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CES 2019: Amazon and Google Assistant carve up tech expo

CES 2019: Amazon and Google Assistant carve up tech expo

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At CES, there's no shortage of gadgets to talk to. Smart TVs, cars, pianos - and even a toilet - these are just some examples of devices that come with voice-activated helpers.No matter who makes the hardware, the virtual aide linked to or packaged inside is likely to be one of two: either Amazon's Alexa or Google Assistant.For ShadeCraft, the maker of a new device that lets garden parasols be controlled by voice, Alexa was simply more straight-forward to build in."It was much easier and simpler to integrate," explains chief executive Armen Gharabegian. "But we have been testing Google voice as well." Users can ask Alexa to open or close the sunshades mechanically, or pl...
The hot new tech at the CES 2019 expo

The hot new tech at the CES 2019 expo

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your device The CES trade show is powering up again in Vegas. Most of the biggest names in tech and stacks of start-ups you've never heard of will compete for attention over the next week.Some products may launch new categories - past events presented a first look at video cassette recorders (VCRs), organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TVs and Android tablets. But many more will flop or never even make it to market. We've scoured the internet for hints about what will be on show... AI assistants and smart livingOne of the biggest developments at the last few CES expos has been Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant's rival ...