Daewoo announced its voice-activated microwave oven, a good listener in the kitchen which understands anyone who talks to it. That is, as long as you tell it one of its 40 voice commands it's able to recognize. You just tell it what you'd like to cook, and it goes on its merry way, nuking it with 95% accuracy.
Seems like it would be fun to talk to your oven for the first day or two, but really, how hard is it to push a couple of buttons? No pricing was announced, but the company says it will be available sometime in 2007.
Daewoo Unveils Voice Recognition Microwave [ [BornRich]