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LG announces Smart Video with eye recognition on Optimus G

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Smart Video, a new multimedia UX feature from LG Electronics, will be unveiled for the first time in the Optimus G Pro. Smart Video takes viewing videos on mobile devices to a whole new level of convenience with eye recognition that eliminates the need to manually control playback during the viewing experience.

Through the implementation of advanced eye recognition technology, Smart Video recognizes the position of the viewer’s eyes and automatically plays or stops the video without any manual input from the user. When the viewer’s eyes are no longer focused on the smartphone display, the front camera recognizes this and immediately pauses the video automatically. Once the user’s gaze returns to the smartphone, the video resumes playback from the point last viewed.

In addition to the Smart Video feature, Optimus G Pro will also be equipped with the world’s first Dual Camera function. The Dual Camera feature is an extension of the Dual Recording feature which debuted on the Optimus G Pro introduced in the Korean market last month. Dual Camera simultaneously captures photographs using both the front and back cameras for a picture-in-picture composition. Users can now be a part of the story, not just observers.

The Smart Video and Dual Camera features will be introduced as a part of the Value Pack upgrade which will be offered for the Optimus G Pro in the Korean market next month. These features will also be made available for some LG premium smartphones in the future.

Other features in the Value Pack upgrade include: · Magic Remote Pad and Text Keypad via the QRemote function. These new options for QRemote work specifically with LG Smart TVs to enhance convenience when using Optimus G Pro as a remote control for LG Smart TVs. · The Smart LED Lighting outlining the home button of the Optimus G Pro will be upgraded so users can customize the colors to correspond to their favorite contacts. The flashing of the LED in different colors will allow users to identify the source of incoming calls, missed calls, unread messages and emails. · Video Pause/Resume allows the user to stop and start in record mode for one continuous video file. · The first Color Emoticons in an Android smartphone for more personalized text messages.

© Akihabara News

©2022 GPlusMedia Inc.


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I'm scared. This reminds me of Jim Carrey's Riddler. He was sucking up everybody's IQ through his TV box.

This technology will record your interests levels providing data to media giants on how to keep you glued to your screen in the future.

Don't assume that they won't. Apple had a third party background recording every site you visited.

Now they want to know exactly what makes,you tick and how to turn you off.

What initially seems li,e a convenience is actually going to make them super rich. You are now the product, this technology is not the product.

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Let's extend to an inevitable reality. So now a company owns your eye. They lose your eye in the inevitable security breach. Then you'll have to stop your eye from being used! You can't change your eye so you're bank account as well as all your identity will be destroyed. Handy dandy feature

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motion control first, payment systems next, hacks after

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The Samsung S4 was launched with these exact features, so it is a 1st-to-market thing as the S4 will not be sold till April or May. Expect a slew of lawsuits in the big markets soon when Apple follows suit. Whatever will happen in the courts, expect others like Sony, HTC, Nokia to introduce their take as these are software controls that can be implemented with future updates. Hail the Android for being an open system.

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That's a pretty sexy unit. I wonder which company owns the patent for eye-tracking control? Wouldn't want yet another Apple lawsuit...

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LG trolled Samsung with their ad. Was lolworthy. Hope they do that more as their marketing campaign. Their advertisement made me chuckle and it stays in your head cuz of the epic trolling.

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Well another battery suck up.

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Well another battery suck up.

And another feature to make people even lazier, next there'll be the hands free neck strap. A buncha twitchy eyed zombies walking around.

Do like the dual camera idea though.

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