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Intel's internet TV service to use set-top box with integrated camera

 
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Intel's internet TV service to use set-top box with integrated camera
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An Intel-produced web TV service is in the works, Corporate Vice President at Intel Media Erik Huggers has confirmed, putting to bed rumors that such a product was indeed in development.

"We have been working for about a year now to set [up a] group called Intel Media," said Huggers during a D: Dive into Media discussion Tuesday. The event, featuring discussions with leaders from around the industry, is hosted by AllThingsD.

"It's a new division with new people - people from Apple, Netflix, and Google. And it's devoted to developing an internet television platform."

The service won't be without an Intel-powered set-top box, available directly from the firm and featuring a "fantastic industrial design". Huggers said he expects consumers will be able to get their mitts on Intel's television workings in 2013.

According to the VP, Intel's unnamed service will offer live TV as well as on-demand, "catch-up TV" and apps.

Users will have to pay for both the set-top and ability to watch TV online. Programming will come in bundles, much like what's offered through major cable companies. Though Intel aims to make a better product, it won't necessarily be cheaper than what's already available.

In what will likely make some consumers squirm, a camera will call the set-top box home, watching users' movements and noting viewing habits with the objective of providing a personalized viewing experience. Advertisers will naturally benefit from this arrangement, as well. ...50% article at link.
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Re: Intel's internet TV service to use set-top box with integrated camera
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Re: Intel's internet TV service to use set-top box with integrated camera
How long will it be before someone is caught wanking away to the TV, but due to some perverse interpretation of law they (the wanker) gets into trouble for exposing themselves to viewing service providers?
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How long will it be before someone is caught wanking away to the TV, but due to some perverse interpretation of law they (the wanker) gets into trouble for exposing themselves to viewing service providers?
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They couldn't have groups of people watching the streams and directing adverts to consumers like that. It'd take a staff of tens of thousands. Probably use facial recognition software to tell if it's mostly men or women or kids or a combination in a room and serve up adverts most likely to appeal to them.

Still though, the level of abuse this could be opened up to.

Also, do people really need software to tell them what to watch? Are we that stupid now that we can't even decide what we like?
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This Civilised Society is a sickness.

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Personally, I can't stand television nowadays as it is. Imagine how much worse it will be with 'personalised commercials'!

"Hey John, I saw you watching a car show and thought you'd like to know about our exciting new car cleaning solution..."
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Personally, I can't stand television nowadays as it is. Imagine how much worse it will be with 'personalised commercials'!

"Hey John, I saw you watching a car show and thought you'd like to know about our exciting new car cleaning solution..."
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You know they even have talked about spraying your house with scents when you see commercials like dunkin doughnuts.

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