Robot Home Companion
The Jetsons had Rosie; we have Alexa. Amazon’s digital assistant joins a host of challengers to Apple’s Siri, including Google Home (pictured) and the playful (and pricier) Jibo. These friendly bots sit in your home awaiting your vocal commands to play music, set alarms, update your task list, call an Uber or dim the lights. And while the technology is advancing quickly, most models are affordable enough to spring for now; you may even find you need them in more rooms than you think.