Comparing Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana and Siri smart speakers

The smart home assistant race has been building to a fever pitch over the course of the last couple of years. Things really came to...

In defense of the Amazon Fire Phone

The Fire Phone is widely regarded as one of Amazon’s biggest misfires —...

Sonos announces Alexa-controlled wireless speakers

Alexa is officially the first voice assistant to be available on Sonos, a...

Alexa’s opt-in notifications go live, allowing skills to alert you with lights and chimes

Alexa’s voice-activated apps will now have a new way to alert end users about updates and new content, Amazon announced today. Thanks to newly added...

Comparing all 8 Amazon Echos

 Which Amazon Echo is right for you? The new Echo 2, Plus, Spot, Connect and Buttons, or the existing Dot, Show, or Look? This handy chart lets you compare the functionality...

Alexa’s ‘flash briefing’ can now update you on the latest music news and events

Amazon Alexa’s popular “Flash Briefing” skill, designed to give you the latest news and information from a series of customizable news sources, can now tell...

Echo’s messaging service may add support for SMS texts from your own ‘Alexa number’

Amazon appears to be planning an expansion of Alexa’s existing messaging capabilities to support sending SMS text messages to friends using your Echo device or...

What can’t it do? The best Amazon Echo tips and tricks to use around...

Amazon's virtual assistant, Alexa, has plenty of neat skills. So many, in fact, it seems like a new one appears every day. These Amazon Echo tips and tricks are just...

Alexa can now find and play music for over 500 ‘activities’

Alexa’s ability to help you find the right music got a boost this week. The virtual assistant is now able to pull up music for...

Life Bot’s new Alexa app can text you reminders, help with daily activities

A new voice app from a Y Combinator-backed startup called Life Bot wants to make it easier to use Amazon Alexa as a digital assistant,...