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  • LG G4 Beat review: the G4’s expensive, underachieving sibling

    It’s easy to punt a flagship smartphone to the masses. Give it a fast processor, cram it with an oversized camera sensor and huge screen and lastly, make sure it has heaps of sex appeal. But mid range devices are a little more tricky than that. Manufacturers can launch smaller phones with completely different names that have nothing to do with the flagships at all, or they can reproduce the flagship but shrink practically everything down. This is what LG has largely done with the Beat range. But is this such a bad thing?

  • LG G4 launches with leather back, curved 5.5-inch screen

    LG hasn’t done much to quell the stream of leaks spilling from the internet in the weeks leading up to the LG G4 launch, but the phone is finally official, and features practically everything leaks have covered. Hosting simultaneous events in New York, London, Paris, Istanbul, Singapore and Seoul (strange grouping of time zones), the company launched its new figurehead smartphone a few weeks after the Samsung Galaxy S6 was outed at MWC 2015, a just days since the subdued Sony Xperia Z4 announcement.var vglnk={key:"cc324b6567a9637aa0ff15bc9564b2a5"};!function(e,a){var t=e.createElement(a);t.type="text/javascript",t.async=!0,t.src="//cdn.viglink.com/api/vglnk.js";var n=e.getElementsByTagName(a);n.parentNode.insertBefore(t,n)}(document,"script");

  • LG’s annual financial report reveals $475 million profit

    LG Electronics has posted its of 2014 financial results and they look a lot better than they have for a while. The South Korean giant posted a US$475-million profit after shipping a total of 59.1-million smartphones, a 24% increase on its previous year. Its best quarter in 2014 was the third quarter in which LG shipped a record 16.8-million smartphones. In the final quarter however, LG had a drop and only shipped 15.5-million. LG’s net profit of US$474.81 million is a 125% improvement on last year's results. A huge contributor to LG’s good performance is its mobile business which helped...

  • 3 very important ways technology is being employed to fight Ebola

    Ebola has been causing, especially in West Africa, much heartache and has turned into an epidemic. Apart from Nigeria, the only country that appeared to have successfully dealt with the deadly disease, other countries seem to be struggling and the amounts of people dying are rising at an alarming rate. Up until 22 October 2014, according to World Health Organisation, about 9915 cases had been reported with 5481 laboratory confirmed cases and about 4555 total deaths. Since the epidemic first came to the world's attention, technology has been finding ways to either combat or manipulate the chaos it...

  • Galaxy Round is most ‘naturally curved’ smartphone… says Samsung

    There it is! Samsung just released an ad of the so-called Samsung Galaxy Round -- a smartphone that has a curved display. This comes right after LG just released the LG G Flex smartphone earlier today. Both South Korean tech giants, Samsung and LG, are in a race to bring the world's first and best curved smartphone. Both are, however, going about it differently. Samsung is currently the lead producer of smartphones and tablets worldwide and has almost covered every screen size physically possible so it's just natural for the company to start bending its screens. Or is it? Are...

  • The LG Optimus 4X HD, world’s first quad-core smartphone

    Two cores, boring. Three cores, passé. Four cores, now we’re talking. The Optimus 4X HD, a 4.7-inch monster of a phone boasts an impressive 1.5Ghz quad-core Tegra 3 CPU. Too much, too soon? LG doesn't think so. The LG Optimus 4X HD is one of the billions of new smartphones which will be shown off at the MWC 2012 and while it may not be the sexiest, it damn well should be the...

  • Meanwhile, in Korea… LG Optimus Vu with 5-inch, 4:3 display

    With everyone running Android on 16:9 aspect ratio hardware these days, it’s really hard for consumer electronics companies to create devices that grab our attention. LG’s upcoming 5-inch 4:3 display LG Optimus Vu has my attention. The Vu is different, yes, but I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or not. The device is yet to launch, but already people’s initial reactions seem to be mixed. Is it a big phone or...

  • Review: LG Flatron IPS 236V

    Sleek, black curved edges melding into a clear Perspex strip designed to house a single light. A bespoke amber arm, sitting off-centre, joins the ensemble to a raised circular base. No, it’s not some concept piece from a high-profile design house. It’s the LG Flatron IPS 236V. So, you may be thinking, it looks pretty but how does it work as a monitor? The short, simple answer: Brilliantly. The longer, slightly more complicated...

  • LG, Philips and Sharp to build interoperable TV apps

    LG Electronics has tied up with Dutch giant Philips and Japan's Sharp to co-operate on the production of interoperable applications for internet-powered televisions. The glaring omission in this consortium are the two TV leaders, Sony and Samsung. The three TV vendors will jointly create software development kits, which will be distributed to third-party developers to write TV applications, said LG. It is the first such collaboration in the smart TV sector, LG said, adding the three would complete software development kits by the end of this year. Read more on Gearburn.com var vglnk={key:"cc324b6567a9637aa0ff15bc9564b2a5"};!function(e,a){var t=e.createElement(a);t.type="text/javascript",t.async=!0,t.src="//cdn.viglink.com/api/vglnk.js";var n=e.getElementsByTagName(a);n.parentNode.insertBefore(t,n)}(document,"script");

  • Video Review: LG Optimus Black

    Black and blocky – you’re not going to get a much bigger screen this side of a tablet, and it’s got some pretty serious innards to power its Androidy goodness. Gearburn weighs up the iffy build quality against the sheer value for money. For more see Gearburn.comvar vglnk={key:"cc324b6567a9637aa0ff15bc9564b2a5"};!function(e,a){var t=e.createElement(a);t.type="text/javascript",t.async=!0,t.src="//cdn.viglink.com/api/vglnk.js";var n=e.getElementsByTagName(a);n.parentNode.insertBefore(t,n)}(document,"script");

  • LG’s Optimus prime-time smartphone

    Review: LG P970 Optimus Black. It’s big and it’s black. And really skinny. The obvious conclusion is that LG is going head to head with iPhone with the P970 Optimus Black by eschewing any exterior adornment. LG also clearly decided that it was going to go with one big stick: size counts. The display is BIG and BRIGHT. Instead of the iPhone’s relatively cramped 3.5”, you get a giant 4” slab of pixelly action. But LG was also building to a lower price-point, so you get 480×800 pixels but only 233 pixels per inch, while the iPhone’s 960×640 gives you...

  • Put a moviehouse in your pocket

    The good news is that this little LG HS200G micro-projector will last you 20 years if you use it for four hours per day. The bad news is – well, there’s no real bad news, it’s great. Just some reality checking to avoid disappointment.It’s not going to blow you away with awesome image quality and brightness. It is going to impress you with its entirely decent image quality and brightness, considering you’ll...

  • MeeGo still defiantly developing

    Meego is still kicking. It was dumped by Nokia and Microsoft, but a dedicated team is keeping the faith, and coding away furiously. The dev team has just released MeeGo 1.2 and things are looking very promising for this Linux-based smartphone/tablet/netbook/thingum operating system. Early reports are very positive – while it’s still a bit rough, MeeGo is coming together as a contender in the netbook and media device environment, perhaps even for...

  • Seoul’s ‘World IT show’ all about 3D and robots

    The "World IT Show" is running in Seoul, South Korea this week. The show is an exhibit of the latest innovation in technology from around Asia and the world, and this year's show was no exception, showcasing 1313 booths with 440 exhibitors including Samsung, LG Electronics and Qualcomm. The aim of the show is to alert the global stage to South Korea's contribution to the world of technology. Big names, such as Samsung and LG, dominating a sizeable amount of the exhibition stage did not deter the hundreds of other companies present. Most of the companies exhibiting products were...

  • Smartphones and minicomputers: Mobile World Congress

    By Intel FreePress As the tech world's attention turns toward Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain from Feb. 14-17, the annual "who's who" in the mobile phone industry is about to take deeper dive into … the world of computing. We've already seen a lot of speculation and pre-announcements from various companies hoping to get out ahead of the noise. Broadcom announced a new baseband chip for Android devices, HP showed off a new...