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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.
Credit: "Bose" – Amazon Alexa Smart Home Skill
Bluetooth headphones are all the rage nowadays, largely because they let you move away from your laptop without violently yanking your buds out of your ears. Apple has tied Siri into their AirPods and then Google pushed their Assistant into their Pixel Buds.