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New Google Assistant Smart Displays are announced by Lenovo, LG and JBL

January 11, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Earlier in the week at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Google announced Smart Displays. Smart Displays are Google Assistant speakers made by third-parties that have a built-in display. Announcing the first batch on the show floor were Lenovo, LG and JBL. Here’s a roundup of what’s coming and the details.

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Google now has a complete Google Assistant directory

January 11, 2018 Doug Demagistris

With Google Assistant rolling out everywhere, have you ever wondered what you can do with it? That’s why Google has created a complete online directory for everything to know about the AI assistant technology that also learns from you.

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Google announces ‘Smart Displays,’ Google Assistant speakers with a built-in display

January 10, 2018 Doug Demagistris

For a change in times, Google is making big announcements at CES. We’ve already heard about Google Pay, and now Google has announced ‘Smart Displays.’ These are essentially Google Home speakers with the Google Assistant that have a built-in display, and they’ll be made by various hardware partners. Think of them as a collection of Echo Show-like speakers, only powered by the Google Assistant and not Amazon Alexa.

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Amazon and Google aren’t generating much profit from smart speakers

January 5, 2018 Amiel Pineda

Shoppers looking to get into the smart speaker game were definitely happy during the holiday season when both Google and Amazon slashed the prices of their AI driven speakers. The Amazon Echo Dot and Google Home Mini decreased to $29 from their original price points of $50. At almost a 50% discount, it’s hard to imagine both companies profiting much from their entry-level smart speakers, but looking big picture, it was probably all about getting as many people as possible [Read More]

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Google’s voice-generating AI sounds identical to humans

December 31, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Google makes a big deal about its voice-generating AI technology every time the company takes a stage. Over the past two years, we’ve seen the technology take form of the Google Assistant, which is now present on all kinds of electronics, not just phones. Thanks to machine learning, the technology improves with our use, and it has reached the point where it’s indistinguishable from real humans.

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LG will showcase ThinQ during CES 2018

December 28, 2017 Doug Demagistris

CES 2018 is a little over a week away, and LG just let out word that something new is coming to the smart home. The trade show that will begin January 8 is no stranger to smart home product launches, and this year won’t be any different.

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Google Lens is about to get a whole lot better

December 24, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Google made a big deal about Google Lens during its showcase of the Google Assistant and its different capabilities back in May at the company’s developer conference. The functionality has since been brought to Pixel and Pixel 2 phones in a preview form, but could soon gain some functionality.

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