Wolfram Alpha: Product Spotlight

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Wolfram Alpha calls itself a “computational knowledge engine” and was spun out of “Mathematica,” a mathematically intensive formula and graphing calculator on steroids. Although amazingly powerful, Wolfram Alpha is not widely known, though you may already be using it. Its one of the data engines behind Siri – and one of the few Siri systems you…
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3 reasons why I’m bullish on extensions, plus a better scheduling app.

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Scheduling time to meet with someone is one of those things that’s just hard enough to be annoying, but probably not complex enough to need a whole new tool to simplify it. It’s one of those problems that makes for a perfect example of how-to, or how-not-to, create a great product. Often in the product…
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Product Review: Duolingo a free language learning app

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Based out of Pittsburg Pennsylvania this app was created by the founder of reCaptcha and has taken a truly new approach to learning foreign languages.  For one,  as compared to other tools like Rosetta Stone that costs its customers hundreds of dollars per language, Duolingo is free to use! Beyond just being free, the app has…
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