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This Free App Uses Your Smartphone’s Camera to Do Your Math Homework for You



Your smartphone’s camera might fall short of the typical DSLR in just about every respect, but there is one thing it now do that not even your ultra-portable mirrorless camera can handle: your math homework.

No, we’re not talking about shutting down the camera and opening your calculator app, what we’re talking about is PhotoMath, a new app from MicroBLINK that uses your smartphone camera to solve equations for you.

Either a great study aid, or a terrifying new cheating tool that teachers the world over will now have to contend with, PhotoMath is no slouch. Check out the demo below if you don’t believe us:

Of course, if you don’t plan to use it for evil, this could turn your smartphone’s camera into a very useful studying tool. And that’s the point. The folks at MicroBLINK see this as a much more efficient way to check your answers while studying, or when you’re cramming for a test.

The free app is currently available for iOS and Widows Phone at their respective stores, with Android in the works for an ‘early 2015’ release. To find out more, head over to the PhotoMath website by clicking here.

(via Engadget)