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At CES, a smart fridge that can call you an Uber

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Published : Jan 8, 2018, 8:09 am IST
Updated : Jan 8, 2018, 8:09 am IST

It uses Samsung's new Bixby voice assistant, the company's attempt to compete with the likes of Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant.

The Family Hub also has a built-in AKG speaker that promises richer bass and midrange sounds
 The Family Hub also has a built-in AKG speaker that promises richer bass and midrange sounds

It's now possible to ask your fridge to book a ride with Uber.

Samsung on Sunday unveiled its latest home appliances at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas, including an upgrade to its 2-year-old line of internet-connected refrigerators.

People talking to the "Family Hub 3.0" refrigerator from their kitchen can ask it to help plan meals, keep track of whether their produce is still fresh, control other home devices — or arrange for a ride. It recognises different members of a household by the sounds of their voices. It will let users control the lights, tweak the temperature or monitor a security camera — all form the refrigerator. The Family Hub also has a built-in AKG speaker that promises richer bass and midrange sounds, making it ideal for long-term cooking sessions.

It uses Samsung's new Bixby voice assistant, the company's attempt to compete with the likes of Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant. Claudia Santos, who directs Samsung's refrigerator marketing, says the fridge makes sense as a smart-home hub because people spend so much time near it.

Tags: ces, samsung, refrigerators, iot