Considering how artificial intelligence is supposed to be one the many harbingers of humanity’s doom, it’s a near-on constant source of amusement to me just how rubbish the likes of Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri can be. Unless you get a smart speaker with one of them built in. Then they're pretty decent.
But which of these brainy boomboxes is the best? We've pitted Apple's HomePod, the Sonos One, Amazon Echo and their greatest rivals against each other in the latest issue of Stuff to see which one reigns supreme.
Come to think of it, this issue is a bit of an extravaganza for new reviews with our verdict on Samsung’s brand new Galaxy S9, the super-powerful iMac Pro and Panasonic’s masterful 4K Lumix GH5S amongst many other stirling examples of genius gadgetry. Plus, there's your usual dose of Hot Stuff, Stuff Picks and other recurring features that haven't had our name crammed into their title. It's another fab issue if we do say so ourselves.
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