Mike George, VP Alexa, Echo and Appstore for Amazon at CES in Las Vegas.

CES tech show goes big on smart home devices and wearables, with Asia s ageing populations set to drive demand

For now Alexa is monolingual and speaks only English, but a German version has recently been announced, with other international languages, including Chinese, scheduled to follow.

So it s no surprise that companies at the CES are announcing gadgets that integrate Alexa.

Is voice activation the missing link that could at last make the concept of smart home a success?

Lenovo s Smart Assistant, a circular 5W tweeter and 1W woofer speaker with an Intel Celeron N3060 processor, which produces 360-degree sound.

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