CES 2018: Samsung's new smart refrigerator has AKG speakers built

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Integration with Smart Things means users can control a wide range of devices at home from the touchscreen on the fridge.

The new line-up of Family Hub refrigerators is expected in the U.S. by May 2018 and there is no update on the price yet. The award-winning smart fridge now gets a new version and as early as now, we know that it's also a victor after receiving the "2018 CES Best of Innovation" award in Las Vegas.

This year's Consumer Electronic Show hasn't yet started, but we already can tell - just from the slew of emails in our inboxes - that Alexa and other voice assistants will be big.

South-Korean tech giant Samsung will be showcasing the next generation of its Family Hub refrigerators today at the CES 2018. Thanks to the likes of Samsung for coming up with smart products that can make our everyday lives easier. Think about being able to control your smart television, washing machine and locks all from one hub. These include syncing up food storage with meal preparation, keeping family members better connected and organized, and providing enhanced entertainment.

Not only will the 2018 lineup of Smart TVs and the Family Hub feature Bixby, they will also incorporate Samsung's SmartThings, the company's IoT platform hub. It works with the SmartThings app controlled on your phone.


You can also use it to adjust your smart thermostat, or check out other security or baby cameras dotted around the home.

"SmartThings will be your remote control for your connected devices", Kim said.

Aside from food and grocery management, the Family Hub offers personalized recipes for everyone in the family.

In the Samsung Family Hub fridge, Bixby will activate when you say something like, "Bixby, add grapes to my shopping list".

If you don't fancy hearing all the bad meetings you have coming up then you might want to use the speaker system, which can stream music directly from your connected smartphone to be broadcast through the high-quality AKG speakers built into the doors.

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