At CES, Samsung has unveiled an Internet-connected television that has the ability to have its hardware upgraded every year. The device has a slot which allows new kit to be added to boost processing performance and add new features.
The move is aimed at helping Samsung to retain its lead as the world’s best-selling TV maker.
In addition to its “smart evolution capability” Samsung has also added gesture, voice and face recognition features to the ES8000 model. A built-in camera allows users to browse the internet with a wave of their hand and to change channel by speaking in one of the more than 20 languages that the set can “understand”.
A facial recognition facility also allows the set to recognise users, pulling up the relevant selection of their favourite apps.