CES 2018: What to expect for smart home tech

With convenience technologies, gear up your kitchen with entertainment and communication. What kind of technology is available to the rest of us this year 2018?

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Every new year summons another edition of the tech world’s biggest trade show-slash-party—yup, CES is back. Over the next week in Las Vegas, the biggest companies in consumer electronics, automotives, and more will be showing off their latest innovations. And hundreds of startups will vie for attention on their potentially revolutionary inventions.

What will be in it for us regular folks who just want technology to make our lives at home a bit better? Well, watch this space (and our Twitter and Instagram accounts) as we hit the show floors next week to find out.

But first, here’s a rundown of what we’re expecting to see at CES 2018, loosely organized by room.

Living Room

One of the biggest winners at CES 2017 was Amazon Alexa, the smart assistant that managed to get integrated into practically everything, from fridges to cars.

This year, we’re expecting Apple’s Siri assistant and Home Kit smart home platform to make more of a splash, considering the tech giant announced the HomePod smart speaker and home tech hub last June. Of course, with more integrations into different kinds of devices, Apple’s smart home system will expand its control well beyond the living room.

Read more: https://www.curbed.com/2018/1/5/16846366/ces-2018-smart-home-tech