“Using a technique called the DolphinAttack, a team from Zhejiang University translated typical vocal commands into ultrasonic frequencies that are too high for the human ear to hear, but perfectly decipherable by the microphones and software powering our always-on voice assistants.” FastCo on a simple design flaw makes it astoundingly easy to hack Siri And Alexa. (I don’t understand all the technical details, but both of my dogs are nodding their heads…)

+ Don’t want to spend a night alone in a hotel room? You can always rent a fish. (The only thing worse than being replaced by a robot is being replaced by a goldfish.)