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Pricier than a standard Fire TV or Echo smart speaker, Amazon's new Fire TV Cube basically brings the two together with hands-free Alexa voice support.
You no longer need an invitation to be able to buy the Amazon Echo Look hands-free camera and "style assistant with Alexa" in the US.
You can add Bixby 2.0 to the so far short list of rumored Galaxy Note 9 upgrades, with Samsung's digital assistant finally slated to receive a bunch of essential improvements in just a few months.
Drawing inspiration from Samsung's last couple of flagship phone designs, the fast-approaching LG G7 ThinQ will let you press a side-mounted button to launch Google Assistant.
Apple is looking to step up its AI efforts with the help of Google's former machine learning and search division head, while the search giant is splitting the two operations and promoting a couple of veteran employees.
After setting up the Smart Display software platform, under which Lenovo, JBL and LG products have been unveiled already, Google might also be thinking of releasing its very own Amazon Echo Show rival.
It's now easy and natural to get things done for native Hindi speakers on Android phones running Marshmallow, Nougat or Oreo without using their hands, thanks to Google Assistant.
To prove how serious an Alexa and Siri competitor it's already become, Google Assistant has booked several A-list celebrities to highlight its strengths.
Samsung has confirmed yet again it's working on both a Bixby-assisted smart speaker and foldable smartphone, but only one of the two is firmly slated for a 2018 launch.
The Sony Xperia Ear Duo is truly a one-of-a-kind wireless headset, supporting both Google Assistant and Siri while welcoming outside noise instead of trying to cancel it.
Google is making an early MWC 2018 start, unveiling a whole bunch of Assistant upgrades, including new languages, Routines, and a dedicated Assistant Mobile OEM program.
Amazon appears to have subtly revealed in a Super Bowl commercial starring an army of celebrities that Alexa is getting a new, warmer, more natural voice.
Whether you choose to call it a Google Assistant touch screen speaker or smart display, the CES 2018-showcased LG WK9 is yet another major Amazon Echo Show threat.
Siri could soon gain the ability to recognize whispers and whisper back in response to privacy-concerned users, according to a 2016 Apple patent filing.
Reportedly put on hold a little while back, Samsung's (not so) secret Bixby smart speaker project is advancing, eyeing for a launch in 2018's first half.
Those concerned with AI gender equality should be happy to hear Google Assistant speaking in both female and male voices now.
Google Assistant is adding Android TV set-top boxes and smart TVs to a list of voice-enhanced devices including phones, watches, speakers and headphones.
Amazon's consumer hardware ambitions could expand from tablets and smart speakers to smart glasses soon, all powered by the Alexa voice assistant.
Samsung is probably never going to allow official Bixby button remapping, but at least you no longer need tricks to limit accidental AI activations.
Starting later this year, Amazon Echo users will be able to talk to Cortana through Alexa, with Microsoft's voice assistant also supporting its arch-rival.
As long as you can speak fluent English (or Korean), you can now communicate with Bixby on the Galaxy S8 across more than 200 countries worldwide.
Forget modular phones and trend-following smart speakers. Facebook may want to carve out a new niche for a dedicated video chat product of some sort.
"Instead" of voice recognition functionality, Facebook's rookie smart speaker effort is tipped to focus on a gargantuan 15-inch display.