Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

PhotoMath App Solves Math Equations at a Glance: Tutor or Cheater?

 |  |  |  |  |  |  October 22, 2014


Most mobile devices already have a built-in calculator, and you can also get advanced calculator apps. But microBLINK’s PhotoMath app uses optical image recognition on printed equations, so that you can get the solution without even having to input a number. Math teachers beware.

photomath-math-calculator-app-by-microblink

PhotoMath can solve simple arithmetic and algebra equations, including fractions, nth roots, exponentiation and linear equations. The app can also show you the step-by-step solution for the equation that it just solved, so at least it has some educational merit.

Here’s microBLINK’s launch of the app on TechCrunch Disrupt:

So how can teachers outsmart the app? Write their homework by hand – the app currently has difficulty processing handwriting. Then again, kids could just type the problem and then use the app. PhotoMath is available for free on iOS and Windows Phone; the Android version will be released in 2015.

[via TechCrunch]



Chuck Norris vs. Spartan Warriors

Chuck Norris vs. Spartan Warriors

15 Years of Beatboxing

15 Years of Beatboxing

G-SHOCK Blue Paisley Collection

G-SHOCK Blue Paisley Collection

2023 Cadillac Escalade-V Has Big Power and a Big Price

2023 Cadillac Escalade-V Has Big Power and a Big Price

Custom 7-Eleven Mustang Has a Slurpee Shift Knob

Custom 7-Eleven Mustang Has a Slurpee Shift Knob

2023 Subaru Legacy Gets a New Sport Trim

2023 Subaru Legacy Gets a New Sport Trim

Advertisement