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Amazon says the laughing Echo devices that terrified some users happened because Alexa ‘mistakenly’ thought it heard instructions to laugh...

Amazon is aware that some of its Echo devices are spontaneously bursting into laughter, and the company says it's working on a fix.

Apple’s ‘white ring’ problem reflects a surprising lapse in quality control, but industrial design experts say it shouldn’t be...

Industrial design experts are surprised that Apple didn't catch the HomePod white ring problem during quality assurance testing.

Apple admits its new $350 speaker can leave permanent white rings on wooden surfaces and furniture

A few HomePod reviewers have noticed that the device can leave behind semipermanent white marks on some treated wooden surfaces.

There are 2 major reasons you should buy Apple’s HomePod over an Amazon Echo

If you care about audio quality, HomePod is worth considering.

Apple’s new $350 HomePod speaker sounds great — but there are 7 crucial things it can’t do

Apple's new HomePod combines phenomenal sound with the ease of Apple products — but it has several limitations.

8 reasons you should buy a Google Home Max instead of an Apple HomePod

Google Home Max and Apple's HomePod both deliver great sound for a similar price — but the Max has several advantages.

Apple’s $349 HomePod is only the second-most expensive major smart speaker you can buy

The Amazon Echo seemed a novelty when it debuted three years ago. Now it's just one of many smart speakers on the market.

Amazon pioneered a new market potentially worth $10 billion

Sales of Alexa devices, along with voice-enable ordering from Amazon, bring a whole new business opportunity to the company.

Amazon still dominates the smart speaker market — but the competition is closing in

Google Home now has a significant stake of the market. And new smart speakers are either here or on the way.