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Amazon Launches $2.5 Million Alexa Prize Competition
Teams will build bots on Amazon's Alexa platform that can converse with people about popular topics and news events.

Buy Sonos Speakers Directly From Apple
Purchase a Sonos system at Apple though Dec. 31 to receive a free three-month Apple Music gift card.

Cheaper Amazon Echo Dot Revealed
Amazon is positioning this as a device you can put in every room of your home and summon Alexa wherever you are.

Control GE Kitchen Appliances Via Voice With Alexa
As of today, all connected GE and Monogram appliances will work with Alexa-enabled devices.

Vizio Unveils SmartCast Crave Speakers
The Crave 360 is on sale now for $250; its $300 Crave Pro sibling will hit shelves soon.

Eyes On: LG's SmartThinQ Hub With Alexa
LG's SmartThinQ Hub looks a lot like the Amazon Echo, and now it even runs Alexa, too.

Satechi Dual Sonic Conical v2.0
The Satechi Dual Sonic Conical v2.0 computer speakers cost just $30, but perform about how you'd expect given the price.

House of Marley Liberate BT
The stylish House of Marley Liberate BT speaker delivers a solid Bluetooth audio experience for its small size.

Griffin Prepares for Future Without Headphone Jacks
The $20 iTrip Clip offers a connection via Bluetooth to nearly any device with a 3.5mm jack.

Avoid Buyer's Remorse: How to Try Your Next Gadget Before You Commit
Did you know that you can rent phones, cameras, fitness trackers, headphones, and other tech products? Here's how to take that gadget for a spin before you make your final buying decision.