The Box Of Wonders

These are the only words I can think of to describe wolframalpha, the computational knowledge engine. Give it the time, see how effective it can be. See the samples they show, and ook at examples from LifeHacker as well.

Alas, the engine still does not know the secret of Monkey Island :`(

Each query gives its unique result however. Graphs, comparison tables, and sometimes tools to calculate results, as in if you search how to calculate triangle area for instance.

Should Google be concerned about the new computational engine? Is this finally the first serious threat? I don’t know but I will sure be getting back to this engine.

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