News Roundup: CES gets washed out

A roundup of the week’s tech news including Meltdown fallout, Huawei’s US woes, and Facebook’s new Portal.



Another year, another CES. 2017 saw Alexa rule the roost, so this year Google tried to steal some of the thunder. The search giant promised fancy Assistant-based smart speakers/displays from JBL, Lenovo, LG and Sony, while a host of others showed off devices featuring Google’s voice tech. 

That obviously didn’t stop Alexa making an appearance, the biggest news being Acer embedding Amazon’s helper into some of its laptop ranges this year. Baidu also made an effort with some Duer-based devices.

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Dan Swinhoe

Dan is a journalist at CSO Online. Previously he was Senior Staff Writer at IDG Connect.

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