LG is expected to show off its WebOS TV at CES 2014 next week. But a tweet may have given us an advance preview.
A image tweeted by known leaker @evleaks on Tuesday reportedly of LG's first WebOS TV offers a peek at the new interface. The TV's multitasking menu is based on the Cards interface used by Hewlett-Packard for its smartphones -- LG bought WebOS from HP almost a year ago specifically for its new smart TVs.
LG has given the menu a different look from Cards but the idea likely remains the same.
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Organic Light Emitting Diode display technology for TVs, long hailed as the successor to thriving LED LCD and almost-dead plasma, was finally introduced to the market in 2013. It's currently available in two curved, first-generation 55-inch models, one each from Samsung and LG, that cost $9,000 and $8,500, respectively.
LG's second generation of OLED is a bit more expansive with multiple sizes and even a flat version, although likely just as expensive … Read more
LG Lifeband Touch. pic.twitter.com/ixWxxVsYsf— @evleaks (@evleaks) December 31, 2013
Avid leaker @evleaks is at it again. And this time, the Twitter user has turned an eye to LG.
@evleaks on Tuesday posted an image of what it claims is the LG Lifeband Touch. The tweet didn't include any more information on the Lifeband Touch, but it appears to be a wearable fitness tracker users can place around their wrists. There's also a green circle at the top of the device, which may justify the use of the "touch" branding.
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LG isn't waiting until next week to tell the world what it has planned for the Consumer Electronics Show.
LG announced on Tuesday three new devices it plans to unveil in full detail at CES, which kicks off next week in Las Vegas. First up is the company's Ultra PC, boasting a 13.3-inch HD display, slimmer design, and support for a solid-state drive. The computer doubles as an e-book reader, thanks to a feature called Reader Mode that lets users "alter the background of any onscreen image to resemble paper."
Aside from that, LG is … Read more
LG has partnered with the free Line messaging app to create a service dubbed HomeChat. HomeChat relies on Natural Language Processing (NLP) to let you send texts to your compatible LG appliances. It works on Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Nokia Asha, and Windows Phone devices as well as OS X and Windows computers.
This is an interesting update, since one major complaint we have about LG's Smart ThinQ line is that the range, the fridge, and the washer/dryer all use different apps. That makes for a fairly chaotic connected experience. Why separate everything when some other brands let you … Read more
It's the last Crave giveaway of 2013, so it's got to be a big one. And what could be bigger than a 42-inch LCD TV? Well, a 60-inch LCD TV. But let's not get too carried away.
This week, we have a 1080p CCFL-backlit LG 42CS560 for the taking. At around $400, it's a relatively inexpensive LCD TV, with some picture-quality issues not uncommon to budget sets, according to CNET reviewer Ty Pendlebury. But while he cites poor black levels, Ty does like the set's color accuracy and saturation, as well as its performance in bright rooms. … Read more
Consumers who want a little curve thrown in to their next iPhone or Samsung Galaxy phone may have to wait a while.
The curved display found on Samsung's Galaxy Round and LG's G Flex won't pop up in the iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy S5, according to The Korea Herald. Citing industry analysts, the Korean news site said on Sunday that Samsung Display and LG Display are having trouble producing enough screens for their existing curved phones.
"The current capacity for flexible panels is not high enough for the Galaxy S5, which will be rolled out … Read more
If you're an Android purist, you're going to love this Google Play edition of the LG G Pad 8.3. Nearly identical to the original in hardware, the major difference you'll find between the two versions comes down to the operating system and skin that you interact with.
While LG's first version runs the company's Optimus 3.0 user interface, this G Pad runs the unadorned stock version of Android 4.4 KitKat. You do lose a lot of LG's built-in software features in the transition, which is a shame for the more useful … Read more