Amazon Echo, Pixel 2 get strong reviews, and Wi-Fi devices KRACK upThe biggest stories in tech from this week include reviews of Amazon's new Echo, Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL reviews and the discovery of a major security flaw in the widely popular WPA2 Wi-Fi protocol.
This is CNet and here are the stories that matter right now. Reviews of the new Amazon Echo are in and they're pretty positive, even if the feature set is mostly unchanged from the original. That said, the new Echo sports a smaller design and interchangeable shells that can change the overall look of the smart speaker. It's also substantially cheaper than the original, only costing $99. For a full detailed review, check out CNet. Reviews of Google's new Pixel 2 phones also came in this week. People like them. Google claimed the cameras on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL work great and a lot of reviewers agree. CNet's Lynn Law says when it comes to the camera, processor, and software, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are both identical and both fantastic. [MUSIC] The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL will arrive in retail stores on October 19th. And finally, it was discovered that a flaw in WPA 2, a wi-fi security protocol could allow an attacker to infiltrate your network. WPA 2 is used by pretty much every connected device including routers, computers, and phones The exploit is called is key reinstallation attacks or Krak for short. Microsoft says it's fixed the problems in supported versions of windows. And Google says a fix is coming. You can stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNET Tech Today app in the Apple or Google Play store.