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Tag: Calculator

Doom Plays on Calculators, Now in Color

Doom Plays on Calculators, Now in Color
This new calculator mod allows you to play Doom, not in monochrome, but in glorious color. There’s no sound in the game yet though, as the mod is still in the development stage. It runs on the Texas Instruments TI-nspire CX calculator with OS 3.1 and Ndless 3 running the Doom game.

World’s Cheapest iPad Only Runs One App

World’s Cheapest iPad Only Runs One App
With Apple’s wildly successful iPad, everyone and their brother wants a piece of the now lucrative tablet market. Even the low end of the market wants to get in on the action. Take, for instance, this ridiculous Chinese calculator designed to look (sorta) like an iPad.
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Smart String Upstages Your Ordinary Measuring Tape

Smart String Upstages Your Ordinary Measuring Tape
Who would think that the day would come that measuring tapes would be rendered, well, second rate or second class when it comes to measuring? After all, that was the only reason and purpose for which they were created.

Canon X Mark I Mouse Lite with Built-in Numeric Keyboard: Too Many Buttons or Just Enough?

Canon X Mark I Mouse Lite with Built-in Numeric Keyboard: Too Many Buttons or Just Enough?
While OS X Lion updates all of the multi-touch gestures available for Mac computers, but (at least for now) people who have PCs still need  buttons on their mice. This mouse, called the X Mark I Lite, was recently released by Canon and comes with an integrated 10-digit calculator or numeric keypad (whichever you prefer)!

Wrongulator Guaranteed to Be Incorrect 101% of the Time

Wrongulator Guaranteed to Be Incorrect 101% of the Time
Do you hate the guys in your company’s finance department? Are they always making it a pain in the ass for you to get your invoices paid, or make purchases? Here’s your chance to get sweet, sweet revenge.

Turn Your iPhone into a Retro Calculator

Turn Your iPhone into a Retro Calculator
Here’s a fun way to fool your friends into thinking you’re still living in the 1970s by turning your shiny new iPhone 4 into a classic digital calculator from days gone by. This case snaps onto the back of your iPhone 4, and really does look just like one of those old Casio VFD calculators with the blue/green displays.

Kokuyo’s X-ViZ Calculator Transforms You Into a One-Handed Math Whiz

Kokuyo’s X-ViZ Calculator Transforms You Into a One-Handed Math Whiz
Let me get this bit about me out into the open: I love calculators. I’m obsessed with them, especially scientific calculators. I blame my fixation on these calculators on Chemical Engineering, the course I took up in college.

Bring Tim! Tells You Exactly How Much Money was Just Wasted in That Meeting You Sat in

Bring Tim! Tells You Exactly How Much Money was Just Wasted in That Meeting You Sat in
Given the fact that I’ve probably spent at least a gazillion hours in my professional careers sitting in mind-numbing meetings, this device is definitely something that I need. The $25 Bring Tim! timer should be standard issue in every corporate conference room.

Gameboy Hidden Inside a Calculator

Gameboy Hidden Inside a Calculator
In this era of mobile and handheld gaming, it’s becoming harder to hide your in-class distractions. But no one ever suspects the calculator; a student clutching a phone is clearly messing around, but someone with a calculator?

X-Cool Calculator Looks Like a Game Controller, Plays No Games

X-Cool Calculator Looks Like a Game Controller, Plays No Games
For our latest edition of “why? why not?” comes this basic calculator that does nothing special other than the fact that it looks like a game controller. The X-Cool Calculator looks like something you might play some old Genesis or SNES games with, but it really just does basic math.

10 Key Calculator is Also a Numpad-Ator

10 Key Calculator is Also a Numpad-Ator
USB numpads are nothing new, but IDEA Japan’s 10 Key also functions as a calculator, so it’s… lemme calculate that… yep, twice as useful. Those who want their peripherals to blend in with the rest of their computer will be glad to know that the 10 Key also comes in black and white.

Os Calculators: I Bet the Mac Version Will be Twice as Expensive as the Windows One

Os Calculators: I Bet the Mac Version Will be Twice as Expensive as the Windows One
Call it a case of life imitating software: a designer at Mintpass recently showed off a couple of designs for calculators that look exactly like the calculator apps in Windows and in OS X. The Mac version has a metal case and a 2-liner LCD screen like its software counterpart, while the Windows calculator sports the classic XP color scheme, and even has menu headers.

Calculator Conceals Tiny Spy Cam

Calculator Conceals Tiny Spy Cam
Do the guys in your company’s accounting department give you the creeps? Maybe it’s because they’re spying on you with their calculators. That’s right, this ordinary looking Casio LCD desktop calculator has been retrofitted to conceal a tiny little video camera, perfect for snooping on your unsuspecting office buddies in between math equations.

Vintage Calculators Web Museum: the Accountant’s Happy Place

Vintage Calculators Web Museum: the Accountant’s Happy Place
If you think that a bunch of old calculators isn’t as interesting as a collection of old toy robots, well you’re mostly right. A calculator is useful – hell, even an abacus is more useful than a toy robot –  but it’s also one of the most boring gadgets ever.

LEGO Block Calculator: for the Budding Accountant

LEGO Block Calculator: for the Budding Accountant
Help your kid be more interested in math – or at least in using calculators – with the “building block” calculator by Homade. It comes in four colors, red, blue, green and black. I don’t know if the blocks are separable though.

Ti-Boy: Ti-84 Calculator Game Boy Emulator: Math Geek, Meet Retro Gamer

Ti-Boy: Ti-84 Calculator Game Boy Emulator: Math Geek, Meet Retro Gamer
Got one of those Texas Instruments graphing calculators? This nifty little program for  TI-83+SE, TI-84+, and TI-84+SE calculators lets you play Nintendo Game Boy games instead of doing your math problems. Written by Brendan Fletcher (aka “calc84maniac”), TI-Boy SE is a Game Boy emulator that runs on TI’s Z-80 based graphing calculators thanks to similarities between the CPUs of the two systems.
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