Archive forSeptember, 2008

From the cute to the curious..

September 30th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
The wonders of the web, eh? Here's a couple of photos I wanted to share... She's a petite 20 inches (50cm) tall and weighs a mere 5kg (11 pounds) but this unicycling robot, called "Murata Seiko-chan", is getting quite a lot of attention today. Seiko-chan was developed by Japanese electronics maker Murata Manufacturing Co. as a follow up to their Seisaku-kun model from 2005. Both 'she' and the cyclist robot you can see following her are able to balance and move around on their wheel(s) due to two gyro sensors mounted in their bodies. She also blushes - you can't see it...
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Talking about the Renoir KC910

September 30th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
Whew, it's been a busy few days! Late last week we launched the LG Renoir KC910, our new 8 megapixel camera, and we invited some bloggers down to a party in London to get to grips with it. As well as us from the LG blog and some of the phone marketing guys, they also got to meet the guys from DivX and Dolby Mobile, who talked about the phone's features and of course each other. It was my first chance to play with the Renoir, which was surprisingly light in the hand - so much so I thought the one...
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Mobile banking – keeping it secure?

September 24th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
An interesting bit of news over at Phones Review - a major UK bank is allowing you to now manage your account via mobile Internet: Lloyds TSB announced today that they have a facility for customers to transfer between their accounts via their mobile phones. Not only that the service will also keep your security in check by alerting you if your debit or credit cards are used abroad. Not forgetting that Lloyds already notify their customers by mobile when their bank account does not have sufficient funds to cover a standing or direct debit or if their account falls within...
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slotMusic – the future of mobile media?

September 23rd, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
The music industry has been one of those most changed by the Internet, and despite the boom in online music download services, it's interesting to see that today the music companies have launched a new physical format for music called slotMusic. Pocket Picks says: slotMusic is a fancy way of saying DRM-free MP3 laden microSD cards. SanDisk and a collection of big name record companies (including the four horsemen EMI Music, SONY BMG, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group) have grouped together to bring the new physical music format to retail. So - is it the future of mobile media? Physical...
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A Pirates life for thee?

September 19th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
So, it's - sorry, it be - the 7th International Talk Like a Pirate Day today, if you'd some how managed to not notice yet. Once you've found your eye patch (what this old thing..?) and got yourself a new Pirate name (I'm now "Disembowlin' Helga Straw" apparently.. Try saying that after a barrel of rum!) You'll be more than ready to join in - or you could keep it simple and just 'Arrrr!' and 'Ahoy me hearties!' a bit at appropriate times... While it could be getting a bit tedious for those of you Landlubbers who've been online all day,...
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Corpus Clock unveiled

September 18th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
The Corpus Clock is a thing of terrifying beauty: The brainchild of Dr John Taylor, a fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, the unique timepiece uses the rare grasshopper escapement (the thing at the top) to regulate the ticking, like the early clocks of renowned clockmaker John Harrison. Incorporated into grasshopper design, the aim is, according to its creator, to make a 'Chronophage' (time-eater): "a fearsome beast which drives the clock, literally "eating away time". It's certainly striking - the gothic look of the grasshopper, the time-eater, a stark contrast to the beautiful, eternal, gold disc of time beneath it. Certainly something...
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We’re going to London for Fashion Week!

September 17th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
LG have been sponsors of London Fashion Week for 3 years now and tonight I'm off to an exclusive drinks event hosted by LG where I hope to do some people/fashion watching and meet some of my favourite fashion bloggers - I'll be joined by lovely ladies from Style Canteen, DisneyRollerGirl, the ASOS blog and a relatively new blog called Fashion Slant. I expect to be the least well-dressed woman there and will have my trusty Secret at the ready should I find anything I need to share with you all. Watch this space! In the meantime, to get us all...
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LG Plasmas event: Video & more coverage

September 16th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
Last Thursday night we held our Plasma TV bloggers event and for those of you who couldn't make it, here's video of George Mead, UK TV Marketing Manager for LG, taking the attendees through the range of Plasma TVs. That was part one, but also be sure to check out part two and part three as well! Just to run you through the three Plasma TVs again - they are the LG 32PG6000, the world's first production 32" Plasma, the LG PG6900, a dual-tuner Freeview+ Plasma with built-in 160GB PVR, and the LG PG70000, our top-of-the-line Plasma with Bluetooth connectivity. Check out some...
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LG Secret Nifty Tricks

September 15th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
The guys over at Mobile Choice magazine have given the LG Secret a look-over and have shown off some of its features you might not have known about. Secret memo allows you to make password-protected; while touch media allows you to use the phone's touchscreen to browse photo, audio and video; and slow motion allows you to use the camera to film slo-mo at 120fps. Check it out below: If you haven't tried out these features on your Secret then give them a go right now. Be sure to also look over similar videos for the KF600 and KF700. And if...
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Introducing our new Plasmas for this autumn

September 12th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
Last night we launched our three new Plasma TVs at an exclusive bloggers event at Craven Cottage football ground - just like we did for LCDs a couple of weeks ago. A good crowd turned up, including Stephen from Gadgeteer and Phil, Sally & Lee from the AVForums. George Mead, LG UK’s marketing manager for TV, showed off our three new Plasmas for the second half of 2008 as well as discussing some of our plans with the future with the attendees: You can check out more photos of the event here. Anyway, you're probably dying to hear more about the...
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