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Eight-core processor, flexible display and Bill Clinton wow audience at Samsung keynote

Published on Jan 10, 2013 3:41 PM

LAS VEGAS - Faster processors and an astonishing new flexible screen for smartphones by Samsung were no match to former United States President Bill Clinton.

Samsung president Stephen Woo may have wowed the crowd in his early morning (9am, Las Vegas time) keynote with the company's upcoming flexible display, dubbed Youm, and new Exynos 5 Octa eight-core processor, but it was Samsung's special guest, Mr Clinton, who ended the session with a standing ovation, after giving a 20 minute speech covering the need to use technology to help children.

Mr Clinton, who was awarded Samsung's Hope for Children Ambassador award in 2011, noted how technology still changes lives in other countries.

He touched upon how the United States has fallen behind in some areas of technology, most notably faster Internet speeds, but would rather focus on gun ownership, touching upon aspects of gun control, which drew applause from the audience.

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