OK, I readily admit I'm not a techie. I hear about new gadgets every day that can do things that don't need doing and wonder, "Why?" And then I get trampled by the stampede of people rushing to buy these gadgets that do things that don't need doing. Go figure.
It seems to me the gizmo makers are really scratching their butts these days trying to figure out how to sell people "new and improved" versions of things they already have that are so new they're still in warranty. Their latest ploy: Cellphones with curved screens.
"Dad, come check this out....it has a curved screen!"
"Oh dear gawd. What have you done now? You sat on it, didn't you? If I've told you once I've told you a thousand times, don't put your phone in your back pocket. You'll sit on it and break it."
"No dad. It's new. I bought it this way. It's already pre-sat on....er....broken....er....curved."
"Please tell me you got it off the 'defective / gently used' shelf. I mean, it IS broken."
"No, it isn't broken. It's supposed to be this way."
"You paid full price for it that way?"
"Full price? No! I paid a premium. Innit cool?"
"No, it isn't 'cool'. You got screwed. You bought a used phone that overheated and partially melted!"
"But it came this way from the factory."
"Bullshit. If it came from the factory like that, they have a serious quality control problem."
*sigh* "I read about it in Gizmo Today. LG has been developing this technology for 3 years."
"No, LG has been dreaming up this story ever since a whole load of their cell phones got hot and warped on the boat ride over."
In my day we called it "putting lipstick on a pig."
I don't get it.
My advice: Buy LG stock. Lots of it. Now. This is gonna be BIG! :)