Google won the voice assistant popularity contest at CES

Google won the voice assistant popularity contest at CES

Not that Amazon has been sitting still. There, they're split into activities, such as Arts & Lifestyle, Travel & Transportation, Productivity, and Games & Fun.

All of this is due to a shift in Google's thinking. The company has installed a giant booth outside CES and taken out sponsorship of the Las Vegas Monorail.

"From the meetings I've had with different vendors, Amazon has done an incredibly successful job of repositioning Alexa as a platform", says Mark Vena, a senior analyst at Moor Insight Strategy from the sidelines of CES. "They need to be their own presence and their own brand".

The company claims the screen's MicroLED technology is superior to OLED in terms of picture quality and its modular design will allow customers to order any size of TV they want.

With the week coming to a close, another Consumer Electronics Show has come to a close as well, and with it came along tons of new technology products to look forward to from all kinds of categories from TVs to appliances to smart home products to A.I. -assisted speakers. "We traded over 1 Google Home gadget each second ever since Google Home Mini began exporting in October", VP for Product Management at Google Home, Rishi Chandra, claimed to the media in an interview last week.

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The device comes with a front facing camera so it can be used for video calls and it comes with Google Assistant and also Google Chromecast built in. A smart display has a tablet-sized screen that lets you see lists, pictures, and even video solutions to your queries.

Hafsteinsson, is keeping the interface from becoming just another tablet. Sporting a tiny DLP projector that spits images onto its full colour see-through display, the Blade's uses waveguide optics to project a tiny display onto the right lens of some surprisingly normal-looking glasses. "We wanted this to be instead you're having a conversation and the display enhances it, so a lot of the work is going to ensure we maintain that simplicity".

Because the Smart Display runs Google Assistant, it can do a lot more.

These are just some of the avaialble Google Actions.

But these smart products can - and sometimes do - support multiple assistants. "While Apple is renowned for creating an ecosystem in which privacy and security are sacrosanct, Amazon has already seen its Alexa system subpoenaed into a court of law to give evidence in a murder trial, and the jury is still out on Google's foray into the market". In the past, one model of smart speaker broke and recorded every sound in range.

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