Archive forDecember, 2008

It’s Chriiiiistmas!

December 23rd, 2008 by LG Blog UK
It's inevitable really, isn't it! That's your lot for 2008 I'm afraid, we're all off to stuff ourselves full of turkey/tofu and be merry in the season of good cheer and ... well, you know. We'll be back for more in January, with the new Chris M (Chris 2.0?) replacing our lovely (original)Chris, who is off to pastures new and who will be missed. We couldn't hold him back though - apparently cobbling à la Misery is illegal.. We wish him the best of luck and hope he stays in touch! We'd like to wish all our readers and fellow bloggers a...
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A brief hello

December 22nd, 2008 by LG Blog UK
Hi everyone, As you may know, Chris will shortly be moving on from this blog. We’ll miss him dearly and I’m sure you will too. I’ll be taking over his duties and, to keep things easy for everyone, my name is Chris as well. I’ll be working alongside Helen to maintain normal service. Like the other two, I’m pretty fascinated by innovation in design, the arts and music and so, besides the inside-track on new stuff from LG, I’ll be bringing you those things that catch my eye while I wander the internet. I’ve always loved the use of water in sculpture...
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LG TVs scoop up a range of awards

December 19th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
With the year drawing to a close it's awards time and we're very pleased to see LG's panel screen televisions do so well. In What Plasma & LCD TV magazine's December issue, we scooped several prizes and plaudits. The LG Scarlet 32LG6000 won Best HD Ready 32" LCD TV, with a stirring commendation from the judges: In design terms alone, this TV stands apart from the competition, with a cheeky red rear to liven up even the most drab of living rooms. But, scratch beneath the fashionable surface, however, and you'll find some significant HD chops. A whopping four HDMIs lead...
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“Design something that solves a problem”

December 18th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
The 2009 James Dyson Award has recently launched. The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. It’s run by the James Dyson Foundation, James Dyson’s charitable trust, as part of its mission to inspire young people about design engineering. It also gives you the chance to win £10,000 - could provide very handy for paying those university fees! The challenge: design something that solves a problem. "Young designers and engineers are brimming with creative ideas to change the world – it’s this ability to think differently that the James Dyson Award...
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It’s the thought that counts… Did you keep the receipt?

December 17th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
A quick post with a tip for any chaps struggling with Christmas shopping for their other halves. I found out that John Lewis are hosting a series of men-only 'Lingerie academies' in their London Oxford Street (17 - 19 December) and Peterborough(20 - 21 December) stores. Unfortunately I couldn't find anything more on the John Lewis site but the BBC video, linked below, should have more information for anyone trying to work out if they need a helping hand braving the 'frillies' section (as my gran used to call it when in the presence of men!) Oh, apparently there is also beer......
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Every second counts, some of them twice!

December 16th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
Sorry for being slow on the uptake here - I wanted to blog this on Friday but was out of office and couldn't access the blog until today... According to New Scientist 2008 is going to be extended, by one 'leap second'. (Never heard of them before, me neither!) A single leap second will be added at the end of the year to accommodate a subtle slow-down in the Earth's rotation. The decision, made earlier this year by the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service, will adjust coordinated universal time (UTC), which is used to calibrate national and regional clocks around the...
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Video: Renoir round-up

December 15th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
We've got a couple of special advertising feature videos with our media partners about the new LG Renoir phone for you today. First off, CNet take the Renoir on streets of London, showing off the phone's features - such as the full touchscreen and customisable widgets on the home screen, before having a go at the 8MP camera and the range of powerful features that come with it - including smile detection and the 120fps slow-motion video. But the phone is not just a great cameraphone and they also take you through the Dolby Mobile sound, GPS and smartphone capabilities: Meanwhile,...
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Taking a look at the LG Cookie

December 12th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
Today we're taking a look at the new LG KP500, better known as the Cookie, the latest in our line of full touchscreen phones. LG have a long history of full touchscreen phones - the Prada Phone by LG was the world's first full touchscreen handset, while the LG Viewty and most recently the LG Renoir have pushed the boundary for top-of-the-range full touchscreen cameraphones. The Cookie is there to bring high spec touchscreen to a new audience, combining the latest technology with an affordable price. The Cookie comes with an embedded stylus, which combines easily with the touchscreen interface and...
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Nifty Tricks for the LG Renoir

December 11th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
The guys at Mobile Choice were fairly impressed with the LG KC910 - otherwise known as the Renoir, giving it 4/5 in their review. The LG Renoir is absolutely crammed with features, serving up full touch-screen functionality, HSDPA speed internet browsing, an accelerometer for motion-sensor gaming, Dolby Mobile sound quality, DivX video capability, A-GPS, an eight-megapixel camera, a music player and loads of video functionality. Plus you get an 8GB memory card in the box so you won’t be short of storage. They've also created one of their 'Nifty Tricks' videos for it - showing you how to get the...
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Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2009 shortlist announced

December 10th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
The shortlist for the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2009 competition were announced on Monday. 100 designs from seven categories - Architecture, Furniture, Fashion, Graphic Design, Interactive, Product and Transport are nominated. One of the big surprises for me was the inclusion of the big Brother 9 logo as I'd never registered it changed series by series..! (I don't watch the show though so I think I have a valid reason for my ignorance!) Whereas I doubt anyone is surprised at the inclusion of Shepard Fairey's Obama poster - arguably one of the most iconic - and copied - images of the...
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