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Microsoft continues to push Cortana into the smart home with IFTTT integration

MICROSOFT CONTINUES TO PUSH CORTANA INTO THE SMART HOME WITH IFTTT INTEGRATION

In the crowded world of smart home assistants, Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant are dominating the market and leading the pack when...

Facebook Smart Speakers Are Apparently Coming This Year

FACEBOOK SMART SPEAKERS ARE APPARENTLY COMING THIS YEAR

Apple has the HomePod, Amazon has Alexa, Google has Google Home and now Facebook smart speakers are on the way. According to a recent...

 
 
 
Amazon-exclusive Essential Phone features Alexa built-in

AMAZON-EXCLUSIVE ESSENTIAL PHONE FEATURES ALEXA BUILT-IN

It's only been a day since Essential announced three new limited edition color options for its flagship PH-1 phone, but it turns out...

This must-have smart home accessory improves my everyday life for under $20

THIS MUST-HAVE SMART HOME ACCESSORY IMPROVES MY EVERYDAY LIFE FOR UNDER $20

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the...

 
 
 
New Halo Gray Essential Phone now available for pre-order with built-in Amazon Alexa

NEW HALO GRAY ESSENTIAL PHONE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER WITH BUILT-IN AMAZON ALEXA

Hot on the heels of the debut of three new Essential Phone colors , Essential has announced a fourth new version of its flagship Android...

Essential Phone now also available in Halo Gray with Alexa for $449

ESSENTIAL PHONE NOW ALSO AVAILABLE IN HALO GRAY WITH ALEXA FOR $449

The absence of Alexa was definitely the problem. On February 15, Essential launched the Essential Phone in three new colors - Ocean...

 
 
 
15 Presidents' Day weekend tech deals worth your time

15 PRESIDENTS' DAY WEEKEND TECH DEALS WORTH YOUR TIME

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the...

The best Alexa-enabled products that work with your Amazon Echo

THE BEST ALEXA-ENABLED PRODUCTS THAT WORK WITH YOUR AMAZON ECHO

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the...

 
 
 
U.S. Figure Skaters Dedicate Olympic Routine To Florida Shooting Victims

U.S. FIGURE SKATERS DEDICATE OLYMPIC ROUTINE TO FLORIDA SHOOTING VICTIMS

Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim pay tribute to the 17 killed at a high school.

8 reasons you should buy the Sonos One instead of Apple's HomePod

8 REASONS YOU SHOULD BUY THE SONOS ONE INSTEAD OF APPLE'S HOMEPOD

Sonos Apple finally released the HomePod smart speaker this month, but it's not looking like the device to buy. Before the HomePod,...

 
 
 
This married couple is celebrating Valentine's Day in the most epic way possible - by competing at the Olympics

THIS MARRIED COUPLE IS CELEBRATING VALENTINE'S DAY IN THE MOST EPIC WAY POSSIBLE - BY COMPETING AT THE OLYMPICS

Richard Heathcote/Getty Images American figure skaters Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim began competing together in 2012 and...

Voice assistants will augment, not replace, the human workforce

VOICE ASSISTANTS WILL AUGMENT, NOT REPLACE, THE HUMAN WORKFORCE

GUEST: You've seen them spread throughout the consumer world in the form of Amazon Echo, Google Home, and others. Now, voice-activated...

 
 
 
Amazon is reportedly designing its own A.I. chips to make Alexa respond faster

AMAZON IS REPORTEDLY DESIGNING ITS OWN A.I. CHIPS TO MAKE ALEXA RESPOND FASTER

Amazon is designing its own artificial intelligence chips that would add speech recognition directly to Alexa-powered devices and allow...

Amazon said to be making its own AI chip for faster Alexa performance

AMAZON SAID TO BE MAKING ITS OWN AI CHIP FOR FASTER ALEXA PERFORMANCE

A dedicated chip would allow Alexa to perform speech recognition without contacting the almighty cloud. Amazon Alexa is undoubtedly...

 
 
 
The Best Alexa-Compatible Smart Devices

THE BEST ALEXA-COMPATIBLE SMART DEVICES

Having Alexa is just the start. Now you need smart things to connect to it. More and more devices work with Amazon Alexa these days....

Repairing your Apple HomePod costs almost as much as a new HomePod

REPAIRING YOUR APPLE HOMEPOD COSTS ALMOST AS MUCH AS A NEW HOMEPOD

Siri might have some way to catch up with Alexa in smart speaker usability but there is no denying the audio quality emitted from an...

 
 
 
New test shows Siri on HomePod answer 52% of questions correctly, lagging behind Alexa & Google Assistant

NEW TEST SHOWS SIRI ON HOMEPOD ANSWER 52% OF QUESTIONS CORRECTLY, LAGGING BEHIND ALEXA & GOOGLE ASSISTANT

Now that Apple's HomePod smart speaker is available to everyone , it's being put through a slew of tests. Loup Ventures this weekend...

Amazon Alexa: PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018 skills

AMAZON ALEXA: PYEONGCHANG WINTER OLYMPICS 2018 SKILLS

GadgetyNews - Low Jargon: High Tech The 2018 Winter Olympics are now underway in PyeongChang. But, how can your Amazon Alexa help you...

 
 
 
Alexa Health Facts

ALEXA HEALTH FACTS

Apple HomePod Review: Great Sound, But Siri Needs Work

APPLE HOMEPOD REVIEW: GREAT SOUND, BUT SIRI NEEDS WORK

Apple's first smart speaker sounds amazing, but Siri needs to do more to compete with Alexa and Google Assistant.