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Samsung QLED TV Wins CES 2017 ‘Best of Innovation’ Award

8 May 2017 – Samsung TVs are renowned for revolutionizing viewing experience and delivering unparalleled brightness, contrast and High Dynamic Range using Quantum Dot technology. This year, Samsung is back with their 2017 line-up of QLED TVs – once again striving for excellence in picture quality.


Samsung QLED TV Wins CES 2017 ‘Best of Innovation’ Award

Since its spectacular global debut at CES 2017, Samsung’s QLED TV has received many international acclamations that recognise Samsung for its innovative technology in colour volume and ingenious design. To name a few, Samsung’s various QLED TV models received honouree mentions in various categories including Eco-Design, Smart Home, Video Display, Accessibility and Accessory.

While these honouree mentions are testaments to the brand’s breakthrough in Quantum Dot technology, it is CES 2017’s ‘Best of Innovation’ Awards that pays homage to the ground-breaking QLED TV.

Samsung’s acclaimed QLED TV did not only bag international awards, it also drew praises and approvals from industry experts and AV enthusiasts from around the world – earning top picks and placing high in editor’s choice awards.

“Samsung has made a major breakthrough in the research and development of Quantum Dot tech, and the company’s flagship Q9 Series is the embodiment of that work. The new dots enable a noticeable increase in colour volume, colour saturation, and overall brightness, making the Q9 Series possibly the brightest and most colourful consumer TV ever made.” – CES 2017 Editors’ Choice Award Winners by Reviewed.com.

‘These sets use proprietary Quantum Dots to display a billion different colours, with better brightness and contrast for one of the best pictures we’ve ever seen. Beyond image quality, what really impressed us about the new Samsung sets is their simple setup and lack of cable clutter.” – Techlicious Top Picks of CES 2017 and CES 2017: The Best Mobile Tech, PCs & Laptops On Display as quoted by ZDNet.

“Samsung’s Q9, Q8, & Q7 TVs rely on the company’s Quantum Dot technology, which delivers unrivalled luminance at 2,000 units and 100 percent colour volume according to the enterprise. The QLED Series include a ‘No-gap wall mount’ for vertical surfaces and a regular ‘Gravity Stand’ that resembles a piece of art. An ‘Invisible Connection’ cable will provide all solutions from power to peripheral devices.” – Best TVs from CES 2017 as quoted by Stuff, TechAdvisor, Pocket-lint, HDGuru and The USB Port.

These Samsung’s award-winning QLED TVs will soon reach Malaysian shores and promise to usher in a new era in home entertainment. Get ready for the #TheNextInnovationInTV.

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LG Levitating Portable PJ9 Speaker Released

SEOUL, 3 January 2017LG Electronics (LG) is showcasing its futuristic Levitating Portable Speaker PJ9 at CES 2017, the proving ground for exciting technology from across the electronics industry. The mesmerizing wireless speaker hovers in place over the accompanying Levitation Station to deliver high-quality audio while making quite an impression with its eye-catching design. In addition to its striking looks, the versatile speaker gives users the ability to seamlessly play music, podcasts and other audio content in the home as well as outdoors.


Levitating Portable Speaker PJ9

The PJ9 creates its stunning visual effect using powerful electromagnets housed inside the Levitation Station to give the speaker its unique trait of being untouched by any surface or wires when playing. At the core is a 360-degree omnidirectional speaker with turbine blade-inspired design and deep bass courtesy of the subwoofer embedded inside the Levitation Station. The PJ9 also features Dual Passive Radiator technology to reproduce flush mid-range tones and crisp highs.

When its 10-hour battery begins to run low, the smart portable speaker automatically descends to the Levitation Station and begins to charge wirelessly with no intervention from the listener and no interruption in the music. The PJ9 is IPX7 compliant in order to withstand any adverse weather condition when being used outdoors. For added convenience and versatility, Multipoint technology enables the speaker to connect to two Bluetooth devices simultaneously.

“Our latest addition to our growing lineup of premium wireless audio devices is not only eye-catching but also communicates the message that LG is serious about bringing something different to the table,” said Brian Kwon, president and CEO of LG’s Home Entertainment Company. “We are absolutely dedicated to exploring new concepts and to pioneering innovative designs for its advanced audio products for consumers around the world, and the PJ9 is the latest example of this commitment.”

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Home Appliances With LG Deep Learning Technology

SEOUL, 28 December 2016 — To advance the functionality of today’s home appliances to a whole new level, LG Electronics (LG) is set to deliver an unparalleled level of performance and convenience into the home with deep learning technology to be unveiled at CES 2017.

LG deep learning will allow smart home appliances to better understand their users by gathering and studying customers’ lifestyle patterns over time. This process never ends and improves over time to provide customers with new solutions to everyday problems.

Robot Cleaner: Improved Performance Through Memory

Using multiple sensors and LG deep learning technology, LG’s newest robot vacuum cleaner will recognize objects around the room and react accordingly. By capturing surface images of the room, the intelligent cleaner remembers obstacles and learns to avoid them over time. It even recognizes electrical wires and slippers so they don’t end up jamming the roller brush and requiring human extraction assistance. LG robot vacuum can tell the difference between a human and a chair and asks the obstructing person to kindly move out of the way whereas it will simply maneuver around a chair.

Refrigerator: Smarter Convenience

LG deep learning is also enhancing the convenience LG’s smart refrigerator brings to consumers. By analyzing usage and eating patterns, LG’s deep learning refrigerator performs a variety of tasks by “predicting” the family’s activities based on their past behavior, such as automatically filling the ice tray at the time of the day when cold drinks are most in demand. In the summer, LG’s smart refrigerator can initiate the 4-stage sterilization system on its own to extend food life when it senses temperature and humidity conditions that may contribute to food spoilage.

Air Conditioner: Even Better Energy Saving And Performance

LG’s smart air conditioner equipped with LG deep learning technology analyzes the daily behavior patterns of its homeowners, including the parts of the home most occupied at certain times throughout the day. With this information, LG’s deep learning enabled air conditioner is able to assess how to provide the most comfortable temperatures quickly and efficiently, providing fast cooling to specific areas. During the weekend the living room may be the place to be, requiring the most cooling, but on weekdays the kitchen may be the center of activity.

Washing Machine: Optimal Performance In Any Situation

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The new technology helps LG’s washing machine learn about the local environment and the user’s everyday activities in order to provide the optimal washing performance. For example, in areas where the water contains excessive calcium carbonate, LG’s smart washing machine adjusts the water temperature and the amount of water used to counter the effects of hard water on clothes. In areas where dust storms are common, the washing machine automatically adds another rinse cycle for even cleaner clothes.

“Deep learning technology is the next phase in the evolution of smart appliances, and as an industry leader, we have the responsibility of being an early mover,” said Song Dae-hyun, president of LG Electronics and Home Appliance & Air Solutions Company. “But even more important than the advanced capabilities of these appliances will be how companies behave when entrusted with data of this nature. At LG, we believe performance and convenience do not mean having to sacrifice security and privacy. They can and should exist simultaneously.”

LG’s advanced deep learning appliances will be on display at CES 2017 from Jan. 5-8 in Booth #11100 in Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.


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Samsung H7, MS750 & M9500 Unveiled @ CES 2017

28 December 2016Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced its newest lineup of user-driven home audio visual products, including the Samsung H7 Wireless Speaker, a new Samsung MS750 Soundbar and a new Samsung M9500 UHD Blu-ray Player.

With over ten consecutive years of market leadership in home audio and video technology, and with active investments in R&D, Samsung’s new home audio and video product lineup for 2017 features innovative devices that reflect a total paradigm shift for both the company and the industry. In particular, the new lineup centers around sleek, simplistic designs and enhanced integration across multiple devices.


Samsung’s Proprietary UHQ 32bit Audio Technology Delivers Ultra-high Quality Sound

Highlighted across Samsung’s new lineup is UHQ (Ultra High Quality) audio – Samsung’s proprietary technology that enables 32bits of rich, detailed sound from any source that provides 8 to 24bit sound.

UHQ audio has the ability to upscale audio sources to a 32bit output, for both wired and wireless connections. 32bit sound creates audio which is much closer in quality to the original recording than existing HD audio, delivering rich sound that brings each note to life with incredible clarity.

Samsung has also developed its own audio algorithms to perfect ultra-high quality sound by leveraging the intelligence of existing proprietary technology, and tapping the expertise of its U.S.-based, state-of-the-art audio lab.

Samsung audio has applied ‘Distortion Cancelling’ technology which reduces sound alterations by predicting the movement of internal speaker units in advance, and controlling the units to deliver the perfect sound. This effect works well on a woofer, which tends to output a powerful low-pitched sound with a movement bigger and more unpredictable than other speaker units. The ‘Distortion Cancelling’ algorithm can intelligently predict a woofer’s movement, control it, and play more solid and stable sounds at a low pitch.

Samsung’s new sound profile also includes a ‘Wide-band Tweeter’, which expands and broadens the “sweet spot” in any room, widening the area where optimal sound can be heard. The new profile also includes a ‘Crystal Amplifier’ that removes noise so consumers can enjoy the most accurate and precise sound across the widest range.


Samsung H7 Wireless Speaker

UHQ 32bit Audio Technology and Stylish Design

Samsung has also announced new standalone sound technology that reflects the needs of consumers who enjoy listening to hi-fi audio – an advancement that is already gaining recognition and winning accolades from the industry.

Thanks to its stunning sound quality, premium design and intuitive user experience, the new Samsung H7 Wireless Speaker – which offers 32bit ultra-high quality sound performance – received a 2017 CES Innovation Award. This achievement further reinforces Samsung’s leadership in the category, and is emblematic of the future-forward products the company continues to develop.

This award-winning UHQ 32bit audio technology, combined with a bass response going down to 35Hz, delivers a wide sound range across the human auditory field – from high to low frequencies.

Samsung’s H7 Wireless Speaker also reflects superior innovation in design. With sleek, contemporary metal finishes that appeal to even the most discerning consumers, a compact size and a retro exterior, the H7 Wireless Speaker allows music to be a centerpiece of any room.

The design of the speaker also features a more intuitive user experience supported by wheel control. By turning the wheel, users can not only adjust the volume but also select their favorite playlist from their choice of streaming music services.


Samsung MS750 Soundbar

New Soundbar Delivers Incredible Sound with Less Room Clutter

The new MS750 Soundbar is Samsung’s first soundbar to embed subwoofer performance directly into the primary unit. This ensures that the bass is equalized and crystal clear, while simultaneously de-cluttering the home. With UHQ 32bit audio, the MS750 delivers powerful home cinema sound on premium TVs, without the need for a separate subwoofer.

Overall, the MS750 Soundbar provides a deeper sense of immersion. This is a result of superior up-firing capabilities and overhead sound that uses vertical tweeters with upmixing technology. When paired with the Samsung Smart Remote Control, the room’s home audio is powered by the same device as the TV unit, further simplifying the experience.

The MS750 Soundbar boasts a small but mighty “one body” design that can be mounted onto your TV with one simple connection, no complicated setup, and no extra space needed. This means that the soundbar and TV can be turned on at the same time, simply by connecting the two units with a designated power cable connection, eliminating the need for two separate power cables, and removing clutter around the TV.

The wall-mount solution on Samsung’s newest home audio systems has also been improved, with an optional, user-friendly I-shaped bracket connecting the TV directly to the soundbar. This approach simplifies the mounting experience entirely; because it requires only one connection to install it to the TV and one hole in the wall.


Samsung M9500 UHD Blu-ray Player

A UHD Blu-ray Player That Completes the Ultimate Home Entertainment Experience

The ultimate content player comes to life with Samsung’s new M9500 UHD Blu-ray Player. With Bluetooth® Wireless Streaming Support and Samsung Smart Remote integration across the UHD Ecosystem, this HDR-optimized device creates the optimal UHD viewing experience. And, with the M9500’s new Private Cinema Mode, TV audio can be transferred to personal Bluetooth headphones, adding flexibility for viewing HDR content at any time, despite what else might be going on around you.

In addition, Samsung’s new UHD Blu-ray player automatically sets the TV screen and audio to the optimal level by analyzing the content source being played at the time, such as HDR, Atmos or DTS-X. This means consumers can now seamlessly enjoy the content they want without changing their TV or audio settings.

Further additions to the UHD Blu-ray player in 2017 include improved mobile integration, giving users the flexibility to enjoy their favorite Blu-ray titles on their mobile device. With a 360-degree feature on their mobile device, users can view the 360-degree photos and videos they’ve captured on any TV, right through their UHD Blu-ray player.

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Desktop Kaby Lake Processor Launch Details Leaked!

As AMD gears up to launch the AMD Ryzen desktop processor in early Q1 2017, Intel has finalised the launch plans for their desktop Kaby Lake processors, and the accompanying 200 Series chipsets.

Although Intel has been extremely secretive, we managed to obtain the specifications and launch details of the desktop Kaby Lake processors, and the 200 Series chipsets. Check it out! 😀


It’s All Happening At CES 2017!

We can now confirm that Intel will announce the desktop Kaby Lake processors and Intel 200 Series chipsets on January 4 at CES 2017. The news conference will be held from 4:00 to 4:45 PM at the Mandalay Bay Ballroom E, but the media NDA is set to 1 AM, Pacific Standard Time on January 5, 2017.

The 8-hour delay allows the media in the rest of the world to catch up and prepare their stories for publication. So officially, the launch date for the desktop Kaby Lake processors, as well as the Intel 200 Series chipsets, is January 5, 2017.


The Desktop Kaby Lake Processors

The desktop Kaby Lake processors offer evolutionary upgrades over their desktop Skylake counterparts. The key improvements include :

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  • a new 14 nm+ tri-gate process technology that delivers 12% higher clock speeds
  • hardware decoding of H.264, HEVC Main, VP9 (10-bit and 8-bit) video.
  • hardware encoding of H.264, HEVC Main, VP9 (8-bit only) video.
  • support for HDCP 2.2 and Intel Optane Technology
  • improved graphics processor
  • Intel Speed Shift 2, which allows for faster switching of clock speeds

For more information on Intel Kaby Lake, take a look at The Intel Kaby Lake Processor Tech Briefing.

Here is the list of the desktop Kaby Lake (Kaby Lake-S) processors that will be announced at CES 2017.

Processor ModelCores | ThreadsBase FrequencyL3 CacheTDPSocketLaunch Price
Xeon E3-1205 v64 | 83.0 GHz8 MBTBDTBDTBD
Core i7-7700K4 | 84.2 GHz8 MB95 WLGA1151US$ 349
Core i7-77004 | 83.6 GHz8 MB65 WLGA1151US$ 309
Core i7-7700T4 | 82.9 GHz8 MB35 WLGA1151TBD
Core i5-7600K4 | 43.8 GHz6 MB95 WLGA1151US$ 239
Core i5-76004 | 43.5 GHz6 MB65 WLGA1151US$ 219
Core i5-7600T4 | 42.8 GHz6 MB35 WLGA1151TBD
Core i5-75004 | 43.4 GHz6 MB65 WLGA1151US$ 199
Core i5-7500T4 | 42.7 GHz6 MB35 WLGA1151TBD
Core i5-74004 | 43.0 GHz6 MB65 WLGA1151US$ 189
Core i5-7400T4 | 42.4 GHz6 MB35 WLGA1151TBD
Core i3-73002 | 44.0 GHz6 MB51 WLGA1151TBD
Core i3-7310T2 | 43.4 GHz6 MB35 WLGA1151TBD
Pentium G46202 | 23.8 GHz4 MB51 WLGA1151TBD
Pentium G39502 | 23.0 GHz4 MB35 WLGA1151TBD
Pentium G39302 | 22.9 GHz4 MB35 WLGA1151TBD
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The Intel 200 Series Chipsets

The desktop Kaby Lake processors will be supported by these Intel 200 Series chipsets :

ChipsetSocketSteppingProduct CodeS-Spec
Intel C422TBDA0GL82C422SR2WG
Intel X299TBDA0GL82X299SR2Z2
Intel Z270LGA1151A0GL82Z270SR2WB
Intel H270LGA1151A0GL82H270SR2WA
Intel Q270LGA1151A0GL82Q270SR2WE
Intel B250LGA1151A0GL82B250SR2WC
Intel Q250LGA1151A0GL82Q250SR2WD


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