A motorcycle helmet? Yep, that works with Alexa. The Rachio 3 sprinkler controller? That, too. How about that guy over there playing a Roland keyboard? OK, we're going to be here all day if we keep doing this.Amazon's Alexa booth at last week's CES tech show in Las Vegas emphasized one point to death: If electricity runs through it, it can work with the Alexa voice assistant. The centerpiece of the bathed-in-Alexa-blue booth was an Audi e-tron sedan beneath a giant circular billboard filled with voice commands, including "Alexa, how's the traffic to the airport?" and "Alexa, buy air freshener for my car."Just around the corner in the Sands Expo, in a far less flashy meeting room, Pete Thompson, vice president of Alexa Voice Service, outlined some of Amazon's plans for the digital assistant in the new year, including making Alexa a default feature in new devices and appliances."I think about the kid that walks up now to any screen and touches it because they just assume it's a … [Read more...] about What Amazon’s Alexa will tell us in 2019
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This week at CES, the world's largest tech show, most of the hype centered on two companies: Google and Amazon. It's turning into an annual tradition for the two tech titans to head to Las Vegas in January to battle it out in the desert and see who can gain the most ground in the war for your smart home, smart car and smartphone.In one corner, it's Alexa, the voice assistant that Amazon used to pioneer the smart speaker market in 2014 and that's become the industry leader. Alexa, which the company first brought to its Echo smart speaker, is now a household name.In the other corner, the Google Assistant, a contender that entered the fray two years later. The Assistant powers the search giant's Google Home products and is triggered by the phrase "Hey Google."Even before the show started, both companies were already pounding their chests. Last week, Amazon announced that more than 100 million Alexa devices have been sold. Not to be outdone, Google on Monday said the Assistant is expected … [Read more...] about Who won CES 2019: Amazon or Google?
Intel's Mobileye has signed an agreement with mapping agency Ordnance Survey in the United Kingdom to provide high-precision location data, which it said is aimed at attaining smarter cities and safer roads. Announced during CES 2019, Mobileye said it will provide its automotive camera-based mapping capabilities to Ordnance Survey's geospatial technology to provide "a new, highly accurate, and customisable location information service" for energy, infrastructure, and other types of customers of Ordnance Survey. everything CES 2019 All the latest in business tech 3 reasons pros should pay attention Nvidia CEO explains how AI changes everything Are newly launched ‘5G’ services truly 5G wireless? The best tech on show (so far) AARP trialing VR for remote healthcare What to expect from the chipmakers HP, Acer, and Asus unveil new laptops TechRepublic: HumanEyes powers world's first 5K VR camera CNET: Every hot gadget With the deployment of 5G worldwide, … [Read more...] about CES 2019: Intel’s Mobileye signs deal with UK mapping agency
The world's largest tech show has become center stage for the digital assistant wars.Amazon Alexa was the belle of the CES ball two years ago when the e-commerce giant unveiled a long list of product integrations that included Ford vehicles and Whirlpool appliances. Not to be overshadowed, Google the following year constructed a large, eye-catching stage and announced four new Google Assistant-powered smart displays.Which brings us to CES 2019, kicking off next week. There, Amazon and Google are expected to make big splashes designed to show the rest of the tech industry that they -- not the other guy -- have the best platform for operating our smart homes, connected cars and voice-powered offices. Making their cases will be especially important at CES, since the show has become a who's who for the smart home and automotive industries -- two major growth areas for voice assistants.But while both have extended the reach and influence of voice computing, both also need to broaden their … [Read more...] about At CES 2019, Alexa and Google Assistant will howl. The rest will whimper
CES 2019 will be my 16th consecutive jaunt to Las Vegas to see the latest and greatest that the consumer electronics industry has to offer. So I'm extremely confident in predicting that we'll see plenty of the following: Faster, better, bigger and smaller versions of all of last year's productsAI and "machine learning" integrated into more servicesRobots everywhereEverything will be cloud-connectedEverything will be "smart" enabledThose, of course, are the table stakes -- the same trends that have been on display for the past three, five or even 10 years of the world's biggest electronics show. To that end, these are the biggest questions we have going into the show -- the answers to which will set the tone for the rest of 2019. 1. How will 5G change the tech landscape? There is little doubt that 5G -- the next-generation wireless standard that promises hyperfast speeds with almost no latency -- is the key game-changing technology for 2019. But just how many 5G-compatible … [Read more...] about 14 questions CES 2019 needs to answer