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August 25, 2017

Shopping by voice may end up costing you more

  • It's convenient to just talk to a device, but you'll be leaving much of the buying decision to retailers.
  • By ANICK JESDANUN
    AP Technology Writer

    NEW YORK — In the name of convenience, Amazon and Walmart are pushing people to shop by just talking to a digital assistant.

    Shopping by voice means giving orders to the Alexa assistant on Amazon's Echo speaker and other devices, even if your hands are tied up with dinner or dirty diapers. And next month, Walmart will start offering voice shopping , too, with the Google Assistant on the rival Home speaker.


     
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