CES is the best place to get a sense of what's hot and not in technology.
As gadget-packed as this year's show was — we crowned our favorite tech from CES here — it also provided good insight on the tech trends that'll influence our lives.
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Which companies and product categories rose to the top and which ones flamed out? Here are the winners and losers of CES 2018.
Google's huge booth across from the Las Vegas Convention Center. Image: Bridget Bennett/mashable After getting crushed by Amazon Alexa at CES 2017 , Google fired back from all directions with what seemed like Google Assistant integration in every gadget imaginable at this year's show. Everything from speakers, speakers with displays , TVs, and even Kia's cars were injected with the Assistant's intelligence. Alexa also had its fair share of new supported products, but CES 2018 made it very clear the battle of the voice assistants (and the smart home for that matter) has only just begun. Read more... More about Ces , Alexa , Self Driving Cars , Google Assistant , and Ces 2018