Meanwhile, Toyota and Amazon announced at CES that Alexa will be integrated into some makes of Toyota and Lexus automobiles, allowing car owners to use the virtual assistant to auto-lock and remotely start their vehicles, among other functions, according to CNET. With IFTTT, the possibilities with TiVo go beyond just the convenience of voice controls to deeper, more relevant AI-powered tasks. The new feature will come to Hopper, Joey, and Wally boxes. As of now though, there is no mention yet of when these integrations will roll out. Also unlike the Home, Smart Displays are made by Google's hardware partners, rather than in-house - Lenovo, JBL, LG, and Sony are all involved.
The Three Klipsch Heritage Wireless speaker with Google Assistant is set to launch this fall for an MSRP of $499.
Vuzix has been a regular at CES for years, crafting head-mounted displays and smartglasses often aimed at businesses - or very enthused wearable fans. We can't wait to see what you do with the Assistant this year.
At the annual tech gathering CES dozens of firms have revealed the smart assistant is coming to everything from dashboards to power chargers, bringing the smart assistant war to cars.
That's what the results of a new survey from NPR and Edison Research confirm, as devices like Amazon's Echo and Google's Home continue to grow in popularity.
Google has also published an introductory video with Google Assistant working on a smart display.
Microsoft and Magic Leap have been teasing us with their augmented reality (AR) goggles for years, but clearly, these products in the form of the HoloLens and the Magic Leap One are not yet ready for prime time. The proliferation of voice controls is so rampant that we already have voice-activated trash cans, which basically means that the capabilities required for this "new" communication method are already built into the latest gadgets for the home. The device is available to purchase in two different color options.
The more substantive matter here is that, once I get over the privacy concern of having Google know everything about my life, I'll want it to also know how the contents of my fridge are doing, and to convey that information to me.
"We think Apple is going to be in trouble, they're struggling to compete", said IDC's Adam Wright, referring to Apple's virtual assistant, Siri. Smart Displays are a bit like Google's Home smart speaker in that they're voice-centric computers, but there are a few important differences.