Smart Speakers Are the Best-Selling Consumer Gadget Because People Keep Giving Them as Gifts

Amazon and Google played their cards right this holiday season.

Jan. 6 2018 10:15 AMAlexa Is Ready To Leave HomeWhat to make of Amazon's plan to put its virtual assistant everywhere.
Jan. 4 2018 4:34 PMMove Slow and Fix ThingsMark Zuckerberg’s goal for 2018 is to grapple with Facebook’s impact on the world. It’s about time.
Jan. 3 2018 7:38 PMLet Trump TweetCalls for Twitter to ban him are a misguided, counterproductive liberal fantasy.
Jan. 2 2018 6:54 PMWhat It Would Mean for Amazon to Bring Ads to AlexaIt's inevitable for the retailer. Here's how it would change your experience.
Jan. 2 2018 4:01 PMThe Decent Human Being’s Guide to Logan PaulHis video of a dead man is even more appalling once you realize he has 15.2 million followers on YouTube.
Dec. 31 2017 8:41 PMChrissy Teigen and John Legend Are Not Okay With Pizzagate Conspiracy Theorists Posting Photos of Their Child
Dec. 27 2017 6:49 PMAmazon Owns the Smart Speaker SpaceAnd a lot of people now own Echos.
Dec. 27 2017 10:30 AMMomo Pixel Lives Life in 8-BitHow the creator of the viral game Hair Nah uses the internet.
Dec. 26 2017 8:45 AMThe Role of the Instant Camera in Our Instagram World The re-emergence of a retro idea—with a bunch of modern twists.
Dec. 22 2017 5:28 PMBe Kind of EvilUnder Eric Schmidt, Google evolved beyond its famous slogan—and created the internet we love and fear today.
Dec. 22 2017 11:22 AMWhy Uber Was So ParanoidIts business has been vulnerable all along.
Dec. 21 2017 6:11 PMEric Schmidt Is Out as Alphabet’s Executive ChairmanThe former CEO of Google, who took over when it needed "adult supervision," will step back from its parent company.
Dec. 19 2017 7:45 PMMerry Toyotathon to All!Unless, that is, you’re observing Honda Days.
Dec. 16 2017 9:05 AMPrepare for More Dancing Hot DogsAnimated memes are going to become more prevalent in 2018.
Dec. 15 2017 2:11 PMTwitter Has Transformed Itself, and No One NoticedMaybe not even Twitter.
Jan. 5 2018 5:45 PM@Wendys Is Negging YouFast food Twitter accounts are now celebrated for understanding internet culture. But they’re embracing its worst parts.
Jan. 4 2018 1:09 PMNo One Can Fire Logan PaulThat’s why the disgraced vlogger is free to make a comeback whenever he wants.
Jan. 2 2018 11:36 PMAll Apple’s ApologiesThey’re not as rare as you might think.
Jan. 2 2018 5:08 PMFeast on Film Twitter’s TearsWhy is everyone tweeting about how the year’s best movies made them cry?
Jan. 1 2018 5:58 AMIndoor Cycling Is No Longer Excruciatingly BoringHow technology made it fun instead.
Dec. 28 2017 4:43 PMInstagram Is Getting Less IntimateTwo new features will put more strangers in your feed. Will that spoil the app’s fundamental appeal?
Dec. 27 2017 4:45 PMWhy Does Every Online Recipe Begin With the Preface to a Personal Memoir?A plea to focus a little bit more on the subject at hand—food!
Dec. 26 2017 11:15 AMThe Helmet That Every Bike Commuter NeedsThe Lumos helmet has a built-in light. Testing it has changed how I ride.
Dec. 23 2017 2:37 PMHulu’s Alternative to the Yule Log Is a Bunch of Adorable Doggos Destroying ChristmasLet us coo at these creatures and watch the world burn.
Dec. 22 2017 3:56 PMTwitter Is My Late NightIn the Trump era, 280 characters is about all the political comedy you need.
Dec. 21 2017 6:44 PMApple Is Reportedly Working On an EKG Heart Monitor For the Apple WatchHere’s why it matters.
Dec. 20 2017 7:42 PMWhat’s Wrong With Apple “Slowing Down” Older iPhonesIt’s not a crime. So why the cover-up?
Dec. 17 2017 11:19 PMTed Cruz Tried To Lecture Mark Hamill About Star WarsIt went just as you have foreseen.
Dec. 15 2017 3:31 PMDoes Rotten Apples Toss Out Some Good Ones, Too?The website seeks to sort the movies of bad men from everything else. That’s more fraught than you’d think.
Dec. 14 2017 4:54 PMLet’s Uber. I’ll Call a Lyft.Why conscientious consumers no longer want to use Uber, except as a verb.