Welcome to the Samsung CEO keynote at CES. CNET's Josh Lowensohn and James Martin are just getting settled in.
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.
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.
@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.
Or maybe Clinton will enter via a robo helicopter, which would be the best of both worlds.
As you can see, on stage there are a bunch of gadgets from point and shoot cameras to processors, displays and tablets.
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.
I get that it's CES and everyone wants "special guests." But Bill Clinton? What does he know about technology?
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.
Looking through James' pics I see the Android camera Samsung announced last year. Wonder if there will be any new products revealed.
@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 ;)
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 We are not livestreaming video of this, no.
@sup Not sure, though I believe it could be due to Clinton's speaking contract.
@Surya Good question! I'm ready for a new one too.
@Mike Entirely possible :) We'll find out in about two minutes here.
@chipsahoya The keynote begins at 9AM PT.
@Jeff Glad we can be here to cover the news!