• 10 JAN 13
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    Beware! Your new smart TV may soon be watching you!

    Soon to be a thing of the past are those pleasant hot summer evenings sitting in front of your TV dressed only in your undies (or less) sipping a nice ice cold beer or iced coffee. Would you dare do so with a new smart TV where something (or someone) is able to watch you back? Better be well dressed, behave nicely and especially be careful of what you say or perhaps the thought police may late one night be knocking at your door!

    I call it industry social engineering, the National Socialists also tried to create a perfect world.


    Sent in by Olle Johansson

    Are consumers ready for television watching back ?


    In the new world of technology, television is not just for watching. It is also watching you. So-called smart TVs being unveiled this week at the Consumer Electronics Show offer technologies that watch the viewer, in an effort to offer more relevant programming.

    The idea may sound eerie to those familiar with George Orwell’s novel 1984, but people in the industry say this is the next step in the evolution of TV viewing.

    Chinese manufacturer TCL unveiled a new TV and set-top box to be sold later this year in the US using the Google TV platform, which recognises who is watching in order to suggest potential programs.

    The new TV developed with Marvell Technology Group uses sensors and voice recognition to determine who is viewing and can offer streamed or live programs which appear to appeal to an individual or family.

    “We have developed many innovations to personalise the viewing experience,” said Haohong Wang, general manager in the US for TCL, a major global manufacturer which has made TVs under the RCA and Thomson brands.


    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/hometech/are-consumers-ready-for-television-watching-back-20130110-2chm4.html#ixzz2HZ5bQKp6

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/hometech/are-consumers-ready-for-television-watching-back-20130110-2chm4.html#ixzz2HZ1Qk58P

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