#CES2017: Samsung acknowledge Note 7 debacle as they unveil new home tech

The company says it will get to the bottom of what happened to the device

Samsung held their press conference here at CES yesterday afternoon. Journalists from all around the world packed into a room at the Mandalay Bay hotel to see what the tech giant has planned for 2017.

Before looking forward at the new technology on offer, Tim Baxter, President and COO of Samsung Electronics America took to the stage and referenced the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 straight away. 

"As you know, this year was a challenging year for Samsung. Some of you were directly impacted, and many of you certainly saw the media coverage."

Tim Baxter, Samsung

He continued to say the company is continuing its "intensive efforts" to get to the figure out what exactly caused the Note 7 devices to explode. Baxter said the firm will share the report on the Note 7 "soon" and the company is working to ensure it does not happen again.

"Despite our setbacks, we have not, nor will we, stop innovating," Baxter said. "In fact we've made significant strides in the US in terms of market share for TVs, refrigerators, washing machines and other devices."

The press conference then moved on to the unveiling of some new home-tech. 

While we were told about new QLED TVs, washing machines and fridges - the most interesting gadget was an incredibly thing cable. This is being called "Invisible Connection". It will connect a TV to a media hub, reducing the number of cables and wires dangling from our TV sets.   

We weren't given too much detail on how exactly this will work, but anything that reduces the amount of clutter behind a TV will always be welcomed by me!