Yes, your eyes are deceiving you, LG’s not licensed the StarTAC design. Phew. That telescopic antenna doesn’t just harp back to ye olden days though, it also receives a digital TV signal, one of the first US DTV devices.
This intriguing dude is watching a black-and-white TV, with a DTV converter box, in a Starbucks. Hey, it’s not his fault Hulu doesn’t carry Jeopardy!, right? [Kansas City Blog via Boing Boing Gadgets]
Last week, Spokane-based engineer Adam Chronister posted a Youtube video, where he cracked open a government-subsidised DTV converter box, only to find a hidden camera. Turns out, the whole thing was a hoax.