Archive forNovember, 2008

LG Electronics becomes a Global Partner of Formula 1™

November 28th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
Earlier this week it was announced LG has signed an agreement to become a Global Partner and Technology Partner of Formula 1™. The agreement starts in January 2009, LG Electronics' CMO Dermot Boden said “Formula One represents the absolute peak of technological innovation and style, which is also our vision for the LG Electronics brand. We feel the excitement and electricity of F1 is unmatched by any sport, and we feel the same passion and energy here at LG.” Bernie Ecclestone, CEO of the Formula One Group was also excited: “LG is a leader in its field, it pioneers cutting...
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“To be worn out is to be renewed”

November 27th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
Seems Taoist Philosopher Lao-tzu (quoted in the title) was really on to something - Today I rediscovered Worn Again, an ethical brand from the Sustainable lifestyle charity Anti-Apathy. Worn again is a shoe (mainly trainers) and bag collection made entirely from recycled materials more often viewed as rubbish such as seatbelts, leather car seats, bicycle tyres, recycled rubber, other shoes and binned textiles, including parachute silk. All shoes, including Worn Again, are 100% recyclable. If you’ve come to the end of the road with your Worn Agains, please donate them to your local charity shop, or find out your nearest European...
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Got your Christmas presents yet?

November 26th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
Just a quick post to give a shout out to the guys at Mobile Industry Review (& the blog formerly known as SMS Text News) for their Christmas Present campaign. It's a 'Donate and Win' prize draw to win gadgets, mobiles and other goodies. All you have to do is donate at least £5($10) to on of Mobile Industry Review’s chosen charities - Childline or the UN Foundation As they explain: Each donation of £5 / $10 gets you one chance to win a prize from the list - you can donate as much as you like. Individuals and companies can...
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Fallen Shadows – an animation short from Prada

November 24th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
Last Tuesday I attended the European launch party for the new Prada handset by LG. It was a real learning experience for me - as well as a good chance to window shop, indoors, with wine! Some days I really love my job! - after being introduced to the funky and stylish Prada Link watch (you can find out more about that here) I discovered Fallen Shadows. Fallen Shadows is the second animated short created by PRADA and the latest episode is dedicated to the new PRADA phone by LG. You can see part one - with music by Antony...
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The second Prada phone by LG launch event

November 21st, 2008 by LG Blog UK
On Tuesday we were invited to attend the European launch event for the second Prada phone by LG at the Prada store on Old Bond Street. It was a suitably stylish occasion, as I'm sure you can imagine. The latest edition of the PRADA Phone by LG (LG KF900) offers a collection of technical upgrades and a slide out qwerty keyboard as well as a 5mp camera phone. To learn more about it check out our introduction post. I've since learnt that there are some unique content displays included on this handset, such as the PRADA Fall/Winter 2008 Lookbook, new PRADA animation...
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Guitar Hero.. on a bike?!

November 20th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
Someone just emailed this to me: Kudos to all involved, it must've taken ages getting everything set out just right! Apparently the daring cyclist is Jaron Albertin. The video was made by an agency called Drago5 (I think they may mean Droga5), the song is 'Prisoner of Society' by The Living End. Found via...
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Video: The LG PG6900

November 19th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
In the latest of our videos featuring our top TV trainer Edd Dale (previously - the LG4000 and the PG7000) we look at another new Plasma out this year from LG, the PG6900. The PG6900 is LG's plasma with a built-in Freeview recorder. It has all the top quality features of an LG plasma, including a frameless screen, 100Hz screen for dynamic scenes, ClearVoice technology and invisible speakers. But as well as that, it has a Freeview+ recorder, with 160GB capacity (which equates to approximately 86 hours recording time at standard quality). Here's Edd introducing the PG6900 and a how-to...
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New LG Renoir TV advert

November 17th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
In case you haven't seen the new LG Renoir TV advert, then be sure to check it out on YouTube. It depicts how the Renoir incorporates a 8MB camera, mp3 and DivX player with Dolby Mobile, touchscreen with Wi-Fi & 3G connectivity, all in one slim compact package... and with the aid of a giant crusher (what better way possible?)....
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Monkey: Journey to the West – a breathtaking night out

November 14th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
Just a brief post to advise you that Monkey: Journey to the West, the new opera conceived by Chen Shi-Zheng - but mostly known for being composed by Damon Albarn with Visual Concept and Animation by Jamie Hewlett - is brilliant and if you're that you really should go and see it if you can. There weren't many photos in the programme and I wasn't allowed to use my cameraphone during the show but the set and costume designs are gorgeous and worthy of note, although I would imagine they're often overshadowed by the incredible acrobatics, martial arts and contortions...
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Video: And now the PG7000’s turn

November 14th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
The other day I featured the LG4000 LCD TV and a product video with the excellent Edd talking about it and its features. Edd's just as knowledgeable about plasmas as he is about LCDs, and so today he's here to present LG's top-of-the-line Plasma, the PG7000. It comes in 50″ and 60″ versions, featuring superb quality picture suited for films and sport, at 100Hz with a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. The sound from the invisible speakers, tuned by Mark Levinson and enhanced by LG's ClearVoice technology. And round the back it also offers top quality connectivity, including both USB 2.0 and...
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