On this week’s episode of The Weekly Briefly I talk about the just-announced Amazon Echo. What can you use this first version for? How cool and practical will it actually be? What are some seemingly-glaring omissions in Echo’s functionality? Are devices that just listen for us to talk to them the future? How does an always-on, always-listening device like the Echo help us to “unplug”?

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The Weekly Briefly: On Amazon’s Echo