The good folks over at Samsung have selected yours truly as one of the 10 very lucky Bloggers to participate in the #MissionSamsung Challenge. Our common goal is to score the super awesome 40″ Samsung LED Smart TV – each blogger received one and at the end of the challenge, one of the lucky 10 gets to keep theirs. It’s a really, really cool television and I’m not just saying it: love how it works and connects with all my tech (and the internet) without any complicated setup or configuration. I actually found it harder to attach the stand to the TV, than I did to set the internet up on it. We got a bunch of cool things along with the TV, including a Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, so I’ve also been streaming TED Talks from it straight to the Youtube app on the LED Smart TV 🙂
The first challenge for the #missionsamsung has been set: host a viewing party (watch a movie or favourite sport event) with at least five friends… the guest of honour? None other than our new companion, the Samsung LED Smart TV. Nice idea and cool challenge, but have you seen the news lately? Real life is way more interesting than a movie or any sport. I want to know what’s happening in the real wwworld, so I chose to host a viewing party with 5 people I admire and consider to be friends: Malcolm X (not to be confused with Malcolm Forbes), Albert Einstein, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and the dear memory of a close friend who passed away in 2001. We watched the news and noted that 350 people had already been killed in the short time I had the privilege of ‘hosting’ the Samsung LED TV in my safe apartment – and while so many homes and lives out there were, and still are, being destroyed.