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Tech Industry: Sharon Vaknin tours the LG booth at CES 2013
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Tech Industry: Sharon Vaknin tours the LG booth at CES 2013

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CNET's Sharon Vaknin takes a walk through the LG booth at CES 2013 in Las Vegas and gives us a look at the company's newest OLED TVs

-Let's do it to the booth, shall we? It's super-- huh, super, super crowded right now. So, we're gonna try to muscle our way through, and the first thing I wanna show you guys is LGs new TVs. As you probably know by now, they announced the new 4K TV and a new OLED TV. That's right OLED is no longer myth. You can actually buy these things. So, what we're looking at is the 55-inch OLED TV and it uses WRGB technology. So, behind every pixel is a light that can show white, red, green, and blue and the reason that black you're looking is so black is because it's actually no a color. It's just the light turning off. So, that why you have such reach colors on those OLEDS. Okay, let's go and take a look at the 4K TV. I'm telling you, it's insanely crowded in here. Oh my gosh. We have a camera. We're important. Okay. Okay, so over here real quick. Let's try to get around. Okay, over here is the ultra HD TV also known as 4K. Probably, this year, the industry will figure out which one they wanna use. It's absolutely gorgeous. You can buy this guy for a modest $20,000, but as you can see, it's super sharp because it's about 4 times sharper than current full HD, so you have something like 8 million pixels packed into that screen and it shows, but of course, the challenge with 4K as well know is that there isn't much 4K content. So, LG, I believe is having partnership with Disney to bring some 4K movies, bananas, okay guys. But I know that the-- I don't know before I buy 4K TV-- Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry. I'm gonna want some 4K content, and until I got that 4K content that $20,000 is staying in my pocket. Okay. Now, I'd like to welcome you to my dream home, okay. LG has been so kind to set that up for me, and what we're gonna start is LG's smart refrigerator. So, all of their smart appliances this year are NFC enabled, so when you got it, when arrive home with your new smart refrigerator, all you do is tap your phone to the NFC tag, and you will be automatically be sync up with it and it will be added to your LG smart appliance app where you control the rest of your appliances because it's not just a smart fridge that can keep track of all of your groceries and give you recipes based on what you bought, there is also an oven that talks to the refrigerator, so the fridge says, "Hey, you have chicken and parmesan cheese, why not make chicken parmesan?" So, you send that recipe to the oven and the oven begins to preheat at the right temperature for that chicken parm-- okay, and here you can see there is a WiFi signal and a whole load of settings that I can even begin to learn right now. It's out of control, but this is the future. This is my future dream home, okay? So, washer, dryer, also you can start to cycle remotely. You can tell the washing machine what types of garments you're washing and it will pick the perfect cycle. Another great thing that I love though is-- Okay, what you're probably thinking now is, Sharon, there are all of these electronics in my washing machine, my refrigerator now, how do I maintain it? So, LG is one step ahead of you and what they did is every so often, you can just tap your phone on NFC tag and it will give you a diagnostic report that the LG technicians will automatically receive and they will be able to fix your malfunction much faster. So, there is a benefit to adding more tag into the washing machine. Now, what we're looking at, of course, something you're probably already familiar with. It's like a rumba, but LG calls it a home butt. It's got a camera on it. So, you can spy on your home while you're away. It also somehow touts that it can feed your dog. I have not yet tested that. So, we'll look into that later, but it's your standard robotic vacuum. It mops the room, and you can set it up to start cleaning while you're not at home. Okay, guys, that's LG, right now we're gonna take a quick break and then we'll show some highlights from the Qualcomm press conference.

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