New Alexa feature could keep burglars away

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A new Alexa skill could deter potential burglars.

Amazon’s smart speaker, Alexa, has a new feature called “Away Mode.”

The feature attempts to trick would be thieves into believing people are actually at home, going about their business as usual.

Alexa plays pre-recorded audio tracks, that run about an hour each, of real conversations and skits that could be taking place inside the home.

Creators of the feature say the idea is built around “Funny but somewhat common conversations,” including a couple breaking up.

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