Alexa update: free iOS app, portable battery, Google competitor


Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant service is hitting the headlines a lot recently, as accessory makers scramble to include the open service in their products, and competitors rush to improve their own digital assistants. We’ve got a trio of updates today, as we look at a new (free!) iPhone and Android app for Alexa, a clever accessory for making the Amazon Echo portable, and an early rumour on Google’s Alexa competitor, Chirp.

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