Archive forFebruary, 2011

CES 2011: Walking in a Techie Wonderland

February 28th, 2011 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Regular readers of the blog will know that early January belongs to the Consumer Electronics Show – the most important three days annually on any techies calendar. Taking place annually in Las Vegas, CES is the place where the world’s tech titans come together to impress the crowds and dictate the course of technology over the next year. Naturally LG were present and by all accounts it was a good year, with plenty of positive media buzz matched with an impressive haul of CES innovation awards. Best of Innovations Awards: NANO Full LED 3D Smart TV (LW9500) In the first...
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NFC and more on display in Japan

February 25th, 2011 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
We are an excitable bunch at the blog – new handsets, great 3D content or even just a Follow Friday reference on Twitter can get us bouncing around like a tween at a Jonas Brothers concert. One new technology that has us buzzing at the potential currently is Near Field Communication. We discussed the potentials of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology a few months back in our post on shopping on your mobile device. Well we were reminded of this yesterday when reading through zomgitscj.com’s description of their recent trip to the HQ of Docomo – Japan’s premier mobile phone operator...
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Introducing the LG HX330G pocket projector

February 24th, 2011 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
As I settled myself into my hard earned seat on the tube this morning I opened today’s copy of Shortlist magazine as I avoided eye contact with those standing envious of my seat. As I flicked through my eye was caught by their coverage of LG’s new HX330G pocket projector, so much so that I felt the need to research further and share my findings. The 16cm by 6cm compact projector is designed with multimedia presentations in mind due to its portable nature, built in media centre and FM transmitter that can be used to utilize any nearby audio system with...
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3D – something for everyone

February 22nd, 2011 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
3D gets cultural tomorrow night as Sky’s dedicated 3D channel will be bringing a new artistic element to its line-up with the first screening of an opera in 3D. Donizetti’s Lurezia Borgia has been produced in partnership with the English National Orchestra and will be directed by Mike Figgis, director of Leaving Las Vegas. And not to leave the sports fans out Sky recently reached the benchmark of screening 100 sporting events in 3D and consequently released the below video showing behind the scenes of a 3D broadcast from the Emirates stadium and the Manchester Evening News Arena. If Opera doesn’t tickle...
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The NVIDIA Tegra 2 processing chip – powering the future

February 21st, 2011 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
One of the hot topics at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona was the development of the ‘superphone’ – a smartphone complete with a dual-core processer. The first dual-core smartphone launched was the LG Optimus 2X at CES earlier this year, labeled the “fastest phone on the planet” by Shortlist magazine, and LG followed this with the launch of their first tablet, the dual-core sporting LG Optimus Pad at MWC. The technology behind both of these devices is the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processing chip. The Tegra 2 has a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, which is the world’s very first mobile...
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Life in a Day – the verdict

February 18th, 2011 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
July 24th 2010 is not a day I will remember. Nothing extraordinary happened in my life. But for 80,000 people the 24th of July is a day that will stand out in the memory as the day they took part in LG and Oscar Winning director Kevin MacDonald’s user generated film Life in a Day. The idea was to get people all around the world to  record their day and then upload the clip to YouTube to be edited into the final film – the story of a single day on earth. The film was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival...
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MWC 2011 – Windows Phone 7 OS to get a facelift

February 16th, 2011 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
The news from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona has thus far been dominated by dual-core handsets and the ‘next-generation’ of Android tablets armed with Android 3.0 – Google’s OS designed with tablet use in mind. Which begs the question what happened to the Windows Phone 7 OS? Well it is still here and at Microsoft’s Keynote speech on Monday Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, gave the first demonstration of its upcoming multitasking functionality. So far it only works on third-party apps by freezing them in the background and in some cases will allow for background APIs to be utilized. It looks like...
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LG Optimus Black creates art with Keith Haring

February 14th, 2011 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
LG’s Optimus Black handset already lays claim to being the world’s slimmest and lightest smartphone, measuring in at just 6mm at its thinnest and 109 grams in weight. But now it has just gotten that bit cooler thanks to LG’s collaboration with the Keith Haring Foundation. Two of the late pop-artist's iconic images have been selected to emblazon the back cover of the LG Optimus Black. This is the second time that LG have partnered with the Keith Haring Foundation, with the first being 2008’s collaboration for the KF600 and KF700 with the goal of bringing art into more people’s lives. The...
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Higher Quality Voice Over LTE Technology to be Unveiled for First Time at MWC

February 14th, 2011 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
For all of you scratching your heads wondering what you were meant to remember on the 14th of February the answer is that it is the first day of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona! LG have already unveiled their first tablet as well as full details of the LG Optimus 3D handset at MWC 2011. If that wasn’t enough LG are also demoing Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Video call over LTE on the LG Revolution™ handset, LG’s first 4G LTE Smartphone. Emerging from the GSMA initiative to create a global standard for delivering voice and messaging services over LTE, LG are...
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MWC 2011- Introducing the 3D-enabled LG Optimus Pad

February 14th, 2011 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Introducing the 3D-enabled LG Optimus Pad, a true 8.9” Android tablet designed to offer the full viewing experience of a tablet while still being easy to hold with one hand.  Powered by Google’s Android 3.0 platform (Honeycomb) and with a NVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile processor, the compact 8.9-inch tablet provides a high-performing and fully immersive experience for its users. The world’s first tablet to be equipped with a 3D camera and screen, LG Optimus Pad users can capture stunning images and video on the tablet and then transfer them to 3D TVs or upload via YouTube 3D. With 1080p Full HD...
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