Mathematical Proof That Growing Old Means Getting Boring

What happens when you crunch a heap of Facebook data with one of the most sophisticated computational tools in the world? Mathematical proof of the myriad ways your life gets boring as you get older. As you shed your youth, you can look forward to spending even more time whining about the weather and fretting about… » 4/25/13 1:23pm 4/25/13 1:23pm

Wolfram Alpha Will Tell You Even More About Your Facebook Page Than You…

Wolfram Alpha, the true know it all on the Interwebs, introduced a ridiculously detailed Facebook report complete with statistical insights about how many links, photos and updates you ever posted on your page last year. Today, Wolfram Alpha is adding even more detail to its Facebook report so you can learn more about… » 1/23/13 10:00pm 1/23/13 10:00pm

Wolfram Alpha Can Tell You Where to Eat Now

Wolfram Alpha is the Swiss Army knife of cool futuristic tech. It does everything: it powers Siri, compares sports statistics of all kinds, and analyzes prescription interactions, all while being a pretty beastly scientific tool. Starting today, you can ask it where the nearest pizza place is. Yes, Wolfram Alpha is… » 4/26/12 11:40pm 4/26/12 11:40pm

Wolfram Alpha Pro Arrives Tomorrow With the Power to Analyze Data and…

Wolfram Alpha may or may not be one of my favorite things in tech right now. It'll spew movie times, compare NFL stats, help you cheat in Words With Friends and tell you exactly what airplane you're staring at in the sky. And now with tomorrow's arrival of Wolfram Alpha Pro, the company, in its founder's words, begins… » 2/07/12 10:20am 2/07/12 10:20am

WolframAlpha Arrives on Android For a Very Reasonable $2

When WolframAlpha first showed up on the iPhone last October, it spent a good six months costing $50. That was not sane! With the launch today of the app's Android version, they're locked in at a perfectly rational $2. For a compendium of factoids, weather patterns, computational models, and yuks? I'll take it. [… » 10/06/10 9:52am 10/06/10 9:52am

Wolfram Alpha Now Makes Your iPhone Look Smarter Too

Mathematica's Wolfram Alpha, the occasionally cheesy, unintentionally racist autistic savant of search engines, has finally been optimized for iPhones (and therefore Android phones, the Pre, and others). Search pages are presented in a clean, simple menu format, although the result layouts seem mostly unchanged. » 6/16/09 7:00am 6/16/09 7:00am