IN THIS CHAPTER
Asking Alexa about nearby places, finances, and medical conditions
Asking Alexa to solve math and conversion problems
Asking Alexa about science, culture, and books
Asking Alexa about dates and times
Asking Alexa to ask Wikipedia something
We live in a world where the promise of “information at your fingertips” (IAYF, to those in the know) has gone from pie-in-the-sky daydream just 10 or 15 years ago to let-me-look-that-up-for-you reality now. That’s because our fingertips are never far from a device — particularly a smartphone — that’s connected to the Internet and its vast supply of information.
But what happens when your fingertips are busy cooking a meal, sewing a dress, sanding a chair, or playing a ukulele? Well, you can just wait until you’re done. Ha, just kidding, of course. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait or do without the information you need right now because you’ve got Alexa right there, by your side. Alexa is on speaking ...