Got a Question? Wolfram Alpha Has The Answer.
Are you one of those people that ask Google a question and expect an answer? Yeah, me too. Google’s mission is to find the answer to your question by searching the web and returning hundreds of websites that may or may not give you the right answer. Wolfram Alpha is here to solve that problem. Wolfram Alpha, the answer engine is built on computational and mathematical software to answer your search questions. Wolfram Alpha “tries to understand what you are asking, based on context, to solve the question.” It pulls information from the web, and computes the answer to the question.
The answer engine answers questions like – How many calories are in a plain bagel? Who is the casting director for Game of Thrones? How many championships did the LA Lakers win? Or How many planes are flying overhead right now? Answer this question requires Wolfram Alpha to use your browser’s GPS data with real-time data; it will also give you flight data and cost. The answer engine doesn’t just return a host of websites for you to find the information, it actually post the answer for you and offer more common information if needed.
How to use Wolfram Alpha with Facebook?
Give Wolfram Alpha access to your Facebook profile and watch it built an analytical report of your most popular posts, your most prolific commenters, and best times to post Facebook updates. You can also monitor your friends’ activities too.
Take Wolfram Alpha for a test drive and tell me what you think.
Earlier today, Microsoft joined the tablet gauntlet unveiling the newest tablet to hit the arena – the Surface tablet. Being pitched as a tablet that’s a unique expression of entertainment and creativity. A tablet that works and plays the way you want.
A new type of computing. Surface. Just as Windows 8 is a re-imagining of the Windows operating system, Microsoft describes Surface as a reimagining of the tablet.
The first of its kind, Surface is designed to work as both tablet and PC and comes in a version running Windows RT as well as a version running Windows 8 Pro.Super-thin, the tablet is just 9.3mm thin for the Windows RT version and 13.5mm for the Pro version. Both have two full size USB ports — something you won’t find on the vast majority of the tablet competition. You’ll also find a Micro SD port on the side of the RT version and a microSDXC port of the Pro version for adding data to the device or reading files (like pictures from your digital camera) on the fly.
Surface has a 10.6-inch 16:9 widescreen HD display screen. Designed to be mobile yet sturdy, the screen is made of Gorilla Glass -– an ultra-strong glass – to prevent scratches and breaks if it takes a tumble. A built-in kickstand on the rear of the tablet holds it up while you’re typing or viewing videos.
A Touch Cover for the device protects the screen, and much like Apple’s Smart Cover does with the iPad, it connects to Surface via magnets on the device’s side. Unlike Apple’s cover, however, the inside of the 3mm cover doubles as a fully functional keyboard with a built-in trackpad when opened up. A stylus also comes with the Pro version, and attaches to the side of the tablet for easy storage.
Both versions of the tablet have 2×2 MIMO antennae. The RT version has a Micro HD Video port while the Pro version has a Mini DisplayPort Video. Surface running Windows RT will be available in 32 GB and 64GB sizes, while Surface running Windows 8 Pro will be available in 64 GB and 128 GB sizes. While no pricing was announced, Microsoft says the tablets will be “priced to competitive rates with ARM tablets.”