Archive forMarch, 2011

The CTIA Wireless Awards

March 30th, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 
The CTIA Wireless Trade Show has wrapped up for another year in Orlando, Florida and we are pleased to announce that it has been a good year for LG as the award winners are announced. The LG Thrill 4G (the US name for the Optimus 3D) picked up second place in the Phones/Smartphones category, whilst the T-Mobile G-Slate (LG Optimus Tablet) picked up third place in the Tablets/Notebooks/Embedded Wireless Devices catergory. CNET had a look at the LG Thrill 4G at CTIA and gave it the once over on their site. The first thing to note is that this is essentially the...
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LG to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 14 million tons in 2011

March 29th, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 
We are all very aware of the impact our everyday lives can have on CO2 emissions and the subsequent effect this can have on the environment. With that in mind we are pleased that LG recently announced that they are on track to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by almost 14 million tons this year, up from last year’s record of 12.9 million tons. This goes a long way toward their goal of 200 million tons of cumulative reductions between 2009 and 2020 as part of the “Green 2020” plan. To reach the target set by the Green 2020 project, LG...
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3D Modelling on your Phone

March 28th, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 
The brainy chaps at Microsoft Research have put their heads together and developed a 3D modeling application for a mobile phone! It works very simply – take multiple photos of the object from different viewpoints and the software uses overlapping shots to create a photo-realistic 3D model that can be rotated and viewed from different angles. In the video below Microsoft Researcher, Johannes Kopf, demonstrates the application by taking photos of his car and then showing the subsequent 3D model created by the application. To create the 3D mapping of an object like a car takes around 40 photos, whereas something...
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SXSW: Music

March 25th, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 
We have already discussed some of the interesting tech that came out of SXSW interactive, but there was more than just tech on show with some great new bands coming out of Austin last week. Seeing as it’s a Friday and the sun is shining I’m going to take the opportunity to diversify away from our usual content by sharing some of the best new acts who tore up Texas in style. Dubstep became a bit of a buzzword in 2010, with artists like Magnetic Man and Katy B putting on a good show in the charts. However at SXSW it...
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CTIA: Introducing the WP-700 Wireless Charging Pad

March 24th, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 
CTIA is a trade show in Orlando Florida that focuses on technology for the wireless telecommunications industry. LG are there showing off some great new tech, including a wireless charging pad announced yesterday at the show! The WP-700 wireless charging pad is a stylishly designed pad that charges your phone without need for wires. Simply place your compatible LG handset on the pad and it will charge as if by magic. Of course it’s not magic, the WP-700 uses inductive coils built into the battery doors and internal contacts, this creates a small electromagnetic field that subsequently is transferred to the...
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Win Tickets for the Gadget Show Live

March 23rd, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 


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UPDATE: 6 April 2011

Fancy some tickets to the Gadget Show Live 2011?

This draw below is closed but we’re still offering you two chances to win.

To win a double pass for Friday follow @LGBlogUK on Twitter and RT this message:

RT & follow @LGBlogUK to win #GadgetShowLive tickets for Fri 15th April http://bit.ly/hPmXDA

To win a double pass for Sunday follow @LGBlogUK on Twitter and RT this message:

RT & follow @LGBlogUK to win #GadgetShowLive tickets for Sun 17th April http://bit.ly/fhBXRd

See you there.
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An annual event in any technophile’s calendar, Gadget Show Live is back once again at the NEC Birmingham! The ideal opportunity to catch up with the latest technology innovations from all the major manufacturers and some up and coming companies too, as well as the chance to enjoy a live show from the Gadget Show presenters. Fear not if you are yet to get your tickets to this sold out event, as we have two pairs to give away right here on the official LG Blog.

Of course we will be at Gadget Show Live showing off our latest innovations on our stand, including our latest 3D Cinema technology. In fact we will be the only manufacturer at Gadget Show Live with Cinema 3D on display, with our flagship 55” LW650T 3DTV on display amongst other Cinema 3D TVs. If gaming is more your thing why not try your hand at our F1 challenge? You will be seated in an F1 simulator developed by leading motorsport simulation company rFactor, as you take on a course in 3D on an LG 3D monitor. The person with the fastest time at the end of the Gadget Show Live event will win a fantastic Cinema 3D package!

Also on display will be LG’s Smart TV application, fresh from a January launch at CES in Las Vegas. Smart TV builds on last year’s NetCast technology by adding an internet browser, downloadable apps and a whole host more great features including Twitter, Facebook, BBC i-Player, and Acetrax and VIEWSTER both allowing you to stream movies to your TV.

We have two pairs of tickets for the show, one pair for Wednesday the 13th of April and one for Saturday the 16th. To be in with a chance to win simply comment below telling us which day you would like tickets for (either the Wednesday or Saturday) and what is your favourite content to enjoy in 3D? Finger’s crossed!!

Terms and Conditions

1.) To enter the Draw, entrants are required to follow the instructions on the LG Blog UK website above, give their blog entry in no more than 25 words and supply their contact email address.

2.) By entering the Draw, entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.

3.) Entries to the draw must be legal, decent and not offend any community or generally accepted morals, standards or behaviour, which will be solely determined by LG Electronics UK Limited.

4.) The Draw closes at 9:00AM GMT 6th April 2011. Entries received after this time will not be entered into the final draw.

5.) Entries are limited to one per person and entrants must be 18 years or over and must be UK residents.  Employees of the Promoter and anyone connected with the creation of this Draw are excluded from entry.

6.) There will be two separate draws, one draw for each prize and entrants must specify on entry which draw they want to be entered into.  Winners will be drawn at random under independent supervision from all valid entries. There is one prize per draw: one pair of full access tickets for Gadget Show Live on 13th April 2011 and one pair of full access tickets for Gadget Show Live on 16th April 2011.  Gadget Show Live 2011 will take place at the NEC Birmingham. Tickets are subject to the issuer’s terms and conditions.

7.)  Winners will be notified by email but if a winner cannot be successfully contacted within 48 hours, then that winner will automatically forfeit the prize and a new winner will be selected and so on until all winners are confirmed.

8.) Winners are responsible for all costs associated with the prize e.g. travel to and from the venue, accommodation costs, meals, refreshments etc.

9.) The winners’ names and counties will be available on request by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope marked LG Blog UK Gadget Show Prize Draw to: Saint, Greater London House, Hampstead Road, London NW1 7QP.

10.) Prizes are not transferable and there is no cash alternative.

11.) The Promoter will not be liable for technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit or prohibit an eligible entrant’s ability to participate in the Draw.

12.) The Promoter does not accept liability for lost, corrupted, damaged, delayed or otherwise invalidated claims or claims which are otherwise not received electronically by the website server or for the loss of any tickets sent in the post.

13.) LG UK’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into concerning the draw or the prize.

14.) The Promoter is: LG Electronics UK Limited, LG House, 250 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 4DX UK

BAFTA Video Game Awards 2011

March 22nd, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 
The single best Christmas present I ever received was my NES. Duck Hunt defined my life for several years, as I became an expert marksman with the Zapper light gun. This skill hasn’t served me particularly well in life, employers have often questioned why I bother including it on my CV, the truth is I’m just proud of my high score! The computer game market has grown massively since the days of Duck Hunt, with Call of Duty: Black Ops grossing a staggering $650 million worldwide in its first five days of release! They even have their own annual awards with...
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#Happy Birthday Twitter!

March 21st, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 
Happy Birthday Twitter! Five years ago today founder Jack Dorsey sent the first tweet; “inviting coworkers” to colleagues at web firm Ordeo. Not the most epic first words, but then Dorsey couldn’t have predicted that four years later he would have over 200 million active users per week sending a billion tweets every week from a company valued at over $4 billion! Twitter’s San Franciscan beginnings may have been humble, thought up by Dorsey as he was sat eating Mexican Food in a children’s play area, but the subsequent growth and influence of Twitter has been staggering. Currently the top 5...
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Popcode – the next wave of Augmented Reality application

March 18th, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 
We are big Augmented Reality fans at the blog – anything to integrate the digital world into the real world gets our hearts all a flutter. Often I can be found navigating my way to the nearest coffee shop in a new place via Layar, as people stare at me perplexed. Lately I have found myself captivated by Popcode – a new AR app developed by researchers at Cambridge University. Rather than scanning the traditional marker, Popcode works by simply scanning their logo to unlock the AR content. So far they have utilized their technology with some cool t-shirts – check...
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SXSW: Interacive Award Winners

March 17th, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 
So SXSW interactive has been and gone for another year, leaving in its wake a huge number of empty Starbucks coffee cups and tweets galore. We have seen the future of location based applications from SCVNGR founder Seth Priebatsch, some inspired startups, and more than a few uses of the word awesome. The Interactive Awards Ceremony rounded off this year's preceedings, recognizing the best achievements on the web and beyond. Presented by comedian and blogger Chris Hardwick (who is definitely worth a follow on Twitter), the list of winners reads as a who’s who of great online content. Without going through each...
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