News, Search, WWW

A new type of search engine in town – WolframAlpha

Ever since finding out about WolframAlpha.com, I’ve been playing with it and I must say it’s pretty amazing and addictive.

WolframAlpha(tm) is a new type of search engine – or what they call “computational knowledge engine”.

Rather than trying to explain what it is and what it does in words, lets have a look at a few different searches I did today:

This is what I got when I searched for Microsoft:

http://www10.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=Microsoft

And searching for home loan gave me this:

http://www10.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=home+loan

Where is Myanmar, my country of birth?

http://www10.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=Myanmar

Typing in domain names gives you host information and stats:

http://www10.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=eisabainyo.net

It is a currency converter too!

http://www10.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=1+AUD+in+USD

Next Monday falls on:

http://www10.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=next+monday

And what I am having for lunch:

http://www10.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=tuna+sandwich

Looking for complementary colors?

http://www10.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=sky+blue

Hours to seconds; this will come in handy when you are coding

http://www10.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=5+hours+to+seconds

And last but not least, a question that we all ask from time to time: would you be needing your umbrella today?

http://www10.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=weather+in+sydney