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Google adds built-in scientific calculator to search engine, complete with voice activation

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Math class just got a whole lot easier

If you think Google's search engine is only good for finding cute cat videos or hunting down other people with the same name as you, think again: The company has just launched a built-in scientific calculator to the list of tricks its search feature can pull off.

Ok, the calculator functionality isn't exactly brand new — you've been able to type equations into the search bar and have Google give you the result for some time now. What is new, however, is a full calculator keypad that pops up as soon as the search engine realizes you need a little bit of math help. Simply type "calculator" into the search bar and the new 34-button interface pops up instantly.

You can even use the speech recognition function built into Google to produce math results without ever touching a key — a feature that will undoubtedly come in handy for hasty homework sessions. In fact, the intuitive math tool even works on mobile browsers, meaning you now have a free alternative if your smarphone's built-in calculator just doesn't cut it.

This article was written by Mike Wehner and originally appeared on Tecca

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