Alexa’s New Skill

Burglars beware- Alexa has a new skill!

It’s called Away Mode for the Amazon Echo and it attempts to trick potential burglars into thinking somebody is home by playing long audio clips that sound like real conversations.

So it sounds like someone’s home!

The skill was created by an insurance company and includes about a half-dozen conversations.

Users can ask Alexa to play Away Mode and it will play recorded conversations like a frustrated mom explaining to her daughter how to assemble IKEA furniture over the phone…. or two average guys talking about what makes them unique because they want to start a podcast.

Is this for real? Because these conversations are too real!

Have they been listening in on me?

Here’s a suggestion, how about one male and one female trying to decide where to eat….

-Lauren