Archive forJanuary, 2009

Style on Trial

January 30th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
The BBC's Style on Trial series reached it's finale last night with a jury - Lulu Guinness (who's pronunciation of 'decade' gradually became like nails on a chalkboard for me!), Celia Birtwell, Dylan Jones and Jamelia - deciding the most stylish decade of British fashion (which apparently starts in 1940s and ended at the turn of the millennium! I know we've not had a full decade of 'noughties' yet but isn't 8 years worth a mention?) Now, to be fair, I should prefix this post with the admission that I've not seen the whole series so perhaps that, and other...
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Twitterfall and the rise and rise of Twitter

January 29th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
Chris just introduced me to TwitterFall Twitterfall is a way of viewing the latest 'tweets' of upcoming trends on the micro-blogging site Twitter. Updates fall from the top of the page in near-realtime. Unlike other sites, Twitterfall purely does trends (for now). Because of this, we can be efficient - Twitter is queried from the Twitterfall server, and results are pushed to your browser, rather than your browser doing the queries, or your computer polling our server repeatedly. Current trends include Digital Britain and the Superbowl, as well as the option of creating a custom trend, however: These do not use the same method...
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Mobile News Awards 2009

January 28th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
Now in its 15th sell-out year, the Mobile News Awards is the mobile channel's premier awards night and our very own John Barton - Sales & Marketing Director of LG’s Mobile Division in the UK & Ireland - has been nominated for 'Industry Personality of the Year'. John has been in the mobile industry from the early days of BT Cellnet’s battle for supremacy with Racal Vodafone. However, his early professional life saw him graduate with a law degree and begin work for the Inland Revenue, just after the introduction of Capital Transfer Tax. Starting in the mobile industry as Sales...
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Found online

January 27th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
No, nothing to do with FFFFound, although that's always worth a visit too, just a couple of interesting things I've come across on my travels through the internet today, firstly an inspired bit of advertising gadgetry from marker pen brand Sharpie: The creative minds working for Sharpie, the ultimate in permanent markers, have discovered a way to satiate our desires to deface public domain.  Interactive e-cast billboards have been scattered around cities, which allow people to experience the rush of creating their own graffiti. Find out more at Cool Hunter. And, (unfortunately I have no idea who, why or when) these plasticine creatures...
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You’re projecting again

January 27th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
Talking of nice projections, I just saw this video of Etienne de Crecy playing live at the Transmusicales de Rennes music festival Etienne De Crecy Live 2007 Transmusicales de Rennes from Clement bournat on...
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Announcing the winner of the LG 32PG6000

January 26th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
As part of last year's launch of the LG Owners' Forum on the AVForums we ran a competition to win a free LG Plasma TV - a 32PG6000. The competition was to make the best post in the sub-forum's first 2 months and the winning post was A Challenge to LG re their new Plasmas by AVForums regular mjcairney aka Martin. We felt it was a really good question to us, which also created some good debate and speculation about TV products and retail within this sector. This post and the subsequent thread embodies the reasons we undertook this owners forum...
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Where’s my silver jump-suit?

January 26th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
I might be a little late on the uptake here, but last week I saw, for the first time, these giant ad-screens on the London Underground. I'm in two minds about them. Part of me is amazed at the paper-thin giant screens and the sheer level of 50's style vision-of-the-future they exude. Another part of me is reluctant to accept yet another level of intrusive distracto-vision into my daily life. Still, I guess I'll only start worrying when I'm faced with Minority Report-style hologram advertising Now - where are the jet packs and flying...
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Movie Posters that never were…

January 26th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
Empire Magazine have a very active and creative web community who, I now find are pretty talented with photoshop too. The community have recently been set a weekly Movie poster Mash-up challenge and they certainly manage to rise to it! Thought I'd share a couple of my favourites with you, to brighten up a Monday morning - last week's theme was Sweets: Previous subjects have included Christmas, Lord of the Rings, Pets and Shoes: Hats off to you my fellow Empire readers, you're far better at this than I'll ever...
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BBC News: LG thinks small to fight downturn

January 23rd, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
There's a short piece on the BBC today about LG's plans to 'fight the downturn' As the global downturn bites, just what do you do as a manufacturer when consumers stop buying your products? South Korean-based LG Electronics - who build flat-panel televisions - is one such company facing this problem. John Sudworth was given rare access to LG's hi-tech production plant for a look at some of their techniques for surviving the...
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How the potential EU legislation affects LG Plasmas

January 21st, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
Readers of Digital-Lifestyle, among others, will be aware that there has been much talk in the past week about some pending EU legislation that could ban some plasma TVs because of their energy consumption: “Minimum energy performance standards for televisions are expected to be agreed across Europe this spring, and this should lead to phasing out the most inefficient TV,” warned the EU, who will also set to introduce a labeling system detailing the energy used by each device. The legislation being considered in the EU is part of a routine revision of energy consumption standards for different product categories, not specifically...
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