Slider handsets are a dime a dozen these days, but that doesn't mean they can't deliver the goods. The LG LX370 is one such example. It's a simple midtier phone from Sprint, with a sleek slider design we've seen before, and yet it's not at all unattractive. Features like EV-DO Rev. A, a 2.0-megapixel camera, a music player, GPS, and even corporate e-mail compatibility (provided your company provides Outlook Web Access), kept us intrigued as well. All that combined with good call quality and battery life convinced us the LX370 is a decent midtier … Read more
A couple of months back, I asked what I thought was a pretty good question about the need for a 16:9 aspect ratio on a 20-inch monitor.
While I still feel there's little need, if any, for 16:9 on such a small screen, that doesn't mean said monitors can't be useful in their own right.
This week I take a look at the HP 2009m and the LG Flatron W2053TQ. Both are 20-inchers. Both include a 16:9 aspect ratio, which translates to 1600x900 resolution. Both also transform into kid-size robots and battle it out … Read more
Without Rafe and Brian Cooley on the show, we felt it was safe to have French tech podcaster Patrick Beja on the show to talk tech. Don't worry, he speaks in English for this show. We talk about the iPhone phenomena, the poor penetration of broadband in the US, and how HD-DVD is still beating Blu-ray.Listen now: Download today's podcast Subscribe now: iTunes (audio) | iTunes (video) | RSS (audio) | RSS (video) EPISODE 1,002
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Sprint launched two new phones over the weekend: the LG LX370 and the Samsung Exclaim.
The LG LX370 is a slider phone with Sprint's One Click interface, a 2.0-megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, GPS with Sprint Navigation, a music player, a microSD card slot that can hold up to 16GB, and more. The LG LX370 is $99.99 with a two-year contract.
The Samsung Exclaim has many of the same features, but it has a dual-slider shape with both a number keypad and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It is similar in style to the Helio Ocean 2.
This messaging … Read more
Fifteen-year-old Kate Moore won LG's third annual U.S. National Texting Championship this week. The contest finals were held in New York Tuesday, and Moore won $50,000 as well as a free LG enV3. Moore, who's from Des Moines, Iowa, attributes her success to her 14,000-texts-a-month habit.
The contest required entrants to perform a series of challenges, like texting while blindfolded and texting while going through an obstacle course. The final showdown had both finalists text three long phrases without any mistakes. However, all tasks were done with an LG enV3, which has a full QWERTY … Read more
With the growing demand for virtual desktops and centralized cloud computing, LG Electronics and NComputing announced on Thursday a partnership to make and distribute desktop monitors optimized for virtualization. The new LCD monitors would incorporate NComputing's virtualization products that enable up to 11 people to share a single PC.
Through NComputing's technology, each person has his own keyboard, monitor, mouse, and personal files, but can share common applications and settings stored on the single PC. LG and NComputing expect the new monitors to significantly cut ownership and maintenance costs.
"Our customers are taking into account not just … Read more
Every June, the bigwigs of the cell phone world journey to Singapore for the annual CommunicAsia extravaganza. Though not as big as the Mobile World Congress held every February in Barcelona, Spain, CommunicAsia stills brings us plenty of cell phone goodness from the continent where so much mobile innovation happens.
While we at Crave can't make the trek across the ocean to Singapore, our colleagues at CNET Asia are braving the convention floor to scope out the newest and hottest handsets. They've make an impressive haul so far, even getting their hands on the elusive LG watch phone … Read more
Here's a thought that might numb more than just your fingers.
About 250,000 people entered the LG National Texting Championship, which concluded Tuesday. Yes, a quarter of a million people wanted to prove that they could text faster, more accurately, and ignore more distractions. Like insulting emoticons.
The winner, you will find it difficult to accept, was a 15-year-old girl. Her name is Kate Moore. She is from Iowa. And amid her boundless joy, she told the Associated Press: "Let your kid text during dinner! Let your kid text during school! It pays off."
Oh, Lordy. … Read more
Last week, Alltel announced that it has added the LG Tritan to its lineup. A sideways slider phone with a full QWERTY keyboard, the Tritan is a messaging phone with a 3-inch touch screen display.
Features include a 3-megapixel camera with flash and autofocus, a camcorder, stereo Bluetooth, GPS, a microSD card slot, EV-DO Rev. A, GPS, a HTML browser, and more. Alltel is charging $99.99 for the phone after a $100 mail-in rebate and a one-year service agreement.
LG launched two broadband-equipped HDTVs this week--the 47-inch 47LH50 and the 50-inch 50PS80. Both televisions boast NetCast Entertainment Access, which provides consumers with the entire Netflix streaming library of more than 12,000 movies and TV episodes.
The LG HDTVs released this week require a broadband connection to work with the NetCast Entertainment Access service. To choose a film, users need only to surf through the items and make selections on the right of the screen. They can read movie synopses and rate films.
LG isn't the only company bringing connected HDTVs to store shelves. Toshiba is well on its way to bringing its Regza line of HDTVs into the streaming realm. When the connected HDTVs launch later this year, Toshiba plans to give consumers access to a variety of content, including local weather, top news stores, sports scores, videos, and more. The HDTVs will also be able to access multimedia content stored on a connected PC's hard drive.
Surprised by the sudden uptick in connected HDTVs coming to store shelves? Don't be--it's the future.… Read more