Samsung's 2014 Smart TVs Will Be Controlled By Your Pointed Finger

Samsung's 2014 Smart TVs Will Be Controlled By Your Pointed Finger

Kinect may have been at it for years, but it's taking most companies a fair old while to really get to grips with gesture control. Now, Samsung is planning to offer more fine-grained, finger-sensitive functionality in its 2014 smart TVs.

Its new hardware will support single-finger gestures, in contrast to this year's rather granular whole-hand sensitivity. A twirl of your finger, for instance, will pause a movie. Elsewhere, its voice control capabilities will be more advanced, too: you'll be able to change channels and launch apps with a single command.

Neither of which are quantum leaps, but they are both signs that gesture and voice controls systems are maturing, finally reaching a point where they're a little less gimmicky and rather more utilitarian. Welcome to (something that's at least starting to look to look like) the future. [Samsung]

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