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CES Tech Trends For 2019 Include AI, 5G, And Smart Tech. Oh, And Self-Driving Cars (For Real This Time).
With more than 4,400 exhibiting companies and more than 2.7 million square feet of exhibition hall, it’s hard to glimpse tomorrow; that window is plastered in banner ads for Alexa, new televisions, and more iPhone cases than you can shake a fanboy at.
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The Smart Home Battle Continues Between Google And Amazon With Their Smart Video Displays (Echo Show vs. Google Home Hub)
Even though the Amazon Show and the Spot came out in 2017, it was in 2018 that smart displays came into their own. Despite Amazon being early to the game, it was Google that kicked off this phenomenon in earnest.
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With The Most Downloaded App And A Record Number Of Smart Devices Sold, Amazon (And Alexa) Once Again Won Christmas.
Did Amazon win Christmas… Again? Amazon's Alexa companion app was the most downloaded app in both the Google Play and Apple App Store on Christmas Day. Amazon said a record number of smart home devices were sold during the 2018 holiday season.
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You've Got A Google Home Smart Speaker For The Holidays… Now What? Here’s A Few Things To Try Out!
Hot dog: You’re the owner of a Google Home smart speaker. With Google Assistant inside and conversational AI, these speakers can do a great range of things. Here’s a few worth trying.
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Amazon Alexa Is Easy To Set Up And Use. And With New Features It Is Getting Better All The Time.
If you're the owner of an Amazon Echo smart speaker with Alexa, you have one of the best voice assistants available - but what can Alexa do and how does it work? Setting up your Alexa speaker for music, shopping and smart home control can be complex, but it doesn’t have to be.
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“Hey Google, begin Operation Kevin.” You Don’t Have To Be Home Alone This Holiday Season With The Help Of Google (yeah, we know xmas is over but this is too good).
Twenty-eight years ago, we met the precocious Kevin McCallister in “Home Alone,” the highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time. Check out this video featuring a modern-day Kevin, who shows us what happens when he finds that he has the house to himselfThe video features a modern-day Kevin, who shows us what happens when he finds that he has the house to himself
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Did Google’s Smart Home Ambitions Come To Fruition In 2018?
After spending a couple of years putting the pieces in place and catching up to Alexa, 2018 was the year Google unveiled its lofty smart-home ambitions. We'll know soon if the tech industry puts Amazon and Google on equal footing at CES.
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Last Year Was A Good For The Smart Home Market. Here Are The Next Steps For Making The Smart Home Great In 2019.
2018 has been a momentous year for the smart home, with advancements in how you’re able to manage various devices. Nevertheless, we’re not quite there yet. As we look to the new year, here are four ways in which the smart home needs to improve in 2019.
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Start Streaming Music, Receiving Your Daily News, And So Much More With Your Smart Voice Assistant Speaker
If you just got a new smart speaker from Amazon or Google, you'll be engaging in the next step of computing, voice style, using Google or Amazon speakers to ask for a specific music selection or playlist, the weather, latest news or podcast, the answer to a math problem or how to spell a word.
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Smart Voice Assistants Showing Progress But A Long Way To Go To Being Truly “Smart”
Voice-controlled virtual assistants like Alexa and the speakers they live inside are no longer a novelty. But progress remains slow. Voice assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri, and Microsoft’s Cortana still require a specificity in dialogue that makes them seem less than smart.
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