Archive forApril, 2008

Getting hands-on with the LG Secret

April 28th, 2008 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Last Friday we had the pleasure of some of the UK's top tech and style bloggers at an exclusive event at London's May Fair Hotel to have a look at the new LG Secret. A good crowd turned up, and as well as meeting us in the flesh, they got a chance to hear from Jeremy Newing, UK head of marketing for LG Mobile. Jeremy first went through the phone's features with a presentation, and then he fielded a really engaging Q&A with the audience, talking about the progress LG Mobile have made, LG's plans for the future, including more open...
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Announcing the LG Secret

April 24th, 2008 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Today in London, we revealed the name of the third in the LG Black Label line of phones - the LG Secret. The Secret is a slender & stylish handset with a slew of enriched technological features, including a 5MP ISO 800 camera, a 120fps QVGA video camera and DivX-certified recording and playback. The camera also boasts a range of filters and modes, as well as on-camera photo editing. The phone has a touchscreen and an accelerometer motion sensor. It also has auto luminance control, adjusting the screen brightness automatically, saving both battery life and making it more comfortable for your...
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Pillows – not just for your head

April 22nd, 2008 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Over at TechDigest comes this nice laptop pillow, to not only stop your laptop digging into your legs but help keeping it cooler and not burning your legs. TechDigest raves about the log one (pictured below) which I like a lot for its colour and playfulness. However it's not the only one - check out the whole range - the variety is what I like, something for those who prefer the functional as well as design lovers. Laptop pillows are nothing new - PCWorld blogs about a nice design for those laden with accessories - you can pop your mouse...
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Let me entertain you

April 18th, 2008 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Thanks to Product Reviews for the news that Ricky Gervais is to appear in Grand Theft Auto IV: The comedian will play himself in the game as he is a stand up act performing in the comedy club in Liberty City. Going into this comedy club might just be a welcome break while you hang out and have a rest, and you will also be able to watch Gervais as he performs some new material that he has written especially for Grand Theft Auto 4. Although the thought of Rick Gervais in a latex suit for the 3D modelling process is a...
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Apollo 13

April 17th, 2008 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
37 years ago today the Apollo 13 splash landed in the Pacific Ocean four days after an oxygen tank explosion in space which spawned on of the most endlessly misquoted quotes: "Houston, we've had a problem here." Apollo 13 was supposed to land in the Fra Mauro area but the explosion 3 days into the mission forced Apollo 13 to circle the moon without landing. In case you aren't familiar with the plight of Apollo 13, everyone survived. It's safe to say they didn't enjoy the ride though - there was a lack of food, water and power, making sleep almost impossible...
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It’s on the cards…

April 17th, 2008 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Matthew at Gadget review bought this to my attention yesterday, the new USB Mirror Card Reader: Yes, for the woman on the go who needs to know she looks good and can read that card anywhere... It's an interesting choice of pairing and it certainly hasn't been done before but I'm not sure there's really a market for this, is there? The mirror is able to read different types of memory cards, including MicroSD, T-Flash, SD, Memory Stick Duo, and can be yours for just $15. Personally I think I'll stick with the mirror I already own and get the slightly...
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What a ‘Viewtyful’ World!

April 14th, 2008 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Last week LG announced the ‘Viewtyful World’ online photo contest, which runs until 11th June. The eight-week contest is running in association with Yahoo, Flickr, Kelkoo, and National Geographic magazine which features some of the highest-quality photojournalism in the world. The competition was devised to provide opportunities to explore the spaces surrounding our lives and rediscover the wonders and attractions of these worlds through photography. You can enter the contest through the Viewty site on Flickr, you can also see others entries and vote for your favourites! There are three Viewty phones on offer as weekly prizes - two of which will be...
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BumpTop

April 10th, 2008 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
I'm a bit of a sucker for touchscreen technology - the possibilities are enormous and can take us away from the decades-old paradigm of keyboards and numeric pads. Of course, we're still at the start of this transition but it's exciting to see what pioneers are doing. Over at Tech E Blog they've got a video of BumpTop, which is a bit like Microsoft's much-talked about Surface: I like the ability to put lots of things in one pile but the really nice stuff is the 3D desktop - you're inside a giant room, effectively and you can spin the room...
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Digital photo frame – now for the fridge!

April 9th, 2008 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Every time a digital innovation comes out, the analogue lobby always defend the original with a "well, it will never be able to replace a key aspect, such as this...". And then digital works out a way of fulfilling that need. For example, with digital downloads, many said people would still buy physical records for the cover artwork. So then the digital geeks incorporated the cover artwork into the download and hey presto, we now have cover flow navigation in our software. I was reminded of this today, as over at Red Ferret I saw this magentic fridge-mounted digital photo frame....
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FLX

April 9th, 2008 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Ooh, hello. Over at Tech Digest we get a glimpse of a dinky proposed USB drive design by Polish designer Jacek Ryn: I know USB drive designs are ten a penny these days but there's something about these I like. Maybe it's the squishiness - USB drives are often (relatively) protruding solid sticks, so to have something more organic and flexible makes a refreshing change. Maybe it's the colour - you could have a whole load of them like fruit pastilles (just don't get confused and try to eat one) - colour-coded depending what task they perform. Maybe it's just because...
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