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Jonghee Han, Samsung’s President of Visual Display Unit, shows off "The Wall" TV. Photo: Ina Fried / Axios

Samsung used a pre-CES event to introduce “the Wall,” a 146-inch modular TV using a new kind of technology that eliminates the need for backlighting.

Why that matters: Eliminating the need for backlighting allows for blacker blacks and more contrast in the picture.

Timing TBD: Samsung stayed mum on price and availability, but did say the 146-inch TV will debut sometime this year.

Also: Samsung also introduced an 8K, 85-inch model with artificial intelligence to make use of the extra pixels. Samsung also said it was adding its Bixby voice assistant to its 2018 smart TV line.

Rival moves: CES remains a big show for the latest in TV technology. Earlier Korean rival LG showed off a 65-inch rollable television.

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"Relief" is the top emotion some swing voters who used to support Donald Trump say they felt as they watched President Biden's swearing-in, followed by "hope."

Why it matters: For voters on the bubble between parties, this moment is less about excitement for Biden or liberal politics than exhaustion and disgust with Trump and a craving for national healing. Most said Trump should be prohibited from ever holding office again.

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Trump impeachment trial to start week of Feb. 8, Schumer says

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: The Washington Post via Getty

The Senate will begin former President Trump's impeachment trial the week of Feb. 8, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Friday on the Senate floor.

The state of play: Schumer announced the schedule after reaching an agreement with Republicans. The House will transmit the article of impeachment against the former president late Monday.