Samsung Shows Off Their Smarter TV at CES

One of the things we ran into at CES was a presentation by Samsung showing off their new line of smart tvs which forgo the keyboard of yesteryear and go straight into a built-in Kinect-like motion capture/voice activated camera. Most everything about the TV can be voice or gesture controlled. Just don’t go around sitting naked in front of this thing. You wouldn’t want your tv to go blind.

Check out a couple short videos of the presentation we recorded under the cut.

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SFC Goes to CES on Thursday

Thursday was another day of scouring the CES showroom floor for something awesome. Sadly, the day started late and we ended up in the Venetian for a while which was the [email protected] show consisting mostly of camera tripods, bags and other accessories. Though it wasn’t all remote triggers and Lensbabies. We stumbled on the Italian made Android smart watch, otherwise know as the i’m Watch otherwise known as the Dick Tracy watch. Interestingly enough, it could communicate with an iPhone. Steve Jobs must be rolling in his grave.

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SFC Goes to CES

So Freaking Cool went to CES 2012 to scour the showroom floor for products that caught their eye. Unfortunately, that was almost every product there. So, instead of shooting every single thing, here are just a few for Wednesday. Also unfortunately, HP didn’t have a booth to show off the HP Envy Spectre.

Regardless, check out the gallery below. The first thing that caught the eye was the amazingly thin LG led panels. I got a paper cut just looking at them.

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You’re going to want to put down your banana helmet for this and sit down. The HIOD One by HIOD Sports offers a new brand of cycling experience. One that doesn’t involve drivers yelling at you while you fiddle with your earbuds. Not only does the HIOD One allow you to stream music but it connects via Bluetooth to place and receive calls so you can talk to your buddies hands-free up to 400 meters apart. A control unit mounted to the handlebar, which sports an OLED display, and a water-resistant voice unit which attaches to an armband allows you to stay hands-free while you roll through the streets.

Ghost Pepper Bumps

Now bring one of the world’s hottest chillies around with you wherever you go with Ghost Bumps. One tin will cost you $12 but gives you 10g of freshly crushed dried chillies. Perfect for spicing up any meal or snack while on the go. Sauces, soups, dips, your friends pizza? You name it. Ghost Bumps will give it the kick it needs.

Hermetus Bottle Opener & Resealer

The Hermetus Bottle Opener & Resealer ($7.40) is the first and last real bottle opener you’ll ever need. Sure, it can open beer bottles like any other regular old bottle opener but what makes it stand out from the crowd of swag openers is the ability to reseal your beer to keep the taste fresh.

Just slide the resealer in place and the seal will be tight enough that not one drop will escape even if you turn the bottle upside down. The opener/resealer can be used from a standard twelve-ounce beer to twenty-four or even forty-ounce bottles.

Canon PowerShot S100

Say goodbye to the Canon PowerShot S95 because we have a new king of point-and-shoot cameras. The Canon PowerShot S100 retails for $430 and features noticeable improvements from its predecessor including a 12.1 megapixel HS CMOS sensor, a wider 24-120 f/2.0 lens, 5x optical zoom, GPS for geo-tagging and the ability to bump up ISO to 6400 to help you tackle those tricky low-light shots. Available in November, this camera will most likely be the new hotness.

Samsung MV800

The Samsung MV800 compact camera features a groundbreaking 3.0” flip-out display that lets you take pictures from a multitude of angles. Flip the screen from 0 to 180 degrees to take candids, crowd shots, pet shots, candid pet shots, the sky is the limit. Facbookers take heed. You no longer have to be tied to a bathroom with a full length mirror.

Not only does this camera have the flip screen but also a 16.1 max resolution and 5x optical zoom. Perfect for far away pictures or self-shots by Yao Ming and Shaq.

The camera retails for around $279.99 from a multitude of retailers. Check availability here.