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Who said that graphing calculators were dead in the smartphone era? Certainly not Texas Instruments -- if anything, it's showing that there's still plenty of life left in dedicated math machines. Its new TI-84 Plus CE is 30 percent thinner and 30 percent lighter than the regular Plus, making for...

January 27th 2015 at 8:59pm 0 Comments
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Your graphing calculator may not be getting much use these days now that other mobile devices can do the job, but it still has a few tricks up its sleeve if you're willing to do some tinkering. Christopher Mitchell's latest project, ArTICam, lets you turn a TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus calculator into...

November 30th 2014 at 1:26am 0 Comments
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The geniuses that guided Rosetta's lander onto a freaking comet no doubt put their TI-83 programmable calculators to good use, but you know what the rest of us were doing with them? Yeah, playing Wolfenstein. Now you can misspend physics class with another game: Super Smash Bros. Programmer Haylei...

November 16th 2014 at 7:26am 0 Comments
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Calvertr (US$2.99) is a clever evolution of the standard calculator and conversions app. As a calculator it is pretty basic, but where it really shines is in its conversion abilities. As a currency converter, for example, it supports 157 different monetary systems around the world. Categories or t...

October 22nd 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Star Wars: The Old Republic players will have to adjust to a new system of leveling and advancing when the Discipline system goes live with the expansion. But you can start preparing yourself, at least. A prototype Discipline Calculator is now available on Dulfy.net courtesy of swtor_miner; it util...

October 14th 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Tipster is a tip calculator for iPhone. There's no bells and whistles, it's just a simple tip calculator with one job: calculating tips. As anyone even slightly familiar with the App Store knows, developers have overwhelmingly filled it with tip calculators since they're so useful, easy to create...

October 8th 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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When I was first introduced to EVE Online back in 2004, a big part of the attraction for me was the promise of a huge player-run economy in which the only real laws were those of supply and demand. With only a handful of tech 1 ships and modules available to build and everything made out of the sam...

September 14th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. The Unstoppable TI-84 Plus: How an Outdated Calculator Still Holds a Monopo...

September 6th 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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We already know HP is working on a (supposedly) handsome smartwatch of its own, but this isn't the first time the company's tried to glam up your wrist. Let's flash back to 1977: Star Wars was lighting up the box office charts, Andy Gibb just wanted to be your everything and HP made the world's fi...

August 11th 2014 at 9:32pm 0 Comments
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The Apple calculator in iOS and OS X have remained pretty much unchanged since both were released. They work fine, but the Numerical calculator for iOS (free for a limited time) takes cues from the iOS 7 design language and adds some features that are terrific, but might take some getting used to....

March 11th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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If Bitcoin currency conversion is too trivial a use for you, loyal Bing user, perhaps the addition of a calculator will help solve the equation of your unhappiness. Simply type a math problem into Microsoft's search engine and, as Windows Phone Central has noticed, an interactive scientific calcul...

March 1st 2014 at 7:28am 0 Comments
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Cali (US$0.99) is a clever variation on the traditional computer calculator. Rather than aim for buttons for particular functions, the basic ones are gesture-based. Swipe up to add, down to subtract, right to multiply and left to divide. It seems like a trivial feature, but if you have a lot of numb...

December 16th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments