Xiaomi’s take on the Amazon Echo smart speaker costs less than $50

Hot on the heels of reports that Facebook is developing its own take on Amazon Echo, China’s Xiaomi has joined the tech company masses by...

Amazon’s next Echo takes design tips from Apple’s HomePod

The next Amazon Echo will be shorter and slimmer than the original, and will gain some improved speakers and microphones. With more rounded edges and a softer design, it looks...

Amazon said to be working on a premium version of the Echo

Amazon’s Echo is a lot of things to a lot of people — but the word “premium” never really enters the conversation. That’s because, like...

Amazon disputes claims that Echo Show’s Drop-In feature is a security risk

Drop-In is a strange and mostly ill-advised feature. It’s a way of offering instant communication between Echo devices — essentially a phone call that doesn’t...

Alexa update offers in-home intercom support between Echo devices

Perhaps ideal for anyone that lives in a large, multi-story home, Amazon has rolled out a new update that lets users to call from room-to-room using Echo devices as an...

The Amazon Echo now doubles as a home intercom system

Amazon will officially release the Show in a few days, but in the meantime, the company is introducing a long-awaited intercom feature for existing Echo...

What a bargain! These are our three favorite Amazon tech deals of the day

Monday's Best Amazon Tech deals feature a pair of comfortable Bluetooth earbuds, the popular Amazon Echo, and a Lenovo laptop. Score savings up to $175 and discounts as deep as...

42 percent of smart speaker owners have bought a second device (or more)

Here’s a promising metric for Amazon, in terms of its ability to maintain its current lead in the voice computing market: 42 percent of smart...

Apple HomePod speaker favors sound over Siri

Apparently Apple knows Siri kinda sucks, because it was the last thing mentioned...

How Google could fire up its smart home play

When it was unveiled at last year’s I/O, Home felt like little more than Google’s attempt to cash in on the Echo’s success. And the...