CES, the world's largest consumer technology conference and tradeshow, is in full swing, and tech companies from across the globe are vying for the chance to showcase their latest and greatest gadgets for business and personal use. You can bet there's a whole host of devices, software and toys that are hoping to stand out this year, and so far, many are following the trend of getting 'smart,' as reported by Wired and Financial Times.
Samsung, the popular manufacturer, just announced a number of new devices, among them a line of smart TVs that boast built-in voice and hand gesture controls, personalization based on facial recognition, and cloud-based sharing among other Samsung devices. Sony and LG are also pushing new TV models with similar features during CES. Imagine the possibilities these smart TVs will bring to a living room near you: a simple hand gesture lets you flip through channels, or a quick scan of your face tunes the TV to your favorite channel or show.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung, as well as several other TV manufacturers, will also be incorporating Google TV's web connected services in the next year, making this a larger race for platform dominance between, as usual, Google and Apple, with its Apple TV.
See below for a demo of Samsung's smart TV.