, 2009

a visit to Anmyungdo (안명도)



My visit to Anmyung-do (안명도) with friends.......
After travelling by Bus for 2 & half hours from Seoul City, we all was a little bit tired, But after lunching ourselfs
in Anmyung-do (안명도), it was a pleasant evening, although the cold was chilling us, but beautiful snowfall took all
our tiredness away.....

Have a look to short video.....

                          


HAVE  A  NICE  DAY.....

Nov 12, 2009

World IT Show 2009 - a quick report



Leading Korean and global IT firms showed off their latest innovations at Korea's biggest IT fair, called as World IT Show - 2009, on June 17 to June 20, 2009 in Seoul. Under the theme of "Feel the New Convergence for Green IT," industry heavyweights -- including Korea's SK Telecom, KT, Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics as well as U.S.-based Qualcomm -- showcased their latest products and services at the World IT Show, organizers said. About 700 other companies also attended the annual show, which was created last year.






Samsung Electronics, the world's No. 2 maker of handsets has drawn attention with the display of its new phone slated for launch on June 15. The touch-screen phone, equipped with WVGA AMOLED display, has better picture quality and consumes less power than traditional liquid crystal displays. The gadget will be rolled out in several countries, but not in Korea.

Samsung has also showcased its LCD TVs equipped with light-emitting diodes, organizers said. The nation's telecom giants such as KT and SK Telecom also plan to showcase their green IT technologies as well as new products and services. The telecom firms are eager to find fresh revenue streams as they face a saturated market.



Thats all of my report for today.

HAVE  A  NICE  DAY...... :)

Nov 6, 2009

Korea with Cisco - a New Chapter in Globalisation


Cisco and Incheon Metropolitan City in Korea, in Feb 2009, announced that they have exchanged a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work for the transformation of the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) into a centre of globalisation expertise in Asia Pacific. Cisco CEO John Chambers recently visited Korea to announce some new investments totalling $2 billion dollars over the next five years. The investments will include a new research and development center, venture capital fund and ubiquitous city network in Songdo.

Sang-Soo Ahn, mayor of Incheon Metropolitan City on the behalf of IFEZ (which was designated as the Korea's first Free Economic Zone by the Government in August 2003) says,


"IFEZ has been working to lay the groundwork to deliver a favorable business environment for global enterprises by 2010. The collaboration with Cisco will provide an opportunity for IFEZ to transform into a global strategic centre for 21st-century urban development




Cisco’s primary investments will go to giving Incheon a “ubiquitous” citywide network, as part of the company’s Connected Urban Development program to improve quality of life and the environment using IT. Cisco in February signed an agreement with Incheon to erect a “U-City Global Center” in Songdo that will run an Internet-powered lifestyle network, offering citizens instant access to traffic information, telecommunications, education and medical services.


Cisco’s other major investment involves establishing a research and development center. Although Chambers did not give many details, the Korean center is expected to be larger than Cisco’s research and development center in India, built in 2005 at a cost of $1.1 billion. As of now, 1,200 researchers work at the center in India.
The U.S. IT firm will also create in the first half of this year an investment fund of at least $40 million to help Korean IT startups.

For the complete idea about how this will affect the economic growth, watch the following video of "World Economic Forum":-





HAVE  A  NICE  DAY.....:)

Nov 4, 2009

Internet - New Identity of Korea



Do you become crazy when your  internet speed is low??


No wonder that technology of Korea is recognised worldwide and one of the many examples is Internet.

Akamai’s State of the Internet report had Korea as ranked first for broadband connection speeds at an average of 11Mbps. See the report here.



source of image: http://www.ilcorea.com/biz/korea-sem.asp


On the occasion of announcement of Second Quarterly internet report in 2009, Akamai analysed internet related activities of 201 countries.

Another recently released study also had Japan, Korea and Sweden with the most advanced broadband connections in the world:

"The performance of broadband Internet connections has surged ahead in many countries in the last year, even before government stimulus packages aimed at upgrading networks take full effect, according to a study to be published Thursday.

The most advanced broadband connections are in South Korea, Japan and Sweden, according to the study, conducted by the Saïd Business School at Oxford and the University of Oviedo in Spain, and sponsored by Cisco Systems, the telecommunications equipment maker.


Nov 1, 2009

First Digital Library - DIBRARY

The National Library of Korea recently opened the nation’s first digital library called Dibrary. It can be best described as a giant computer lab providing users access to an archive of digital content while also providing computing facilities to users.



 
The Korea Times says: Library Going Digital:
               "On May 25th, The National Digital Library will open in Banpo-dong, southern Seoul,
               the first such repository in the world. With more than 380,000 digitalized books
              and 116 million pieces of digital content, the eight-story 38,014 square-meter-large
              building is expected to attract both domestic and international attention. "


Entering the building you will find all the information kiosks in the library use large flat-panel displays. You will either be issued a one-day or permanent RFID card giving you access to a locker or to enter the 2nd floor of the Dibrary.

Here’s a short overview of some of the facilities in the Dibrary: Multimedia Workstations- Along with studio space where you can use professional recording equipment, the Dibrary also provides workstations equipped with a suite of Adobe programs.






Digital Newspapers- There are six digital T-Paper newspaper kiosks that use large flat-panel display to display various Korean newspapers using software from Dahami Communications. You can either use the touch screen or a trackball to navigate the digital paper.



Multi-Touch Tables- There are two multi-touch tables that allow people to play various two-player games. It would have been interesting to see the tables to be integrated with the digital content of the library especially with any photographs or other multimedia content that multiple people could interact with.


The library is open Tuesday-Sunday from 9:00AM to 6:00PM. They are closed on Mondays for system maintenance. Some of the signs in the dibrary are in Korean and English, but it might be difficult to visit without knowing some Korean or bringing a Korean-speaking friend.