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The LG ThinQ WK9 is the company's new Google Assistant smart display

The LG ThinQ WK9 is the company's new Google Assistant smart display

The first of the Qualcomm Home Hub platforms for Android Things, based on the SDA212 SoC, is created to enable home devices and appliances such as refrigerators, ovens and washing machines with digital assistant and audio capability.

In addition to that, laptops made by HP, Asus and Acer will also have Alexa voice recognition capabilities built in, rather than through a website. A smart display with Assistant will probably be somewhere between these two prices.

There are already a number of big name device makers working to integrate the service, with Bose, Jabrra, iHome, Beyerdynamic, Linkplay, SUGR, and Libre Wireless working to put out "Alexa on-the-go" devices this year.

One of the most intriguing products to watch with Alexa will be the Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses that just might give life to a smart-glasses product category that -with Google Glass - garnered attention a few years back but has failed to get anywhere with consumers.

CES 2018, Las Vegas, will be the place where many new AR and VR products make their debut, with smart glasses being just one example of the kinds of interesting new products that'll be making their way onto the market. While other smart assistants include Cortana and Siri, neither of these are embedded in anywhere near the number of devices as Alexa and Google Assistant.

LG's new ThinQ WK7 smart display features an 8-inch touch display, about an inch larger than the Echo Show, and boasts Meridian Audio, Chromecast connectivity, and YouTube and Duo support.

Peter Newman, research analyst for BI Intelligence, has put together a Smart Speaker report that analyzes the market potential of the Echo Look, Echo Show, and HomePod.

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The march of Amazon's Alexa into the automotive world continues.

But it's the rivalry between Amazon and Google that is particularly noticeable. For more updates, stay tuned with us! Amazon has similar arrangements with other carmakers, and in November it announced a suite of voice-activated work tools to bring Alexa to the office.

Amazon Echo uses Microsoft's Bing search engine to provide additional information, while Google Home uses the company's own Google Search.

The key benefit to AI is that it's supposed to be smart enough to learn your preferences and adjust accordingly.

But Amazon is leading the race to make software that can control other machines.

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