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LG G Pro 2 is Indeed Coming to Mobile World Congress

LG's Korean social team has announced that it will be bringing the rumoured LG G Pro 2 to Mobile World Congress. In a brief post about the new hardware, LG says the first G Pro (pictured) sold more than one million units in Korea. We think that's good. Sounds good. So it's making more of them. [LG via Android Central] Read More >>

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Why Curved TVs Aren't Just Another Gimmick

They've been a vital aspect of movie theatre visuals for years, but curved displays have become increasingly common on small screens—specifically high-end OLED televisions and adventurous smartphones. But are curves in your TV or phone really the future? Read More >>

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LG May Have an Optimus G Pro 2 to Show at Mobile World Congress

Rumours claim LG might be bringing its 2014 flagship model to MWC next month, with sources suggesting the LG Optimus G Pro 2 could be one of the latest must-have, high-end models to appear at the February tech event. Read More >>

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Rumour: LG G3 and G2 Pro May Dabble in Fingerprint Scanning

LG's G2 handset was a powerful but flawed beast, taking some unusual chances with its design, some of which worked, while others didn't. For its successors, the rumoured LG G3 flagship and G2 Pro update, a fingerprint scanner may be the company's next point of experimentation. Read More >>

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Mythical Nexus 8 May Arrive With an Intel Chipset

The long-rumoured Nexus 8, which many people see as the next logical tablet move for Google, could arrive this year, with supply sources suggesting it might even be powered by an Intel processor. Read More >>

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LG's WebOS TV Hands-On: An Awesome Resurrection

CES this year has seen LG give official word that it would be using WebOS as the brains for 78-percent of its upcoming smart TVs. There was a lot to like about WebOS back when it ran on smartphones, but we were a bit skeptical about how it would get by in a smart TV. After all, smart TV user interfaces are almost universally bad. Not this time. We just got to spend some hands-on time with WebOS running on a few of LG's 2014 TVs, and we really liked what we saw. The first thing you'll notice is that navigation is incredibly fast. Using the joystick on the remote control, you guide the cursor around the screen, and as you do things pop up instantly. Not only that, everything is animated and really attractive. From the home screen you can access all of your favourite apps (and there are a lot already, from Netflix to Google Maps). If you don't like how they're laid out, you can just drag and drop to move them around. Very intuitive. There are a fair number of second-screen like features built-in. For example if you're watching a Danish murder mystery on TV you can pop open an overlay on the right side that will give you more info on it, and/or links to other shows it thinks you'll like. It's all very nicely integrated. The LG store acts as a sort of integrated hub for content. There you'll be able to download movies, TV shows, apps, and even games. You can plug a USB controller directly into the TV and play games as if there were a console attached. Or, if you don't have a physical controller, you can download an app to your smartphone and use it as a remote (it pairs via Wi-Fi). It was pretty responsive when playing a Spiderman game that had been downloaded for the demo, and while it looked pretty good, we're not talking PS4 graphics here or anything. One of the sticking points is text entry. If you wanted to enter in some search terms, or type a URL into the built-in web browser, you'd have to pull open a keyboard, and hunt and peck your way through with the cursor. That's how Roku players work, too, and it's very tedious. To counter this, LG has included options for voice and gesture controls. Using a voice search we were able to get the upcoming weather forecast and search for content. It wasn't entirely accurate, but to be fair, there was a lot of background noise. Hopefully it would work better in a home environment. The gestures are slick, too. You just raise a finger in the air (a polite one, please) and it immediately brings up an interface for adjusting the channel or volume simply by waving your finger. You can also bring your finger up to your lips to instantly mute. It was surprisingly responsive, though we have yet to see how it handles a room full of furniture and people. Some of the higher-end TVs will come with built-in cameras for this. Others will require you to purchase the small camera separately, and while WebOS will be on some of LG's Blu-ray players, the voice and gestures will be limited to the TVs. Overall, we were really impressed by how polished the system looked and how responsive it is. We generally hate smart TV UIs, but this felt like something very different. I can say without question that it's the best smart TV interface I've ever seen. It was actually smart! It didn't look like an early-2000s feature-phone. It didn't lag or stutter. It was designed like it was meant to be on a beautiful 4K TV, and that says a lot. Obviously, we only got to see a little bit of it, and the only thing we were allowed to use ourselves was the gesture control, so only time will tell if it can measure up to these auspicious first impressions. Hopefully we'll be reviewing one when they start rolling out later this year. Read More >>

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Hands On: I Just Fell In Love With LG's Flexible 4K OLED TVs

The other night we saw a bunch of Samsung's curved 4K TVs, including a gigantic one that could flex between flat and curved. They looked pretty good. LG's curved 4K OLED TVs absolutely blow them out of the water. Read More >>

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LG's Bringing Back WebOS to Run its Smart TVs

It's official, LG really is incorporating an open WebOS into its 2014 lineup of smart TVs. That includes everything from the curved 55 to 77-inch OLED models all the way up to the curved 105 inch monstrosity you'll never get through the front door. Read More >>

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LG Home Chat: One Service to Tell All Your Appliances What to Do

LG has a new messaging service that lets you tell all of your appliances—from washing machines to ovens—what you need them to do. Read More >>

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Netflix Will Stream House of Cards on LG TVs in 4K

You can get your House of Cards fix on LG TVs in 4K soon, LG and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced at a CES press conference this morning. Not sure how fast that will eat up your data cap, but since the show was filmed in 4K, it might as well stream in 4K. Read More >>

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LG Will Power 70 Per Cent of its Smart TVs With WebOS

Resurrecting Palm's ill-fated mobile OS – which never truly delivered on phones – LG's new range of webOS-powered TVs will make up a staggering 70 per cent of the company's 2014 Smart TV line-up. That's a very clear sign of commitment to the technology—but what can we expect from it? Read More >>

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LG's Giant Curved 4K OLED TVs Will Explode Your Mind

Having already divulged its 105-inch LCD UltraHD television earlier this month, LG has just unwrapped its super-premium lineup of 4K OLEDs ahead of next week's CES in Las Vegas. Welcome to the curve. Read More >>

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Here's a Look at LG's Smart TV webOS Resurrection

Palm's webOS, once a dead-cert for smartphone OS supremacy, is tipped to be resurrected by LG at CES 2014 in a rather unlikely place -- a new line of the company's Smart TVs. And, thanks to Twitter leaker EvLeaks, we've got an early glimpse at what it will look like. Read More >>

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A 42-Inch 3D Smart TV Is Your "Time to Binge on Those Boxsets" Deal of the Day

There's not much of 2013 left, which is depressing for those who like to achieve things within a yearly timeframe. If you haven't done what you need to do by the close of the year, you may see yourself as a thundering disaster or, if you're sensible, you'll know that 2014 will be the same as 2013 and you can waddle around at your own speed. Read More >>

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LG's 105-Inch Curved OLED is Just Bonkers

LG has just revealed its new flagship curved OLED screen—the largest one in existence—ahead of next January's CES convention. Because why wouldn't you you want 105 inches of curved OLED goodness? Oh right, you can't afford it. Read More >>

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LG Exposes Modern Man's Multitasking Weaknesses

Here's a new thing from LG, the latest in its series of videos designed to make us want one of its new 21:9 aspect ratio monitors, even though we already have a perfectly functional monitor *right here* in front of our eyes. Read More >>

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