Welcome to CNET's coverage of Samsung's CES 2013 press conference.
This is always one of the biggest events of the day, and we're expecting a boat load of new product announcements -- mostly in the TV and home theater space.
We'll be starting in earnest in less than 15 minutes.
Hey everyone, we're live here at Samsung's event. Me, Shara Tibken and James Martin on the photos.
Hey everyone! Thanks for joining us. It's a packed room today for the Samsung press conference.
PR told me the first person got in line at 10:30 a.m. PT. They didn't let people in until shortly before 1:30.
Stay tuned everyone, this will start in about 10 minutes at 2 p.m. PT.
Before this kicks off, Samsung's playing music and showing us some videos of kids using tablets in schools.
Live video from the Samsung event will start at 2pm in the player above.
In the meantime, we're giving you other highlights from the CES show floor. (The show officially opens tomorrow.)
Samsung handed out wristbands with the company's TecTile technology embedded into them. That's what allows you to tap two devices together and share data. We think it's probably the press kit but we haven't been able to check it out yet.
You can program TecTiles to do different things, like put your phone in silent mode. Samsung said today that
So, that leaves a few conspicuos absences. Like TVs, phones, tablets. You know, the kind of stuff Samsung is best known for.
Traditionally the company teases with its flagship products and Smart TV services at CES, then gives complete, final details at its own event in March.
it installed 4500 TecTiles in various Caesar's Entertainment hotels in Vegas to give info about the resorts. (sorry for not finishing my thought earlier. Hit enter too soon)
Here we go. Lights are dimming.
"Discover" on the screen.
"...the world of possibilities" that is.
Boo-Keun Yoon, president of Samsung Electronics takes the stage
Last year we pushed boundaries to remove barriers between people and their content, between devices, between each other. Gesture, voice control in TVs etc
Saw us create more human ways for humans and devices to interact. Reflect our philosophy - at Samsung we see technology in human terms
We understand consumers, their lives and their aspirations. Through this understanding we are able to read trends. ... to create entirely new experiences.
This year our goal is help people discover a world of possibilities. We aim to delight them, bringing not just what they expect but what they have never dreamed was possible.
Will share strategy today.
First content market is accelerating. Consumers have more choices. Need simpler, easier ways to find and enjoy what's important to them.
To meet that need, dramatically improved accessibility and content experience through TV user interface.
TVs for people's lifestyles. Know in advance what people want to watch.
Second, with this extended range of content and services, people want more screens to access it. They want convenience in device. .. That's why we make tablets in many sizes.