The Drive reached out to Toyota regarding which cars will receive Alexa integration first, the possibility of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto-equipped Toyotas, and recommendations for drivers less than thrilled with the idea of an always-on microphone embedded in their new vehicle.
Of course, people won't be talking about the condition of relations between Alexa and Cortana almost as much as they will be talking about voice-activated toilets.
Sources are saying that Amazon Alexa has now eventually Companies starting with Acer, Asus, HP, and Lenovo, all are preparing to integrate the Alexa voice assistant on their new notebooks and desktops. So for those who do not have an account yet but are already planning to purchase the smart glasses, there is still time.
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In Las Vegas it's generally agreed that the 2018 show is set to see the delivery of several new technologies built around voice and AI.
A selection of big-name PC brands will adopt the Amazon Alexa app this year.
Vuzix CEO Paul Travers mentioned in a Bloomberg interview that while the initial cost of bringing the AR glasses is is at $1,000, the "ultimate goal" of the company is to make them available for an under $500 price. We'll know more about the company's new range of laptops in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for updates.
In the future, however, Dobbs thinks Amazon's first-to-market advantage will fade and the gap between the Echo and Google Home will close.