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Ctrl-Walt-Delete: The Echo Show

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Our news week edition of Ctrl-Walt-Delete continues as the Echo Show, Amazon’s newest product with Alexa, was announced on Tuesday. Walt and Nilay look at the history of these gadgets, like the Chumby; the current competitors, like Harmon Kardon’s new speaker with Cortana; and also the future of ambient computing. Is Apple next in line to release an Amazon Echo competitor with Siri?

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