Archive forFebruary, 2008

TVs unveiled at London Fashion Week

February 20th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
LG are one of the supporters of London Fashion Week and a few days ago we held an exclusive show down at the Natural History Museum to show off our latest LCD and Plasma televisions for 2008. With some of the top fashion, style and tech press there, George (one of our TV experts) talked them through what we have for 2008. Following on from the success of the Design Art televisions of 2007, our new TVs are all about style and design excellence. Our LG50 series of LCD television combines an invisible speakers with no visible grille to detract from...
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Two new LG phones for Europe

February 14th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
We're pleased to announce not just one but two new phones for the European market this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The first is the LG KF600, which has already been out in the United States and has won an iF product design award for its InteractPad keypad. As well as the usual number keys which slide out, the InteractPad keys re virtual and context-specific, meaning they can change to the task at hand, making the audio player, camera and videocamera dead easy to use, as you can see below: The phone is out now - for more...
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Green thinking in Abu Dhabi

February 14th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
I have a nice, eco-friendly end to the week - according to the BBC, building work has started in Abu Dhabi on Masdar ("the source" in Arabic and meant here as a reference to the sun/solar energy), the world's first zero-carbon, and zero-waste, car-free city. Designed by Norman Foster of London architects Foster & Partners, Masdar City will cost $22bn, take eight years to build and be home to around 50,000 people. Sounding reminiscent of something from Blade Runner, it will be powered predominantly by solar energy and residents will travel in pods set on magnetic tracks. According to Evelyn Lee...
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Presenting.. the Silver Viewty

February 13th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
It's London Fashion Week and the beautiful and the stylish are flocking to London to fight for that impossible to get Moss/Westwood 'comeback' ticket. What could be a more fitting time to welcome the new 'Dark Silver' Viewty? Yes, LG are now offering up the sleek silver edition LG Viewty in addition to the original black. LG researched colour preferences across Europe, and silver was selected as the number one colour choice of consumers looking for a stylish, polished, premium phone that reflects their own style. But it's not just a revamp don't worry, the silver Viewty has all the functions and...
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A new way to watch the world go by..

February 12th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
Today sees the launch of the Discovery Channel's Earth Live web application - brought to my attention by the ever-vigilant chaps at Wired.com. "It may be more important than ever to track the state of the planet and Discovery Earth Live is designed to help you do that" says the Earth Live page. It's big talk but the software for the application is pretty impressive - using Adobe Flex technology to wrap video around a three-dimensional object in real time AND allow you to move the globe around without loss of the video frames. I have already successfully lost a...
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One step closer to cyborgdom?

February 8th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
There's lots of buzz about this interesting invention out - a phone charger that takes the waste energy from when you walk: A knee brace which can generate electricity as you walk, creating enough power to charge mobile phones and medical devices, has been developed by scientists. The device is inspired by technology used in hybrid cars which store the power from braking to generate electricity. So-called regenerative brakes can collect energy that would otherwise be dissipated as heat when a car slows. In the same way, the knee brace uses the energy dissipated at the knee as the leg slows after...
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