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A Parent’s Guide to Not Feeling So Bad About Using Alexa
For parents, smart speakers are great, as well as very weird and scary. We talk to experts about how you can assuage some of your anxieties.
Google Can’t Understand Me Unless I Speak Spanish in an American Accent
Just as train conductors are taught to pronounce local destinations, voice assistants have a responsibility to understand a variety of accents.
Tennessee Man Very Concerned His Google Home Doesn’t Know Who Jesus Is
A Google Home will tell you about Satan, but not Jesus Christ.
Google Home Max Review: A Big, Booming Smart Speaker
The best-sounding smart speaker on the market is here.
Here Comes a New Google Home … With a Screen?
Google source code suggests a speaker with a screen may be coming soon.
Commanded People’s Amazon Echos to Say NSFW Lines
Alexa, mute everything!
Alexa, Give My Data Over to Developers
Amazon is considering allowing third-party app developers access to your voice queries to Alexa.
This Is the Lowest Price Yet for the Google Home
Google offers some discounts for those who want to stay out of Amazon’s ecosystem.
Why Do I Hate Talking to My Phone?
What’s the reason I loathe talking to Siri, but chatter away happily to Alexa?
Google Home Just Got a Lot More Useful for Actual Homes
Your Google Home speaker will now support multiple users — and can recognize you just by the sound of your voice.
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Why Wikipedia’s Editors Are Demanding an Apology From Burger King
Editors say the chain violated rules by inserting ad copy for its Google Home stunt.
Burger King’s Google-Hack Ad Was a Whopper of a Failure
It lasted mere hours before the tech giant shut things down.
Burger King Outsources Advertisement to Your Google Home, Google Shuts It Down
Ever wanted to hear a robot tell you about the Whopper?
Reminder: Your Shiny New Amazon Echo or Google Home Is Great for Food Tasks
It’ll send you recipes as you watch a Food Network show, and even get you pizza on command.
Google Home’s Secret Weakness: the Word ‘Google’
You don’t realize how annoying the name is until you yell it at a robot over and over.
Is Google Home an Amazon Echo Killer? Well…
There can only be one. (There can actually be many.)
Google Doesn’t Want to Be Apple. It Wants to Be Everyone.
As the search giant looks to own hardware, it’s making aggressive moves against other manufacturers.