Welcome to the December edition of In Life from Samsung

Hi,

 

Here at Samsung, we believe technology can change the world. We’re always on

the lookout for new ways to break boundaries, reinvent the usual and do things

differently.

 

In this edition, we take a look at how AI is enabling voice-activated appliances,

Jessica Quinn uses the S Pen to create an incredible art piece for her prosthetic

and Thievery Studios and the Note 8 add a new twist to runway photography at

New Zealand Fashion Week.

The fridge that speaks your language

 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming the way we interact with our home

appliances and Samsung’s Family Hub refrigerator is leading the way.

 

This highly intelligent fridge now comes enabled with Bixby Voice, so you can

check the weather, build shopping lists and play Spotify just by speaking to it.

 

It’s just the beginning too. The home of the future will be full of seamlessly

connected, smart objects that can all be programmed to your personal

preferences.

From prosthetic to art piece

 

Jess Quinn was only nine when she lost her leg to bone cancer, but has since

achieved more than many able-bodied people.

 

Now an advocate for body positivity with over 160,000 Instagram followers, she

recently collabourated with Auckland artist Andrew J Steel to create a unique

artwork for her blade prosthetic.

 

See how they used the Live Sketch feature on a Galaxy Note 8 with the S Pen to

brainstorm a series of highly personal drawings, which Steel then ‘tattooed’ onto

her blade.

Fancy winning yourself a Note 8?

 

With the Galaxy Note 8 in your hand, bigger things are just waiting to happen.

See the bigger picture and communicate in a whole new way.

 

Tell us what Samsung products you own and we’ll put you into the draw to win a

Note 8 for yourself. Simply click on one of the icons below.

 

*Entries close midnight 31 December 2017. The winner will be drawn on 15

January 2018. See Terms & Conditions

Capturing the buzz fresh off the runway

 

For New Zealand Fashion Week, photography studio Thievery collabourated with

fashion house WORLD to capture imagery with a twist on the new Samsung

Galaxy Note 8.

 

Rather than a traditional DSLR camera, director/photographer Garth Badger,

along with his team of five photographers, only used smartphones to snap real-

time images that were posted straight to Instagram, so fans who couldn’t make it

to the show could experience the energy of the moment.

 

‘My favourite feature is the live focus’ he says. ‘I’m shooting pictures with a

smartphone that I never thought would be possible.’