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The TV is the new tablet: How gesture-based computing is evolving

Colin Neagle | Nov. 15, 2012
Few people watch television alone today, even when they're by themselves. Most are gravitating toward the multi-screen experience, in which viewers keep a smartphone, tablet or laptop close by so they can access the Web while they watch TV. But as televisions become smarter and gesture-based computing evolves, viewers may be able to mount and control everything they need on the living room wall.

"There are challenges with it, but it's like all these things. People will get used to it very quickly," Prentice says. "It'll come in at the high end, it'll be taken up by the technology progressives and within five or six years everyone will be doing it. And we won't remember anything else."


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