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Over a million people asked Amazon’s Alexa to marry them in 2017 and it turned them all down

Winning over your virtual voice assistant is apparently a competitive field. But spoiler alert: your AI-powered Amazon Alexa device is probably going to reject your proposal no matter how hard you try to win her over.

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.

Google introduces the Home Hub, a $150 speaker with a screen to take on Amazon’s Echo Show

Google revealed the Google Home Hub, a smart speaker with a screen so it can show you search results, YouTube videos, and controls for your smart home gear.

Google just released a new aqua version of the Home Mini, its super-popular $50 smart speaker

This is the first time Google has released a new color for the Home Mini since its introduction last year.

Amazon’s Alexa is getting smarter about sports — it can tell you the odds of the next NFL game and give you an update on your favorite tea...

You can now ask Amazon's Alexa to tell you how many yards Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has thrown for in his career and to give you a recap of last week's Dallas Cowboys game.

19 of the coolest things your Google Home can do

Google Home can do a lot more than tell you the weather. Whether you have the original Google Home, the tiny Google Home Mini, or the extra-large Google Home Max, the device has several hidden tricks that will make your life easier.
Danish audio company Bang & Olufsen unveiled the Beosound Edge, a rolling speaker that costs over $3,700.

7 of the coolest gadgets announced at IFA 2018, Europe’s biggest tech show of the year

Europe's largest consumer electronics show is underway in Berlin, and companies like Lenovo, Sony, and Sennheiser have announced innovative, exciting, and quirky new products.

I’ve been using the mega-sized, room-shaking Google Home Max speaker for 6 months. Here’s why I think it’s worth the $400 price tag

I first tested the Google Home Max, Google's $400 smart speaker, back in January. More than six months later, I still highly recommend the device. Here's what I still love about it, and what's started to bother me.

Google Assistant and Google Home won’t work properly if you completely disable Google’s location tracking

After the Associated Press revealed that Google will sometimes track your location even when 'location history' is turned off, some users decided to completely turn off the settings that enable location tracking. However, this makes Google Assistant unusable, as well as Google Home devices.

Google Assistant tops Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa in a head-to-head intelligence test

Microsoft, Google, Apple and Amazon are all developing competing voice assistants. In a test run on smartphones, Google Assistant was able to answer the most questions correctly — about 86% of 800 questions correctly.