According to the company's website, "HAL(C) is the future of television and
media management. Using proprietary gesture and voice control technology..."
In this case, HAL(C) stands for "Human Algorithm LTE." It looks like it's a
lot safer than the original HAL 9000, anyway. Is it ready for prime time? If
their CES demo is any indication, not quite. They say HAL(C) is going to ship
in the fall of 2014. The technology? They won't say beyond, "It's
proprietary." Ah! Then it must be good, right? Another voice-operated remote
control -- that's already available for purchase from major retailers -- is
the Ivee Sleek. There are other HALs out there, too. Like this one. And this
one, which is a home automation server that costs $2499.00 (& up). Anyway, the
retail price for HAL(circle-C) is supposed to be $199 when it hits the
streets. And even though it doesn't look like HAL(C) can do much that I can't
already do with my Android phone, Skyvi, and a Chromecast, it might be fun to
test and review once it's in production.
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