Monday, 25 June, 2018

Toyota will bring Alexa to its United States cars this year

Toyota will offer Alexa in its cars starting later this year Toyota will bring Alexa to its United States cars this year
Velma Reese | 12 January, 2018, 18:29

Google clearly came to the Consumer Electronics Show intending to make a huge splash with Google Assistant.

General Electric is showing off a suite of smart kitchen gizmos that connect its "Geneva" voice assistant to those of Amazon and Google.

61% are interested in getting smart speaker technology in their cars.

Based on The Smart Audio Report, smart speaker adoption is occurring on pace with the rapid adoption of smartphones a decade ago.

The competition to build software people can manage with their voice is one of the hottest topics in consumer technology, drawing, in addition to Amazon and Google, the attention of giants like Apple, Microsoft and Samsung. Combined, the two companies own 92 percent of the smart speaker market globally, according to United Kingdom -based consulting firm Strategy Analytics. Google is the closest direct competitor, and no other company is even in the game.

Apple hasn't been prominent this year, either.

The tie-up marks the latest step in Amazon's onward march to attain global domination via the device by integrating it within all aspects of consumers' lives, with the assistant first emerging on select Toyota and Lexus models this prior to a wider fleet roll out in 2019.

SanDisk reveals the world's smallest 1TB USB-C flash drive
The bundled Type-C cable also comes with a Type-A adapter, similar to what we saw in the WD My Passport SSD . The SanDisk Extream Portable SSD is priced at $100 for the 250GB model and $700 for the 2TB model.

Google claims that you can now perform more than a million actions with Google Assistant.

Google Assistant is being integrated into LG products including televisions, headphones and smart speakers. It allows users to do video calls with Google Duo, provides YouTube video access, and manages all connected devices in the home.

The 24-inch model starts at $1,332.

Qualcomm earlier this week announced the launch of two Qualcomm Home Hub platforms that support Google's Android Things.

To help you in this, Google has launched a new directory for Google Assistant.

"We've seen tremendous excitement with the Lenovo Smart Display, LG Smart Speaker, Harman/JBL working with our Home Hub platform - and this is just the beginning", said Qualcomm spokesperson Liz Sweeney. (NASDAQ:AMZN) continue their battle over the market for voice-enabled devices.

What are they using the devices for? Google Assistant announced third-party actions nearly a year back and there are lots of things you are missing.

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