Voice-command ovens, robots for pets on show at Berlin's IFA tech fair
Rappler.com - Sat 7 Sep 06:37 GMT

Check out the trends and gadgets being introduced and making waves at Berlin's IFA technology fair

  A pet feeding and fitness device is pictured at the booth of Varram at the international electronics and innovation fair IFA in Berlin on September 6, 2019.

  California start-up Varram showcased a Pet Fitness robot, which plays with cats and dogs at home via smartphone instructions, even dropping treats as a reward, while the owner is at work.

  As executive director Jens Heithecker told AFP, "three main trends at IFA this year are 5G, voice control and AI (artificial intelligence)" with the latter two combined in innovations for the home.

  Siemens claimed two world firsts with an oven that opens on voice command and separate washing machine and clothes drier that communicate via wifi to predict how long garments will need to dry.

  The Galaxy Fold 5G phone is presented at the booth of Samsung during the international electronics and innovation fair IFA in Berlin on September 6, 2019.

  Not to be outdone, Korean rivals Samsung also showed off their 5G Fold, a phone which folds out into a single screen.