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Let's all chill out about this whole 'Alexa is spying on you' thing

On Thursday, Amazon confirmed a report from local Seattle CBS affiliate KIRO-7 about an Oregon family's Amazon Echo sending a private audio conversation to a random person on their contact list. Naturally, people are panickingAlexa is spying on us!
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With new Alexa skill, Lego teaches kids to obey their robot overlords

Lego and Alexa. Name a more iconic duo.  The toy company has announced an Amazon Alexa skill that will tell kids exactly how to build and play with their Legos.  SEE ALSO: Legoland Japan broke a world record with their cherry blossom tree
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Hey Prime members, get an Amazon Fire 7 tablet on sale for $35 right now

Prime members, listen up. You can save $15 on an Amazon Fire 7 tablet and get it for less than $40. Got your attention yet? SEE ALSO: 5 multi-port charging devices on sale right now Equipped with Alexa, the Fire 7 tablet can get you all the
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Alexa now understands casual time-based music requests — but there's a catch

It's not quite "Alexa, play that one song I heard that time with no other details whatsoever," but it's close. SEE ALSO: Amazon Alexa update includes sexy talk for 'baby making' music Amazon Echo users can now ask Alexa to play songs based on "time
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Alexa is down, and everyone is making Super Bowl jokes

Bad news, Amazon Echo owners: In a weird case of life imitating art, Alexa appears to have actually lost her voice.  A widespread issue appears to be affecting Alexa's ability to communicate with Echo speakers.  SEE ALSO: Alexa is already
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Amazon may be building a new brain for Alexa

Amazon wants to give Alexa a new brain. The company is currently at work on a new processor for its Echo speakers that would make Alexa faster and smarter, according to a new report. SEE ALSO: Amazon lays off hundreds, pointing to Jeff Bezos' focus
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Jeff Bezos is really, really happy with Alexa

Amazon crushed 2017, financially. But looking ahead, CEO Jeff Bezos wants us all to focus on one name: Alexa.  Alexa may not be the main driver of Amazon's revenue — that's Amazon Web Services (AWS) and online commerce — but the
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Amazon dropped a hilarious new Super Bowl ad for Alexa

Amazon and friends are getting hyped for the Super Bowl. The company released a hilarious Super Bowl ad on its YouTube channel on Wednesday.  The ad depicts a fictional scenario in which Alexa loses her voice. The company must scramble to find
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Amazon's Alexa is rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl

We're just a few days away from the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots facing off in Super Bowl LII, and one of tech's most famous gadgets has apparently already picked a side. SEE ALSO: Airbnb won't stand for discrimination against
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News broadcast about Alexa ordering a dollhouse makes Alexas order dollhouses

From: Mashable By Emma Hinchliffe Recommended by: Mashable Alexa is always listening, even to the TV. Image: amazonDon't watch the news with your Alexa.After airing a broadcast about a child ordering a $160 dollhouse through her