This Little Professor Calculator Unboxing Video Is Hilarious

Unboxing videos are generally a complete waste of YouTube storage. But what about when you've just laid your hands on... a Little Professor calculator?
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Yup, Someone Put Super Smash Bros. On A Friggin' Calculator

Next Friday, Super Smash Bros. will finally come out in glorious high-definition on the Wii U. This Friday, it's out in glorious low-definition on the TI-83 calculator. » 11/14/14 3:30pm 11/14/14 3:30pm

The 10 Weirdest Calculations You Can Make Online Right Now

Chances are, you've used one of the many useful calculating tools available online: How much would a monthly mortgage cost me with today's interest rates? What time is it on another continent? But there are far more exotic and weird calculators on the Internet. Here are ten of the most unusual. » 4/23/14 10:00am 4/23/14 10:00am

This Rugged Outdoor Calculator Can Survive Everything But Obsolescence

You might not have had a use for a dedicated calculator after completing your final high school math course, but that doesn't mean others don't. In fact, despite the rise of smartphones, companies like Casio are still churning out standalone calculators. And its latest, the fx-FD10 Pro, which is designed for… » 4/17/14 2:20pm 4/17/14 2:20pm

How Much Would a Pumpkin the Size Of Your House Weigh?

The wonderful world of genetic engineering has given us gargantuan pumpkins the size of compact cars. But don't think it's going to stop there. In addition to spreading Halloween cheer and giving local evening news something to cover, giant pumpkins could eventually be grown to the size of a house and used as a cheap… » 10/31/13 10:20am 10/31/13 10:20am

This Calculator Unboxing Parody Is Hilarious

Unboxing videos are perhaps the biggest waste of YouTube storage to grace the planet: watch a pimple-faced youth take a phone out of a cardboard container and play with some basic functions! Woo. But here's one worth watching. » 10/07/13 6:04am 10/07/13 6:04am

The Best Criminal Get-Rich Scheme? Selling Stolen Graphing Calculators

You're down and out. You need to make some quick cash. You're not opposed to criminal activity. What do you do? Cook meth? Nah, just sell some stolen graphing calculators out of state. » 9/21/13 7:00pm 9/21/13 7:00pm

Would It Actually Be Cheaper and Faster To 3D Print Yourself a House?

As 3D printers become more affordable and easier to use, the prospect of using the technology to simply print whatever we need—instead of having to go to the store and buy it—is becoming tantalizingly real. One day we might even be able to quickly 3D print the ultimate investment on the cheap: a house. Unfortunately,… » 6/18/13 12:00pm 6/18/13 12:00pm

Own a Piece of Design History With Braun's Re-Released ET66 Calc

If Braun's ET66 calculator looks oddly familiar, like you've used it before, you probably have. Originally released in 1987, the ET66 shed the sliding switches of its predecessors, the ET22 released in 1976 and the ET44 released in 1978, and became an icon of product design. So much so that the iPhone's original… » 5/03/13 1:40pm 5/03/13 1:40pm

This Numberless Calculator Requires You To Knock On Wood

There's not a single college in the country that will let you use this wooden calculator during an exam. And it's not because it can be used for cheating. It has more to do with the fact that instead of pressing number buttons, you have to tap out your amounts on its wooden surface, and it will in turn tap out an… » 4/26/13 1:20pm 4/26/13 1:20pm

How Many Rubik's Cubes Would You Need To Build a House?

Looking for an easier way to change the color of your home without breaking out the paint brushes and rollers? Build it from Rubik's Cubes, instead of traditional materials like wood, steel, or drywall. » 4/25/13 12:40pm 4/25/13 12:40pm

HP's New Multi-Touch Graphing Calculator Has Smartphone Aspirations

These are exciting times for anyone who's refused to replace their trusty standalone graphing calculator with a similarly capable smartphone or tablet app. Your stubbornness is finally paying off as HP is teasing what appears to be one of the most advanced color touchscreen calculators the scientific world has ever… » 4/23/13 9:11am 4/23/13 9:11am

How Much Is Your House Worth In Bitcoins?

We've already explained everything there is to know about Bitcoins and Bitcoin mining, except the most important question that homeowners across the country are asking: how many Bitcoins can I get for my house? » 4/17/13 1:57pm 4/17/13 1:57pm

How Many Tetris Pieces Would You Need To Build a House?

It was the game that defined a revolution in handheld gaming, but during the countless hours you spent playing Tetris and neatly organizing falling tetrominoes, did you ever stop and wonder how many of those pieces you'd need to build a full-size house? Probably not, after all what kid spends their time imagining… » 3/20/13 2:40pm 3/20/13 2:40pm

TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition Review: Math in Color!

The new TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition isn't the first color-screen graphing calculator. It isn't even TI's first color graphing calculator, a distinction claimed by the TI-Nspire CX and its sibling the TI-Nspire CX CAS. However, the TI-84+CSE, as we're abbreviating it, is a major milestone in the 17-year-old TI-83 and… » 2/21/13 10:00am 2/21/13 10:00am

How Many Cushions Would You Need To Build the Ultimate Pillow Fort?

Just because you've grown into a responsible adult doesn't mean you can't occasionally enjoy the simple pleasure of building a pillow fort. But why stop at the crude one-person shacks you built as a kid? With this calculator, and plenty of disposable income, you can assemble a cushion command center on a much grander… » 1/15/13 11:58am 1/15/13 11:58am

A Wireless Connection To Your PC Makes This Ancient Calculator Still…

Unless you hang around accountants all day, you probably haven't seen a desktop calculator like this in ages. But amongst number crunchers they're still popular, and this model might even stave off extinction for a while longer thanks to the addition of a wireless connection to a PC. » 12/19/12 8:40pm 12/19/12 8:40pm

How Much Would It Cost To Gift Wrap an Entire House?

If you were financially fortunate enough to be able to gift someone an actual house this year for Christmas, you'll want to do more than just hang a big bow on the front door. Unwrapping a mysterious present is half the fun of getting a gift, and with this handy calculator you'll be able to figure out just how many… » 12/18/12 12:00pm 12/18/12 12:00pm

How Much Gingerbread Would You Need To Build Your Edible Dreamhouse?

Had she access to this useful online calculator, the wicked witch in that Hansel and Gretel fairytale wouldn't have had to settle for just a tiny cottage in the woods. She could have built herself a sprawling McMansion with proper planning, complete with a dedicated bakery just for kids. » 12/05/12 11:20am 12/05/12 11:20am

How Can Portal Look This Unbelievably Amazing On a Graphing Calculator?

If you thought spelling out childish messages was the only fun you could have with a calculator, think again. Some incredibly talented hacker who goes by the handle Builderboy has written a Portal clone for Texas Instruments Ti-83 and Ti-84 graphing calculators. » 12/03/12 2:04pm 12/03/12 2:04pm