Alexa is listening. She knows everything about you. And she is getting smarter by the second.
Amazon unveiled a new product Thursday, called Amazon Echo, a 9-inch tall, cylindrical, voice-controlled device that will answer any of your questions, play music, and most importantly - for Amazon - create shopping lists. Just in time for the holidays.
Oh, and it responds to the name "Alexa" by default.
It is basically a virtual assistant like Siri and Cortana, but for your home, and ultimately another way for Amazon to completely own you.
Echo is $199, but if you are a Prime member you can grab one for $99. It's also invitation-only for the time being, so you'll have to wait a bit before you can get to know Alexa.
The waiting will be tough, but Billy Joel knows how you feel.