Chapter 7

Asking Alexa Questions


Bullet Asking Alexa about nearby places, finances, and medical conditions

Bullet Asking Alexa to solve math and conversion problems

Bullet Asking Alexa about science, culture, and books

Bullet Asking Alexa about dates and times

Bullet 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 ...

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