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Google, calculate!

A post from the “neat Internet stuff” category. Google has added a little virtual calculator to its search results. You can see it when you type a mathematical expression into the search bar or when you simply search for the word “calculator.”

TechCrunch tells us that the calculator is a “full-power, voice-enabled scientific calculator with nearly all the functions of the tangible model.” The calculator works with Google Desktop Voice Search too.

Lots of sites out there have been leading their stories with little colorful bits about how “your plastic calculator has probably been gathering dust for a while now.” However my old TI-89 has one advantage of this one: The desktop version doesn’t appear to be accessible with the keyboard, and one thing I’ve always hated is typing with a mouse.