Alexa Comes To New Devices
While Google Assistant has been a major focus at CES 2018, Amazon's Alexa assistant also continued to broaden its reach beyond smart speakers. HP Inc., Asus and Acer all debuted new PCs at CES that feature Alexa-powered voice control. HP said the new Pavilion Wave desktop (pictured) will allow users to control their music, alarms, smart-home devices, and more with their voice thanks to Alexa integration. The Pavilion Wave also now features an LED light to show users when Alexa is listening. Meanwhile, Acer and Asus both said that support for Alexa is coming to a range of laptops, including certain Acer Aspire and Spin models and certain Asus ZenBook and VivoBook devices. Vuzix also used CES to showcase its Blade smart glasses, which are the first augmented-reality glasses to feature interactivity with Alexa.