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CES: The connected living room on display

January 11, 2012 |  2:22 pm

 

"Smart" is the buzzword at this week's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas -- smart TVs, smart appliances, smarting feet after two days of trekking around an oversized convention floor. I spent a few minutes Wednesday afternoon at the show's Panasonic booth chatting with a video team about all this smart stuff, along with a few other trends on display at the show.

The move toward smarter, networked devices in the home has raised the complexity bar, which has powered a countervailing trend: simplifying the way users interact with their devices. This has been a big show for voice control and gesture recognition, which are moving rapidly from video games to other forms of living-room entertainment.

It's also been a coming-out party for new TV technologies, most notably 4K displays and significantly larger OLED TVs. Watch the video for more details about these and other developments from the show.

Above, Jon Healey discusses connectivity in the home live from CES.

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-- Jon Healey in Las Vegas

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