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LG press conference at CES 2015

LG will unveil its upcoming slate of TVs, home theater products, appliances, and other gadgets as it kicks off Press Day at CES 2015.

  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 3:58:11 PM
    We're here at the LG press conference at CES 2015.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 3:58:19 PM
    Event is about to kick off.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 3:58:43 PM
    Hey guys, we had some typical wireless issues but we're all set to go. ETA for start ~3 minutes.
  • Lori Grunin 1/5/2015 3:58:51 PM
    Welcome watchers!
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 3:59:28 PM
    I'm truly inspired by the sweeping horns of this symphonic kickoff music. Wish y'all could be here.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 3:59:35 PM
    I'm here with TV guru David Katzmaier. I'll be doing some play-by-play and David is on commentary and analysis.
  • Lori Grunin 1/5/2015 3:59:35 PM
    Press conference is slated to last 45 minutes.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:00:02 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:00:14 PM
    We're expecting to see a lot of TV news today, as well as the rumored announcement of the new curved-display G Flex 2 smartphone, the heir to 2013's G Flex.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:00:48 PM
    Was at Nvidia last night -- this is much more operatic, compared with Nvidia's bumping bass music.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:00:59 PM
    Good morning Lori and Ben! The great Sarah Tew is here providing photos live from the event, while our amigo Juan Garzon is handling the CNET Espanol side of things.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:01:37 PM
    The aspect ratio of this main presentation screen is about 543:9.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:01:47 PM
    First speaker, here we go.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:01:59 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:02:00 PM
    Keynote is starting up.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:02:15 PM
    "Innovation for a better life" is key phrase.
  • Lori Grunin 1/5/2015 4:02:43 PM
    We've started, so comments turned off.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:02:46 PM
    Starting to discuss Internet of Things first off.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:03:10 PM
    Dr. Scott Ahn is talking now.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:03:20 PM
    The true value of IoT is that the market is as yet unsaturated.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:03:39 PM
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:03:45 PM
    OK, it's early in the morning to kick off with "platform."
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:03:52 PM
    He said LG is starting to offer the Internet of Things through platforms -- starting with WebOS 2.0.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:04:03 PM
    Said more than twice as fast.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:04:35 PM
    One big weakness of Web OS 1.0 was responsiveness, so any speed increase is a good thing.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:04:51 PM
    Also working on wellness platform stuff.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:04:52 PM
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:05:08 PM
    The image under "wellness platform" is a bed. Apt.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:05:20 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:05:37 PM
    Some background on WebOS from one of our past stories: "WebOS is something of a nomadic operating system, created by handset maker Palm, then taken in by Hewlett-Packard when it acquired Palm. LG bought WebOS from HP...and has since added it into smart TVs. While WebOS has faced a rocky existence, it maintains a fan base, thanks to a multitasking feature based on apps presented as cards."
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:05:54 PM
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:06:06 PM
    "Allseen Alliance"? Sounds pretty creepy.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:06:15 PM
    LG is working with AllSeen Alliance, one of the biggest IoT standards groups that's powered by Qualcomm tech.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:06:21 PM
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:06:37 PM
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:06:58 PM
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:07:03 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:07:13 PM
    Internet of Things is a concept to connect all kinds of objects and devices to the Web -- from lighting to clothes to doors.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:07:18 PM
    So far, lots of talk about connectivity, inter-operability and partners. That's great, but getting them to work together seamlessly is really tough in practice.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:07:25 PM
    LG could use IoT to connect its TVs, appliances, etc.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:08:02 PM
    Yep, the millionth device to connect to Nest thermostats.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:08:08 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:08:36 PM
    Katz is right about that. In addition to AllSeen, there are a bunch of other IoT standards groups, so many tech companies are working on separate common languages to get all these objects to talk to each other.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:08:50 PM
    "We'll blow your mind" with TVs and appliances, Ahn said.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:08:50 PM
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