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Smart Features Return to Vizio TV Sets
After experimenting with moving all smart TV features to its SmartCast apps last year, Vizio is returning them to the TV.

Amazon's Highest-Rated Alexa Skills in Every Category
Amazon Alexa's more than 10,000 third-party skills are the way to make your Echo really come alive. Here are the top 3,000 in 20 categories chosen by user review rating.

200 Things to Ask Your Google Home
Google Home now has more than 200 third-party skills. If you're just getting started, or you want to really see what your virtual assistant can do, check out our list.

Use Google Home, Amazon Echo to Start Your Mercedes
All 2016 and 2017 Mercedes-Benz models in the US now work with Amazon and Google's voice-powered speakers.

Burger King Ad Hijacks Google Home
UPDATE: It appears Google has stopped the fun (or aggravation) but for awhile, Google Home responded to a Burger King TV ad with Whopper facts.

The Best Cheap Bluetooth Speakers (Under $100)
Affordable wireless audio has come a long way in recent years. Here are our top-rated under-$100 Bluetooth speakers along with what you need to know when shopping for one.

Bang & Olufsen Turns Wireless Sound System Into Wall Tiles
BeoSound Shape can be scaled up to use 44 speakers and the tiles customized in both look and configuration.

Sony SRS-XB40
The Sony SRS-XB40 is a portable Bluetooth speaker armed with some serious bass response and a built-in LED light show.

V-Moda Remix
The V-Moda Remix Bluetooth speaker looks cool and features a customizable design, but even with its solid overall audio performance, it's overpriced.

MartinLogan Crescendo X
The MartinLogan Crescendo X speaker looks and sounds amazing, but a sky-high price and some usability quirks hold it back.