The announcement of the shiny new Samsung GS4 has captured our attention today -- especially when it comes to all the ways it detects what the user is doing, without a single touch. Yep, its eye-tracking and hover-sensing features are not only super cool; they're also pretty practical.
First up, "Smart Pause" tracks your face and pauses any video you're watching if you look away. "Smart Scroll" lets you scroll up or down by tilting the phone a little. To avoid constant scrolling if, say, you're in a car, the phone doublechecks to make sure you're still looking at it before it Smart Scrolls.
Our favorite feature will probably be Air View, which lets you get a preview of an item on the phone by hovering your finger over it. Just hold a finger over that picture in your gallery and watch a larger version pop up, or hover over an SMS and see other messages in the conversation. Or, answer the phone or skip a track just by waving your hand over the screen. So cool!
And for those users who don't like the idea of their phone "watching" them, don't worry: All these functions can easily be turned off.
Check out the rest of its features here.