You can get a lot of Blu-ray player for under $100 these days, including built-in Wi-Fi and a full suite of streaming media services to supplement your disc playing needs. If you're looking for a player that offers a reasonable selection of apps and does a good job with most discs, the LG BP530 is a decent choice. While neither the best performer nor the fastest player available this year, it also doesn't have any deal-breaking flaws. Sure, the interface is unnecessarily cluttered, there's a minor issue with some film content, and the "Private Listening" … Read more
Constant rivals Samsung and LG both brought smartphones with curved displays to market in South Korea in the same month, once again giving us the opportunity to compare two approaches to a new category side-by-side -- and declare a winner.
On the one side there's the Samsung Galaxy Round, the first of the two to come to market. This 5.7-inch Android 4.3 smartphone curves from edge to edge, but otherwise remains rigid.
Google's new Nexus 10 could arrive soon, as a new tip-off from Twitter-based "uberleakster" @evleaks suggests LG is building the new tablet.
LG V510 is the device's manufacturing code name, apparently. And it appears that @evleaks got his hands on what looks like an entry from a supply chain database.
The LG V510 tablet is indeed a Nexus device. [via tip] pic.twitter.com/hhKZ2B9NtQ-- @evleaks (@evleaks) December 8, 2013
Editors' note: Be sure to catch the other stories in this package: on the many pieces of Samsung Group's empire, on road-testing Samsung's S Translate app, on TVs and appliances in a Q&A with co-CEO Boo-keun Yoon, and on how Samsung torture-tests its products.SEOUL, South Korea -- "It sounded like a toilet."
Samsung Electronics sound designer Myoung-woo Nam is describing the not-quite-right noise his team created for the Galaxy S3, at least initially. Here, in a dimly lit room on the eighth floor of a Samsung skyscraper, in the heart of Seoul's … Read more
From the start you'll notice that the LG G Flex is like few other phones before it. Its 6-inch display is slightly curved, giving the handset a striking, even ambitious, profile. But whether you think this bowed construction is a pointless gimmick (remember 3D phones?) or, along with the Samsung Galaxy Round, a welcomed resurgence in a unique and useful smartphone design, the device has plenty of other things going for it as well.
For one thing, it's pretty tough. It can withstand a good amount of flattening, and has a scratch-resistant coating that "heals itself." … Read more
LG Optimus F3Q, for T-Mobile USA pic.twitter.com/Lysho2CFJs— @evleaks (@evleaks) December 6, 2013
The formidable leaking machine known as @evleaks is at it again.
The anonymous Twitter account on Friday tweeted what appears to be an image of a new LG handset making its way to T-Mobile USA.
Dubbed the LG Optimus F3Q, the handset appears to come with a touch display that, when slid out, reveals a physical QWERTY keyboard. Further details on the device weren't shared in the tweet and there's no telling when the device might make its way to T-Mobile, so this … Read more
LG's G Flex smartphone is finally expanding beyond its home base of Korea.
The curved smartphone will be available for preorders in Singapore starting December 8 and go on sale in Hong Kong on December 13, LG said on Wednesday. In Hong Kong, the phone will be available through the country's major mobile carriers and leading electronics chains.
LG didn't reveal which specific countries are next on the list. But it did say that "key markets" in Asia would announce the debut of the phone before the end of the year, soon followed by other … Read more
Congrats to Shea O. of Salt Lake City, Utah, for winning a Kanex Multi Sync Keyboard in last week's giveaway. You're not going to find a better Black Friday deal than this week's free prize, bargain hunters.
Sam's Club is offering up an 2.1-channel, 300-watt LG wireless sound bar that lets you squeeze bigger, richer sound from your home theater setup. In addition to a wireless subwoofer, the NB3532A has a Bluetooth feature so you can stream music from your smartphone and other enabled devices.
The audio system has a small footprint too, measuring just under 40 inches wide and weighing 17.7 lbs, so it will fit in just about any room where you like to blast your entertainment. … Read more
With a reasonable $1,399 sticker price, the LG Smart ThinQ Single Oven Range with Infrared Grill LRE3027ST incorporates new technology along with features you'd find in a traditional freestanding range and oven. In some cases, this LG takes those predictable elements and adds some flair and utility, such as a pair of dual-element burners for rapid boiling, and an infrared broiler. It's also one of the first large cooking appliances on the market with smartphone connectivity.
Unfortunately, glitches with the app and less-than-useful features mean the LG's smart functions aren't really enough to set this … Read more
LG is testing mobile processors that could make their way into the company's devices next year, according to a new report.
Codenamed "Odin," LG's upcoming processors come in quad-core and octa-core versions, Korean-based DigitalTimes reported Thursday, citing people who claim to have knowledge of the company's plans. The processors could be clocked at 2.2GHz and feature Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7 cores, the report said. The A7s would be clocked at 1.7GHz.
Odin chipsets have been rumored for quite some time, but details have been slim. LG is reportedly aiming to make its own chipsets, … Read more