Archive forMay, 2009

Originality (and the Lack Thereof) in Evil Lair Videogame Design

May 29th, 2009 by agenda21
 
It's wonderful when your disparate pasttimes come together and create something individual, unpredictable, and all kinds of interesting. Case in point: On the Architecture of the Enemy in Videogame Worlds, a wonderful post from Jim Rossignol a big gaming blogger guest posting on a big architecture blog. Rossignol writes first about how gothic construction is the first point of call for a home of a nemesis, but now "the connection with the inhumanity that makes the enemy so thrilling has started to fade via over-familiarity". So he moves on, taking us on a whistle stop tour through some of the greatest...
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Akoha – the online game that aims to make real world better

May 29th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
Akoha is an rather special online game - it combines social networking, online gaming and real-world activity to help make the world a better place. Players carry out real life and virtual 'missions' such as “Donate an Hour of Your Time” or “Make Someone Smile” to collect points, recruit new players and, as important, spread good deeds and perform little acts of kindness. It's still in Beta, having only launched at the TechCrunch50 conference last September, but it's already seen more than 3,000 mission plays in 37 countries and was selected as a finalist for GamesBeat2009’s Who’s Got Game? start-up competition...
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MODIS Images

May 28th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
MODIS (Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) is a payload scientific instrument launched into Earth orbit by NASA in 1999 on board the Terra (EOS AM) Satellite, and in 2002 on board the Aqua (EOS PM) satellite. The instruments capture data in 36 spectral bands and at varying spatial resolutions. Together the instruments image the entire Earth every 1 to 2 days. They are designed to provide measurements in large-scale global dynamics including changes in Earth's cloud cover, radiation budget and processes occurring in the oceans, on land, and in the lower atmosphere. NASA claims that, These data will improve our understanding of global dynamics...
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Almost invisible but utterly unmistakable, it’s clearly the LG GD900 Crystal!

May 28th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
This morning LG Electronics announced the launch of the world’s first transparent handset, the LG GD900 Crystal. The LG GD900 Crystal comes with the S-Class 3D user interface (UI) which LG premièred on the Arena (KM900) and the transparent 'Crystal Touchpad' is made of tempered glass and encased within a frame able to absorb shock and vibration. But the LG GD900 Crystal has loftier aims than just being the first invisible handset - it also has some pretty impressive navigational functions: The Crystal Touchpad can be used in the same way as a laptop touchpad with Gesture Shortcuts that users can...
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Antivirus, Star Trek Style

May 28th, 2009 by agenda21
 
You might call it jumping on the Star Trek bandwagon, but following in the wake of JJ Abrams' "somewhat successful" reboot of the franchise Sophos have decided to release their antivirus software translated into Klingon. Our routine monitoring of sub-space transmissions alerted Sophos that the loss of the Klingon battlecruiser Klothos was not due to Romulan incursion into the Khitomer system, but a result of trying to remove VBS/PeachyPDF-A from the battle computer using M'swoN'kar after Commander Kor opened an attachment from the system S'cam-419. Err ......
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Diesel’s “Frankenwatch!”

May 28th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
Diesel's new "Freak of Nature" watch - or the 'Frankenwatch' as Boing Boing dubbed it yesterday - fuses "a steel oval case with a gold square surrounding a split-faced multi-colored chronograph dial" and two different watch-band halves to create this odd looking creation: According to Diesel's Timeframe site This hybrid watch is the pinnacle of Diesel design. A sleek bracelet-style watch fuses with a casual leather strap watch to create this signature Diesel timepiece. It's certainly different! There is a slightly more subtle version in silver and black: ...but surely if you're going for this style of watch you're not after...
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Win a 42LF7700 TV with built-in FreeSat from LG!

May 26th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
The LF7700 is LG’s first HD Ready 1080p LCD television with built-in Freesat and is packed with the latest technology features, including an Ethernet port for connecting viewers directly to future IPTV services. Integrated Freesat means that viewers can enjoy subscription-free BBC and ITV HD services as well as over 140 digital TV and radio channels, all packaged into a designer set. The TV also features LG’s unique Intelligent Sensor II technology and invisible speaker system, specially tuned by renowned audio expert Mr. Mark Levinson. The Intelligent Sensor automatically adjusts the screen’s settings for an optimal viewing experience, which means the set...
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Get the LG Xperience for the best TV advice

May 26th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
It's a busy day for LG Electronics, who have announced two new consumer and trade initiatives, launched in response to independent research that revealed 80% of UK households are confused by jargon associated with TV purchases. - You can find more info in our post about the research when it was first published. I've already introduced the new TV Buyer's Guide, from LG in partnership T3 and What Plasma & LCD TV, time now for the real-world half of the package - the LG Xperience roadshow: The LG Xperience is a 20 ft road show trailer full of the latest LG...
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LG, T3 and What Plasma & LCD TV launch new TV Buyer’s Guide

May 26th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
Today LG launches an interactive TV Buyer’s Guide, it has been developed in conjunction with T3 and What Plasma & LCD TV to help support LG’s 'Xperience' educational tour - more on that later! The Buyer's Guide microsite uses video and interactive content to help you to choose a TV that is suited to your individual needs - consideration is given to the customers’ distance from the TV, their viewing habits, type of viewing platform used in the home, lighting conditions, and the room in which it is positioned. George Mead, Marketing Manager Digital Display for LG Electronics, said Consumer choice has...
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New – ‘Anger Management’ for Tech Support

May 21st, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
Support Details is a neat little tool from 'technology focused design + interactive agency' Imulus. Providing a valuable service to less experienced computer users and tech support teams everywhere, the website assesses your system and gives you all the data a support team might need to know - IP address, whether Cookies and Javascript are enabled, your web browser and OS. It's accessible, has the option of forwarding the information by email and takes the frustration out of setting up a machine for a new user - both for them and the call centre staff. Simple, effective and complete with pinky swear....
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