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CES 2017: LG reveals 'wallpaper' TV just 2.6mm thin at Las Vegas tech show

LG TVs "as thin as wallpaper" that emit sound directly from the screen without the need for speakers were among the big draws at Consumers Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas on Thursday.

Other big name brands including Samsung and Sony all used events on Wednesday to unveil what they each believe are the next generation of televisions.

They included LG's new Signature OLED W, which is only 2.57mm thick and attaches to walls using magnetic brackets, creating the illusion it is mounted into the wall.

Rival Sony meanwhile introduced the latest generation of its Bravia televisions, some of which contain a new technology called Acoustic Sound, which uses vibrations through the screen to emit sound without the need for any additional speakers.

Smart household appliances also drew big crowds after Samsung unveiled a second generation of the Family Hub smart fridge that houses a touchscreen on the door.

The new appliance now responds to voice commands for the first time.

LG also revealed a smart fridge able to understand voice commands as part of a link with Amazon's Echo artificial intelligence software, the same technology that powers the Echo speaker.

Some 600 start-up firms also had the chance to raise awareness of their products, with sleep and well-being technology among the most popular trends already emerging at the show.

Smart mattresses and anti-snoring devices have also been on show, as is Nightingale, an ambient sound device designed to emit "sound blankets" that cut out background noises such as street traffic or dripping taps that can wake people up.

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