By ANICK JESDANUN
AP Technology Writer 

Shopping by voice on Amazon or Google device could cost you

 

August 25, 2017



NEW YORK (AP) — 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.

Voice shopping is still new. But once you start using it, look out — you might never know if it's offering you the best deal. Because these devices can't say much without tiring...



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