AmazonBasics Microwave hands-on review

Research Center: AmazonBasics microwave When we first heard rumors that Amazon might be introducing a microwave, we thought, huh, a microwave? You mean, like the kind in a kitchen that warms a...

Amazon’s hardware event is going on right now. Here’s everything they’ve announced

Amazon's hardware announcement likely means a whole bunch of new Amazon Alexa gadgets. From a microwave to stereo equipment, here are our guesses on which devices we'll see, which could...

Amazon reportedly will introduce an Alexa-enabled microwave, amp, and more

Amazon's Fall 2018 Alexa device rollout is about to begin, sources say. Look for an Alexa microwave, an amplifier, receiver, and subwoofer, and an Alexa voice-responsive device for your car....

Amazon wants Alexa to figure out how to fulfill users’ without help from Skills

Stock Catalog/FlickrAmazon’s wildly popular voice assistant Alexa has managed to make herself invaluable to many people because of the wide range of abilities available through Alexa Skills. Now, Amazon...

Amazon Alexa may bite your head off if asked to play that darn ‘Baby...

Amazon's Alexa will do what you ask of it, but that doesn't mean it likes it. The voice assistant will go on a little rant if it is asked to...

Amazon Alexa is learning how to recognize silly questions and strange wording

Alexa has always been good at recognizing vocal input, but recent improvements to its natural language processing have yielded better accuracy and fewer misunderstandings when questions are asked. The post Amazon...

Samsung is beefing up Bixby by opening it up to third-party apps

Samsung is improving its voice assistant Bixby by introducing support for third-party developers to create apps using the A.I. assistant. Samsung will soon release developer kits that will allow Bixby...

Best Buy is bundling the new Lenovo Smart Display with the Google Home Mini

Best Buy is now including a complimentary Google Home Mini, which retails at $49, with every purchase of the 8-inch Lenovo Smart Display, a popular new device that is also...

Alexa’s smart speaker market lead slips as Google Assistant and others gain

Amazon Alexa remains the global leader in smart speaker sales by a significant margin, but Google Assistant is steadily gaining market share in the U.S. Smart speakers from other companies...

Alexa will avoid tough questions with new, kid-friendly responses

Amazon added a number of new, kid-friendly responses to Alexa that will avoid any unsavory questions, play songs with censored lyrics, and doesn't ruin the existence of Santa Claus. The post...

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How to back up your iPhone

We know how painful it is to start over when you lose a phone, which is why we’ve come up with some of the...