Japanese-made “Extra” Film Gets High Popularity In S. Korea

A certain type of brand new film product, which can change a camera built in your cellphone to infrared fluoroscope, is on sale at the e-commerce site of an Akihabara-based detective tool shop, and now it gets an explosive popularity among Korean Internet users.

The e-commerce site has an evidence picture that allows you to see playing cards through a t-shirt worn by someone.   According to its explanation, since the product uses sunshine, you can take an advantage of it only outdoor and under clear sky in the daytime.   The website warns no sneak shooting is allowed with it.

A few days ago, the product was introduced on Yahoo! Korea, and a news story covering it was raised to the first rank in the number of those who have read.

Yahoo Korea's News on Super Magic Film

Via Rocket News 24[J]

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Google Launched Google Maps in Korea

Google started Google Maps Korea on November 25th. Goole was not providing map service in Korea before. Google’s presence is much lower than their presence in the US or Japanese market.

Google Maps Korea will be very helpful for overseas travellers, because they can use the service with their familiar Google Maps interface, even though the map itself is written in Korean.

We hope that many Korean startups will create mashup services using Google maps API.

*Other map services in Korea

Many Korean portals, including Yahoo! Korea [KR] or Paran [KR], are already offering map services.

Yahoo! Korea map (so called ‘gugi’) can overlay traffic situation on the map. you can see traffic situation in Seoul and other cities realtime. Colored lines in the map indicate traffic situation on the road.

Paran is providing a map service using a system of GEOPIS which has been offered a map service in Korea. By drawing a line on the map, users can make their own map. Also, they can upload and share movies about cafe, restaurant and so on.