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Battle to prevent fresh gas leak at Indian plant

May 08, 2020 - 3:56 PM

The accident leaves 12 dead and hundreds hospitalized outside the industrial port city of Visakhapatnam

GASES IN THE AIR. Municipal personnel spray water to mitigate the presence of gases in the air a day after a gas leak incident around the area of LG Polymers plant in Visakhapatnam on May 8, 2020. Photo by AFP

LG bows out of Mobile World Congress citing coronavirus concerns

Feb 05, 2020 - 4:58 PM

(UPDATED) LG wants to remove the risk of coronavirus exposure. ZTE, which earlier said it wouldn't be attending, now says it will showcase 5G devices at MWC 2020.

BOWING OUT. Visitors leave the Mobile World Congress (MWC) venue in Barcelona on February 28, 2019, the last day of the fair.   Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

LG joins 5G race with V50 ThinQ 5G

Feb 25, 2019 - 6:44 AM

LG also introduces the G8 ThinQ touting gesture-based navigation

Screenshot from LG product page

The week in phones: Xiaomi Mi 9 teaser, LG OLED speaker, 'China Red' iPhone XS

Feb 17, 2019 - 4:37 PM

The Xiaomi Mi 9 reportedly features a 48 megapixel primary sensor and an iridescent back

MI 9. Official Xiaomi photo

LG refutes report saying its Philippine mobile arm is closing

Jan 30, 2019 - 4:25 PM

(UPDATED) According to LG mobile’s main headquarters in South Korea, it is 'working on improving its business structure to enhance the overall business efficiency of LG’s mobile business'

The week in phones: Vivo Apex 2019, Xiaomi foldable, Huawei and LG 5G

Jan 27, 2019 - 11:03 AM

Expect plenty of foldable and 5G devices to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress this year

APEX 2019. Photo from Vivo

LG has patented a smartphone with 16 cameras

Nov 27, 2018 - 2:11 PM

The technology will allow you to capture multiple perspectives and angles in a single shot

The LG G7 ThinQ has a disappearing notch

May 07, 2018 - 3:11 PM

The recently announced LG flagship lets you toggle a software setting to make screen bezels appear and seamlessly blend with the highly-controversial notch.

THE DISAPPEARING NOTCH. THe LG G7 ThinQ is designed to have a disappearing notch, thanks to a software setting. Screenshot from LG Mobile Global on YouTube.

Fishermen in Rapu-Rapu face bleak future due to mining woes

Apr 15, 2018 - 2:03 PM

Fishermen of Rapu-Rapu town in Albay have to sail past municipal waters just to catch fish

RAPU-RAPU ISLAND. An aerial photo of Barangay Poblacion Rapu-Rapu, Albay Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Rumored specs of the LG G6 successor expected for a June unveiling

Feb 18, 2018 - 12:43 PM

Last year's LG G6 was unveiled in February. For 2018, the South Korean tech company is targeting June

LG G6. In this file photo, a visitor takes a picture with the Dual rear-facing cameras located on the back of a LG G6 smartphone, manufactured by LG Electronics Inc. during the Mobile World Congress on the third day of the MWC in Barcelona, on March 1, 2017.  Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

10 predictions for smartphones this 2018

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM

What innovations and features should we expect from the smartphone industry this coming year? We take a look into our crystal ball

Digital assistants duel for dominance at CES 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 5:17 PM

Google, Amazon, LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Microsoft, Apple – all these brands are pushing virtual assistant technologies, potentially the new way people will be interacting with computers and appliances

GOOGLE HOME. Pictured is Google's stylish smart speaker, the Home. Screenshot from Google/YouTube

LG adds Google AI in 'smart home' push

Jan 09, 2018 - 11:41 AM

'2018 will be the tipping point for the smart home and, more important, for the smart connected lifestyle,' says LG US marketing vice president David Vanderwaal

CLOI. LG Electronics's CLoi robot, a smart device with virtual assistant functions, is displayed during a LG press event for CES 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becker/AFP

Discover a fun family experience as SM partners with international brands

May 12, 2017 - 11:26 PM

Promos on gadgets and home appliances from LG await mall goers this May

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Review: The LG G6's only crime is its processor is not the newest

May 05, 2017 - 4:49 PM

We play with LG s 2017 heavyweight contender for about a month mostly finding a lot of things to love

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, April 17-23, 2017

Apr 23, 2017 - 12:43 PM

Must watch videos from the past week

WATCH: LG G6 or Samsung Galaxy S8?

Apr 23, 2017 - 9:21 AM

These two flagships have eerily similar specs Which one has the slight advantage spec wise?

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 20, 2017

Apr 20, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Thursday

WATCH: 'I'm not allowed to speak in Filipino' – Sponge Cola vocalist

Apr 19, 2017 - 10:55 PM

Singer and songwriter Yael Yuzon likens what happened at a Megamall gig to an obstacle course

LG officially launches the LG G6 in PH

Apr 18, 2017 - 8:12 PM

Personalities such as Spongecola s Yael Yuzon and I m Drunk I Love You director JP Habac endorse the phone at an event held in SM Megamall

LG G6 in PH stores on April 29 for P37,990

Apr 10, 2017 - 6:05 PM

One of the stars of the 2017 Mobile World Congress lands in the Philippines

LOOK: The phones revealed at the Mobile World Congress 2017 so far

Feb 27, 2017 - 11:57 PM

Here s a list of the new phones unveiled after the first day of the world s biggest annual phone expo in Spain

XA1. Photo from Sony

LG reveals near bezel-free G6 in Mobile World Congress invite

Feb 07, 2017 - 10:29 AM

LG s new phone shows this year s big trend: invisible bezels

LG G6 INVITE. LG sends press invites to its Mobile World Congress event, featuring the new G6. Photo from LG

Profits fall again at South Korea's LG Electronics

Jan 25, 2017 - 4:17 PM

LG Electronics makes a net loss of 258 8 billion won 224 million in the October December period

LG ELECTRONICS. Attendees walk through the LG booth at CES 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. File photo by David Becker/Getty Images/AFP

TVs grab spotlight at CES gadget gala

Jan 05, 2017 - 5:10 PM

LG Sony TCL and Samsung showcase shiny new sets

BIG SCREENS. Samsung QLED TV is on display during a press event for CES 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Alex Wong/AFP

What a DJ thinks of the LG V20's audio features

Dec 21, 2016 - 6:34 PM

The LG V20 is supposed to boast incredible audio Will this music pro agree?

4 ways to de-stress at home during the Christmas rush

Dec 15, 2016 - 5:46 PM

Start these small traditions so you can stay calm and collected during the holidays

South Korean industry titans harangued in scandal probe

Dec 06, 2016 - 9:27 AM

UPDATED The publicity shy heads of the South s 8 largest conglomerates are grilled relentlessly over donations made to dubious foundations controlled by Choi Soo Sil a close friend of President Park Geun Hye

FACING PROBE. (L-R) SK Group chairman Chey Tae-Won, Samsung Group's heir-apparent Lee Jae-Yong and Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-Bin take an oath during a parliamentary probe into a scandal engulfing President Park Geun-Hye at the National Assembly in Seoul on December 6, 2016. Jung Yeon-Je/Pool/AFP

Scandal hearings put South Korea tycoons in hot seat

Dec 05, 2016 - 7:08 PM

The powerful heads of family run conglomerates or chaebols such as Samsung and Hyundai will be among those testifying before a parliamentary investigation ahead of an impeachment vote to remove the president

HEARINGS BEGIN. National Security Office chief Kim Kwan-Jin (L) and other presidential aides take an oath during a hearing on South Korean President Park Geun-Hye's corruption scandal at the National Assembly in Seoul on December 5, 2016. Yonhap/AFP

The top phones in 2016 for every budget

Nov 27, 2016 - 2:33 PM

This year s smartphone market features great choices at every price point Here are our picks

IPHONE SE. Photo from Apple

LG Electronics posts 18.6% increase in Q2 profit

Jul 28, 2016 - 11:15 PM

The South Korean firm s net profit for the second quarter of 2016 hits 238 5 million thanks to home appliances and TVs

STRONG SALES. Models display the G6, LG Electronics (LG)'s flagship 4K HDR-enabled, 77-inch OLED TV, at a press conference on CES Press Day, in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 5, 2016. File photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

LG's G5 is a modular smartphone

Feb 27, 2016 - 2:10 PM

What s making waves with the phone lovers isn t just the specifications of the LG G5 it s also the promise of more to come

LG G5. The LG G5 and its additional modules. Image from LG

Samsung, LG improve smartphone cameras, turn to virtual reality

Feb 22, 2016 - 1:09 PM

As Samsung launches two versions of its flagship phone LG seeks to steal Samsung s thunder with the first modular smartphone

ZUCKERBERG AND KOH. South Korean multinational conglomerate corporation Samsung's Mobile Comunications Business chief DJ Koh (R) shakes hands with chairman, chief executive, and co-founder of the social networking website Facebook Mark Zuckerberg during a press conference presenting the company's new Galaxy S7 mobile device, on the eve of the official opening of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 21, 2016. Photo by LLuis Gene/AFP

New LG X series set to be unveiled

Feb 15, 2016 - 2:38 PM

The devices in LG s X series – the X cam and the X screen – will make their debut at the 2016 Mobile World Congress

THE X SERIES. The LG X cam on the left and the LG X screen on the right. Image from LG.

Ultra-thin, high-def TVs battle for CES crown

Jan 06, 2016 - 4:33 PM

Tech giants battle head to head in the television technology arena at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

SAMSUNG AT CES 2016. Samsung SUHGTV Quantum Dot Display television screens are shown onstage at a press conference on CES Press Day, January 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada Photo by David McNew/AFP

LG reveals V10 smartphone for PH

Nov 25, 2015 - 12:44 PM

The LG V10 smartphone is meant to be a durable multimedia capable device for power users and casual photographers alike

LG V10. Images from LG.

Google counters Apple with Nexus phones, new tablet

Sep 30, 2015 - 7:37 AM

Aside from a pair of new Nexus phones and the Pixel C tablet Google is also coming out with updates to the Chromecast and the impending release of the latest version of Android Android Marshmallow

NEXUS 5X. An undated handout image released by Google on September 29, 2015 showing the new Nexus 5X phone introduced by Google at a press event in San Francisco, California, USA. Photo by Google/EPA

Google to hold September 29 Nexus event – report

Sep 03, 2015 - 1:51 PM

People familiar with the company’s plans say Google plans to show off two flagship Nexus devices – one from Korean device maker LG and another from Chinese manufacturer Huawei

NEW NEXUS DEVICES? A handout photo provided by Google on August 18, 2015 shows a statue of 'Android Marshmallow' at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, USA, August 27, 2015. File Photo by Google/EPA

LG adds the G4 Beat to the G4 smartphone family

Jul 09, 2015 - 4:38 PM

Our goal with the LG G4 Beat was to create a phone that was not only well balanced in terms of display camera performance and design but delivered terrific value and satisfaction says Juno Cho president and CEO of LG Electronic Mobile

G4 BEAT. Photo from LG.

LGBT-friendly tech, YouTube superstars, SCOTUS memes | SciTech4u

Jul 03, 2015 - 1:00 PM

More in this week s episode of SciTech4u

Crowdfunding asteroid blasters, Youtube Gaming, anti-drunk driving cars | SciTech4u

Jun 19, 2015 - 9:14 AM

And a review on LG s new flagship smartphone the G4

REVIEW: LG G4 smartphone

Jun 17, 2015 - 10:35 AM

First order of business: where is the power button?

LG expands G4 lineup with G4c, G4 Stylus devices

May 19, 2015 - 1:39 PM

Sharing similar specifications as the G4 the G4 Stylus and G4c are meant to provide a similar experience to the G4 for different needs

LG'S G4 FAMILY. Photo from LG.

LG touts release of LG G4 smartphone

Apr 29, 2015 - 11:19 AM

The LG G4 is revealed at an event in Singapore

LG G4. Photo by Victor Barreiro Jr./Rappler

TechRap gadget reviews of 2014

Jan 04, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Let s look back before we look ahead and check out some of the top TechRap gadget reviews of 2014

LG Sakers defeat Ginebra in 'Asian Basketball Showdown'

Sep 10, 2014 - 1:21 AM

The Changwon LG Sakers prevailed in the Asian Basketball Showdown by outlasting the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel

LG Sakers import Christopher Massie led the Korean side to victory over Ginebra. Photo by Marlon Bernabe

Hyperlapse (TechRap)

Sep 04, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Create your own timelapse with Instagram’s Hyperlapse Is Apple working on a 12 inch iPad? And LG teases it’s upcoming Android Wear powered circular smartwatch

LG releases new smartwatch teaser for IFA 2014

Aug 25, 2014 - 5:55 PM

LG teases a new smart watch – one with a rounded face – just before IFA 2014 opens in Berlin

TEASER. LG teases a new smartwatch ahead of IFA 2014. Screen shot from YouTube.

Global smartphone sales up in June – Strategy Analytics

Aug 01, 2014 - 10:46 PM

The data intelligence company says Xiaomi is now the 5th largest smartphone manufacturer

SALES UP. Around 295 million smartphones were shipped from April to June 2014 up 27% from the same period last year. Photo from AFP

Google I/O Wrap, LG G3 review (TechRap)

Jul 01, 2014 - 11:58 AM

Android on your smartphone tablet smart watch TV and Car We review the LG G3