The most challenging part about using a voice-based speaker is no knowing what it can do. Smart speakers such as the Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Apple HomePod can perform useful tasks just by responding to your voice. These functions can include turning other smart home products on/off, helping you to learn a second language, and much more. Show More Summary
Amazon has thoroughly customized the Alexa experience for the Indian market. Amazon launched the Echo family in India at the end of last year, introducing the subcontinent to Alexa. The virtual assistant made its debut three years ago...Show More Summary
Rarely lost for words, Google, Apple and Amazon's talkative smart speakers are auditioning for the role of all-knowing oracle in Aussie homes. But which version should rule your home? We compare the Amazon Echo, Google Home and Apple Homepod at playing music, helping around the house, doing stuff online and actually understanding your requests. Show More Summary
Henry Cooke (aka "prehensile" on GitHub) has hatched a fascinating techno-artistic experiment. He set up two Amazon Echos to talk back and forth, each repeating a text to the other, with every iteration introducing new errors. His initial inspiration was "I Am Sitting in a Room," a 1969 work of acoustic art by Alvin Lucier, […]
If you’ve got an Amazon Echo, and you’ve configured it for multiple users, changed the wake word, or configured package tracking, then you may be wondering what’s next. Routines are one thing that can really make your home feel smart. Show More Summary
Your Echo-loving friends will be so jealous of these uniquely Google skills
Bought an Amazon Echo last Christmas? You were not the only one. According to a statement released by Amazon, “millions” of Echo Dots — the manufacturer’s smart home devices featuring voice assistant Alexa — were sold during the holidays, making it the best-selling item on their website. Show More Summary
If Alexa isn't fitting well with your decor, wrap her in a lovely sleeve of Toast. Plus: return of the $10 label-maker!
It seems like every new wireless speaker on the market comes with a voice assistant now. Since 2014, when Amazon announced the Echo, the idea of a smart speaker has taken the gadget world by storm. Apple has finally thrown its hat into the ring with the release of the HomePod, leaving us to wonder which smart speaker is the best smart speaker. Show More Summary
These days, it's hard to keep all the Amazon Echo devices straight. There's the Spot and the Dot, and the Show and the Look. There's the second-generation Echo, which is different from the original Echo, which is also different fromShow More Summary
A series of job listings suggests that Spotify could be looking to get into the hardware game, possibly with a smart speaker of its own to compete with the Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod, and Google Home.
The smart speaker race has intensified since Apple threw its hat in the ring with HomePod, but a new competitor may be entering the fray — and it could be a game-changer. Based on a series of job postings, it appears Spotify is making...Show More Summary
You’ve bought an Amazon Echo. Maybe a Dot, a Tap, or a Look… or one of the other versions that come with a working microphone, possibly a camera, and definitely Alexa. These devices can make your life easier in so many ways: listening to music and podcasts, checking the weather and latest news, and even ordering from Amazon. Show More Summary
"Spotify is on its way to creating its first physical products." Ever since Amazon came out with the Echo in 2014, the market for smart speakers has exploded into something that Google, Apple, and countless other companies are trying to dip their toes into. Show More Summary
There’s a new Marvel superhero series on Fox called The Gifted that this week inspired my son Fallon, age 11, to predict the first Alexa virus, coming soon to an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Show cloud device near you. Or maybe it will be a Google Home virus. Show More Summary
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The Amazon Echo ecosystem is branching out. Previously confined to the expansive smart speaker lineup including everything from the diminutive Echo Dot to the touchscreen-powered Echo Show, one of the newest members of the family pushes all the right buttons. Show More Summary
The HomePod, a $349 smart speaker that signaled Apple's opening salvo in the war against Amazon Echo and Google Home, is off to a bad start. Despite reviews that stressed fantastic sound from such a small speaker, the HomePod failedShow More Summary
After evaluating sound quality, design, smart features and more, the Sonos One is the smart speaker to beat.
When the first generation of Google Home speakers was released, a bunch of different people made videos with the goal of getting the Home speaker and an Amazon Echo lost in infinite loops, where the two speakers talk to each other indefinitely. Show More Summary