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In case it wasn’t obvious before Wednesday, has leapfrogged the smartphone to go after the next era of computing. The company never could have done this if it hadn’t been steamrolled in smartphones first. The way has debuted a new high-end version of its Echo speaker with a smart-home hub system built in, stepping up a fight with Google and Apple for digital control of people’s homes. The upgraded device, called the Echo Plus

Amazon’s Echo has made tangible the promise of an artificially intelligent personal assistant in every home. Those who own the voice-activated gadget (known colloquially as Alexa, after its female interlocutor) are prone to

Google has used its developer conference, I/O 2016 in San Francisco, to take the wraps off Google Home, a new hardware device, similar to Amazon’s Echo, that allows users to have natural-language