Think what you will of Amazon's "Alexa," it's the handiest kitchen timer I've ever used. Just sing out what you need, when you need it -- but she is a bit nit-picky and perhaps I shouldn't call her on it:
"Alexa, set a timer. Ninety seconds."
"TIMER SET FOR ONE MINUTE, THIRTY SECONDS."
"Alexa, define 'pedantic.'"
"AS A NOUN, 'PIG' IS USUALLY DEFINED AS A SWINE; OR, A COARSE OR OBNOXIOUS PERSON. AS A VERB..."
"Alexa, wow! Isn't that kind of harsh? I didn't mean to hurt your feelings."
"I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THAT."
3 days ago