CES 2009

CES 2009: LG 2009 LCD and Plasma HDTV ranges announced

CES 2009: LG 2009 LCD and Plasma HDTV ranges announced

LG today announced their 2009 ranges of LCD and plasma HDTVs, with twelve new product lines and a total of 36 new models.  Ranging in size from 19-inches to 55-inches on the LCD side, 23 of which support full 1080p High-Definition, together with 42-inch to 60-inch in the plasma ranges, four of which support 1080p, the HDTVs offer a range of technology from LG's core Invisible Speakers, AV Mode II, Clear Voice II and Picture Wizard systems, standard on all sets, to select models with TruMotion 240Hz and LED Mega Contrast.

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CES 2009: LG GD910 Watch Phone entering production 2H 2009

CES 2009: LG GD910 Watch Phone entering production 2H 2009

LG have confirmed that their cellphone watch, the LG GD910, will go into production in the later half of 2009.  The device, which has full 3G HSDPA connectivity, a 1.43-inch touchscreen and text-to-speech functionality, will go on sale in Europe this year.  LG's Dr Woo Paik demonstrated the watch-phone live on stage at LG's press conference at CES this morning, making a speakerphone call.

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CES 2009: ASUS Shared Computing Concept

CES 2009: ASUS Shared Computing Concept

If the Eee Keyboard is a concept ASUS could pretty easily bring to market, their Shared Computing Concept is slightly more left-field.  Designed around an origami theme, the notebook has a quad-fold format whereby the screen and keyboard sections fold into - and cover - the hardware.  More interesting than the physical design, however, is the software; ASUS are really pushing the idea of collaborative working.

The software emphasizes shared experiences, either online or locally.  For instance the laptop can be folded flat for two people to work at, or two of the devices can be pushed back-to-back and automatically interfaced.  In one video demo, four people were shown collaborating on a presentation, sorting images and charts together while communicating through instant messaging.

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