Forget Amazon Echo, ‘the creepy factor’ has put me off voice control completely

This post appeared in a slightly different, shorter form as part of our weekly newsletter – sign up now to make sure you don’t miss out!  This week, Amazon announced that its Echo smart assistant is now available to buy without an invite in the US. But just as the Echo is hitting Amazon’s shelves, and Cortana, Siri and Google Now are becoming truly useful, I’ve lost interest in voice control. The Echo costs $179.99 and promises to allow users to do handy ‘around the home’ things like pulling up recipes while cooking, checking the weather or get word definitions while you’re…

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