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What The Tech? App of the day: WolframAlpha

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If you think Siri is a know­it­all, you haven’t met WolframAlpha.

This app and desktop website has an answer for everything, whether it’s an algebra equation, science question or ‘how far is it to Jupiter?’

WolframAlpha has curated the internet universe and claims to be covering some 10 trillion pieces of data and counting.

The app can computer mathematics, thermodynamics, get information about historic figures, will tell you about any occupation, how much those jobs pay and where they are located.

For instance, did you know there are 26,310 chiropractors in the United States and the median wage is $66,490 annually? WolframAlpha does.

It can play a ‘C’ note and tell you how many British pounds are in a ‘c­note’. It knows the probability of a card player hitting a straight flush, it can split a check, convert something to morse code and can show you a diagram of the perfect downward facing dog yoga pose.

WolframAlpha is a computational knowledge engine founded by Stephen Wolfram.

Users can ask practically any questions and the search engine scours data to find the right answer.

It knows medicine and diagnosis, information about companies and can also tell you which planes are flying above you at precisely the time you ask.

Wolfram Alpha is a $3 app for iOS and Android devices. There is also a WolframAlpha website with most of the functionality of the apps.

It’s our pick for The App of the Week

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