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News From the Consumer Electronics Show #1: Will Smart TVs Be the Next Big Thing?

Jan 10, 2012  •  Post A Comment

"At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas opening today, LG and Lenovo will show TVs that allow users to search for shows and Web applications with natural-sounding voice commands," reports Bloomberg.

The article continues, "Samsung introduced three high-end models with so- called Smart Interaction technology, which builds in motion- sensing and voice-command software similar to Microsoft Corp.’s Kinect peripheral for the Xbox 360 video-game console. ‘You now can turn on your TV simply by saying, ‘Hi TV,’ and you can change channels simply by talking or gesturing,’ Ethan Rasiel, a spokesman for Suwon, South Korea-based Samsung, said in an interview."

Consumers have not flocked to TV sets that are 3D capable. Manufacturers are hoping these Smart TV features will grab consumers in ways 3D has not.

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