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I’ve owned an Amazon Echo for over three years now — here are my 19 favorite features

Amazon Echo is one of the best gadgets you can buy right now. It transforms the way you use your living space.

Google and Lenovo have teamed up to make an $80 smart alarm clock that will wake you up gently every morning

The Lenovo Smart Clock can tell the time and weather, play podcasts and the news, and wake you up gently with brightness and animations.

Amazon has finally revealed how many Alexa devices have been sold

After years of dodging the question, Amazon has finally said how many devices have been sold that have its voice assistant, Alexa, built in

Amazon’s revamped Echo Plus got 6 crucial upgrades this year — and it’s now $40 off for Cyber Monday

Amazon unveiled a brand-new Echo Plus last month, a redesigned version of the $150 smart speaker it introduced last year.

There’s finally a way to summon Google Assistant on your iPhone using your voice

Google's latest version of Google Assistant for iOS is helping break down the wall that Apple builds around its ecosystem.
A Microsoft Skype video call, made from an Amazon Echo Show smart speaker device.

A new team-up between Microsoft and Amazon gives us a whole new reason to doubt Microsoft’s voice assistant

When Microsoft brings Skype to Amazon's Alexa, the question becomes: Why do we need Microsoft's own Cortana assistant?

Amazon will reportedly release its own Alexa-enabled microwave, plus a bunch of other gadgets, later this year

"Alexa, heat up my leftovers, but not too hot," you might tell an Amazon-made microwave.

Google Assistant tops Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa in a head-to-head intelligence test

Microsoft, Google, Apple and Amazon are all developing competing voice assistants. In a test run on smartphones, Google Assistant was able to answer the most questions correctly — about 86% of 800 questions correctly.

Siri owns 46% of the mobile voice assistant market — one and half times Google Assistant’s share of the market

Apple's share of the mobile voice assistant market is surprising considering Siri's popularity compared to Google Assistant, but its presence on the iPhone and Google's struggle to build awareness about its own smart assistant put it at an easy first.

Amazon is bringing its Echo devices to hotel rooms across the country, starting with Marriott

Thanks to a new program called Alexa for Hospitality, Amazon Echo devices will soon become available in hotels throughout the US. Guests will be able to use them to call the front desk, adjust the lights, and even check out of their room.