Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Science | By Hubert Green

This new Google website shows all possible Google Assistant commands and interactions

This new Google website shows all possible Google Assistant commands and interactions

This new Smart Display platform is powered mostly by Google Assistant, but the company has not developed monitor hardware for the platform themselves. Wired reports you can barely turn around without seeing a "Hey Google" billboard reminding you of the power of the company's voice-activated bot. "Google Assistant is everywhere in Vegas because Google wants desperately for Assistant to be everywhere in your gadgets".

On the show floor, it smoothly scrolled through demo applications popping up info in ways we're used to seeing on our phones or through Android Auto. Google's attendance at CES shows just how seriously it's taking digital assistance.

The Smart Display is available in 8- or 10-inch touchscreen models.

Google, Lenovo, JBL have come up with a new set of devices named as "smart displays".

But compared with the Lenovo's intriguing offering, the LG speaker is pretty damn ugly. The search giant had large plans for its Google Assistant at CES this year, however, they still seemed to be outshined by Amazon's own voice assistant.

The goal of the new website is to put gadgets from Nest (Google parent company Alphabet's smart-home unit) and the Google Assistant front and center, according to Bloomberg.

Personally, I think these "smart displays" are the future of Google Assistant, and for me I don't think it's going to be worth buying anything else going forward. The technology was packed into a variety of smart home products, ranging from speakers and radios through to lamps and vacuum ...

The new range of products and security systems will provide support for Google Assistant, which will allow homeowners to configure lighting, plugs and other home utilities through the Assistant's smartphone app. If you don't know how to prepare something, you can get step by step directions read to you or a quick query will pull up a YouTube video showing you what to do.

"People tell us they love Alexa in the home", said John Scumniotales, the head of product for Amazon Alexa.

Lenovo's Smart Display will be arriving later this year starting at $199, and others will be hitting the market in the coming months... Companies like LG and Samsung were some of the biggest players in the event but Amazon, Asus, Acer and many other brands including those that make popular PC peripherals also made their presence felt in the event. "Our Internet of Things products offer some of the most innovative, easy-to-use kitchen appliances that make cooking enjoyable, hassle-free, and smart".

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