05:48PM EST - This concludes the liveblog, thank you for following our coverage.

05:48PM EST - we're also done with appliances

05:47PM EST - We're finally done with TVs

05:46PM EST - Samsung Powerbot is 60x more powerful than most, and you can use a remote to point where to send the vacuum

05:46PM EST - Now more revolution in vacuuming

05:45PM EST - Onto laundry, with active wash which saves time and makes laundry easier by adding a built-in sink

05:44PM EST - Now we're talking about ovens with dual doors which lets you turn one oven into two ovens.

05:42PM EST - I promise I'm not making this up.

05:41PM EST - This is apparently designed to make it easier to tell how hot the stove is.

05:41PM EST - Virtual flame technology will be coming to appliances soon

05:37PM EST - Mobile, TV, and Appliances are Samsung's focus

05:36PM EST - Appliances are next, although I'm not sure this is relevant

05:34PM EST - New omnidirectional speaker to try and achieve both

05:34PM EST - Samsung is trying to get good sound quality and presence

05:32PM EST - Samsung is also trying to expand into audio, with a new audio lab in LA to do R&D

05:31PM EST - Planning to expand games in the smart TV system although it's likely that it'll be more like mobile games than console ones

05:29PM EST - Quick Connect is a new feature which links devices to the TV

05:29PM EST - Smart TVs will be powered by Tizen

05:29PM EST - On to the Smart TV aspect, Samsung usually places mobile SoCs in TVs for this

05:26PM EST - Samsung is focusing on design for TVs, with things like chamfered bezels apparently

05:24PM EST - It's likely that contrast is worse than OLED due to LCD structure.

05:21PM EST - This is being marketed as SUHD, or Super UHD.

05:19PM EST - It's likely that this is traditional LED with QD phosphor layers.

05:19PM EST - Samsung is moving to quantum dots for 4K displays

05:18PM EST - Going text only due to connection issues, apologies for the issues today.

05:16PM EST - Samsung just announced the UHD alliance for standards in the UHD ecosystem

05:14PM EST - EVP of Samsung Electronics USA, Joe Stinziano

05:13PM EST - The Gear VR was interesting at launch but there wasn't much use, this should help somewhat although no price was given?

05:12PM EST - Milk VR is available on Gear VR now for daily content, which could help to make things interesting

05:12PM EST - Milk VR will come to Gear VR as well, and Milk Music will be on PC. Milk VR is basically VR content on a subscription basis?

05:10PM EST - Samsung Milk now has Milk Video for streaming. Milk Music will be on smart TVs as well

05:09PM EST - It's the 850 EVO in a USB enclosure, for what it's worth.

05:08PM EST - Samsung is introducing the Portable SSD T1, smaller than a business card, holds a terrabyte.

05:06PM EST - IoT is up first, up to a third of consumers are interested in smart home tech but less than 2 % adopted

05:06PM EST - Obviously, Apple Watch will change things

05:05PM EST - Samsung is on their third generation of wearables, 60% market share in this space

05:05PM EST - We aren't going to spend much, if any time on home appliances.

05:04PM EST - Home appliances are up next?

05:04PM EST - Market is predicted to grow 4x in TVs

05:04PM EST - Total market share went up 5 points, half of the 4K TVs are curved.

05:03PM EST - TVs up first, aim to deliver 4K to as many people as possible, 60% market share in this area

05:03PM EST - TIm Baxter on stage now, President and COO of Samsung Electronics USA

05:00PM EST - The conference is starting now

04:51PM EST - Okay, the WiFi is already dying here. Hopefully tethering will work better

04:48PM EST - Chris is also here (although through The Wirecutter) so we should have plenty of manpower for this event

04:46PM EST - It's Kristian and Josh here. I'm already seated but Josh will be here in a minute.

04:43PM EST - Testing testing....

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  • boe - Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - link

    Amen!!! Samsung won't get my money until they give up this curved screen nonsense. Reply
  • alphasquadron - Monday, January 5, 2015 - link

    I don't know what's gotten into me today but after reading all these articles, I really want a fucking washer and dryer. Reply
  • baii9 - Monday, January 5, 2015 - link

    anand need new crew for iot and appliance? turbo wash woooooooooooo Reply
  • Frenetic Pony - Monday, January 5, 2015 - link

    Samsung may be the worst major electronics company in the world. They just... they never ask themselves if anyone would ever want any of the products they're developing. They just... do it and hope for the best, or something.

    Like "Market is predicted to grow 4x in TVs" by who, the god damned acid fairies buzzing around your head when your high as a kite? TV manufacturers are in debt or going into bankruptcy, Sony is thinking about selling their division off because the market has crashed so much, and you idiots just sit there and go "Well maybe if we make it curved. Cuuuuuurved."
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  • austinsguitar - Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - link

    curved will not solve a thing. curved should "only" be used in the desktop space... looking at curved innovation in 60"+ TV's makes me want to strangle a small kitten.... Reply
  • theduckofdeath - Thursday, January 15, 2015 - link

    What a completely disconnected analysis! :)

    The reason many television manufacturers are on trouble is because the current traditional ones, the Japanese, are going through what they themselves caused the western manufacturers in the 70s and 80s. Korean and Chinese manufacturers are pricing then or of the business with cheaper and better products. Something I'd call healthy competition, not "the worst ever!".

    Denying there is a use for curved televisions on extra large screens is like denying that there is a use for curved cinema screens. Yes, they look wrong if you look at them from the wrong angle, they look a lot better when used in the right way. Especially in these 4k times, curved televisions will become more and more useful.
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  • theduckofdeath - Thursday, January 15, 2015 - link

    *Korean and Chinese manufacturers are pricing them out of the business

    I hate autocorrect; slowly making humanity just a tad dumber every day... :)
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  • austinsguitar - Monday, January 5, 2015 - link

    where.... for the love of jesus and the rest of the world.... is my 55-70 inch 2560 x 1440p TV! 4k is STUPID I mean RETARDED for the average consumer, and this is something that needs to go away. hardware is not ready for it... and wont be for another 6-8 years and even then it will be high dollar... not to mention how facepalm curved TV's are.... is there really a market for anything in the vlog....... think about that Reply
  • boe - Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - link

    I've had a 65" 4K TV for over a year now and LOVE it. Everyone who has seen at ends up getting a 4K TV. Unfortunately they find out the Samsung upscaling is not nearly as good as the Sony upscaling. Reply
  • Spatz - Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - link

    A vacuum cleaner that's 60x more powerful than others? Holy sh*t. Best keep your dog away and your pants zipped up. That's not going to clean... It's going to destroy. Reply

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