Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

LG televisions to take control of your smart home with Google Assistant

The Wall Image Samsung The Wall Samsung unveils stunning 146 inch TV 0
Bennie Garza | 12 January, 2018, 22:08

We're just days away from the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and LG is spilling all the beans before the show, announcing their show stopping TV as well as some of the features we can expect on 2018 LG TVs.

In the U.S, LG ThinQ TV users can use information search services such as schedule, scores of recent sports games, and finding of popular restaurants that are provided by Google through Google Assistant.

As a Google Assistant-powered smart speaker, users will be able to issue voice commands to search for certain topics, learn about the weather, play songs and find out navigation routes, among others. The top of the line models will also be equipped with Alpha 9 processors which is the start towards achieving HFR, with frame rates that go all the way up to 120FPS which is the first of its kind in a home television. While LG's TVs already support existing HDR formats like Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG, it will be adding Advanced HDR by Technicolor.

Over the recent years, LG has produced smart TVs with a webOS-based operating system.

The TV industry surely doesn't need another acronym, but in 2018 it will get at least one more: HFR, short for "high frame rate".

Colour is also said to be improved, with both advanced mapping and correction algorithms being performed by new, more-capable Alpha 9 CPUs. LG's technology improves black levels and picture dimensions by independent control of LED light zones, improving shadow details and reducing light bleeding resulting in enhanced contrast and superb picture quality. Both 2018 OLED TVs and Super UHD TVs will also support Dolby Atmos object-based surround sound.

It's worth noting though that while LG's USA screens will have Google Assistent built-in, models for the United Kingdom are merely Google Assistant compatible - you'll need to supply your own Google Assistant-embedded device to control them. "LG is dedicated to providing cutting-edge technology that elevates user lifestyles and offers unmatched convenience". The 2018 ThinQ smart TVs will be able to serve as smart home hubs as well. LG says a core innovative element of the Alpha 9 processor is four-step noise reduction.

Although users had to push buttons several times in order to change functions or settings in the past, LG ThinQ TV users can simply give commands while pressing a voice recognition button on a magic remote.

Recommended

  • The new Diet Coke so thirsty for millennials' approval

    The new Diet Coke so thirsty for millennials' approval

    Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated produces, markets and distributes nonalcoholic beverages. Diet Coke sales totalled more than £1.54 billion previous year .
    Patients advised to avoid Naas Hospital due to high numbers presenting there

    Patients advised to avoid Naas Hospital due to high numbers presenting there

    The overall HSE figures show that overcrowding has reduced today to 438 patients, when the children's hospitals are included. Latest hospital trolley figures prove that Portlaoise hospital must be upgraded according to Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley.

    Latest News on the Global Online Gaming Industry

    The company is showing signs of making a comeback, as competitors are forced to merge and consolidate in order to survive. The industry can be broken down further between mobile gambling and desktop gambling (which includes laptops and PCs).
  • Corea Nord,

    Corea Nord, "probabile" la loro partecipazione alle Olimpiadi invernali di PyeongChang

    Così Chang Ung , unico membro nordcoreano del Comitato olimpico internazionale , rispondendo alle domande dei giornalisti, a Pechino.
    Sensex closes flat in cautious trade ahead of earnings season

    Sensex closes flat in cautious trade ahead of earnings season

    On the other hand, the S&P BSE auto index fell by 28.12 points, realty index by 5.68 points and FMCG index by 0.26 points. Domestic institutional investors (DIIs) also bought equities to the tune of Rs 64.70 crore.
    Kenya Airways Celebrates First Steps of Nairobi-New York Flight

    Kenya Airways Celebrates First Steps of Nairobi-New York Flight

    The airline will be conducting a daily flight between Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and New York's John F. Kenya Airways planes are seen parked at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport near Kenya's capital Nairobi, April 28, 2016.
  • Callon Petroleum (CPE) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages

    To measure price-variation, we found MOMO's volatility during a week at 5.6% and during a month it has been found around 3.86%. This cash is what a company uses to meet its financial obligations, such as making payments on debt or to pay out dividends.

    Irish abortion plan 'may be step too far'

    Minister Harris, who supports the Committee's recommendations, said that there is very little time to organise a pre-summer referendum.
    $1.36 EPS Expected for Principal Financial Group, Inc

    $1.36 EPS Expected for Principal Financial Group, Inc

    Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & holds 433,060 shares or 0.97% of its portfolio. 24,406 were accumulated by Advsrs Asset Mgmt. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock.
  • Subaru VIZIV Performance STI Concept Debuts at Tokyo Auto Salon

    Subaru VIZIV Performance STI Concept Debuts at Tokyo Auto Salon

    Subaru has released teaser images of a performance-orientated STi version of last year's VIZIV Performance concept auto . Also unsurprisingly, the flared wheel arches may also be a little wider than they are on the standard Viziv concept.
    Lonzo out against OKC, Westbrook on Wednesday night

    Lonzo out against OKC, Westbrook on Wednesday night

    They won six straight games and eight of nine, dating back to George's first game in IN since the trade. But according to George, the conversation was not with Pelinka but rather assistant coach Brian Shaw .
    The Early 2018 World Series Favorites

    The Early 2018 World Series Favorites

    People expected this young Yankees team (which still has more significant talent on the way from AAA) to start competing in 2018. Taking into account a few articles and odds listings that are already out there, here’s our look at the top contenders. 1.

Next reports strong online sales Next reports strong online sales Online sales were likely to have benefited from the company running a Black Friday promotion for the first time a year ago . FASHION chain Next has raised hopes for the retail sector by revealing a better than expected Christmas .

Pope urges faithful to follow Jesus like the Magi Pope urges faithful to follow Jesus like the Magi Pope Francis is leading a baptism ceremony for 34 babies in the splendor of the Sistine Chapel . The Pontiff encouraged parents to make sure the "language of love" is spoken at home.

Align Technology (ALGN) Earns Media Sentiment Rating of 0.11 Align Technology (ALGN) Earns Media Sentiment Rating of 0.11 John Khoury increased its stake in Hyatt Hotels Corp (H) by 14.08% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The stock of TELUS Corporation (NYSE:TU) has "Outperform" rating given on Tuesday, January 26 by Macquarie Research.

McSally Launches Senate Run in Arizona McSally Launches Senate Run in Arizona McSally has spent her career as a reliable vote for corporate special interests and Wall Street, not Arizona families", J.B. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) served 26 years in the Air Force and retired as a colonel in 2010.

Chelsea seek council help with Stamford Bridge redevelopment dispute Chelsea seek council help with Stamford Bridge redevelopment dispute Chelsea's Stamford Bridge Stadium is one of the biggest in London, being able to hold more than 41,000 screaming fans every match. A consultation of 13,000 residents earned 97.5 per cent support, and Chelsea have compensated other homeowners.

Diego Simeone's Son Claims Atletico Boss Will Make Italy Return With Inter Diego Simeone's Son Claims Atletico Boss Will Make Italy Return With Inter Valencia are now third in La Liga , two points behind second-placed Atletico and 11 adrift of leaders Barcelona. The Brazilian-born hitman looked to have injured himself in scoring the goal, but managed to finish the game.

Stock Soaring to a Recent High: Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) It turned negative, as 0 investors sold CNBKA shares while 25 reduced holdings. 89 funds opened positions while 264 raised stakes. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, March 2 by Credit Suisse.

Pawan Kalyan's Agnyaathavaasi Opens To Mixed Reactions Pawan Kalyan's Agnyaathavaasi Opens To Mixed Reactions The film is being produced by S Radha Krishna under the banner Haarika & Haasine Creations. Agnyaathavaasi is Pawan's 25th film, and the teaser of the movie was released last month.

1 jail at Rikers Island complex to close That leaves a gap of about 6,500 inmates still in need of being housed somewhere instead of Rikers, should it close. Mayor Bill de Blasio promised in March to begin closing the entire jail complex over roughly a decade .

Gujarat: Cow enters Ahmedabad runway, temporarily disrupts flight operations Gujarat: Cow enters Ahmedabad runway, temporarily disrupts flight operations An global flight and a cargo plane were diverted to Mumbai for landing instead of Ahmedabad on account of the incident. In Hinduism, the cow is considered a sacred animal and therefore is allowed to roam free throughout the country.

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell named Western Conference Rookie of the Month Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell named Western Conference Rookie of the Month December 13 at Chicago: Logged 32 points, six assists, three rebounds, two steals and a block in Chicago against the Bulls. He also ranks second in steals per game (1.5), fifth in minutes (30.9) and sixth in assists (3.4) among qualified rookies.

UCF coaches to receive national championship bonus UCF coaches to receive national championship bonus Georgia is searching for its first national championship since 1980, second overall, in its first trip to the playoff. Georgia coach Kirby Smart could become the first of Nick Saban's former assistants to beat him as a head coach.

Will & Grace: Jennifer Lopez to Return - With a Shades of Blue Twist Will & Grace: Jennifer Lopez to Return - With a Shades of Blue Twist Will & Grace, which originally ran from 1998 to 2006, returned to United States television last year after an 11-year hiatus. Not only will she play herself, but she'll also play her Shades of Blue character, detective Harlee Santos.

CVS spokesperson: Aetna is staying in Hartford CVS spokesperson: Aetna is staying in Hartford New York City economic development officials said they were rescinding a previous offer of some $9.6 million in tax breaks. Its planned move followed by just 18 months the announcement of General Electric Co. that it will relocate to Boston.

A Groundbreaking Football News: How do Footballers And Dementia Relate? Finally, I think we can hope that the experts would look into the matter in a cautious way in the near future. As per Shearer’s words ‘At least now people have started to look for answers’.