5 Things You Should Know This Week: 24 April 2017

Just the latest news in interior design, architecture, and anything home and living to start your week off right

Updated on July 03, 2017 20:07 pm

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1. LG unveils latest range of TVs. LG Electronics (LG) introduced its 2017 lineup of OLED, SUPER Ultra High-definition (SUPER UHD), and UHD 4K TVs. The new OLED and SUPER UHD TVs are embedded with cutting-edge technology and renowned colour science expertise from Technicolor, the same technology used in premium Hollywood productions. Winning the prestigious 2017 CES “Best of Innovations” award in the 77-inch class, the unique design of the LG SIGNATURE W7 features sleek razor-thin profile that makes the TV appear to be levitating in mid-air. The G7 series is another work of art. Its Picture-on-Glass design places the slim, flexible, lightweight OLED panel against a simple pane of glass for a sculptural and modern design.

Being the first in the world to offer Dolby Atmos, the 2017 lineup of LG OLED TVs offers content with both state-of-the-art sound technologies and cutting-edge imaging. Besides the W7 and G7 series, the 2017 lineup of LG OLED TVs will also include a 55- and 65-inch E7 as well as 55- and 65-inch C7. LG’s SUPER UHD TVs, such as SJ957T, SJ950T, and SJ850T, are buoyed by Nano Cell technology. Meanwhile, LG UHD 4K TVs offer resolution that is four times higher than HDTV’s.

LG’s 2017 lineup of OLED, SUPER UHD, and 4K UHD TVs all features Active HDR for displaying next-generation HDR content designed to render brighter scenes and greater shadow detail. Visit this link to know more about LG TVs.

2. Bosch’s new vacuum cleaner. While pet owners will probably never be able to live without lint rollers, Bosch has designed a lean, mean pet-fur cleaning machine to alleviate some of their pesky fur woes. The Bosch Athlet Zoo’o ProAnimal cordless handstick vacuum cleaner is designed to be the ultimate aid in picking up pet fur, especially during shedding season. Flexible, easy-to-clean, and suitable for all floor types, it has been designed with the cleaning needs of pet owners in mind. Read more about it here.

3. Sony launches new revolutionary digital camera and its furthest reaching E-mount lens. Photography enthusiasts, listen up! Sony is now offering the α9 (model ILCE-9) and its furthest reaching E-mount lens, the FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS Super Telephoto Zoom (model SEL100400GM). The α9 is the most technologically advanced, innovative digital camera that Sony has ever created with the world’s first full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with 24.2 MP resolution. It features a high-speed, blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 20fps4, 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second, a maximum shutter speed of up to 1/32,000 second and much more. On the other hand, the new full-frame lens produces outstanding corner-to-corner sharpness throughout the lens’ zoom and focus ranges and beautiful rendered "bokeh" or background defocus, ensuring the finest details are brought out in every subject and scene. It offers incredibly fast, precise AF capabilities in a lightweight, portable design.

4. Miele presents Mother’s Day Special Workshops. On 5 and 12 May 2017, Miele will be holding special culinary workshops for the special women in our lives. Get your mum a slot in the Steam Culinary Workshop by Chef Sam Leong and Hands-On Cake Making Workshop by Chef Audrey Tan. Hurry as slots are limited! Book through this link.

5. Singtel to offer Singapore’s fastest mobile experience on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. Customers can discover new possibilities with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ by the end of May 2017 as both devices will be able to tap into Singtel’s ultra-fast 4G LTE network to offer blazing speeds of up to 500 Mbps, the fastest in Singapore. Online pre-order customers who purchase their Galaxy S8 or S8+ on any two-year mobile postpaid plan will get S$80 off a Samsung Gear S3 frontier (LTE) smart watch. Customers who purchase the Galaxy S8 or S8+ on any two-year mobile postpaid plan will also be eligible for the following: (1) DataX3 at the price of DataX2 - triple the data bundle (up to 36GB) for only S$5.90/mth (Usual Price is S$9.90/mth) for 24 months, when they re-contract or sign up for Combo 3 and above; (2) First month free on a 12-month Microsoft Office 365 subscription; (3) First three months free on a 12-month Singtel Newsstand subscription of either WSJ, TIME, Fortune, or NYT. Check out this link for more information.

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