CES 2018: LG's Google Assistant Ready Smart Display Revealed

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       By Rei Padla

LAS VEGAS-If you own a TiVo, you'll soon be able to control it through your Amazon Echo or Google Home.

B&O also announced AirPlay 2 support is coming to 10 devices including the Beoplay M3, M5 and A9 mk2 and Beosound range. But at least we know more about the LG WK9 Google Assistant touch screen speaker today than yesterday. LG made a decision to use Meridian Audio and add an 8-inch touchscreen display and a front-facing camera on this device.

For those who thought Cortana was the last runner against other voice assistants such as Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri and Bixby, there's news. The Lenovo Smart Display also has a camera, which has a physical lens cover, to be used for intercom communication, video feeds facilitated through Nest, or likely other Wi-Fi cameras, and even video calls carried out through Google Duo integration.

Vuzix Launching First Alexa-Powered AR Glasses Next Week
In August, Microsoft tied-up with Amazon to let Cortana and Alexa work together - rivaling Google Assistant and Siri . Interestingly, Amazon is not the first company to launch a pair of digital glasses that are Alexa-enabled.

In related news, JBL also announced the LINK View, another smart display device running the Google Assistant out of the box, although we don't have any info about its price either.

You can pick one up when it goes on sale in the summer. They make it easy to watch YouTube videos, enjoy personal photos, follow recipes, control smart home devices and more. "We have been through a lot of work to achieve this with [our] high end speakers - it's.relatively easy in small devices [like Echo or Google Home] but more hard [for us]".

"Insteon continues to build interoperability with companies that enhance our customer's experience with their connected home", said CEO Rob Lilleness.

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