Amazon confirms that some Alexa units have begun creepily laughing for no goddamn reason

Look, we’ll be the first to admit that online writers can get a little “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” about the upcoming robot apocalypse. Just because robotics engineers have taught their creepy little charges fundamentally human tasks like opening doors, writing bad movie scripts, or brushing off Piers Morgan, doesn’t…

Amazon developing Alexa-powered "smart glasses" for nerds who need something extra

It’s obviously silly to think that wearing glasses will make you smarter, but only because the truth is that all smart people wear glasses. Now, though, Amazon is developing a pair of “smart glasses” that will actually do something interesting beyond making your vision clearer and giving bullies a convenient target. …

Alexa won’t tell you whether she’s connected to the CIA

It’s all fun and games to joke around about the fact that our “always on” smart home devices like the Amazon Echo and Google Home are recording our every move and could one day be used against us in a court of law (and by “one day” we mean right now). But it turns out that when you ask Amazon Echo’s Alexa about her…