CES 2013: Samsung's Stephen Woo live blog

Samsung president Dr. Stephen Woo talks at the annual Consumer Electronics Show.

  • James Martin 1/9/2013 4:44:59 PM
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/9/2013 4:45:34 PM
    Welcome to the Samsung CEO keynote at CES. CNET's Josh Lowensohn and James Martin are just getting settled in.
  • James Martin 1/9/2013 4:45:55 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 4:46:11 PM
    Hey everyone, we're in and seated. This keynote is getting very packed, in fact people have been streaming in for the past 45 minutes.
  • Chipsahoya 1/9/2013 4:46:18 PM
    WOW that looks cool
  • James Martin 1/9/2013 4:46:29 PM
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/9/2013 4:46:33 PM
    Several people have said that this year's CES seems like it's Samsung's show. The company is everywhere. It will be interesting to hear what CEO Stephen Woo has to say.
  • James Martin 1/9/2013 4:46:59 PM
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  • James Martin 1/9/2013 4:47:49 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 4:47:50 PM
    @Marguerite Reardon yep, and Woo will be joined by former U.S. president Bill Clinton, which should make things a bit exciting too. We're told there will be a portion of the keynote where we absolutely can't stand up due to security, which I'm hoping will be for some sort of flying gadget demo instead of Clinton's portion of the talk.
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 4:48:18 PM
    Or maybe Clinton will enter via a robo helicopter, which would be the best of both worlds.
  • James Martin 1/9/2013 4:48:49 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 4:48:51 PM
    As you can see, on stage there are a bunch of gadgets from point and shoot cameras to processors, displays and tablets.
  • James Martin 1/9/2013 4:49:29 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 4:49:58 PM
    By the way, our intrepid photographer James Martin who is doing well considering how late he was out at CNET's annual party here, is shooting these with Samsung's Android-powered point and shoot using the ScribbleLive app.
  • James Martin 1/9/2013 4:50:09 PM
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/9/2013 4:50:29 PM
    I get that it's CES and everyone wants "special guests." But Bill Clinton? What does he know about technology?
  • James Martin 1/9/2013 4:50:40 PM
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  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 4:51:31 PM
    Clinton gave a talk at the RSA security conference back in '11 that I covered, talking about things like Stuxnet. Samsung gave him a humanitarian award last year, so I assume this will be related to that.
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/9/2013 4:51:46 PM
    Looking through James' pics I see the Android camera Samsung announced last year. Wonder if there will be any new products revealed.
  • Reaso2000 1/9/2013 4:51:54 PM
    There are the flexxy displays!
  • James Martin 1/9/2013 4:52:00 PM
  • James Martin 1/9/2013 4:52:40 PM
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/9/2013 4:52:48 PM
    @Josh I'm sure it will be somewhat interesting. Clinton spoke last year at CTIA in New Orleans. He's a great speaker. I'm just cranky I guess ;)
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 4:52:58 PM
    For anyone who's just joining our CES coverage, there's been a handful of very neat gadgets though mainly ginormous TVs and crazy thin computers.
  • aca 1/9/2013 4:53:03 PM
    Is there a live stream of this anywhere?
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 4:53:16 PM
    @aca We are not livestreaming video of this, no.
  • James Martin 1/9/2013 4:53:43 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 4:54:19 PM
    You can, however view a preview of this keynote (no really) with this video: bcove.me
  • James Martin 1/9/2013 4:54:42 PM
  • sup 1/9/2013 4:54:44 PM
    @Josh Lowensohn why not?
  • Surya Chowdary 1/9/2013 4:55:08 PM
    where is galaxt s4
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 4:55:12 PM
    @sup Not sure, though I believe it could be due to Clinton's speaking contract.
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/9/2013 4:55:24 PM
    @Surya Good question! I'm ready for a new one too.
  • James Martin 1/9/2013 4:55:30 PM
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  • Jeff 1/9/2013 4:56:34 PM
    I want to hear more about the flexxy displays. OLEDs are here!
  • Mike 1/9/2013 4:56:42 PM
    Is Mr Woo going to talk about Fingerprint?
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 4:57:46 PM
    @Mike Entirely possible :) We'll find out in about two minutes here.
  • Chipsahoya 1/9/2013 4:58:00 PM
    When does the presentation start?
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/9/2013 4:58:17 PM
    @chipsahoya The keynote begins at 9AM PT.
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/9/2013 4:58:41 PM
    @Jeff Glad we can be here to cover the news!
  • Chipsahoya 1/9/2013 4:59:20 PM
    Cool, what do you think will be the best of 2013?
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