Archive forJune, 2008

LG Style Icon: Heads to Belfast this weekend

June 27th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
Last week it was Glasgow*'s turn to host the LG Style Icon contest - this weekend we’re heading to Belfast for the forth shoot. LG will be hosting an open-call photo-shoot at the CastleCourt shopping centre from 10am on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June. Any budding models in Northern Ireland - now’s your chance to be the face of LG, so don’t miss it! For more information about the competition, check out the official LG StyleIcon site. *Apologies for any confusion caused with last week's announcement - which has since been...
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Dubai do it again!

June 26th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
Yesterday Dubai's plans for a 'moving' skyscraper became the talk to the 'net (unfortunately I was locked in an excel report and Chris was very excited about toast so we kinda missed the boat but we're catching up now!) The "Dynamic Tower", dreamt up by Italian architect David Fisher (who has never built a sky-scraper before), will be the world's first moving building - Dubai do like their firsts don't they? The Dynamic Tower will house 80 apartments that will all spin completely independently of one another. "It's the first building that rotates, moves, and changes shape," Fisher said, at a New...
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Here’s a toast to the Viewty

June 25th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
Toast rarely makes it into the headlines - a mundane yet underrated aspect of life, it largely goes unnoticed and uncelebrated. Until now, that is. Yesterday Simon over at Digital Lifestyles went over to the RCA to meet Freddie Yauner, inventor of a CO2-powered supertoaster, who broke the Guinness World Record for the world's highest-popping toaster - an impressive 2.6m. Simon took along his LG Viewty and so managed to capture the toaster's awesome popping power at 120fps - check out the video below: The slices of toast quite clearly manage to go well above 2.6m, and in fact could well...
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Holographic mobiles on the way?

June 24th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
Over at Product Reviews Peter discusses the possibility of holographic mobile phones in a few years (complete with excellent geeky homage to Star Wars), but Peter worries that as cool as such an addition might be, it might not be so useful: I am not totally sold on the whole holographic handset, I do understand that for future phones we all want to see some really cool features. I do worry though that the Holographic handset is one feature too far, I do not think that I would have any use for such a feature, but then again I am only...
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Get on your bike..?

June 23rd, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
As the partner of a cycling-commuter, I’m often subject to lectures on why I should get on my bike - save money, better for environment (and my thighs - he didn't say that, he likes his knees too much), faster than the bus, etc... So I was well aware that last week was Bike Week (and also Van Week according to an advert I saw.. Nice mix, perhaps make it bendy bus week too for 2009 to get the full London flavour..?) and it seems to have given some companies ideas or perhaps they were just slightly behind the trend...
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LG Style Icon: This weekend in Glasgow

June 20th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
Last week it was Bluewater's turn to host the LG Style Icon contest - this weekend we're heading to Glasgow for the third shoot. Also LG will be hosting an open-call photo-shoot at the CastleCourt shopping centre next week (Saturday June 28 and Sunday June 29) from 10am. For more information about the competition, check out...
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SMS Text News shout-out

June 19th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
Following the Unlimited Drinks last week there's a nice roundup on the SMS Text News podcast and Helen & I get a shout-out from the boys - thank you Ben & James for your kind words about us, we hope we continue to impress in future! There's also lots of other interesting stuff, including the Mobile Web 2.0 Summit's blog, and details of the forthcoming Mobile Geeks of London event which I'll be attending, so if you're going too then see you...
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The amazing vision of Paul Otlet

June 19th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
A fascinating article from the New York Times about "The Web Time Forgot", about how a Belgian scientist, Paul Otlet, dreamt up the Internet before the first electronic computer had even been invented: In 1934, Otlet sketched out plans for a global network of computers (or “electric telescopes,” as he called them) that would allow people to search and browse through millions of interlinked documents, images, audio and video files. He described how people would use the devices to send messages to one another, share files and even congregate in online social networks. He called the whole thing a “réseau,” which...
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What a way to wear your hair!

June 16th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
I was pleased to discover on Friday that the Lates festival has returned to London for the summer. Now if only I can get my GP opening for the same hours I can fix my culture withdrawal and my hayfever woes in one fell swoop! I have to admit though, that right now the only thing I'm excited about is Hair Hats, which One Part Truth brought to my attention this morning: Incredible, aren't they? If I were going to Royal Ascot this week I'd love to wear a horse themed hairhat! Unfortunately I have no idea whether you...
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Helen (and Loki) play with the Secret’s video camera

June 13th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
It's Friday so here's our weekly video. They say never work with children or animals - but in this case they're wrong. Loki the husky couldn't have behaved better as she performed brilliantly for the camera, while we took some slow-motion footage of her to demonstrate the LG Secret's 120fps video camera. Check it out: ...
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