With Echo Show, Alexa can 'show you things,' Amazon says of its new gadget.
Amazon is now offering the voice recognition hardware and software from the Echo to third-party device makers in a bid to broaden Alexa's reach.
The Microsoft Cortana-powered Harman Kardon Invoke has its benefits, but Amazon's Echo lineup might be too big to topple. Redmond has no one to blame but itself.
The Google Home is a great-looking speaker with a voice assistant that's catching up to Amazon's Alexa, although it hasn't quite gotten there yet.
People like the idea of controlling their houses from afar, but aren't interested in pricey retrofits.
And in case you'd rather daydream about seeing the hit musical Hamilton instead of cooking dinner, Google can help you out with that, too.