Google has a long way to go before its smart home skills are as good as those of Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit.
By ending the Works With Nest program so abruptly, Google is alienating both consumers and smart-home companies. Update: No longer!
One analyst is urging Alphabet to give away $3 billion worth of Google Home Minis to close the gap with Amazon. It won’t work.
After Facebook's assorted mess-ups with user data, Microsoft's AI and privacy stances appear refreshing.
A bevy of new partnerships and devices with Google Assistant will give Amazon's Alexa some serious competition.
By integrating a smart home hub into its Echo Plus, Amazon is making it a lot easier to control -- and sell -- other devices controlled by Alexa.
Ease of use, combined with excellent interoperability with other gadgets, makes Amazon's Echo the most likely candidate to popularize smart home tech.
The Sesame smart lock promises a simple, wireless way to open your front door. It also may make it much easier for thieves to get inside.