Alexa, Scare Me To Death, Please!

Buzzfeed is reporting that some users of Amazon’s Echo devices are feeling a bit creeped out at the fact that Alexa—a piece of software running on a cheap, crappy speaker—is “laughing” at them:

One person who was on the verge of falling into a peaceful slumber described hearing a “very loud and creepy laugh” from his Echo Dot. “There’s a good chance I get murdered tonight,” he tweeted.

It’s amazing what people will willingly do to themselves, their families, and their own sanity simply because it’s somehow gotten too difficult to touch a phone.

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