Alexa has left the building—and entered your earbuds, glasses, and rings.
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Alexa and gaming have been rubbing shoulders since day one. From guiding children through LEGO adventures to multi-player trivia games for bored drivers, Voice has proven to be the new frontier of gaming.
Using your phone or tablet to follow a recipe can be more stressful than the cooking itself. If it's a video, you'll spend half the time rushing to pause it or repeatedly replay the previous step. If it's a written recipe, well, we hope you like food smudged all over your screen.
Voice technology and storytelling have become two peas in a pod. From Alexa Skills that read children's bedtime stories to branded audiobooks and podcasts, storytelling through voice devices is now one of the most powerful mediums to engage people of all ages.
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is a coveted gathering place for thousands of companies to announce their latest gadgets. From walking cars and modular television screens to voice-controlled bathrooms and personal beer brewing machines, CES 2019 revealed something for everyone.
Google Assistant Connect button and tablet shown at CES 2019. Credit: Engadget.
CES 2019 has been a whirlwind for everyone in consumer technology. Google, in particular, has been pulling out all the stops to challenge Amazon's dominance over the voice tech market.
One of Google's announcements is already making developers and manufacturers rub their hands together in anticipation. The Google Assistant Connect – a new way for third parties to integrate smart functions (like recognizing voice commands) without the encumbrance of computing them.