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Believe it or not, the 2014 edition of the International Consumer Electronics Show is about to begin, and companies far and wide are solidifying launch plans when things kick off in Las Vegas. Samsung is amongst the first to offer a teaser, showcasing its 2014 Smart TV line. Samsung’s voice interaction service, which understands natural languages, is currently available in 11 countries. In 2014, the service will expand into 12 new markets, making the service available in a total of 23 countries worldwide. Users can change the channel in one step – by simply saying the channel number.... Read more...
What do you get when you see an enterprise-grade hardware maker team up with a leader in gesture recognition? A pretty interesting launch at Computex, that's what. TabletKiosk and SoftKinetic have teamed up to bring embedded 3D camera technology to the portable Tablet PC market. TabletKiosk has created a conceptual prototype using its successful Sahara Slate PC i500 platform and integrating the SoftKinetic DepthSense 3D camera. "We are incredibly excited to work with TabletKiosk and to be at the forefront of a major shift in 3D capabilities for the all-in-one market," said Mitch Reifel , Vice President... Read more...
It seems very likely that gesture-based devices like the Kinect will play increasingly larger roles in our lives in the near future, but what’s not clear yet is which underlying technology will be king. Camera-based gesture devices are big now, but Thalmic Labs wants to shake things up with its new MYO armband, which reads the electrical activity of your muscles to capture gestures. It then wirelessly transmits those signals to your computer, letting you perform tasks that you might ordinarily use a mouse or other input device for.   If you’re picturing yourself waving wildly,... Read more...
With the massive influx of Android-based tablets and seemingly unstoppable assault of Apple iPads, it should come as no surprise to even the least tech-savvy among you that Microsoft plans to make a serious push into the tablet space when it launches Windows 8. Over the last year or so, we’ve already posted a number of stories that portend to such an effort. At the Consumer Electronics Show this past January, Microsoft announced that the next version of Windows would support next-gen System on a Chip (SoC) architectures from Intel, AMD, and ARM. Microsoft even went so far as to show... Read more...
Qualcomm: a name that most average consumers probably weren't even familiar with just five or ten years ago, but these days, is impossible to ignore. The Snapdragon processor platform has taken over the tablet and smartphone space, and a huge percentage of today's hottest devices run with Qualcomm silicon inside. It's still tough being a chip maker when it comes to perception, though; for the most part, average consumers don't stop to consider what kind of CPU is within their favorite handheld. It's more about the experience, and less about the specifications. So now, Qualcomm is getting itself... Read more...