The voice control options are extremely basic, and the price increase just doesn't match the value added. Save some cash and get the $249 model or a Nest.
Microsoft's smart assistant Cortana is expanding beyond Windows, Twitter's Periscope is rising on Android, and Amazon is getting crafty with competition for Etsy.
Privacy group charges that Smart TVs' voice-command feature violates federal privacy law by collecting owners' private communications.
Elemental Path and ToyTalk hope to pioneer interactive toys. But will kids and parents want Internet-connected Barbies and dinosaurs?
CNET's favorite streaming boxes get minor makeovers, with voice search coming to the new Roku 3 and faster performance to the new Roku 2. Plus, a Facebook-like data feed lets you "follow" new movies as they transition through availability windows.
The first car with Android Auto is common and affordable.
To improve its voice recognition tech, Amazon saves and analyzes your voice data. Here are two ways to delete it.
Technically Incorrect: An Italian grandmother in Australia grapples with the idea of talking to Siri and ends up calling the voice command system "a bloody sh**". Of course, she's now a Web hit.
Google recently commissioned a study to show how cool voice search can be, but the findings don't always show the best side of either teens or adults.
The updated Insteon app for Windows Phone 8.1 includes a variety of voice controls.