Last month I showed you an awesome tutorial on how to hack your calculator to control your camera, so it only seems like a natural progression for me to turn it around and show you how to get your camera to do your math homework.
That’s correct. On what appears to be a fast paced race to invalidate the need for any kind of formal education, developers have released an app which allows users to simply take a photo of an equation and have the app spit out the answer instantaneously. PhotoMath is currently able to process arithmetic expressions, fractions, decimals, powers, roots, and simple linear equations. Nothing astonishingly difficult, but Microblink says they are constantly expanding the types of mathematical problems the app can solve. [Read more…]