Truthfully, I have no idea what the song “Digger Digger” is and have had no success finding it. But this was not the response I was expecting from Alexa when this young boy asked her to play it. Everything goes horribly wrong.
The holidays are upon us and while I’m sure a lot of people are planning to spend them in the warm embrace of family and friends some of us prefer the coolness of a completely empty house that we never, ever have to leave again.
Amazon is making a new version of the Echo Dot, its Alexa-enabled mini-speaker. The biggest news isn’t the upgrades—it’s that anyone can buy it.
The Amazon Echo was a clumsy implementation for what ended up being an idea with legs. People have an appetite for a seamless voice-controlled assistant. The Star Trek Computer! Jarvis! Hal! Except not evil! It’s legitimately cool how easy it is to ask this gadget something and get answers. Yet the Echo didn’t do…