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Liveblog: LG Press Conference

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Jan 7, 2013, 10:00 AM   by Rich Brome

We're live on the scene for LG's big CES press conference.

Jan 7, 2013, 11:40 AM: That's a wrap! Tune in to our AT&T liveblog starting on 20 minutes.

Jan 7, 2013, 11:37 AM: More LG TVs this year will support SmartShare, for streaming content from your phone to your room full of LG TVs (according to the slide.)

Jan 7, 2013, 11:32 AM: That may be it for phones (on to TVs now.) It's not clear if they'll actually announce any new phone models this morning. Bummer.

Jan 7, 2013, 11:29 AM: LG just called the Nexus 4 "the first in a growing partnership."

Jan 7, 2013, 11:28 AM: ...rehashing 2012, including Intuition and Optimus G.

Jan 7, 2013, 11:27 AM: Now talking phones... leveraging other LG divisions for things like zero-gap IPS LCD display.

Jan 7, 2013, 11:24 AM: Using your phone to control LG appliances... start your washer, start your vacuum, check fridge inventory, etc. Includes voice commands from your phone.

Jan 7, 2013, 11:20 AM: James Fishler, head of USA marketing, has taken the stage.

Jan 7, 2013, 11:19 AM: LG is claiming a new wireless streaming technology that can stream games from your smartphone to your TV... in "Ultra HD" resolution, and in 3D!

Jan 7, 2013, 11:17 AM: They mentioned "innovative" phone UX features, but seemed to be recapping Optimus G features from 2012.

Jan 7, 2013, 11:16 AM: (fridges, TVs...)

Jan 7, 2013, 11:15 AM: Clearly, LG wants to put NFC in more products, and link phones to more things.

Jan 7, 2013, 11:14 AM: The "one touch" demo included an office conference room where the presenter touched his LG phone to an LG TV and streamed a presentation from his phone to the TV, including writing live notes on the slides on his phone, that appeared on the TV.

Jan 7, 2013, 11:12 AM: A video demo of "one touch", which focuses on pairing LG smartphones to other LG products with NFC taps, then using your phone to control LG TVs, washing machines, fridges, etc.

Jan 7, 2013, 11:11 AM: Now LG is aiming for "natural touch" for a "smart life", a fancy way of saying easier to use stuff.

Jan 7, 2013, 11:09 AM: Now on stage: LG CTO Skott Ahn. Heh. He's questioning his own products. "'Smart' everything [...] but have they really made our lives better?"

Jan 7, 2013, 11:07 AM: Mr. Park is reviewing 2012, with a quick mention of their flagship phone: the Optimus G.

Jan 7, 2013, 11:04 AM: Now on stage: Wayne Park, the President & CEO of LG Electronics USA.

Jan 7, 2013, 11:03 AM: Also, Google TVs, fridges with Google Calendar, washing machines controlled from your phone...

Jan 7, 2013, 11:02 AM: Intro video highlighting a few phone points, including "live zooming" camera viewfinder and Snapdragon chips.

Jan 7, 2013, 11:01 AM: The theme today is "touch the smart life".

Jan 7, 2013, 11:00 AM: "Good morning" from John Taylor on stage.

Jan 7, 2013, 10:59 AM: We're seated and ready for things to kick off in just a few minutes.

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