Archive forAugust, 2010

LG unveil the LEX8 NANO Lighting Technology Television at IFA

August 31st, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
At this year’s IFA in Berlin LG will unveil the LEX8, the next generation of flat panel televisions featuring NANO Lighting Technology that will redefine “clarity” in FULL LED TVs. NANO Lighting Technology takes the LEX8 to the next level of picture quality, producing LG’s brightest, clearest and smoothest picture yet. An extremely thin film printed with miniscule dots positioned in front of a full array of LEDs disperses light more evenly and effectively across the screen, creating pictures that are clearer, enticingly smooth and more defined. Combine this with an Anti-Reflection Panel on the LEX8 screen to minimize reflection from...
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More of our favourite Android Applications

August 27th, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
You may be thinking to yourself ‘did they not do this recently?’ and the answer is yes we did. However Android is such a new and developing platform that as of August the 3rd this year there are over 100,000 applicationss to download. To put that into perspective, if you downloaded one a day it would still take just shy of 274 years! So here are some more of our favourites. Around Me. Around me is a simple application that relies on function over style. It is used to help you find businesses in your local area by simply typing in...
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Glee star teaches text education with LG

August 26th, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Neither parents nor children enjoy ‘those’ conversations about the serious issues. Discussing sex with your children or parents is undoubtedly a necessity, but what is the best way to broach the subject? LG are offering parents in the US a helping hand with a video they have produced on the subject of ‘sexting’ (the distribution of pictures or pictures of a sexual nature via your mobile device, or making sweet sweet text as one nerd says in the video). The video is presented by Jane Lynch, better known as Sue Sylvester from Glee, as part of the LG Text Ed campaign....
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Home Cinema Choices award the LG BD570 4 stars

August 25th, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
When Blu-ray was launched it was the pinnacle of technology, quickly killing off the competition from HD DVD in the same way VHS killed off Betamax. Blu-ray may still be holding its place at the top end of home entertainment, but competitors have to offer more than just a standard player to remain competitive. This is where the LG BD570 Blu-ray player comes in, offering more than just excellent quality Blu-ray playback, with Home Cinema Choice awarding it 4 stars and the Home Cinema Choice Best Buy award for its abilities as a Media Centre featuring Wi-Fi & DLNA. LG's BD570...
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Win a new two-tone LG Fridge

August 23rd, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
If you were in Canary Wharf or Bank last Friday anytime between 4 and 7pm you may have been handed a bottle of water from LG. If you did you best have had a look at the label to see that you could enter a competition to win an excellent new LG fridge. The new two-tone refrigerator from LG is ideal for those who hate frequent trips to the supermarket, with one of the largest capacities on the market at 385 litres in a standard size unit – that’s nearly the capacity of three bathtubs! It also ensures optimum freshness of...
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The Lord of the Rings Party – Our Third Home Entertainment Hero Winner

August 20th, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
I’m sure we all know someone who boasts of having watched all three Lord of the Rings films back to back. They are great films, but that’s over 9 hours spent sat on the sofa and I just don’t have the patience. So massive respect to Sophie Read and friends who not only watched the full extended trilogy, but also did so dressed up as characters from the film. That’s 9 hours spent dressed like Gandalf for one poor chap! But Sophie has been rewarded for her dedication by being named the August winner for our Home Entertainment Hero competition and...
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Windows Phone 7

August 20th, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
The rise of Android has been meteoric, it recently over took iPhone sales in the US and reports say a staggering 100,000 new Android phones are being activated each day worldwide. But there is a competitor on the horizon with the imminent release of the Windows Phone 7, which is lined up to hit the market in October. Initial plans from Microsoft had the Windows Phone 7 lined up for a release last year, but delays meant that it was held off until this year, with Windows Phone 6.5 released in the interim. Microsoft’s intentions for Windows Phone 7 are to create...
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LG take home three awards at the EISA Awards

August 18th, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
LG Electronics have three more awards to add to the trophy cabinet, after the prestigious European Imaging and Sound Associations 2010 Awards were announced. European Imaging and Sound Associations (EISA) awards are a highly respected accolade, as its judging panel is formed of editors of 50 European publications from 19 countries who each bring their own rigorous product testing, analysis and comparison. The awards received by LG are for “European Best Value LCD-TV 2010-2011”, for the LCD LED LG 42LE5300; “European HT Compact System 2010-2011” with the LG HB45E, and “European Green Mobile Phone 2010-2011” with the best selling LG GD510...
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SmartDiagnosis allows for a quick and easy fix

August 17th, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
There are certain moments in life where you suddenly become unable to articulate your sentiments. Like when you’re at the doctors trying to explain the pain in your foot, but the words escape you and you end up pointing at your foot saying “it hurts” over and over. Well it’s a shame your foot is not made by LG because if it was you would simply be able to press a button and hold it up to the phone and the engineer on the other end would know the fault via SmartDiagnosis. LG haven’t moved into the prosthetic limb business, instead...
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Nao – Robot with feelings

August 13th, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Robots have long since been a part of popular culture. From the Jetsons and Lost in Space, through Star Wars right up to the modern day in films like I, Robot and Wall E. However robots in real life have left a lot to desire up to this point. No witty asides like C3PO, no robotic housemaids like Rosie from the Jetsons and thankfully no murderous time travelling types like in the Terminator franchise. Good news then as scientists at the University of Hertfordshire have taken a huge step forward with the creation of Nao, a robot designed to mimic the...
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