With every new technology release, LCD tries to catch up to plasma in the picture quality race, but never seems to succeed. The biggest potential equalizer attached to LCD's engine is LED backlighting with local dimming, a technology first marketed widely by Samsung two years ago that's slowly spread to other brands' flagship LCD TVs since.
LG's 2009 entrant is the LH90 series, and it closes the gap considerably compared with the best plasma displays. The LH90 models evinced superb black level performance and LG's characteristically accurate color--helped in large measure by the company's best-in-class … Read more
It's a slow week for cell phones, especially with Bonnie out on vacation in Maui--the lucky girl. But we still have some mobile news, like rumors of a new LG Chocolate, inklings of a Sony Ericsson Android handset, and the brand new MyTouch 3G from T-Mobile. We also go over our reviews and answer some of your questions.Listen now: Download today's podcast Subscribe now: iTunes (audio) | iTunes (video) | RSS (audio) | RSS (video)
On today's Buzz Out Loud, Natali and Molly form a new Amazonian society in advance of the development of artificial sperm. But in much more important news, Google is finally building the thin-client, Netbook-friendly operating system that Molly predicted back in 2005. And poor Yahoo is stuck in 2005: it just announced Search Pad. Aw. Poor Yahoo.Listen now: Download today's podcast Subscribe now: iTunes (audio) | iTunes (video) | RSS (audio) | RSS (video) EPISODE 1014
Introducing the Google Chrome OS http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing-google-chrome-os.html http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10281744-2.html
Which Molly predicted in 2005! … Read more
LG is once again rolling out a new Chocolate, if these teaser photos are to be believed. It will be in LG's Black Label line of fashion phones, and looks to be another candy-bar style handset. It'll most likely be available in Europe and Asia only, as a GSM phone, with perhaps a Verizon version later on in the year.
There's already speculation that the BL40 Chocolate phone, as it's being called, will sport a 21:9 wide-screen display, HSDPA support, and perhaps a 5-megapixel camera. All of these projections are based on the phone's UA profile, according to Unwired View. … Read more
Just like the LG Watch, we are a 21st century product for the 21st century consumer. Which means we exist now for people who exist now. Sigh. Ryan Block of Gdgt joins us to talk about an algorithm to steal your Social Security number and how Gmail finally came outta beta! Yay! Bad times and good times all in one. Now if only we could get those implants for cell phones. In our neck people, in our neck!Listen now: Download today's podcast Subscribe now: iTunes (audio) | iTunes (video) | RSS (audio) | RSS (video) EPISODE 1013
Like the other bloggers participating in this month-long Palm Pre test drive, I have been provided a Pre and a free demo account by Sprint for the month of July. However, unlike some of the other bloggers here, the phone I will test drive will be my second Pre.
After much (joyful) agonizing about the options, I purchased my first Palm Pre on June 16th. My series of blog posts, therefore, will be a combination … Read more
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