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in “ Tech news in brief ”,
March 11, 2018.

HAL can run your errands on Amazon

HAL-9000.

HAL-9000.

Now you too can own a replica of HAL-9000, the evil supercomputer from 2001: A Space Odyssey, which is also a virtual assistant that can control your home. Employees from the now-defunct Master Replicas, which created a range of props from Star Wars and Star Trek, have created a new company that’s developed an interactive replica of HAL using Amazon’s smart assistant Alexa. The replica uses Amazon’s Echo technology to control your home, with a Fire HD tablet as its base. It can be your virtual assistant, giving you updates of the news and the weather and controlling smart devices in your home. Pre-orders will start in April, with shipping in August or September. The run will be limited to… 2001 units.

The Verge, “This replica of HAL-9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey comes with Amazon’s Alexa built in.”

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