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Samsung Unveils Gesture-Control TVs

Posted at: 01/07/2013 4:15 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Samsung, the Korean electronics maker that is successfully challenging Apple in smartphones, is unveiling a lineup of TVs that recognize an expanded range of gestures so users can swipe through menus in a way that revolutionizes the old remote control.

The user interface is touted to be faster and more intuitive. Samsung says it will be a feature of upcoming smart TVs. Certain Samsung flat-panel screens of the model year 2012 can be upgraded to the new interface with an add-on kit.

At the International CES show in Las Vegas, Samsung Electronics Co. also introduced an 85-inch "ultrahigh-definition" set, in line with rivals that are all rolling out screens with four times the pixels as the current HD.

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