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Alexa finally gets a new name and voice: How to switch them up on your Amazon Echo

Alexa finally gets a new name and voice: How to switch them up on your Amazon Echo

Now Alexa has a masculine-sounding voice option and you can call your device Ziggy. Plus, you can mix and match.

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Amazon Echo shares your internet with the neighbors. Here's how to turn off Amazon Sidewalk

Amazon Echo shares your internet with the neighbors. Here's how to turn off Amazon Sidewalk

Unless you opt out, Amazon Sidewalk will share a slice of your bandwidth from Echo and Ring devices with the neighborhood. Turning it off takes less than a minute.

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Alexa, Alexa, Alexa: What to do with all your extra Amazon Echo speakers

Alexa, Alexa, Alexa: What to do with all your extra Amazon Echo speakers

If you've been talking to "Alexa" for any length of time, you've probably got a few unused Amazon Echo speakers piling up. Here's how to put them to use.

Amazon will let customers vote on 3 new Echo Dot concept designs

Amazon will let customers vote on 3 new Echo Dot concept designs

The next wave of Amazon's Build It crowdsourced design program features concepts from fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg.

Verizon's Smart Display is real and responds to 'Hi, Verizon'

Verizon's Smart Display is real and responds to 'Hi, Verizon'

The Amazon Alexa-powered smart speaker is coming later this year.

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Best smart displays for 2021
Best smart displays for 2021

Best smart displays for 2021

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Which smart home gadget should you buy first?
Which smart home gadget should you buy first?

Which smart home gadget should you buy first?

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Best smart home gifts of 2021
Best smart home gifts of 2021

The best smart home gifts of 2020

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4 outdoor smart plugs to bring your backyard online
4 outdoor smart plugs to bring your backyard online

4 outdoor smart plugs to bring your backyard online

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The best smart bulbs for less than $20: Wiz, Wyze, Cree, GE and lots, lots more
The best smart bulbs for less than $20: Wiz, Wyze, Cree, GE and lots, lots more

The best smart bulb bargains of 2020: Philips, Lifx, GE, Wyze and more

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The best outdoor smart home products for spring 2021
The best outdoor smart home products for spring 2021

The best outdoor smart home products for spring 2021

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Best alarm clock of 2021
Best alarm clock of 2021

Best alarm clock of 2021

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Best Nest and Google Assistant devices of 2021
Best Nest and Google Assistant devices of 2021

Best Nest and Google Assistant devices of 2021

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Get ready for summer with these 7 aboveground pools
Get ready for summer with these 7 aboveground pools

Get ready for summer with these 7 aboveground pools

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Luna, a Ring camera drone, new Alexa features: Everything Amazon announced during the fall
Luna, a Ring camera drone, new Alexa features: Everything Amazon announced during the fall

Luna, a Ring camera drone, new Alexa features: Everything Amazon announced during the fall

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Holiday gift guide 2020: CNET editors' top picks
Holiday gift guide 2020: CNET editors' top picks

Holiday gift guide 2020: CNET editors' top picks

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Best smart home products for 2021 that aren't made by Amazon or Google
Best smart home products for 2021 that aren't made by Amazon or Google

Best smart home products for 2021 that aren't made by Amazon or Google

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Mother's Day gift ideas for a foodie mom
Mother's Day gift ideas for a foodie mom

Mother's Day gift ideas for a foodie mom

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The best rubs you can buy for grilled steak, chicken, pork and fish
The best rubs you can buy for grilled steak, chicken, pork and fish

The best rubs you can buy for grilled steak, chicken, pork and fish

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