Top CES tech reveals include robot dogs, foldable television

LAS VEGAS — Who let the dog out? Sony rolled out a much cuter — and more sophisticated — Aibo robot dog on Tuesday, and it came off acting and moving a lot more like a real canine. The Japanese electronics giant retired the original Aibo in 2006 and went

Bezos scores big win for Alexa ahead of CES

Jeff Bezos was winning at CES on Monday — and the largest tech show of the year hadn’t even officially started. The Amazon chief executive was sitting pretty after HP, Asus and Acer each debuted PCs designed to work with the e-tailer’s Alexa — all part of Bezos’ plan

Bezos scores big win for Alexa ahead of CES

Jeff Bezos was winning at CES on Monday — and the largest tech show of the year hadn’t even officially started. The Amazon chief executive was sitting pretty after HP, Asus and Acer each debuted PCs designed to work with the e-tailer’s Alexa — all part of Bezos’ plan

Amazon and Google are losing money in a speaker price war

  Amazon and Google both discounted their home speakers so deeply over the holidays that they likely lost a few dollars per unit — a troubling sign for Apple as it prepares to launch its HomePod speaker, analysts said. Both companies cut prices for the smallest version of their speakers,

Amazon and Google are losing money in a speaker price war

Amazon and Google both discounted their home speakers so deeply over the holidays that they likely lost a few dollars per unit — a troubling sign for Apple as it prepares to launch its HomePod speaker, analysts said. Both companies cut prices for the smallest version of their speakers,

Amazon’s Echo Dot speaker literally sells itself

Amazon’s Echo Dot speaker may be the first hit product that literally sells itself. The Seattle-based web giant said Tuesday that its Prime members helped boost its holiday sales to record levels by buying stuff with the Alexa voice assistant that powers Amazon’s Echo speakers. In a weird twist, however,

Amazon’s Echo Dot speaker literally sells itself

Amazon’s Echo Dot speaker may be the first hit product that literally sells itself. The Seattle-based web giant said Tuesday that its Prime members helped boost its holiday sales to record levels by buying stuff with the Alexa voice assistant that powers Amazon’s Echo speakers. In a weird twist, however,

Rogue Alexa blasts music at 2 a.m. while owner is away on vacation

This Alexa is hardwired to party. A German man landed in hot water after his Amazon personal assistant went rogue — playing deafening music at 2 a.m. while he was away, the Telegraph reported. “While I was relaxed and enjoying a beer, Alexa managed on her own, without command and

Amazon’s Alexa will soon power Big Mouth Billy Bass

Amazon’s Alexa is primed to make a big splash in living rooms nationwide — inside a talking fish. At a Wednesday event at the e-commerce giant’s Seattle headquarters, Amazon revealed that its Alexa smart assistant will soon be accessible through Big Mouth Billy Bass. The animatronic fish, which currently sings songs like

Google yanks YouTube from Amazon’s Echo Show devices

In a rare public feud between large technology companies, Amazon said on Tuesday its Echo Show devices could no longer play videos from YouTube because the site’s parent, Google, stopped supporting the service. The spat is the latest in Silicon Valley in which competitive tensions stood in the way of customers.

Virtual assistants can be hacked with inaudible commands

Researchers in China have found that it’s possible to control digital voice assistants using ultra-high frequencies that are inaudible to the human ear. To commandeer assistants like Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and Microsoft Cortana, the researchers recorded commands and then raised them to frequencies higher than 20 GHz, making them inaudible