The ‘Apple of Housewares’ Tests Its Products to the Extreme. Here’s How

In the back of a big warehouse in Torrance, Calif., engineers at home-essentials maker Simplehuman are putting the company’s voice-activated trash can through its paces. The goal: to test the reliability of its voice-recognition technology by subjecting it to a sonic pummeling. Every 10 seconds, hour after hour, a robotic voice from a speaker repeats, […]