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Toshiba Introduces Voice-Controlled AND Energy-Efficient Air Conditioner

September 16th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

Toshiba Home Appliance of the Toshiba Group has introduced the world’s first voice controlled air conditioner – the Daiseikai VOiCE NDR Series. There are 13 models with a variety of functions and colors. As with most Japanese A/C units, it is meant to be mounted on the wall and controlled via remote control. Having lost my remote control countless times, the voice activation feature seems pretty handy. From Toshiba’s point of view, they developed the voice command system to introduce simplicity and an intuitive user interface to a multifunctional and potentially confusing home appliance


Total Power Saving

August 13th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

The Japanese company DNP Social Link has launched a smartphone application which allows users to monitor electricity usage in the home. The application, called “Total Power Saving,” is free to download for DNP Social Link’s customers in Japan



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