Microsoft’s Bing search engine keeps getting better, especially with all the little refinements and new features that keep getting tacked on. One of those we were alerted to today is the new interactive calculator.
By typing in Bing web search a simple math problem, like ‘402 x 28 =’ users will not only get the answer to their question, but also have access to a mini-calculator. From there, users can continue to enter in quick math problems to solve directly in the web.
Google has had this feature for years, and we’re not sure it’s much faster than using the one built into Windows, but we do like choice. Plus, at least on a tablet, this may make more sense.
Users on Windows Phone of course won’t get the calculator part, but they will have their math questions answered when they type them in, offering yet another shortcut for solving those little math quandaries.
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