Is LG looking to enter the drone market?

Is LG looking to enter the drone market?

Last November, LG surprised South Korean television viewers with an ad for a digitally-rendered “Drone Phone” that was shown to fly around and take photos from the air. Commentators interpreted the video as little more than a clever marketing stunt, but based on one of the company’s latest patent filings, its interest in the drone…

Qualcomm has designed a touch sensor for holographic phones

Qualcomm has designed a touch sensor for holographic phones

One of the best measures of a trend’s progress in the consumer electronics world is the reaction of the component suppliers. If the suppliers start taking concrete steps towards addressing it, then they anticipate demand from their manufacturing clients, who in turn must be anticipating demand from consumers. That’s why it’s such an encouraging sign that…

LG is taking holograms mobile

Samsung is no longer the one only mobile holography game in town. Only a few short months after a patent application revealed that the Seoul-based electronics giant is experimenting with miniaturized projection technology that could allow its phones to display content several inches ahead of the screen, cross-city rival LG has filed over a dozen…

LG wants to build graphene microwaves

Graphene is a long way from becoming viable for semiconductors and the other applications where its unique physical properties could make the most difference, but if you’re a leading manufacturer that needs large quantities of the stuff on the cheap for lower-tech projects, that can already be arranged today. And LG is using its access…

LG patents world’s most awful convertible laptop

Some ideas really aren’t meant to be put to paper. The latest example of that comes from none other than LG, which has channeled its vast talent pool and decades of experience building consumer electronics into developing what is possibly the single most overengineered take on the convertible laptop yet: The adjustable support mechanism at…

LG’s future monitors will cool themselves

Centuries after William of Ockham first uttered the wisdom that the simplest answer is usually the right one, it still holds true for even the most modern of problem-solving exercises. The geeks at LG are apparently well-versed in the truth of that saying judging by one of the latest patents to have come out of…