The Week That Was: Consumer Technology – 24/05/19

25th May 2019

How smart is your home?

According to research carried out to mark Smart Home Week, there are now 15 million ‘smart homes’ in Britain and more than 4 in 10 of us Brits use some sort of smart technology. The research also outlines the top most desired smart home products bins that open themselves, robotic vacuums and a gadget that will stop your partner snoring – yes to all of the above please!

A promise to be honest

This week, Apple has formally committed to being ‘clearer and more upfront’ with iPhone users about battery life. This promise comes following concerns were raised last year that iPhone users were not being clearly warned that their phone’s performance could slow down because of a software feature designed to manage battery demands.

And how does that make you feel…?

Amazon is apparently creating a new device that will recognise human emotion. The new gadget will be able to tell whether you are angry or sad based on the tone of your voice. The wearable device, code named ‘Dylan’, could even be used to offer counselling to users on how to interact with other people. We’re not quite sure how we feel about this one…

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