Archive forOctober, 2008

Gadgets and inspiration for a ghouling weekend

October 31st, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
Shiny Shiny have a run down of some of their favourite gadgets for Halloween and webstores like IWantOneOfThose and Firebox can always be counted on to provide something fitting - I particularly like the Crawling Zombie and the Zombie Brain Jelly Mould: Of course, if you've left it until now to start looking those aren't going to be able to help you today! There are plenty of real world shops you could try but if you're being economic - or lazy, or avoiding the cold - perhaps you need a DIY option. Now, I'm a big fan of halloween DIYs...
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Life’s (still) Good

October 30th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
There's been a bit of fuss over an interview LG's marketing director gave the other day, talking about our "Life's Good" tagline and how "life actually isn't that good right now". And as a result all kinds of rumours have sparked off in the blogosphere about how we're going to be dropping the tagline as a result. The world economy downturn this year poses a challenge not just for us but every major brand in the world. But downturns are temporary and the economy usually comes out of them stronger than before, and the challenges we'll be facing in the next...
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A Cocktail party with a difference

October 29th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
I'm very pleased to have discovered that B Never to Busy to Be Beautiful have implemented the Supplier Specific Boycott Policy - don't make, sell or use any ingredients or products tested on animals. This is not necessarily news, I have no idea when they did this, I've just gotten into my routine of only shopping at Body Shop and being annoyed at the sometimes limited range I find there - it's perfect for all my day to day needs but god help you if you get a craving for some electric blue or neon colours, because dear old Body...
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Introducing the LG PG326000

October 28th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
Today I thought we'd take a closer look at the LG 32PG6000. It is the world's first production 32" plasma screen television, and it's an ideal size for more traditional style of houses and flats which have alcoves and nooks in which a larger television might not fit, or as a second plasma in your house in a smaller room. Plasmas with their richer blacks and fast response times are ideal for movies and sports, and while it may be small in size, it doesn't compromise on style or quality The 32PG6000 features a frameless screen with invisible speakers, which...
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Bah Humbug!

October 27th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
It's not even November yet but I've been getting emails about Christmas shopping and party planning for at least two months already. Personally, I'm not religious so all the overt commercialism doesn't spoil anything for me but even so it's daunting, an ever present reminder that I need to start planning and cutting down on the money I spend on me so I have enough money to spend on presents and traditions. I don't mean to go all Scrooge here, I love the excuse to meet up with friends and loved ones and exchange gifts, etc, but the older I get...
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Polish Film Posters

October 27th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
I came across this blog post about Polish film posters the other day, there are some gorgeous visuals (and some interesting politics being debated in the comments!) and I really enjoyed thinking about a fairly overlooked medium in a new light - I never really stop to think about movie posters or consider most of them as works of art. I don't know why as some of the classics with iconic posters like Antonioni's Blow-up, below, which I adore: But for the main part I see movie posters in completely different light to other art - they are an advertising tool...
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YouTube talks back

October 26th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
(kinda) According to TechCrunch the team at YouTube have a great sense of humour: YouTube commentors are now presented with a button asking if they’d like to hear their comments read aloud before they are posted, in the hopes of preventing instances of accidental stupidity. The feature is apparently in response to this XKCD comic - I really hope this is true, and we can highly recommend XKCD if you're unfamiliar with it - in fact if you want to make Chris your new best friend, buying him one of the Tshirts would probably be a good place to start! Hats off to the YouTube...
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LG Renoir bloggers event: video & Facebook!

October 21st, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
With the release of the Renoir KC910 nearly upon us, we thought we'd revisit the bloggers event we held for it a couple of weeks ago. Here you can see John Barton, LG's UK sales and marketing director, presenting the Renoir, followed by Jonathan Jowitt, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, Mobile of Dolby and Andy Glasson Sales Manager for Northern Europe from DivX. It's a bit dark at times but you can still get a good idea of things: Be sure to check out the Q&A videos on our YouTube channel, and if you like the look of it, be sure to...
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Mobiles: helping families stay in touch

October 20th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
Over at Phones Review today I found this interesting article: According to a new survey released by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, technology in the form of cell phones and computers is keeping families closer than ever. The survey was conducted with 2,252 adults to see what type of impact technology had on their lives. What they found was that all of that time on cell phones and computers is actually keeping families close. It's refreshing to see the research bears out what I've long thought - that by giving people more means to communicate with each other brings them...
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Sheffield’s new ‘Music Box’ – bigger than most and covered in Rubber!

October 17th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
Have you heard about the new music studio in Sheffield? It's a state of the art building in the Sheffield University campus and it's big talking point is it's completely enveloped in black rubber. It's called the 'Soundhouse' & was constructed by Kier... I can't decide if I like it or not - every time I look at it I change my mind! According to World Architecture News it's the UK's first rubber-clad venue and 'the rubber membrane was placed under tension similar to the skin on a drum, fixed and then decorated with 100mm diameter stainless steel studs.' I like...
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