Posts Tagged ‘innovation’

LG NAMED THOMSON REUTERS 2011 TOP 100 GLOBAL INNOVATOR

November 28th, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 
LG Electronics has been named a Thomson Reuters 2011 Top 100 Global Innovator, recognised for its achievements as one of the world’s most innovative companies. This accolade proves LG’s position as a leader of the consumer technology industry and sector innovator, reflecting the company’s ongoing contribution to technology development. The Thomson Reuters 2011 Top Global Innovators program evaluates performance in three areas: companies that invent on a significant scale, work on developments that are acknowledged as innovative by others around the world, and whose inventions are globally protected due to their importance. Stephen Gater, Consumer Electronics Marketing Director, LG UK commented: “LG...
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Vodafone fit phone chargers in London taxis

May 6th, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 
If Family Fortunes was still on the air I can imagine Les Dennis asking “what is the most annoying inconvenience in modern life?” After he has made a few bad jokes he hands it over to the families. The top answer has to be “running out of battery on your phone” – people have become much less punctual now they can text and say “I’ll be 15 minutes late” so not being constantly in touch via your phone can leave many of us in a cold sweat. Step forward and take a bow Vodafone who have fitted 500 black cabs in...
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CES 2011: The Latest 3D Innovation, Glasses-free 3D Display for Mobile

January 7th, 2011 by LG Blog UK
 
Last year’s CES was dominated by 3D, as a host of 3D TVs were launched to the public. CES 2011 doesn’t look like it will be anything different with a wide range of 3D products already unveiled. Excitingly one of the 3D products LG have on display at their booth is a glasses free 3D display for use in mobile devices. At 4.3 inches, this glasses free 3D display sets the pace for mobile 3D displays and cements LG as a forward thinking and innovative manufacturer. Comprising a WVGA touchscreen and 480x800 pixel resolution, the 4.3 inch 3D display offers the optimum...
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The Future of Mobile Phones

October 7th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
 
We have covered content from the ‘TED’ talks before, specifically on the notion of using a headset capable of reading brainwaves in order to essentially control a computer with your thoughts. Now a PHD student called Fabian Hemmert has used the TED talks to discuss his theories on the future of mobile phones by asking “how can we make digital content graspable?” He starts by discussing the progression of technology, and how it’s becoming increasingly interactive. Rather than everything being controlled with buttons, we now have touchscreen displays controlling more and more technology. The same counts for the Nintendo Wii, it responds...
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LG Display Unveil World’s Largest E-Paper

January 21st, 2010 by LG 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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Google to launch open source Operating System

July 8th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
Edit Post ‹ The Official Blog of LG — WordPressJust 9 months after launching Chrome - and a day after all Google Apps finally left their Beta cocoons, Google are looking to the future once more: We designed Google Chrome for people who live on the web — searching for information, checking email, catching up on the news, shopping or just staying in touch with friends. However, the operating systems that browsers run on were designed in an era where there was no web. So today, we're announcing a new project that's a natural extension of Google Chrome — the Google...
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Sinking Feeling

July 8th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
Just spotted this exceptionally beautiful piece of design on the perennially elegant Mocoloco. Created by the NOTHING Design Group, this wash basin is inspired by the natural curvature of rivers and uses a pebble as both a tap and a plug. I guess you'd be sacrificing some serious bathroom real estate to accommodate the unit, but boy would it be worth...
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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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Self-Healing Paint

May 12th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
As spotted on Fast Company, I'm intrigued by the idea of self-healing paint Illinois-based Autonomic Materials has created additives that make paint heal itself. The technology, developed at the University of Illinois, works by embedding hundreds of thousands of microscopic capsules filled with healing agents in every square foot of a painted surface. "When damage occurs, those capsules break open, the healing agents mix, and a new polymer is laid in place where the damage happened," says CEO Larry Evans. "It's like blood clotting on a cut." Autonomic Materials is now working with several major coatings companies to bring its first products...
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Invisible bikes no longer just for LOLcats?

May 11th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
According to a BBC report Scientists have created a cloak which "rendered objects invisible under near-infrared light." Unlike previous such "cloaks", the new work does not employ metals, which introduce losses of light and result in imperfect cloaking. Because the approach can be scaled down further in size, researchers say this is a major step towards a cloak that would work for visible light. Tiny holes all over the cloak bend the light around the bump Xiang Zhang, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley lead one of the two teams working on this project: "Essentially, we are transforming a straight line...
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