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  • 35 and Out: Age Discrimination Rampant in China's Tech Industry As Chinese tech giants struggle with management due to government regulations and economic repression, job opportunities for mid-30s tech workers are rapidly declining, the Financial Times (FT) reported on the 23rd (local time). There’s a growing fear of being laid off in the mid-30s and difficulty in reemployment, leading to the lamentation of 35. The […]
  • AppleTV Plus Nears FIFA Club World Cup Broadcasting Agreement Apple is expanding the service area of its online streaming service, Apple TV Plus. The New York Times (NYT) reported on April 22 that the International Football Federation (FIFA) has almost finished negotiations with Apple for the global TV broadcasting rights of the new FIFA Club World Cup for a month. According to insiders, Apple’s […]
  • China's Harbin Beer Faces Controversy Over Mold Toxin Detected in Product Harbin Beer (Image= Baidu) Controversy is brewing over detecting the mold toxin Deoxynivalenol (DON) in Harbin beer from China. According to test results from the Hong Kong Consumer Council, this toxin was detected in Harbin’s Maidao beer but not in 29 other varieties of beer. This toxin can develop during the grains’ fermentation process. While […]
  • Paralympian Accused of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor A South Korean Paralympian in his 40s, who participated in the recent Tokyo Paralympics, has been arrested on charges of purchasing sex from a minor he met on a dating app. According to the police on the 23rd, the East Yongin Police Station in Gyeonggi Province is investigating a Paralympian who has been charged with […]
  • Intel vs. Nvidia in the Battle for China's AI Market ▲ On December 14th last year, Pat Gelsinger, CEO of Intel Corporation, unveiled the next-generation AI accelerator, Gaudi3, at the Intel Corporation AI Everywhere event in New York. Photo=Newsis Intel plans to launch an AI chip targeted at the Chinese market in response to the US-led semiconductor export sanctions against China. On the 16th (local […]
  • Starbucks Introduces Next-Generation Disposable Cups for Cold Drinks, Pledges to Reduce Plastic Waste Starbucks’ newly invented disposable cups for cold beverages. (Photo=Starbucks/AP) After four years of research, Starbucks has unveiled a new disposable cup that reduces plastic use by up to 20%. According to reports by CNN and other outlets on the 19th (local time), Starbucks announced that it would be introducing the new disposable cup this month […]
  • United States Prepares for Cicada-pocalypse After Over 200 Years! This summer, the United States is anticipated to witness the emergence of the giant swarm of cicadas in 221 years, a phenomenon garnering significant attention. According to reports from esteemed publications such as the Financial Times and the Washington Post on the 20th (local time), from the end of this month until June, specific regions […]
  • Digital Trade War That May Spice Up the Digital Era The digital trade war targeting U.S. tech giants is intensifying worldwide. Alongside the European Union (EU) overtly implementing the Digital Market Act (DMA), traditional U.S. allies such as Canada and Japan are also pushing extensive tech regulations. Following Huawei, China, on the verge of losing TikTok, fiercely retaliates across all sectors, including semiconductors and software. […]
  • Japan's TEPCO to Release Contaminated Water into Sea: Fifth Round Underway Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant in Japan / EPA=Yonhap News Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) began the fifth round of ocean discharge of treated water by the Japanese government from the Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant on the 19th, reported Kyodo News. The discharge will continue until the 7th of next month, with the volume […]
  • US Secretary of State to Confront China Over Support to Russia U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Visit Beijing and Shanghai, Meetings with Wang Yi and Others Expected U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to visit China this week and is expected to urge the country to halt exports of military-capable components and semiconductors to Russia. According to Bloomberg on the 20th (local […]
  • Tragedy at Doggy Daycare: Puppy's Eye Lost to Larger Dog In a so-called doggy daycare, a six-month-old puppy was bitten by a fully-grown dog three times its size, resulting in the loss of one eye. ⓒJTBC According to a recent JTBC report, a six-month-old puppy named Biji was bitten by a larger dog at a doggy daycare on the 16th, resulting in the loss of […]
  • Nuclear Innovation: U.S. Partners with South Korea on Research Reactor The United States National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has agreed to participate in developing Korea’s new research reactor. The U.S. will review and optimize the design of the export-oriented research reactor pilot model developed by Korea from a nuclear proliferation resistance perspective. On the 22nd, Lee Chang Yoon, the First Vice Minister of Science and […]
  • The Portrait That Enraged Churchill Now Up for Auction A portrait sketch of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, which he famously burnt in a fit of rage, calling it “horrible and malicious,” is about to go up for auction. According to The Guardian and other UK media outlets, on the 16th (local time), the sketch by British painter Graham Sutherland will be auctioned […]
  • AI Takes on Lung Cancer: Deepnoid's New Automated Lung-RADS Classification Solution DeepNoid announced on the 19th that it had presented a research abstract on the Deep Learning-Based Automated Lung-RADS Classification Algorithm for lung cancer screening through low-dose chest computed tomography (LDCT) at the American College of Radiology 2024 (ACR 2024). This research aims to reduce the time taken for lung image analysis for lung cancer diagnosis […]
  • Heineken's Boring Phone: An Ode to Simplicity in a Smart World! Global beer company Heineken is set to introduce a limited edition of a retro-style flip phone called “Boring Phone.” On the 16th (local time), IT specialist outlet The Verge reported that Heineken and Finnish electronics company HMD will unveil the joint creation of the Boring Phone at the Milan Design Week on the 18th. The […]
  • 17 Killed in Ukraine: Russian Missile Strike Ignites U.S. Aid Debate Amid uncertainty caused by the opposition of the hardline Republican opposition, Zelenskyy remarked, “If there had been sufficient air defense equipment, such incidents would not have occurred.” On the morning of the 17th (local time), a Russian missile struck the city of Chernihiv in northern Ukraine, resulting in at least 17 fatalities. Ukrainian President Volodymyr […]
  • Breaking: Israel Fires Back at Iran with Missile Attack Six days after being attacked by Iran on the 13th, Israel retaliated. On the 19th (local time), ABC News in the U.S. reported that a missile launched by Israel struck a target within Iran. According to the report, the fact of Israel’s retaliation was confirmed by U.S. officials. However, it is unclear whether places in […]
  • Mother Sentenced to Seven Years for Killing Infant by Throwing Her Out of Window A mother who threw her six-month-old baby out of an apartment window, killing the child, has been sentenced to seven years in prison. According to the legal community, on the 19th, the Gwangju District Court’s Criminal Division 11 (Judge Ko Sang Young) sentenced the woman in her 20s, who was indicted on murder charges, to […]
  • Cat Food Chaos: What's Up with the Voldemort Feed List? The Voldemort Feed List, a list of cat food brands, is drawing attention. Unrelated photo / TarasBeletskiy-shutterstock.com, sophiecat-shutterstock.com Recently, online cat communities and social media have been active in sharing a list of certain cat foods suspected of causing neurological and muscular disorders in cats. The term Voldemort Feed is borrowed from the Harry Potter […]
  • North Korea's Cyber Pirates Pillage $1 Billion Annually, Is Your Country Safe? - Part 2 North Korea’s usage of stolen virtual assets as a source of funds for the development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), such as nuclear weapons and missiles, is a well-known fact. Cyber attacks are being used as a means for North Korea, which cannot engage in regular trade activities, to acquire foreign currency needed for […]
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