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Samsung 2015 CES Keynote with co-CEO BK Yoon

Samsung's head of electronics will talk up the company's plans for the smart home and how it views the evolving "Internet of Things."

  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2015 2:33:00 AM
    And here's Gary Shapiro, head of the Consumer Electronics Association, the group that throws this little tech show
  • James Martin 1/6/2015 2:33:04 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2015 2:33:22 AM
    Shapiro: This year it's poised to shatter some records. There will be more than 2.2M net square feet of exhibit space.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2015 2:33:39 AM
    Shapiro: The entire tech ecosystem is here across 20 product categories.
  • James Martin 1/6/2015 2:33:46 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2015 2:34:15 AM
    Shapiro is now running through some of the other keynotes and presentations coming up. We'll be covering all the big news from the show
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2015 2:34:23 AM
    Shapiro is sounding oddly like a pre-recorded CEA voice-over doubling as a sports announcer.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2015 2:34:27 AM
    Shapiro is now introducing BK Yoon.
  • James Martin 1/6/2015 2:34:30 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2015 2:34:48 AM
    Shapiro: In the world of television, and he started his career as an engineer in television, he's leading the industry
  • James Martin 1/6/2015 2:34:50 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2015 2:35:00 AM
    Shapiro: It's little wonder Samsung has been a market leader for so many years. 9 years.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2015 2:35:18 AM
    Shapiro: Now he's leading Samsung's change into one of the most promising markets in the technoogy industry: the Internet of Things
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2015 2:35:31 AM
    BK Yoon, co-CEO and head of Samsung's electronics business has taken the stage
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2015 2:35:43 AM
    He's a very familiar face for people who've been to Samsung CES press conferences in years past
  • James Martin 1/6/2015 2:35:55 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2015 2:36:17 AM
    Yoon: A year ago I spoke about the big trends in how we use technology. My topic today is closely related. Arguably it is the most important topic for the industry right now -- the Internet of Things.
  • James Martin 1/6/2015 2:36:26 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2015 2:36:33 AM
    Yoon: Many people believe the Internet of Things is something that's in the distant future. It's not.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2015 2:36:43 AM
    Yoon: It's 2015. And we are going Back to the Future.
  • James Martin 1/6/2015 2:36:45 AM
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2015 2:36:50 AM
    Oh no. Yoon made a Back to the Future reference.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2015 2:37:05 AM
    Yoon: Remember Part 2 of "Back to the Future." Well, time travel is still probably a few years away, but some of the futuristic technology in the movie is here today.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2015 2:37:13 AM
    Yoon: multi-screen viewing, video conferencing, etc.
  • James Martin 1/6/2015 2:37:16 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2015 2:37:23 AM
    Yoon: It's not science fiction anymore. It is science fact.
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2015 2:37:28 AM
    Samsung could potentially surprise everyone with a hover board and a self-lacing Nike shoe partnership, but we will refrain from holding our breath.
  • James Martin 1/6/2015 2:37:31 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2015 2:37:42 AM
    Yoon: I would argue the aging of the Internet of Things has already started. But to unlock its benefits, we have to prove it works in real life
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2015 2:37:52 AM
    Yoon: The Internet of Things has to measure up to people's needs and expectations
  • James Martin 1/6/2015 2:37:54 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2015 2:38:12 AM
    Yoon: This becomes really obvious when we ask consumers how technology should help them in the future. Let's take a look
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2015 2:38:28 AM
    Another movie. This one's in black and white. Shows cars driving, people skateboarding. Asking what they want
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2015 2:38:45 AM
    Skateboarder says would like something to track his movements. Painter says would like to see scale and detail of her work online.
  • James Martin 1/6/2015 2:38:53 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2015 2:39:05 AM
    A little leaguer says he'd like gum that helps you concentrate and get the ball across the plate every time.
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2015 2:39:08 AM
    Samsung concept videos, love them or hate them, tend to be very well produced -- this one is asking everyday people what the future should look like.
  • James Martin 1/6/2015 2:39:12 AM
  • James Martin 1/6/2015 2:39:32 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2015 2:39:37 AM
    Something more realistic - something to make it faster to check out at grocery stores, says a clerk working in a grocery story
  • James Martin 1/6/2015 2:39:50 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2015 2:39:59 AM
    Another kid says he wants a dinosaur doctor
  • James Martin 1/6/2015 2:40:08 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2015 2:40:22 AM
    Just a side note, the way the seats are set up in here are awful. You're directly behind the person in front of you. I can't see a thing and I'm in teh third row. ha
  • James Martin 1/6/2015 2:40:24 AM
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