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IFA 2018: Voice control spreads through the home with smarter speakers, vacuums, ovens and more


  • Tech News
  • Wednesday, 5 Sep 2018

A hostess presents a fridge at the booth of Samsung during a preview day of the IFA in Berlin on Aug 30. — AFP Relaxnews

A hostess presents a fridge at the booth of Samsung during a preview day of the IFA in Berlin on Aug 30. — AFP Relaxnews

Movies have long depicted our future filled with homes serviced by robots, animated by interactive gadgets and operated by voice commands or gestures. Well that future isn't far off: at Berlin tech trade fair IFA (which runs through Sept 5) brands have confirmed that the age of smart homes is on our doorstep with a range of products integrating voice control with Google Assistant or Alexa.

Smart speakers were the most prominent examples at IFA 2018, with brands such as Huawei, Harman Kardon, Marshall, B&O and more all trying to get a slice of the Google Home and Amazon Echo pie.

   

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