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Smart home devotees should Thinq about LG’s new AI-assisted speakers

I'm afraid I can't let you burn that toast, Dave...

Pretty soon you won’t be able to boil a kettle for a brew, whiz up a smoothie or set your unmentionables on spin cycle without an AI assistant offering to do it for you – or at least you won’t if you deck your house out with LG’s ThinQ applicances. The new range of Wi-Fi enabled white goods will all be voice controlled through the ThinQ speaker, built in partnership with Google to make sure it can answer just about anything you ask of it, including pre-heating the oven in time for dinner. It’ll use Google Assistant for hands-free smart home controls, and should sound pretty decent too, if LG’s marketing blurb about “premium” audio is anything to go by. Not word on price just yet, but it’ll be officially revealed at CES 2018 in just a few days.

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A tech addict from about the age of three (seriously, he's got the VHS tapes to prove it), Tom's been writing about gadgets, games and everything in between for the past decade, with a slight diversion into the world of automotive in between. As Deputy Editor, Tom keeps the website ticking along, jam-packed with the hottest gadget news and reviews.  When he's not on the road attending launch events, you can usually find him scouring the web for the latest news, to feed Stuff readers' insatiable appetite for tech.

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