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Always Home Cam: Amazon’s robot drone flying inside our homes seems like a bad idea [Video]

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I actually had to double-check my calendar to make sure today wasn't April Fool's. Because watching the intro video of an indoor surveillance drone operated by Amazon seemed like just the sort of geeky joke you'd expect on April 1.

But it isn't April Fools, and besides, Google has always been the one with the twisted sense of humor. Amazon has always been the one with the twisted sense of world domination.

This was a serious press briefing. None of the Amazon execs presenting even went so far as to crack a pun. Other than Bezos' maniacal laugh, you rarely ever see an Amazon exec even chuckle.

So the $249 autonomous Always Home Cam announcement wasn't a joke. It's an upcoming product expected in 2021. And, as much as it scares me and is likely to scare my wife (and it's probably going to scare the dog), I think I have to have one.

So let's take a moment to recap the absurdity of what …

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Amazon Prime Day 2020: Here are some of the top deals [Video]

Amazon is holding its annual Prime Day on Oct. 13 and 14 this year, after the pandemic forced it to postpone the sales event from July. Amazon is positioning Prime Day as a way to get people to kick-start their holiday shopping.