Items tagged with smart display

Smart Displays, according to Google, are becoming “a hub that entertains and connects the whole home and whole family, all day (and night) long.” Google's updates need to reflect that sentiment, so Google has implemented ten new features to make Smart Displays a little better. These updates help to create a “brand new experience that builds on the smarts of Google and visual capabilities of Smart Displays.” To start your day off right, Google introduced the “Your Morning” page to get reminders for meetings, morning news, and weather for the day. If you are not feeling like getting out of bed, you can turn up the temperature or turn on some lights in the “Home... Read more...
As the holiday season approaches and 2019 draws to a close, we want to do our part to get you all worked up and in the holiday spirit. So, hot on the heals of a couple of amazing giveaways, we thought what better way to keep the party going than to give away some more HOT new tech gear brought you by Lenovo! Up for grabs in this year's CES 2020 HOT Holiday Giveaway are two Lenovo Smart Displays with Google Assistant – one 10” model and one 8” – along with a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (Gen 4) 2-in-1 Convertible Ultrabook! 1st Prize: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Specs: Core i7-8565U, 8GB RAM, 256GB Intel SSD, 13.9" FHD 1080p Display 2nd Prize: Lenovo Smart Display 3rd Prize:... Read more...
The holiday season may be behind us now, but we wanted to keep you all in the holiday spirit just a little longer. As you've likely heard, we hooked-up with our friends at Lenovo for another HOT Holiday Giveaway that ended in December, just before we headed out for CES 2019.  For this giveaway, we had not one but three awesome prizes up for grabs -- two Lenovo Smart Displays with Google Assistant – one 10” model and one 8” – along with a Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenges AR Kit with Kylo Ren Lightsaber; cool tech, great gear, good times. In any event, we've finally scoured through all of the entries and have picked the lucky winners! So,... Read more...
It looks as though Amazon is about to have some competition for its newly redesigned Echo Show. According to a new report, Facebook is set to announced next a week a new hardware device called "Portal". According to the report from Cheddar, the hardware device will available in two screen sizes (a la the Lenovo Smart Display), with prices starting at a hefty $300. The variant with the larger display is said to retail for as much as $400. The device will allegedly have a wide-angle camera up front, and will rely heavily on artificial intelligence technology to enhance the user experience. For example, the report gives the example that AI will be used to recognize the user and track... Read more...
When Amazon trotted out its Echo Show smart speaker with a display built in, almost everyone speculated that competitors in the AI smart speaker market would be bringing out similar products. That proved accurate at CES 2018 in January, when LG, Lenovo, and JBL all rolled out their own smart speakers packing a display. The company conspicuously missing from the smart display segment at CES was Google. The odd part is that Google is one of the biggest names in the entire smart speaker segment currently with its Google Home device.. In September we learned Google was working on a product for the segment. A new report published this week shows that the smart speaker market is booming in Q2... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Chris and Dave will be chatting about a hot, new Samsung HDR Curved Gaming Monitor, Lenovo's Google Assistant-powered Smart Display, SanDisk's Extreme Portable USBC SSDs, Commodore's Beloved Amiga is being reborn, and NVIDIA has something special up their sleeves for GeForce and the Gamescom show in Germany this month. We also open a vortex to another dimension in a chat with Google Assistant on this episode, so you'll definitely want to check that out. Join us #LIVE every Wednesday at 5:30PM EST! 00:52 - Lord of The Hobos 02:32 - Samsung CHG70 FreeSync 2 Monitor Review 15:03 - Lenovo Smart Display Review: Google Home Assistant... Read more...
The Lenovo Smart display is the first in an assault of Google Assistant-enabled devices set to hit the market this year. They will take on Amazon's Echo Show in a battle for smart home assistant technology, with not only a set of ears, but also a set of eyes and a display face to complete the experience. Priced at $249.99 for a 10-inch version and $199.99 for an 8-inch variant, with identical hardware specs except for the display, these are a new breed of smart home devices that have the potential to give Google and its OEM partners a leg-up on Amazon. Since they're part of the "Android Things" ecosystem, Android users will have direct access to their data and media on Google's many... Read more...
Way back in January at the Consumer Electronics Show, Lenovo announced its Smart Display family. The Smart Displays take the concept of the Google Home or Google Home Mini and add a touch screen into the mix. Lenovo and Google announced today that the Smart Display will be available in U.S. retail locations and online stores starting this weekend. The Lenovo Smart Display is available in two screen sizes: 8-inches or 10-inches with HD resolutions. Looking at the devices, you wouldn't be out of line to say that it's a Google Assistant-backed alternative to the Amazon Echo Show.  Given that it leverages the Android Things Platform with Google Assistant, you'll be able to... Read more...