You can’t miss Google at tech’s largest trade show this year

Jefferson Graham previews the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where new smart home products using technology from Google, Amazon and Apple will be unveiled.

The annual consumer electronics show has been dominated by Asian tech giants Samsung, LG and Sony in recent years, along with a trade show floor featuring thousands of startups hoping lightning strikes with some Las Vegas-style luck.

What you historically don’t see at CES are the U.S.-based tech giants Apple, Amazon or Google, which tend to show off their new products at their own heavily produced media events later in the year.

But CES 2018, which kicks off with events Sunday, will have a big presence from Google as it continues its push to take on Amazon’s Echo connected speaker.

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