3.141592653589793… etcetera, etcetera. Math nerds love to geek out about how many digits of Pi they’ve memorized. 15 digits is about where my brain gives out, but there are folks out there who know hundreds or even thousands of digits.
When I was in school, the best calculator you could get would be one of those crazy expensive HP-10C’s which offered some very fancy math abilities that I never fully understood, but the smartest students were using them, so they must have been good.
Are you a sadistic dungeon master who thinks critical hits happen too often? A lazy gamer who wishes you could roll just one die for all your rolls? The Dice Lab has you covered. They came up with the world’s first injection-molded 120-sided die.
Because logic and food are not mutually exclusive. Designed by Thomas Both, this platter’s two-set shape is as natural for veggies and dip as it is for elementary math.
Somewhere out there someone is flipping out that the dip isn’t actually an intersection of the food sets.
Proving again and again that they don’t know what the words “evil” or “mad” mean, Evil Mad Scientist has been making Valentine’s Day cards for the past two years, and this year is no different.
My favorite is the cheesy charts joke because it’s the easiest to explain.
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.
While Apple definitely made it easier to access the calculator in iOS7, you still might find yourself without a way to do math on your smartphone. Maybe the battery ran out, or maybe you’ve found a way to make the Calculator app crash.
For a technology that’s still largely in its infancy, you can do some things with 3D printing that are pretty much impossible with any other technique. Take, for instance, these intricate 3D-printed mobiles.
Unlike most of the geeky merchandise we’ve seen, the design of the Wealth of Knowledge Wallet also serves a practical purpose. The wallet is printed with many unit conversions including Celsius to Fahrenheit and inches to centimeters.
Google has had a calculator integrated into its search results for a long time. Using the calculator was as easy as typing a math problem such as 2+2 into the search bar and hitting enter. Google has made that calculator much more complex and useful with the addition of a new scientific calculator with 34-buttons.
Educational videogames are nothing new, but they’re often nothing to write about either. But an upcoming DSiWare game lets players harness the awesome power of algebra, even if they don’t know what algebra is. The game is called Ace Mathician!
Invented by physicist Ilan Samson, the Quick Approximate Mental Arithmetic (QAMA) Calculator will only reveal the answer to your mathematical query if you already have a good idea of the answer. You might want to get a second calculator to use this one.
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.
Got a few boxes of coffee stirrers and some cocktail toothpicks lying around? Well save ’em for stirring some lattes, since I doubt most of us could do anything quite as impressive as this if left to our own devices.