Samsung's 'future-proof' voice-controlled television
Posted in: Online TV/Music at 10/01/2012 16:46
A "smart" internet-connected television that has the ability to have its hardware upgraded every year has been unveiled by Samsung.
The device has a slot at which allows new kit to be added to boost processing performance and add new features.
The innovation may help reassure shoppers concerned about their screen becoming outdated.
The move is aimed at helping the South Korean tech giant retain its lead as the world's best-selling TV maker.
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Samsung plans smart TVs with face recognition, voice and gesture control [IDG]
Samsung Electronics announced a host of new gadgets at the International Consumer Electronics Show on Monday, including smart TVs with face recognition, plus voice and gesture control, and a super-thin ultrabook laptop with a DVD drive.
The Korean manufacturer made a strong statement with its smart TV lineup, where it is competing to find a compelling recipe for Internet-connected sets. Samsung said all its devices would easily interconnect in the future, showing videos of cameras easily streaming photos to PCs and televisions, and a washing-machine smartphone app that tracks when your laundry is finished.