The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, January 6

The tech industry’s center of gravity is still at CES in Las Vegas, where the annual consumer electronics extravaganza officially opens its doors Tuesday.

Samsung keynotes CES with IoT message

Samsung Electronics CEO BK Yoon may not have dazzled the crowd at his opening keynote at CES, but he emphasized the central role that the Internet of Things will play in his company’s future: “By 2017, 90 percent of all Samsung products will be IoT devices. Five years from now, every single piece of Samsung hardware will be an IoT device.” At CES, Samsung also said it would use its Tizen OS in its smart TVs; it launched some low-key but practical home appliances, and it jumped into the market for external SSDs.

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