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Now is the best time to buy the latest version of Amazon’s best-selling smart speaker, the Echo Dot

Starting Friday, Amazon will start offering incredible deals on its best-selling smart speaker, the Echo Dot.

It looks like Amazon has recruited Alexa for its plan to rename an entire neighborhood in Virginia

Amazon will split its new headquarters between two cities, one of which is called National Landing, Virginia — a place that never existed until now.

A judge has ordered Amazon to hand over recordings from an Echo to help solve a double murder case

Prosecutors believe the Echo may have evidence relating to the murders of Christine Sullivan and Jenna Pelligrini in New Hampshire in January 2017.

This smart thermostat can automatically adjust your home’s temperature to lower your energy bill — and it’s $40 cheaper today only

The Ecobee4 smart thermostat is $40 cheaper than usual today in honor of Amazon Alexa's fourth birthday.

The Sonos One is available in 5 new colors for a limited time — here’s your first look

Sonos collaborated with the Danish design company Hay to release its smart One speaker in five new colors: red, pink, light gray, green, and yellow.

‘Alexa, buy 10 shares of Facebook’: A discount brokerage giant now lets Main Street investors trade stocks via voice

TD Ameritrade clients can now summon Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, to order trades without calling a broker or tapping a button on a laptop.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

12 devices and services that could help you ditch Amazon completely

Amazon's formerly sterling reputation has taken a hit on all sides recently. If you want to drop it completely, here's how.
Alexa is making its first foray into restaurant technology.

Amazon has invested in its first restaurant operations startup, and it could reveal the future of Alexa

Amazon has invested in SevenRooms, a dining operations and reservations startup, via its Alexa Fund. It will enable customers to make reservations via Alexa and allow waitstaff to serve guests by asking Alexa for help.

Google gave Google Assistant a weirdly specific backstory to get her voice just right

The voice for Google Assistant was something Google worked hard to perfect. A designer told The Atlantic that he gave Google Assistant's voice a weirdly specific backstory in order to make it sound just right. Google Assistant's persona has a BA in art history and enjoys kayaking.

Amazon revamped its most powerful Echo, the $150 Echo Plus — here’s how it compares to the old version

Amazon unveiled a brand-new Echo Plus last month, a redesigned version of the $150 smart speaker it introduced last year. The new Echo Plus has better sound and a new feature that lets you use the device when your power goes out.