Is it a great new learning tool or the easiest way to cheat in math, ever? The new PhotoMath app is currently available on iOS and Windows phones, and your views on it will likely depend on whether you're a student or a teacher. The app, created by photo-recognition software company MicroBlink, actually solves simple linear equations and arithmetic expressions. You know, the type of math problems that make you solve for "x." Amazingly, the app doesn't just spit out a result for you, either. It uses your phone's camera to identify equations, and then it solves them, letting you see the step-by-step guide to getting the answer. Full transcript >>
In America, they say math; in Britain, we say maths.