TV Remotes Are Smart Too

While TV sets are becoming ever ‘smarter’, remote controls have been lagging behind according to manufacturer, Samsung. The handset with Samsung’s TV range introduced at the CES 2014 consumer electronics show in Las Vegas may be a forerunner of remotes to come. The Smart Control combines a rounded ‘pebble’ shape with a ‘faster and more accurate’ button layout, gesture-recognition, voice interaction, a touch pad to ‘flip’ through onscreen content in a similar way to touch screen phones and tablets, and a one-touch 'Football mode' which automatically sets up the TV for sports programmes.