Amazon has been pushing their Echo smart devices into the homes of their customers for quite a few years now. Echo devices have been calling loved ones, playing music, and ordering more Amazon packages on a regular basis to make life a little easier. Now Amazon's voice assistant Alexa might just be your next watchdog if you enable the "Away Mode" skill from Hippo Insurance. Away Mode will play nonsensical conversations about the most boring subjects possible in an attempt to scare off burglars from choosing your home as their next victim. The thought process behind the app is that a burglar is much less likely to choose a home that is inhabited, so playing make believe conversations will make them think someone is home. Away Mode is the first ever home protection skill that harnesses the power of human awkwardness to ward off unwanted visitors. It's like that scene from Home Alone, except instead of cardboard cutouts, it's insufferable conversations written by the writers of SNL, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and UCB.