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Cavalier Maverick review: Everything the Amazon Echo should be

August 1st, 2018

Amazon invented the smart speaker market out of thin air when it first launched the Amazon Echo. Since Alexa first found her way into kitchens across the country, a host of other big players like Apple, Google, and Sonos have entered the market with their own versions, and smart speakers have become big business. But …

Google Home vs Alexa price, sales

Google just dethroned Amazon in the smart speaker wars

May 25th, 2018

Amazon invented the market for smart speakers when it first launched the Echo, and unsurprisingly, it has dominated the market ever since. Even the HomePod, with the full weight of Apple’s engineering team and Jony Ive’s facial hair, couldn’t make a dent in Echo sales. But according to new sales data from Canalys, Google took …

Amazon Alexa Recording Private Conversation

Amazon might have a serious Alexa problem on its hands

May 25th, 2018

News broke out earlier this week that Amazon’s Alexa assistant recorded a private conversation between two people and then sent that recording to a third party. Alexa, of course, is supposed to listen to everything you say but only act when you utter the designated hotwords that invoke the assistant. Only then is Alexa supposed …

Amazon Echo 2017: Release date

Amazon’s brand new Echo is smaller, sounds better and costs less

September 27th, 2017

On Wednesday morning at a press event in Seattle, Amazon announced a brand new Echo device that improves on the original internally and externally. The new smart speaker is shorter than the original, features a variety of shells to match the room you place it in and costs less than the Echo did at launch. …

Amazon Echo sale, out of stock

Amazon’s Echo is out of stock, signalling an impending update

August 29th, 2017

Amazon first released the Echo speaker back in 2015, approximately 115,452,101 Lightning Deals ago. The hardware has remained the same ever since then, largely because the speaker has sold like crazy ever since it launched. But the year is now 2017, emoji have become their own movie, and it’s time for an upgrade. Google has …

Amazon Echo Hack

The Amazon Echo can be hacked to listen in on everything you say

August 2nd, 2017

Smart home speakers equipped with microphones programmed to listen for everything you say may be turned into devices that would spy on everything you say. Gadgets like Amazon Echo and Google Home are programmed to record your commands, but they’re also programmed to ignore everything you say unless you use a hot word to activate …