Archive forJanuary, 2010

The Evolution of Home Appliances in 2010

January 31st, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Designers seek inspiration in the most unusual places. The shape of a leaf or the color of a priceless vase might be enough to trigger the next season’s fashions. Similarly, LG’s product designers are constantly in search of inspiration and closely follow trends in consumers’ habits and broader social issues that may be addressed through technology. An example of this is how the home appliance industry has increasingly focused on the environment over the past two decades. Through designing more efficient technologies, the home appliance industry is working to address environmental issues. This “green” or “eco-friendly” approach has seen products reduce power...
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The LG Serie 1 TV. A blast from the past!

January 31st, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Some things are better left in the past. Mobile phones the size of a brick, bubonic plague, disco, open sewers and Christopher Biggins to name but a few. But that is not to say everything past should be consigned to the history books, museums or playing widow Twankey in panto! LG are bringing retro styling with a modern twist back into living rooms with the Serie 1 television. This visually arresting 60’s inspired set comes complete with chrome legs, ‘space age’ styled shell, and even rabbit ear antennas and old school knobs to change channel and volume levels. This 14” set...
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LG announce their highest fourth quarter earnings

January 29th, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
The recession has had massive global repercussions, from a significant downturn in consumer spending, right down to morale levels. Fortunately the recession hasn’t hit LG’s product line as they continue full steam ahead with some great 2010 innovations. Despite the current economic slump, LG Electronics Inc. yesterday reported record revenues and operating profits in the fourth quarter of 2009, and results for 2009 as a whole were up on the previous year. Annual sales for 2009 were globally up by 12.5% to a company high of KRW 55.5 trillion (over 27 billion GBP), with flat panel TV sales alone going up by...
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First impressions of the LG GW620 Android phone

January 29th, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Today I finally got my hands on an LG GW620 and was so busy playing with it I almost forgot to tell you about it! My first impressions are positive. It looks good without being overly flashy subjecting you to unwanted attention from undesirables. It’s well designed ergonomically, fitting nicely in your hand, as well as having a bit of weight to it reminding you it is a serious piece of technology. The phone was simple to use, with logical navigational menus allowing first time users not to feel overwhelmed by the wealth of features. Admittedly it took me a little...
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Win the Ultimate X-Factor Party! Only 2 days left to enter…

January 29th, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Ticket scalping is illegal. Illegal and really, really expensive! Bad news then for fans of this year’s X-Factor as ticket availability at the LG Arena Birmingham is officially listed as ‘limited’. So why not save your money and the potential prison sentence and instead enter our competition to win a VIP Party at the X Factor Tour. The winner receives twenty tickets for their own private suite from which you can view the show at the LG Arena Birmingham on the 19th of February. Wow, I hear you murmur to your computer monitor. But wait! It gets better, you get to sit...
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LG InTouch Max GW620 reviewed

January 29th, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Techradar.com have posted their review of LG’s first android phone, the InTouch Max GW620, awarding it 4 out of 5 stars! The review states “LG has clearly thought about what users want from a phone like this”, listing the easy to use slide out QWERTY keyboard, high quality 5.0 mega-pixel camera, effective social networking overlay and it’s reasonable price as highlights. Their main complaint with the phone is the use of the S-class UI (user interface) system, which the reviewer personally struggled with, but also conceded that it can be turned off according to preference. The review concludes by describing the GW620 as...
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LG Premieres first 3DTV in the UK this Sunday showcasing live Premiership Football

January 28th, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 

This Sunday LG and Sky will be bringing 3D to consumers across UK and Ireland, as 9 pubs will be exclusively screening the Premier League showdown between Arsenal and Manchester United in 3D. These selected pubs have been kitted out with the LG 47 inch LD920 3D TV, giving lucky football fans the opportunity to be the first in the world to view the Premier League in 3D.

These lucky spectators will be getting a sneak preview of the LG LD920 TV before it’s released in April. Consumers will be able to enjoy their favourite 3D movies and video games as well as programming, as Sky launch their dedicated 3D channel in 2010 covering sports, movies and entertainment.

The 47inch LD920 will be the UK’s first 3D TV to be released as part of the LG commitment to making high quality TV more accessible, and this initiative with Sky does just that. Stephen Gater, LG’s head of marketing goes on to say that ‘2010 will see the realisation of many exciting technologies in TVs – 3D is just one of them. With exciting developments like these, watching television in the home will soon be an even more exciting, immersive and powerful experience.’

To read the official announcement from Sky click here

For more info on Sky 3D click here

For more info on the big match in 3D click here

For more info on LG’s 3D developments from CES 2010 click here

Win the ultimate X-Factor experience with LG’s latest competition

January 25th, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
More than 19 million people tuned in to see Joe McElderry beat Olly Murs in the thrilling finale of the latest series of The X-Factor. To put that into context, that is more than the combined population of Scotland, Wales, Ireland and… erm, Croatia. It really was essential viewing, with this series’ young hopefuls capturing the hearts and ears of the public, if not the liking of Simon Cowell. And now is your chance to experience the action up close and personal with an exclusive competition in association with the new LG InTouch Series Handsets. The winner will get a once...
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It’s me, Mario!

January 22nd, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
The single greatest Christmas present I ever received was my NES games console. It is safe to say I probably wouldn’t be writing a technology blog today if Santa hadn’t made me so happy I threw up on the dog when he left me a Nintendo Entertainment System under my Christmas tree. I loved that console… I miss it; I’m getting nostalgic thinking about the hours I spent playing my favourite games. Digger T-Rock, Duck Hunt, Mega Man, Double Dragon and Tetris to name but a few. But undoubtedly the biggest impact of the NES was the emergence of the...
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LG Display Unveil World’s Largest E-Paper

January 21st, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Did you know polar bears have black skin? Some clever people will tell you with a knowing smile that it’s blue, but I just looked it up, and it’s black. This is because black absorbs more heat from the sun. Now you may think that because these cuddly arctic critters want to soak up the sun global warming would get two bear thumbs up, but no, global warming is melting their iceberg habitats leaving them homeless. And I don’t think the YMCA has suitable facilities to cater for bears. Good news for the bears then as LG Display unveil the...
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