Amazon has quietly released their latest piece of hardware for your home - the Echo. This is a stand-alone 'Siri' that is always on, always connected and always ready to help you with any information you're searching for - not only that, it's also a Bluetooth Speaker. This has "far-field" voice recognition - meaning that is can listen to you no matter where you are in your home. Creepy? I think so. The big bonus is that if you're a Prime member, you get spied on for $100 less than the average consumer. Good deal!
Tucked under Echo's light ring is an array of seven microphones. These sensors use beam-forming technology to hear you from any direction. With enhanced noise cancellation, Echo can hear you ask a question even while it's playing music.