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Amazon Echo price drops, Apple disses rivals' smart speakersIn today's tech news, Amazon looks to clear old stock ahead of unveiling a new Echo speaker and Apple's Phil Schiller is unimpressed by Echo and Google Home. Meanwhile, the US Air Force lands its secretive, unmanned space plane.
[MUSIC] This is CNET and here are the stories that matter right now. Amazon dropped the price of it's Echo speaker on Sunday to $150 as a US Mother's Day gift idea. The promotion which ends on May 13th could be an attempt to clear inventory ahead of the anticipated arrival of a new Echo Speaker. Code named Knight. Rumored to be revealed later this month. Phil Schiller, Apple's worldwide marketing chief, had nothing good to say about the Amazon Echo and Google Home voice assistants in an interview with India's Gadgets 360 on Saturday. He said that because those devices don't have a built-in screen, they do not suit many situations. Apple is rumored to release its own Siri Smart Speaker at Worldwide Developers Conference in early June. The Boeing-built mini space shuttle touched down in Florida on Sunday, after almost two years orbiting Earth. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle broke the program's own unmanned orbit record by spending 718 consecutive days in space. [UNKNOWN] The US Air Force says the missions purpose was to test various flight technologies and guidance systems. [MUSIC] Stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNET Tech today app available for iOS and Android [SOUND] [BLANK_AUDIO]