Will smart speakers soon be commonplace in homes?


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Smart speakers like Google Home and Amazon Echo are becoming more common in people’s homes. The ability to use the TV, turn on tights, turn volume up and down with only our voice is technology that more and more people want.

As with a lot of new technology there comes a point where it is either proven to be a trend that comes and goes or something increases in popularity and keeps on growing and evolving as customer demand remains or increases.


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Voice recognition (noun) = the ability of a computer or other machine to understand spoken instructions. Example: "Thanks to voice recognition you no longer have to touch your phone to make a call". Device (noun) = a small piece of equipment. Example: "There are more electronic devices in homes now than every before". Link (verb) = to connect things together. Example: "If you want to use a bluetooth speak you first need to connect it to your phone".

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Will smart speakers soon be commonplace in homes?

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  • How can smart speakers help you?
  • What are the negatives of having them?
  • Why are they becoming so popular?
  • Will they continue to be popular in 10 years?
  • What would you like them to be able to do in the future?
  • Are they good for children?

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