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About Navin Natoewal, General Manager Philips uWand

Navin Natoewal is General Manager of the Philips uWand team. uWand is a direct pointing and gesture control technology for remote controls. uWand offers fluent 3D gesture control and direct pointing capabilities with the same intuitiveness as a multi-touch screen. uWand, a result of 80 man-years of research and development, can be implemented in remote controls and interact with multiple electronic devices such as PCs, TVs, set-top boxes, DVD players and game consoles. Users control the devices simply by pointing in the appropriate direction or making specific movements in all three dimensions. For more information please visit http://www.uwand.com

Future of the user interface

The TV industry is under threat. As on-demand services grow in popularity, manufacturers should be reaping significant profits. After all, Smart TVs are ideal for connecting viewers with this new world of online content. But today’s consumers are turning to … Continue reading

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TV Connect 2013: delivering a casual gaming experience to the masses

This year’s TV Connect demonstrated the importance of TV navigation. From the event, it became clear that the average consumer wants to play games, but they don’t want to invest large sums of money in a dedicated games console. As … Continue reading

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Social TV: the other side of the coin

In my last post, I discussed how Social TV has brought social networking into the living room. But this is only one side of the coin. TV-enhancing applications and social recommendations are also shaping the modern viewing experience, affecting the … Continue reading

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Social TV: the impact on the TV industry

Today’s viewers are spending more and more time accessing content through smartphones and tablet PCs, and are looking to communicate through social media while they do so. Hashtags now punctuate television shows and viewers are encouraged to engage with broadcast … Continue reading

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Available for download: the Smart TV report – exposing the industry’s dirty little secret

The data has been collated, the results processed and a variety of charts, graphs and graphics produced. The Smart TV report we’ve been talking about is now available.

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Who’s using Smart TV’s anyway? [Infographic]

Smart TVs are the latest product being offered to consumers. As a platform designed to bridge the gap between the internet and the living room, it’s widely recognised that this technology is the future of TV. Yet despite the fact … Continue reading

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Our week at CES: the Philips STB, tech coverage and new partnerships

As we finally adjust back to normal after four days of excitement and tech overload at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, now seems like the perfect time to reflect on how Smart TV technology has taken a firm hold on … Continue reading

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Smart TVs: the consumer electronics industry’s dirty little secret

Update: The Smart TV report – exposing the TV industry’s dirty little secret – is now available. Click here to download. On the face of it, things look fine. According to Informa, there will be over 800 million Smart TVs in homes … Continue reading

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Second screens: kicking off the Smart TV revolution – part 2

In my last post I discussed the benefits of second screen devices. I also touched on how this technology can supplement the overall experience for the viewer. But, when it comes to navigating content on a Smart TV, a second … Continue reading

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Second screens: kicking off the Smart TV revolution – part 1

Despite all that they promise Smart TVs are not user friendly, nor are they feature-packed. In a market awash with tablets, smartphones and other devices capable of providing access to digital content, the current generation of Smart TVs aren’t ‘smart’ … Continue reading

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