Edi­tor’s let­ter

T3 looks for­ward to an age where ro­bot but­lers can han­dle all of all our chores so we can re­lax and have more fun.

Australian T3 - - EDITOR'S LETTER -

The first step to­ward them be­ing a stan­dard smart-home fix­ture is be­ing able to com­mu­ni­cate with them eas­ily, and 2017 is shap­ing up to be the year of voice com­mu­ni­ca­tion. En­ter, Ama­zon Echo and Google Home.

These voice-ac­ti­vated speak­ers have the potential to en­hance our lives by pick­ing up the slack on gro­cery shop­ping, for ex­am­ple, or boost our pro­duc­tiv­ity by manag­ing our busy sched­ules. The potential with such high-pow­ered, voice ac­ti­vated as­sis­tants is mas­sive, and we’re only just scratch­ing the sur­face. In this is­sue’s cover fea­ture we look at this life-en­hanc­ing home tech to help you get to grips on how it can serve you.

What would you do with all of that ex­tra time? Well, say hello to the Nin­tendo Switch to fill it with en­ter­tain­ment, both at home and on the go. While Nin­tendo’s suc­cess with the Wii U was a lit­tle stunted, the Switch sees the Ja­panese gi­ant in­no­vat­ing and of­fer­ing some­thing that no-one else is do­ing. We’ve played it, love it, and we’re ex­cited to show it off in our mas­sive fea­ture on p58. While you’re there, check out the launch ti­tles (and those due in the com­ing months).

And, keep your crys­tal ball handy, as we also show­case the best fu­ture tech due to dom­i­nate the rest of 2017. The Con­sumer Elec­tron­ics Show in Las Ve­gas her­alded a raft of new trends and ex­cit­ing gear, and T3 was there to pick out the best and the most out­landish. A three-screen lap­top, any­one? You’ll see that and more on p42. En­joy the is­sue. Paul Tay­lor, Edi­tor paul.tay­lor03@fu­turenet.com

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