Archive forMarch, 2009

Ghost in the Machine

March 31st, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
iri5 is an artist who specializes in recycling found materials, such as old cassettes and used books, turning trash into treasure. iRI5 is accomplished in using traditional methods as well as modern techniques. Her works have been featured in galleries in London and Bristol. It feels great to work with strange, older materials. Things that have a mind of their own. Most everything I use has been thrown away or donated at some point. Past its prime, like some of the finest things in the world My particular favourites of iri5's is her 'Ghost in the Machine'...
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Oscar Lhermitte

March 30th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
Oscar Lhermitte is studying product design at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design. One of his main interests is the relation people have with objects, and the different reasons they prefer one object to another. In most of his projects, he tries to create a unique relation between the user and the product, by giving it a “hand-made” touch or by involving the user in the design process. Resolving issues with simple eco-friendly solutions is also one of his aims. He thinks it is a designer’s responsibility to observe every single aspect of daily life, and to constantly question...
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First look at the Arena TV Advert

March 27th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
If you'd like a sneak peak of the exciting new advert for Arena, then check out the T3 site now! Gadget site and online home of T3 magazine have just gone live with an exclusive preview of the new LG Arena advert. It shows off the new interface, uses one of my favourite songs for the soundtrack and even has dancing babies, for those of you pining for that particular meme. What more could you ask for in 30seconds of TV goodness? Check out the advert...
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LG win Best Manufacturer and Innovative Product at the ’09 Mobile News Awards

March 25th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
The 15th annual Mobile News Awards were last Thursday and it was a good year for LG, who won both Innovative Product - for their new Solar Powered Bluetooth car kit - and Best Manufacturer! You may remember we posted a few months ago about John Barton - Sales & Marketing Director of LG Mobile UK & Ireland - being nominated for ‘Industry Personality of the Year’. Unfortunately he was pipped to the post on that one but, as he collected the award for Best Manufacturer, he was still in good spirits. He got to meet impressionist, comedian and Dead ringer...
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Belated Ada Lovelace Day

March 25th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
So I'm going with being fashionably late on this one (yes, fashionable, not dreadfully disorganised and forgetful at all!) yesterday was Ada Lovelace Day; an international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in technology. The Finding Ada site explains better than I could: Women’s contributions often go unacknowledged, their innovations seldom mentioned, their faces rarely recognised. We want you to tell the world about these unsung heroines. Entrepreneurs, innovators, sysadmins, programmers, designers, games developers, hardware experts, tech journalists, tech consultants. The list of tech-related careers is endless. Recent research by psychologist Penelope Lockwood discovered that women need to see female...
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The new LG 42PQ6000 Plasma gets Cnet’s approval

March 25th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
One of LG's 2009 TV ranges is the PQ6000 series, which got it's first review from Cnet's Crave earlier this week. I'm happy to report they have given it the thumbs up! We have to say, this is a very pretty-looking screen. We love the one-piece glass design, which gives it a very modern look. We also love how slim the TV is, making it great for popping away in a little corner or even wall-mounting it. LG says the joy of this TV is that everything is hidden away. And indeed, TV controls are tucked away at the side, and...
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Broad Brushstrokes

March 24th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
A colleague stumbled across this beautiful site from Spanish musician Labuat, and I spent a disproportionate chunk of the morning hypnotised by it. You have to give it a minute to load, (which confused me at first), but believe me it's well worth it. Just try not to waste as much time at work as I did. Try it for yourself...
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Attack of the Robot Fish

March 21st, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
Don't ask what I was doing reading a defence technology website, let's just concentrate on the fact that UK developed robotic fish are to be released into the sea off northern Spain as part of a three-year research project funded by the European Commission. The purpose of the fish is pollution detection. The life-like creatures, which will mimic the undulating movement of real fish, will be equipped with tiny chemical sensors to find the source of potentially hazardous pollutants in the water, such as leaks from vessels in the port or underwater pipelines. Thanks to Wi-Fi technology, they will then be able...
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The remote that’ll make you sweat and a photography project to make you think

March 20th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
I found this on Engadget yesterday: Crazy us, we thought that a remote control was meant to keep you on the couch -- it does seem rather counter-intuitive to build one that makes you leave your seat and jump around within arm's reach of the TV set. But when this guy saw an over-sized novelty remote at Brookstone, he knew that he had to have it. Not only that, but he had to best it -- by fashioning a controller for Windows Media Center so large that one would need an entire appendage to get any use out of the thing....
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The LG LF7700 with Freesat gets the thumbs up from Trusted Reviews

March 19th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
We've got our first review of the LF7700, new LG LCD TV with built-in Freesat, from Trusted Reviews. Overall it's a very positive review, scoring 8/10 with their final verdict being: The 42LF7700 has integrated its Freesat tuner well for the most part, and can produce some quite phenomenal pictures with the right kind of bright, colourful source material. If money's not too big an issue for you, I personally - movie lover that I am - would probably still be inclined to go for the Panasonic 42PZ81 over the new LG, on account of the Panasonic's superior black level response. But...
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