You may remember LG for its TVs and phones, but it makes all sorts of other things like refrigerators, washers, dryers and more.
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LG may not be the biggest name in tech, but it’s still got a lot to offer.
The South Korean electronics maker often uses the internationally followed Consumer Electronics Show technology confab in Las Vegas to pitch its latest devices, ranging from TVs and phones to home appliances. CNET will be on hand to bring you all the news, photos, video and commentary from Samsung’s press conference at 8 a.m. PT on Monday.
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The likely headline of the presentation will be the company’s latest TVs, which will be powered by WebOS. Sound familiar? That software used to power phones made by Palm, a mobile device pioneer. Hewlett-Packard — then the world’s largest PC maker — bought Palm in 2010, announced new products in 2011, then promptly canceled them and sold off the software to LG. It was a drama fit for Shakespeare.
LG’s planning to discuss the third iteration of WebOS for TVs, which will include the ability to magnify text, a better music player app and a new way to use your remote control. But perhaps the most promising new feature will be “multi-view,” which shows content from two different sources. That means you may find yourself in the geek nirvana of watching “The Walking Dead” and “Game of Thrones” at the same time.
What other things does LG have up its sleeve? Remember, this is the company that invented the blast chiller, a technology that promised to turn a 12-ounce can at room-temperature into a frosty drink in five minutes.
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