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Alexa learns new tricks
David VanderWaal, vice president of marketing for LG Electronics USA, left, and Michael George, vice president of Alexa, Echo, and Appstore at Amazon.com Inc., speak at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas IMAGE: Bloomberg News
Amazon's digital assistant, Alexa, already lets users order anything they want from the e-commerce giant's vast catalog. But even that wasn't enough for Amazon, which now lets consumers order food from the Amazon Restaurants takeout service in 20 cities. However, because of the limitations of voice control, the feature only lets users reorder past meals rather than place an order from scratch.