When the robots turn against us, I’ll likely regret saying this but… you should make a talking speaker part of your family.
The only question is, which one do you adopt? Amazon’s Echo or the new Google Home?
Ever since Amazon released the $180 Echo Wi-Fi connected speaker, Alexa, the friendly built-in voice-assistant, has become a mega hit. Always-on microphones combined with clear, snappy responses have made talking to a computer as normal as clicking a mouse.
Among my friend’s son’s first words? “Ayex-yah.” When I unplugged the Echo last week in the kitchen, my wife wondered how we’d ever know when to take the chicken out of the oven.
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