Archive forFebruary, 2009

LG prove their eco-credentials at the EDF Energy Ideal Home Show

February 27th, 2009 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
CES, MWC, Ideal Home... Another month, another show to wow at! This year LG will be showcasing a range of products at the EDF Energy Ideal Home Show exhibition, one of the UK’s largest home design events, from the 20th March – 13th April at Earl's Court. The LG Electronics stand will include items from the new 2009 ranges of TV’s, audio visual equipment, washing machines, vacuum cleaners and microwaves, all which are being officially unveiled to the consumer for the first time. The theme of the show this year is “energy saving” which is a perfect fit for LG who, as...
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Getting hands on with the LG Arena, KM730 & GD910 Watchphones!

February 27th, 2009 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
As if Marc's reportage from the front line wasn't enough MWC goodness for you, we've gone and made some hands-on videos of some of the most talked about LG phones at the event for you. Well, it is Friday. Let's play spy games with the LG G910 Watch-phone: T-t-t-touch me! The KM730 touchscreen mobile: And last but in no way least, the much talked about LG...
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Every Sound You Can Imagine

February 25th, 2009 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
I was just catching up on the excellent electronic music blog, 'Disquiet', and read news of an interesting exhibition at New Langton Arts in San Francisco, (which discounts my attendance, I'm sorry to say). The exhibtion is called Every Sound You Can Imagine and explores the cross-fertilization between musicians and visual artists, revealing the vital interaction of experimental music with cutting-edge visual art. Langton presents rare and never-before-heard tapes from its archive by musicians, performers, poets, and visual artists who have performed at Langton since its founding in 1974, including Alvin Curran, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, and Wadada Leo Smith. Sgt....
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Printer Jam

February 23rd, 2009 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Allow me to pursue my enjoyment of latter day musique concrète just a little while longer, I'm nearly done... Easing us into Monday is Hospital Records wunderkind, Mistabishi and his pumping ode to the nightmare of the contemporary office, 'Printer Jam' Mistabishi - Printer Jam from Hospital Records on Vimeo. You may well have heard this all over the radio at the moment. Its popularity shows I'm not the only one who enjoys the bleeps, bloops, clicks and whirrs of modern life. Thank goodness for that. Hear an interview and more music from Mistabishi on BBC Radio 1...
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That’s a wrap!

February 20th, 2009 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
So my time at MWC is over. I've met some interesting people and seen some pretty cool stuff over the past few days but sadly it's back to real life for me. It just remains for me to thank all involved for making it happen, and I'll leave you with some crowd photos to try and give some small impression of what 50,000 people, 8 exhibition halls and the press room where most of this was written from looks like. ...
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The CEO drops in at MWC…

February 20th, 2009 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Vice Chairman and CEO of LG, Mr Yong Nam visited the LG booth and of course was given a tour of the products on show. Here he is by the Prada display: Frank  over at LGBlog.de also captured some video for us, which you can see...
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Hard Drive Drums

February 18th, 2009 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Thought I'd take a quick breather in between the hectic flurry of MWC updates and look over something of the nice things I've been meaning to post for a while. First up, hot on the heels of Felix's Machines that I raved about back in January, we have another wonderful example of steam-driven music-making. I present to you the recycled rhythms of the hard drive drum machine More percussion-based curiosities in the very near...
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Hands on with the Arena

February 17th, 2009 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
The Arena is, unsurprisingly, a popular phone on the LG stand but we managed to pry one loose for a few minutes and record a quick video demonstration of the UI. In what has to be the most unstructured presentation I've ever done (it was the first time I'd picked up the phone) you'll see me navigating some of the menus, tuning the radio and playing some music. You can see the result on Youtube or below. (Once again, thanks to Frank on LGBlog.de for taking the...
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LG green technologies

February 17th, 2009 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
It's usually lost in the glitz of product launches but the environmental impact of manufacturing and running new products is something manufacturers are starting to become aware of. Here are a couple of photos from the LG booth showcasing their achievements in this area. Firstly BioPlastic, which takes significantly less resources to produce than conventional plastics and secondly a solar powered phone: ...
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GD910 Watch phone

February 17th, 2009 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
I mentioned it in passing during the press conference notes but it really does deserve a post to itself. The GD910 watch phone is a 3G phone with full touchscreen interface and built in camera. It also has stereo bluetooth for playing back MP3s and a text-to-speech function to read incoming text messages. And, of course, it keeps time! Look for it on Orange networks later in the...
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