Thursday, December 27, 2012

HP launches the first world`s inkjet mobile all-in-one printer.

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HP launches the first world`s inkjet mobile all-in-one printer.
HP Officejet 150 Mobile
All-in-One Printer

Printing specifications
Print speed black (draft, letter): Up to 22 ppm
Print speed color (draft, letter): Up to 18 ppm
Print speed footnote: Either after first page or after first set of ISO test pages. For details see
Print languages, standard: HP PCL 3 GUI
Print resolution, black: Up to 600 x 600 rendered dpi (when printing from a computer)
Print resolution, color: 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi color (when printing from a computer on selected HP photo papers and 1200 input dpi)
Monthly duty cycle: Up to 500 pages
Ink cartridges: 2 (1 each black, cyan/magenta/yellow)
Compatible cartridges: HP 98 Black Inkjet Print Cartridge (~420 pages); HP 95 Tri-color Inkjet Print Cartridge (~330 pages); HP 94 Black Inkjet Print Cartridge (~480 pages); HP 97 Tri-color Inkjet Print Cartridge (~560 pages); HP 99 Photo Inkjet Print Cartridge (~130 pages). [Average based on ISO/IEC 24711 or HP testing methodology and continuous printing. Actual yield varies considerably based on content of printed pages and other factors. Some ink from included cartridge is used to start up the printer. For details see]
Processor speed: 220 MHz
Memory, standard: 64 MB
Paper handling
Input capacity, standard: Up to 50 sheets (plain paper)
Duplex printing (printing on both sides of paper): Manual (driver support provided)
Borderless Printing: Yes (up to 4 x 6 in)
Media sizes, standard: Letter, legal, statement, executive, envelopes (No. 10, Monarch), cards (3 x 5 in, 4 x 6 in, 5 x 8 in), photo (5 x 7 in, 4 x 6 in)
Media sizes, custom: 3 x 4 to 8.5 x 14 in
Media types: Paper (inkjet, photo, plain), cards (greeting, index), envelopes, labels, brochures
Media weight, recommended: 20 lb
Connectivity, standard: 1 USB 2.0; 1 PictBridge; 1 Memory Card slot; 1 Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Power and operating requirements
Compatible Operating Systems: Microsoft® Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows® XP (32-bit) SP2; Mac OS X v10.5.8, v10.6, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion; Linux (For more information, see
Minimum system requirements: PC: Microsoft® Windows® 8: 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 2 GB hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port; Windows® 7: 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 1.1 GB hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port; Windows® Vista: 800 MHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 1.0 GB hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port; Windows® XP (32-bit) SP2: Intel® Pentium® II , Celeron® or compatible processor, 233 MHz or higher, 600 MB hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port.
Macintosh: Mac OS X v10.5.8, v10.6, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion, 1 GB HD, CD-ROM/DVD-ROM or Internet, USB
Operating humidity: 15 to 95% RH
Power consumption: 65 watts maximum, 22 watts (Active), 0.4 watts (Manual-Off), 6.4 watts (Standby), 3.2 watts (Sleep)
Acoustic power emissions: 5.0 B(A) (Best); 5.6 B(A) (Normal); 6.1 B(A) (Fast Draft)
Dimensions and weight
Dimensions (W x D x H): 13.98 x 6.95 x 3.52 in (350 x 171 x 90 mm)
Weight: 6.4 lb (6.8 lbs with battery) (2.9 kg (3.1 kg with battery))
What's included
Warranty: One-year limited hardware warranty backed by HP Customer Care, service and support; one-year technical phone support
What's in the box: HP Officejet 150 Mobile Printer; HP 98 Black Print Cartridge; HP 95 Tri-Color Print Cartridge; CD with printer drivers; User documentation; AC adapter; power cord; HP Lithium-ion battery; ADF Paper Path Cleaning Cloth. [Some ink from included cartridge is used to start up the printer. For details see]
Cable included?: No, please purchase USB cable separately.


Christmas Day 2012: iOS and Android new record of devices activations. Tablets overpassed smartphones.

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Christmas Day 2012: iOS and Android new  record  of devices activations. Tablets overpassed smartphones.

Christmas 2012 Shatters More Smart Device and App Download Records

More iOS and Android devices are activated on Christmas Day than on any other day of the year. This year was no exception. On this Christmas Day 2012, more iPhones, iPads, Galaxy's, Kindle Fires, and more, were activated than on any other day in history. Moreover, as soon as we could tear the wrapping paper off our cool new devices, we started downloading a record volume of apps.  Let’s get into the numbers.

How Did Santa Fit All Those Devices Into His Sleigh?

The chart below shows the number of new iOS and Android devices detected worldwide by Flurry on Christmas Day. With more than 260,000 apps using Flurry Analytics, Flurry detects over 90% of all new iOS and Android devices activated each day. The company regularly triangulates its device coverage with publicly announced figures from Google and Apple.
NewDevices XmasDay 2012 resized 600
In order to appreciate the magnitude of new devices activated on Christmas Day, Flurry established a baseline using the average from the first 20 days of December. Over this period, daily activations averaged around 4.0 million per day, with variance of a few hundred thousand in either direction per day. On Christmas Day, activations soared to more than 17.4 million, a 332% increase over the December baseline. By comparison, Christmas Day 2011 held the previous single-day record, having reached 6.8 million device activations. Christmas 2012 is more than 2.5 times larger than Christmas 2011, which surpassed its own baseline by more than 300%.
With a record number of iOS and Android devices flooding the market, we next look at the surge in app downloads. For these figures, Flurry estimates its percentage penetration per platform to estimate total market app downloads. The company also benchmarks download volumes tracked in its system against publicly released app download milestones from Apple and Google.

More App Downloads Than Partridges in Pear Tress

AppDownloads XmasDay 2012 resized 600 
The above chart shows that, compared to the baseline, app downloads more than doubled on Christmas.  Specifically, over the December 1 – 20 baseline, download volumes increased by 112% on Christmas. Despite the ever-growing installed base of existing smart devices, the influx of new devices on Christmas Day still helped deliver a record download day, besting that of any previous day in history.  

It Was Christmas All D*mn Day

For our next chart, we look at the distribution of downloads per hour across Christmas Day 2012. The shape of this curve looks like a table top, with downloads jumping early in the day to around 20 million per hour, when most of us were still in our pajamas, and remaining at this level for most of the day, even after the egg nog was gone. For perspective, we compare this to the average distribution of downloads per hour clocked between December 1 – 20.
AppDownloads perHour Xmas2012 resized 600

More of Us Asked Santa for Tablets This Year

For our final chart, we drilled down into the split between smartphones versus tablets.  While smartphone activations typically outpace that of tablets by 4:1, on Christmas Day 2012, more tablets were activated than smartphones. The big winners were Apple iPads, Apple iPad Minis and Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7” tablets. In particular, Amazon had a very strong performance in the tablet category, growing by several thousand percent over its baseline of tablet activations over the earlier part of December.
Tablets vs Smartphones Xmas2012 resized 600
Over the next week, up through New Year’s Day, app download rates will remain significantly elevated.  Flurry anticipates downloads to surpass more than 1.5 billion, and have a shot at breaking through the 2-billion download barrier for the first time ever. We look forward to accelerated growth in 2013, and continued success for developers.

2013: Samsung may launch high-end smartphones with Tizen OS.

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Samsung is rumored to plan the launch of new smartphones in 2013, some of which might be based on the Tizen OS, in addition to running under Google’s Android platform. 

Samsung has started doing first software tests of its new flagship model of TIZEN or Android. GT-I9500 and GT-I9505.

Samsung i9500 is the developer model that the handset vendor has made available with Tizen on board, and it seems that it might become commercially available soon. 

According to SamMobile, there is also the possibility that Samsung will load Android on this new phone, and that it might release it as a successor for its Galaxy S III handset, with a different name but not as IV. (number 4 is believed to be bad luck in Korea)

CES2013: Cloud Gaming is Now: G-cluster Debuts the Ultimate Cloud Gaming Machine.

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CES2013: Cloud Gaming is Now: G-cluster Debuts the Ultimate Cloud Gaming Machine.

From TV to mobile to the ultimate cloud gaming machine, G-cluster invites IPTV and wireless operators and game publishers to get in the cloud at CES 2013, January 8 – 11 in Las Vegas.

G-cluster, a fully-featured white label service offering the largest deployments at scale and the most deployed catalog of casual and AAA games, will debut its Game Machine platform allowing Operators to bring premium and casual games to the TV without the need for a gaming console.

The G-cluster Game Machine plugs into the HDMI port on HDMI-equipped televisions and connects to the home Wi-Fi network to access the service. Players can use a game pad with a wireless receiver, or smartphones or tablets, to control play on the Television, playing alone or with friends using other devices such as Personal Computers, smartphones, or tablets.

"With G-cluster's cloud gaming platform, operators can achieve high margin service revenue growth with marginal setup, maintenance, and operational effort commitments," said Taro Hashimoto, Chairman and CEO of G-cluster Global.

"The tiny game machine turns your TV into a massive cloud gaming experience. Smartphones and tablets are default controllers of the game machine. It will be a natural and exciting extension of your smartphone and tablet experience," he added.

Already a North American Tier One operator is trialing the G-cluster service. This is in addition to the more than eight million gamers worldwide who have access to G-cluster's multi-platform cloud gaming experience through IPTV set-top boxes and personal computers, in the near future on smart connected TV's, mobile devices and tablets, and now the G-cluster Game Machine.

G-cluster invites CES attendees to come play at CES 2013 in the G-cluster MGM Signature Suite. Media are invited to attend an event in the suite on Wednesday, January 9 at 4:30 p.m. For more information about the event and to obtain the entry passcode, contact Alexandra Crabb at or Shannon Kite-Powell at

About G-cluster Global Corporation
Founded in 2000, G-cluster is the first and largest cloud gaming platform accessible to more than eight million game players worldwide. G-cluster provides a fully-featured white label service offering casual and AAA games playable over broadband networks, regardless of the device used to access the service. The company's client base includes Broadmedia Corporation, SFR and Orange, and content partnerships with leading game studios such as Disney and Ubisoft. G-cluster is headquartered in Tokyo, with offices in Pittsburgh, PA; Espoo, Finland and Paris. For more information, please visit or follow G-cluster on Twitter at @GclusterGlobal.

Media Contact:
Alexandra Crabb
ink Communications for G‐cluster

Shannon Kite‐Powell
ink Communications for G‐cluster

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CES2013: TI to demonstrate its innovative 3D time-of-flight image sensor chipset with SoftKinetic.

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TI to demonstrate its innovative 3D time-of-flight image sensor chipset with SoftKinetic at CES 2013.

Hardware/software collaboration aims to accelerate adoption of gesture control in TVs and PCs.

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI)  today announced it is collaborating with SoftKinetic®, a leading provider of end-to-end 3D sensor and gesture recognition middleware solutions, to grow adoption of gesture control in televisions (TVs), personal computers (PCs), and a wide variety of other consumer and industrial devices. 

At the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), TI will demonstrate its new 3D time-of-flight (ToF) image sensor chipset, which integrates SoftKinetic's DepthSense® pixel technology and runs SoftKinetic's iisu® middleware for finger, hand and full-body tracking. The TI chipset is inside 3D cameras that control a laptop and a smart TV to access and navigate movies, games and other content with the wave of a hand. The TV demonstration also features TI's OMAP™ 5 processor, which powers an impressive natural user interface with robust gesture recognition and full-HD graphics.

Both demonstrations will be showcased at CES 2013 in the TI Village, North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. "SoftKinetic has long believed that motion control and gesture recognition is the future of user interfaces and digital interactivity," said Michel Tombroff, chief executive officer of SoftKinetic. "We are pleased to collaborate with TI to help bring this technology into the mass market, and look forward to having our technology impact the everyday lives of consumers."

Current 3D gesture recognition solutions lack real-time tracking and suffer from poor sensitivity, which can cause sluggish performance. TI's ToF chipset, featuring a 3D sensor employing SoftKinetic's DepthSense pixel technology, overcomes this problem to deliver high sensitivity and the real-time motion tracking responsiveness consumers expect. The TI and SoftKinetic solution enables precise tracking of finger, hand and full-body gestures. TI plans to follow its initial products with a complete portfolio of solutions suitable for various applications and form factors. For more information and to see a laptop demonstration video, visit

"There are a plethora of applications that can benefit from the accuracy and resolution of this technology," said Gaurang Shah, vice president of Audio and Imaging Products at TI. "Imagine an end equipment designer tilting, rotating, compressing and expanding a new product in 3D to inspect and evaluate it on their PC before committing to a hardware prototype. We believe our collaboration with SoftKinetic will ignite more applications like this, and foster further technology innovation to simplify the way we interact with machines."
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Finally tablets kill netbooks. Was Steve Jobs right. Acer and Asus to stop the line at the end of 2012.

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Finally tablets kills netbooks. Was Steve Jobs right. Acer and Asus to stop the line at the end of 2012.

With Asustek Computer recently announcing an end to its Eee PC product line from the end of 2012, while Acer also has no plans to release more netbook products, the netbook market will officially end after the two vendors finish digesting their remaining inventories.

Facing strong competition from tablets, only Asustek and Acer are still competing in the netbook market and are mainly selling to emerging markets such as countries in Southeast Asia and South America.

It took almost 2 years to finally happen Steve Jobs premonition back then at the iPad introduction in January 27th, 2012. Video below:

2013: Samsung forecasts 500 millions handsets shipped. To hold up as #1 global vendor.

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2013: Samsung forecasts 500 millions handsets shipped. To hold up as #1 global vendor.

Samsung Electronics aims to ship 500 million handsets in 2013, of which 350 million will be smartphone models, citing an internal forecast estimate by Samsung.

As global smartphone shipments are expected to reach 860-900 million units in 2013 as projected by some market research institutes, Samsung's smartphone shipments will account for over 40% global market share.

Samsung's strategies of launching Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series as flagship models to build brand image and bring favorable influence on sales of its entry-level and mid-range smartphones have proven successful, enabling the Korea-based vendor to hold up the top vendor ranking.

CES2013: Samsung to unveil new TV. Video teaser.

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CES2013: Samsung to unveil new TV. Video teaser.

As Samsung prepares to unveil a new TV at CES that is unlike anything the world has ever seen, all other TVs are rushing to see the new TV

    CES2103: Samsung is teasing the New Series 7 Chronos. Video.

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    CES2103: Samsung is teasing the New Notebooks Series 7 Chronos. Video.

    The New SERIES 7 Chronos just got the upgrade of a lifetime. It's robust enough to handle even the heavy-duty tasks while allowing you to work faster and more seamlessly. It clearly shows an AMD chip.

    We'll be revealing this to the world at CES 2013 in just a couple of weeks.,says Samsung.

    China opens world's longest train high-speed line.

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    China  opens world's longest train high-speed line.

    The  longest  train high speed line in the world, linking Beijing and Guangzhou, was inaugurated on Wednesday morning with the launch of a first fast train, marking a new stage in the great development of China's railway network, dotted, however, scandals and accidents.

    For this release, China chose the day of the birthday of leader Mao Zedong, on 26 December 1893.

    The train traveled the 2298 km between Beijing and Guangzhou, the major economic center of the south, in eight hours,  three times less than today. Circulated at an average speed of 300 km / h and made five stops in major cities such as Zhengzhou, Wuhan and Changsha.

    Some of the high-speed sections in this line were already operating (Zhengzhou-Wuhan-Guangzhou), but lacked the Beijing-Guangzhou.

    The departure of the first train was broadcast live on China Central Television, which also released reports recorded inside the cars, where passengers were seen taking pictures of this inauguration.

    The first high-speed rail links in China date back to 2007. Since then, the country built the largest network in the world: more than 8,000 km by the end of 2010, a figure expected to double by 2020.

    However, this development forced march was punctuated by scandals of corruption and inadequate security.

    On July 23, 2011, a collision between two high-speed trains killed 40 people and left 200 injured in east China, which caused an outcry in the country.

    After the collision on a viaduct near Wenzhou, authorities accumulated errors.

    Several scenes repeated loop and dissected in the network showed excavators pushing the remains of wagons into a pit. Another amateur video, netizens claimed to see one or two bodies falling into the void, while that caused the fall of a car suspended from the viaduct.

    The official inquiry said that there were "design flaws" in signaling equipment and the negligence of the railway authorities, so that 54 responsible, including a former Minister of Railways, were punished.

    Before the opening of the new high-speed Beijing-Guangzhou, authorities said they had taken steps to improve the maintenance and inspections of infrastructure (roads, rail and emergency assistance in case of problems).

    "Were established the system of emergency and all sorts of preparations to improve responsiveness" in case of difficulty, according to a Ministry of Railways brochure.

    But the concern remains. The Global Times, a newspaper close to the Communist Party, on Wednesday quoted a ministry official who recognized persistent problems despite the efforts undertaken.

    "We can not be sure that there is no risk in the future. Had a lot of pressure on people," he told the newspaper Zhao Chunlei, deputy head of the ministry.

    The line will be operational for the Lunar New Year holidays (mid February 2013), during which hundreds of millions of Chinese cross the country, resulting in the world's largest annual migration.

    China: ZTE announced the Nubia Z5 a 5 inch,quad-core, Jelly Bean, 13 Mpxls camera with Dolby, smartphone.

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    China: ZTE  announced  the Nubia Z5 a 5 inch, quad-core, Jelly Bean, 13 Mpxls camera with Dolby, smartphone.

    ZTE  announced  the Nubia Z5 which packs a 5-inch display with full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, an aluminum case, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 13-megapixel rear, a 2-megapixel front camera, Dolby sound and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a 2,300mAh battery

    The display itself is manufactured by Sharp.
    Its aluminum uni-body design measures 5.43-inches tall, 2.71-inches wide, and has a thin, 0.3-inch profile. And at 4.44 ounces, it's more lightweight than most standard 5-inch smartphones.
    The device costs about $554.26 (3,456 yuan).

    CES2013: NQ Mobile Security and Family Guardian Selected as Top 25 Apps in the 2013 Mobile Apps Showdown.

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    NQ Mobile Security(TM) and Family Guardian(TM) Selected as Top 25 Apps in the 2013 Mobile Apps Showdown at CES.

    Innovative apps selected as two of the few privacy and security apps in the Mobile Apps Showdown semifinals

    NQ Mobile™ , the leading global provider of mobile Internet services, today announced that NQ Mobile Security and NQ Family Guardian have both been selected as top 25 apps at the Mobile Apps Showdown for CES 2013. The winners were selected by a panel of expert judges who have multiple years of expertise in reviewing products. Each product submitted gets a description on the website and the judges will also write reviews of the 25 semifinalists.

    "We are honored that the Mobile Apps Showdown has chosen both NQ Mobile Security and NQ Family Guardian as top 25 apps for CES 2013," said Gavin Kim, Chief Product Officer, NQ Mobile. "Both NQ Mobile Security and NQ Family Guardian are truly innovative mobile apps that deliver cutting edge security solutions andprotection for families."

    NQ Mobile's flagship application, Mobile Security, detects and deletes viruses, malicious URLs, and other threats. NQ Mobile Security has been proven by independent security lab tests, like West Coast Labs Comparative Test, to outperform all competitive mobile security platforms. NQ Mobile Security was also a top performer in effectiveness, with a 99 percent malware detection rate, in research conducted by AV-TEST Institute, a leading international and independent service provider in the fields of IT security and anti-virus research.

    NQ Family Guardian's unique suite of services for safety and monitoring comprises a mobile app that is downloaded and installed on the child's smartphone along with a web-based control center that is accessible from any desktop or mobile browser. The app is currently available for Android devices, while the control-center is compatible with any web browser.

    Key features for mobile management and protection include:
    • Browser Blocker: Safeguard children by blocking inappropriate websites
    • App Filter: Make smart choices about which apps children can access
    • Contact Filter: Help children fight spam text and harassing calls by adding numbers to their block lists
    • Schedules: Control children's mobile phone use by setting up times when they can unlock their phones to make calls, browse the Internet, text, and more
    • Monitors: Keep track of children's locations, messages, calls, browsing histories, app downloads, and photos
    • Geo-Fences: Set up a safe zone to for children and receive a notification when they're outside of this safe zone
    • Check-in: Get check-in messages when children arrive safely at their destinations. Also track their location if they forget to check in
    • Panic Alarm: If kids are in trouble, they can send an alert message to their parent's phone with their exact location
    "As the world's largest provider of mobile security solutions, we are pleased to be recognized at the Mobile Apps Showdown for CES 2013," said Omar Khan, Co-CEO, NQ Mobile. "We will continue to create award-winning products, expand into new markets and celebrate victories like this in 2013, which demonstrate why we are a global leader in mobile security, privacy and productivity."

    The NQ Mobile Security and NQ Family Guardian apps are available on the Google Play store along with NQ Mobile Vault™ for Android.

    About NQ Mobile
    NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) is a leading global provider of trusted mobile Internet services built on its world-class acquisition, engagement and monetization platform. The company was one of the first to recognize the growing security threats targeting smartphone users and now has about 242 million registered and 85 million active user accounts globally. NQ Mobile's cloud-based trust platform has been recognized by third-party testing facilities around the world as the most effective solution for detecting and combating mobile threats. NQ Mobile is recognized as a global pioneer in mobile innovation and technology leadership. NQ Mobile maintains dual headquarters in Dallas, TX, USA and Beijing, China. For more information on NQ Mobile, please visit

    About the Mobile Apps Showdown at CES
    The Mobile Apps Showdown is a fast-paced contest where voters weigh in on the apps they think have what it takes to make it in the months leading up to CES. Voters can try the apps, watch demos, express opinions and ultimately vote on a winner. Mobile Apps Showdown is platform agnostic, so if it's mobile, it's in the competition. For more information, visit

    SOURCE NQ Mobile Inc.

    CES2103: LG Announces Cinematic 100-inch Class Laser TV.

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    CES 2103: LG Announces Cinematic 100-inch Class Laser TV.

    'HECTO' Laser-based Illumination System Delivers Full HD Picture, Creates Brilliant, Space-Saving Home Theater Experience.

    LG Electronics (LG) announced the launch of its 100-Inch class (100 inch diagonal) Laser TV featuring both Smart TV and Digital TV capabilities.

    An impressive home cinema system, the 100-inch class LG "HECTO" Laser TV comprises a special screen and an external Ultra Short Throw (UST) projection unit. The unique system, which will be demonstrated for the first time next month at the 2013 International CES®, offers Full HD 1080p resolution and incredible contrast as a result of LG's advanced laser-based illumination system.

    "LG's 100-inch class Laser TV takes projection technology and makes it perfectly suitable for both the boardroom and the living room," said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. "In the coming year, LG will continue to introduce innovative TV products to provide an outstanding productivity and entertainment experience for our customers."

    Brilliant Home Theater Experience
    Between its picture quality and large screen, LG's 100-inch class Laser TV offers an uncanny theater-like experience at home, but without the difficult installation required by previous projector-based systems. A standard projector system requires a considerable distance from the screen to create a large image and typically needs to be installed on the ceiling. However, LG's Laser TV makes installation and viewing easier by allowing users to place the lens a mere 22 inches (approximately 56 centimeters) from the screen, while having the flexibility to position it near the floor or fasten it to the ceiling. LG's Laser TV offers 1080p Full HD resolution and 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, rendering vivid and crisp images that pop out in dark as well as lighter environments.

    LG's Laser TV has a digital tuner and two 10W built-in speakers embedded in the projection unit to support virtual surround sound for a more authentic cinema experience at home. A complete complement of inputs, including 3 HDMIs, allow for connection of other source devices. An optical audio output, as well as RS-232 interface, will allow for integration into virtually any home theater environment. The device itself features LG's understated yet stylish Dynamic Arc Design, creating subtly curved surfaces that reach a mere 5.7 inches in height. The 100-inch class screen adopts LG's CINEMA SCREEN Design aesthetic which limits the bezel and makes it suitable for any interior decor.

    Smart TV Capabilities
    The Laser TV supports LG's Smart TV platform, which includes a host of impressive features, from built-in Wi-Fi, premium content providers, like Netflix or YouTube, Smart World app store, to the easy-to-use Magic Remote*. The system also allows consumers to manage personal content, such as pictures, home videos and music libraries via USB or LG Cloud.

    LG's Smart TV platform provides a customizable dashboard and smart connectivity features that streamline access to content from compatible smartphones, laptops, storage devices and the Internet. With built-in WiDi and Wi-Fi direct (Miracast), content from any compatible external device can be wirelessly shared with the TV. Navigation of services and external devices via the dashboard is made easy with the Magic Remote which utilizes four modes of control – voice, gesture, point and wheel.

    Better Reliability
    The laser-based illumination system uses specialized lamps embedded in the projection unit, delivering superior picture quality. This system can run for up to 25,000 hours without replacement, roughly five times longer than mercury-based lamps.

    *Smart TV devices include HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc Players and Network Home Theater Systems. Internet connection and certain subscriptions required and sold separately. Content and services vary by product and are subject to change without notice.

    *Designs, features and specification subject to change without notice

    About LG Electronics USA
    LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more information, please visit

    About LG Electronics, Inc.
    LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances. With 117 operations around the world, LG achieved global sales of USD 49 billion (KRW 54.26 trillion) in 2011. LG comprises four business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions – and is one of the world's leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. LG Electronics is a 2012 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year.

    SOURCE LG Electronics USA

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