Look, it's the end of the year, and we're all spending too much on Christmas presents already. I get it. But you should still buy a ridiculously big 4K TV.
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When you're buying your lunch today, you might want to take a moment and spend a little more. Gizmodo's Lunch Time Deals posts point out any particularly good bargains for Aussie bargain hunters around the 'net. Today, JB Hi-Fi has taken a pretty hefty whack of cash off the price of a 65-inch smart 4K TV from LG.
The tail end of the year is always a good time to buy some new tech: new gadgets generally launch between March and September, and pre- and post-Christmas sales means prices can drop pretty significantly. To that end, JB Hi-Fi has a bunch of late November price drops on big-screen TVs from Samsung and LG.
Year by year, the world is migrating from 1080p. 1440p is now become the sweet spot even for mid-range graphics cards. Even consoles are making a break for the 4K horizon, courtesy of the PS4 Pro and Microsoft's Project Scorpio.
But if you want to purchase a 4K monitor today, it's not enough to do it for gaming. There has to be a productivity benefit. So over the last few months, I've been using one of LG's latest 4K monitors - the 27UD88-W, a $900 4K monitor with an IPS panel, FreeSync and a very versatile USB-C port.
When you say your debut OLED TVs are the best thing ever — and when we happen to agree — you sell quite a few of them. But how do you then convince people that your newer OLEDs are better? LG's got a few upgrades underneath the hood that it thinks are a significant enough improvement to tempt new buyers.
You have to give LG credit for the G5. The smartphone, with its unique modular design, was an interesting attempt at differentiating LG in a saturated market. Unfortunately, rumours out of South Korea suggest the company, unsatisfied with the G5's sales and its production complexity, will completely drop its modularisation initiative going forward.
LG's new V20 wants to take on the iPhone 7 Plus and Google Pixel XL. It's one of the first phones that'll launch with Android 7.0 Nougat in Oz, it inherits the funky dual camera setup from the G5, and it has a sizeable — and removable — battery. Here's how much you'll pay for LG's latest and greatest Android phone, and when you'll be able to pick one up in Australia.
Someone asked me recently what home theatre setup I'd build myself if money was no issue. I'm not talking about an actual theatre — I'd rather just go to the movies for that — but here's what I'd buy myself. If you have an appropriately fat bank account, enough space at home and an afternoon to buy everything, here's what you should get.
With CPU and GPU vendors laser-focused on power consumption, modern gadgets such as notebooks and smartphones are getting cooler by the year. Mobiles in particular are still near-doubling in performance with each generation, without a matching leap in heat output. But how do today's popular phones stack up against each other in pure numbers? Pass over that heat gun, would you?
Ever since LCD TVs hit the scene about 10 years ago, we've seen small and incremental changes — better backlighting, higher quality panels. The last couple of years has been tumultuous, though, and 4K is now a thing (you'd be silly to buy a TV without it). With that done, TV makers are back to the minor iterative updates. But it's 2016, and even those updates are pretty damn cool.
If you want to buy a new phone in 2016, then apart from the price and the size of the screen, a phone's battery — how long it lasts, how big it is, and whether you can swap it out — is probably going to be one of your chief concerns. Some phones have removable batteries, and some don't. Here's the difference, why it matters, and whether it's worth putting a replaceable battery at the top of your wishlist.
The LG FH6 Freestyler is a floor-standing, all-in-one stereo speaker system — it's basically a modern day boombox. But it's modern in more than just its looks — it can hook up three phones simultaneously over Bluetooth, it can supercharge your TV sound, and it's one hell of a karaoke machine. Here are six things that you can try to turn the all-in-one system into a speaker that's equally good at movies or music.
Sure, you can buy small, portable, battery-powered Bluetooth speakers that you can take with you wherever you go. In a pinch, they'll do a decent job for a small house party. But if you want to do things right, you want a big Bluetooth speaker. One that can draw enough power to dim the lights in your neighbourhood every time the bass kicks in. LG's FH6 X-Boom Freestyler — yes, that's its name — is a floor-standing speaker or horizontal boombox with a ridiculously large amount of audio power, and a bunch of LED lights on the front that you can set to flicker on and off in any colour you desire.
With the imminent launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note7, my time daily-driving LG's G5 smartphone is (probably) coming to an end. When it was first announced at Mobile World Congress in February of this year, I called it "interesting" — maybe not the most refined device, but one of the most innovative. After a few months of using it, I've decided that despite some flaws, it's a good phone, with a few things that make it great for some uses. Here are five things that I've enjoyed about the G5.
The LG V20 will be the first device to feature Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, LG has confirmed. Due to hit shelves in a few month's time, the phone will be "tuned to take advantage of many of the best features of Nougat", LG says — including Vulkan-supported graphics for more immersive gaming and better battery performance with Doze.