The Gatebox smart home device features a "virtual wife" interface
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Japanese firm unveils 'virtual wife' to battle loneliness

Japanese firm Vinclu is releasing a new smart home device that doubles up as a "virtual wife" for lonely men.

The Gatebox, targeted at single young men, features a holographic character that talks and even texts you.

The device won't be on the market until late 2017, but it's already prompted mixed reactions.

  • 16 Dec 2016