The Next Interface: You

Keyboards and mice are being replaced by your voice, hands, and eyes. Explore the future of the interface with CNET's live panel.

LAS VEGAS--TVs you control by waving your hands, smartphones you talk to instead of touch, and glasses that track your eyes to move a cursor: these technologies used to be relegated to either very high-end industrial/military applications or very low-end junk that didn't really work. Now, body-controlled technology is showing up all over the broad middle of consumer electronics at CES 2013.

Fitbit, Leap Motion, and Nest: Early milestones on the road to a completely new way of interfacing with tech.

CNET will probe several of the sharpest minds developing these new ways of controlling our tech during "The Next Interface: You" panel on Wednesday at 3 p.m. PT on the CNET stage at CES.

CNET Reviews Editor in Chief Lindsey Turrentine and Editor at Large Brian Cooley will host a revealing conversation with Matt Rogers, VP engineering at Nest, makers of the connected, intelligent thermostat ; Michael Buckwald, CEO of Leap Motion, makers of 3D gesture control technology; and James Park, CEO of Fitbit, known for its wearable personal activity monitor and now the Fitbit Flex .

During the panel, CNET's Brian Tong will give fun, live demos of eye tracking, brainwave control , and other body interface tech in his inimitable way.

We'll find out what's for real, what reaches too far, and where it's all going.

We'll also be live blogging and live streaming the whole panel, so join us in person if you're at the show or watch live wherever you are, or follow the link below.

CNET's live coverage of our panel -- The Next Interface: You
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Brian Cooley joined CNET in 1995 and always comes at technology from the real consumer's point of view. He brings his high energy, often skeptical style to all avenues of CNET coverage, with an emphasis on car tech. You'll also find him frequently on television, radio and the TV screens at Costco!

Lindsey Turrentine

Lindsey Turrentine is Editor-in-Chief of, where she sets the direction for CNET Reviews, CNET Video, and CNET How To. She has helped shape digital journalism since digital journalism was born. See full bio


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