CES 2018

LG’s TVs get smarter with new AI technology

ThinQ makes its way to LG TVs

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While other TVs are getting bigger, LG is making theirs smarter. At CES 2018, artificial intelligence is still LG’s game when it comes to home entertainment.

As part of their new ThinQ system, LG is infusing its TVs with Natural Language Processing (NLP). The new deep learning technology, dubbed DeepThinQ, will make voice control more streamlined for convenience.


LG’s new TVs — both OLED and SUPER UHD — boast of hundreds of voice commands. Through a mic button on the remote, users can ask for specialized searches — movies from a specific actor, soundtracks from a movie. The voice recognition also handles the TV’s operations, such as turning the device off after specific programs.

Even without DeepThinQ, the new TVs come with Google Assistant and Alexa. In themselves, Google’s tech provides convenience. As such, LG TVs can now integrate with Google Home and Amazon Echo devices nearby.

Image source: LG Newsroom

Besides the AI tech, LG’s new α (Alpha) 9 processor improves the TVs’ image processing. With four-step noise reduction, images are clearer and less grainy. The α 9 processor also supports high frame rate (HFR), which ups image playback to 120 frames per second.

Meanwhile, LG’s α 7 processor combines with Nano Cell technology and FALD backlighting for this year’s SUPER UHD TVs. The new mix improves blacks and shadow reproduction especially for wide viewing angles.

Both the α 9 and the α 7 processors (or OLED and SUPER UHD TVs, respectively) introduce 4K Cinema HDR, a more immersive cinematic experience. The new experience allows support for Advanced HDR, Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10 Pro, Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG), and HLG Pro. Both are compatible with Dolby Atmos.

LG’s new technology comes with every new TV model that will come out this year.

SEE ALSO: LG’s new projector throws a 150-inch 4K screen to your wall

CES 2018

Podcast Episode 1: Getting lost at the world’s largest tech show

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In this first epidose of GadgetMatch Podcast we talk about the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2018) which just wrapped up in Las Vegas. Michael Josh and Isa share behind the scenes challenges of covering the world’s largest tech show. And the team talks about the most attention grabbing tech from the show including an entire range of Artificial Intelligence and Google Assistant gadgets, Vivo’s new phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor, Sony’s new robot dog, and Razer’s Project Linda.

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LG’s InstaView ThinQ is one smart fridge

This is the future

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The future of smart appliances is upon us.

LG has not only dared to venture into connected kitchen technology, they’ve taken it a step further with their newest smart appliances. We got to see all this at CES.


The InstaView ThinQ is the fridge of the future. It’s equipped with the smart voice assistant Alexa which means you will be able to talk to it — the better to figure out what you want to eat! Not only that, it will suggest recipes depending on what food items you have stored. The best part is that it can be connected to your phone and all your other smart appliances for a seamless everyday home experience.

SEE ALSO: LG builds a smart kitchen that ‘talks’ to you and your home

SEE ALSO: Lessons from household appliances

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Best of CES 2018: Project Linda, Smart Display, and more!

From prototypes to full-fledged products

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CES 2018 gave us a glance at all the wonderful consumer tech that’s in store for us — not just this year, but for the years to come. The show had tons of products, almost too many to count, so we came up with this video compiling the most interesting gadgets that caught our attention.

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