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Cool Smart Home Assistants At CES 2018

Cool Smart Home Assistants At CES 2018

This includes Assistant updates such as voice commands for troubleshooting batteries on smartphones and payments of mobile-carrier bills, though it would likely be many years before Canadians would see the latter.

Google threw down its gauntlet at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. Lenovo is aiming to make Smart Display your all-in-one in-home entertainment/assistant device. Both look attractive enough, but since they're on the rear of the device it's easy to imagine that many users will never even see the colour of the rear - so we'd encourage picking your model based on the screen and price, not the finish.

During the holiday period both Amazon Echo and the Google Home Mini were discounted to the price of $29. The new product is a slab-shaped device with speaker grilles on the left side and an 8-inch or 10-inch display on the right. No matter what you want, there's a good chance Google Assistant - and the Lenovo Smart Display - can help you out. While those consumer electronics categories are still well represented at the annual technology convention in Las Vegas, they are overshadowed by autonomous auto, artificial intelligence, computers, apps, AR, VR, health trackers, drones, and more, to name just a tiny few categories. Klipsch has in two separate press releases announced that several of its products will soon add support for two of the most popular voice assistants, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. LG's new ThinQ AI TVs leverage Google Assistant. By taking a more aggressive step forward with its own hardware, it signaled to other companies that it was safe for them to continue to invest resources of their own. Google doesn't appear rattled and the company is looking at its assistant's use over time.

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Though Toyota and Lexus plan to install the voice-activated assistant in select vehicles, the launch of PCs with Alexa highlights its move from the consumer world to the enterprise - much as the iPhone in 2007 moved quickly from individual users to become a mainstay of the workforce.

General Electric is showing off a suite of smart kitchen gizmos that connect its "Geneva" voice assistant to those of Amazon and Google.

Or if you ask a Google Assistant smart display to play relaxing music, it won't pick out a random playlist and start playing a song you don't want (something that happens quite frequently with the Echo). The company's sending a clear sign to Amazon that there are still contenders in the digital assistance space. However, when it comes to the company's refrigeration units will use Alexa.