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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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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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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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Meet the uWand team: exploring the development process

For any technology company, the strength of a product lies with the technical ability and creativity of its development team.  Often seen as unsung heroes, engineers spend their days improving, researching and pushing their designs to the limit, to ensure … Continue reading

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Meet the uWand team: Navin Natoewal, uWand General Manager

Navin is the General Manager at uWand, responsible for overseeing development and bringing the technology to market. “Television used to be linear. Now you have an internet connection and there’s much more to search for,” explains Navin. “You need a … Continue reading

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