Jan. 9, 2012, Consumer Electronics Show—Last year, 3-D technology was a big talking point at the International Consumer Electronics Show. Today, LG seemed to indicate that it will be so again this year.
At LG’s show-opening news conference today, CEO Wayne Park said his company will introduce the L9 chipset to its premium-TV line in 2012. The chipset enables users to view 2-D images in 3-D and control the depth of the 3-D image. LG also will introduce a line of notebook computers that have glasses-free 3-D screens.
Apart from the 3-D technology, LG will expand upon its line of smart appliances. This includes its refrigerator that has an LCD screen, which displays an inventory of the food that’s inside of the refrigerator, gives recipes that are based on the refrigerator’s contents, and suggests meals that are based on family members’ profiles that have been entered in the refrigerator’s computer.
A newly announced addition to LG refrigeration: a blast chiller. According to LG, a typical refrigerator or freezer takes 40 minutes to chill a canned beverage. The new LG system is said to do the job in less than 5 minutes.
– P. Snyder