Amazon eyes the home of the future

Amazon's 'Echo' takes on Siri, Cortana & Google

Amazon's newest device, "Echo," is a standalone Siri-like virtual assistant for the home. Just utter "Alexa" and she will provide such features as music, news and the weather.

"The more you use Echo, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences," the company said on its website.