Admit it: You've been letting your old, clunky plastic calculator collect dust for years ever since Google built into its search bar the ability to add, subtract, and do all sorts of other fancy math.
But Google, never content with any iteration of its products, is now giving you a reason to throw out that pre-Internet paperweight for good.
The company has added a 34-button calculator keyboard feature to its search engine. Trying to recreate the convenience of your school-days scientific calculator, Google's tool appears whenever you Google the word "calculator" or a mathematical expression like "4+4."
The white Google-sleek calculator face, pictured below, includes 16 functions (plus the Euler's number and pi), giving users buttons to do everything from grade-school arithmetic to high school-level trigonometric and logarithmic calculations.
To boot: You can command all these maths just by talking. Google voice-enabled the calculator for the first time, according to TechCrunch.
Gone are the days of memorizing the at-times difficult syntax of Google Search's previous calculator functions, which required you to use a "*" to multiply or type out "sqrt()" in order to get a square root. Now, any function is a single virtual keyboard click away.
We've said in the past that Google's trying to do your thinking for you. Consider the calculator upgrade Google's latest outsourcing of your mind.
Check out the tool (below), and tell us in the comments if you'll be using it.
Let It Snow
When you type "let it snow" into the search bar, Google sends a shower of snowflakes down your screen. But watch out! It gets frosty fast. If that happens, just use your cursor like an ice scraper or click "defrost." It's a good way to prepare for those frosty mornings in the car.
Do A Barrel Roll
Wanna feel like you're flying a fighter jet while you look for things on the internet? Type <a href="https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=xx-piglatin#hl=xx-piglatin&source=hp&q=do+a+barrel+roll&btnG=Google+Earchsay&gbv=2&bav=cf.osb&fp=d9b1dc2a24b11a17&biw=1280&bih=615" target="_hplink">"do a barrel roll"</a> into the Google search bar and watch the whole page roll over.
If you query Google for "Zerg Rush," you'll unlock a playable "Starcraft" homage that unleashes dozens of letter Os on the page. You can earn some points by clicking on the letters and stopping them in their tracks, but eventually they'll overwhelm and devour your search results. You can't win no matter how speedy your point-and-click skills.
What Is The Loneliest Number?
You shouldn't be afraid to ask Google the hard questions. Query <a href="https://www.google.com/#pq=askew&hl=en&sugexp=kjrmc&cp=28&gs_id=42&xhr=t&q=what+is+the+loneliest+number&tok=D9RnikF6EoRNko2269EJ5Q&pf=p&sclient=psy-ab&source=hp&pbx=1&oq=what+is+the+loneliest+number&aq=0&aqi=g1&aql=f&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=54eccb786198c044&biw=1280&bih=615" target="_hplink">"What is the loneliest number"</a> and Google's calculator will tell you that it is "1". The calculator returns the same answer when you query "the answer to life, the universe, and everything," as well as "the number of horns on a unicorn." Image via <a href="www.google.com" target="_hplink">Google</a>
Get Google a little tipsy when you search<a href="https://www.google.com/#sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&source=hp&q=askew&pbx=1&oq=askew&aq=f&aqi=g-z2g2&aql=1&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=15450l16004l1l16189l5l4l0l0l0l0l171l599l1.3l4l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=54eccb786198c044&biw=1280&bih=615" target="_hplink"> "askew".</a> Image via <a href="www.google.com" target="_hplink">Google</a>
Tired of Google being so weightless all the time? Bring it down to Earth by entering "Google gravity" and clicking "I'm Feeling Lucky". Once the search bar, buttons and logo have collapsed into a heap at the bottom of the page, you can toss them around the page by clicking, dragging and releasing them.
You know when you're in a bathroom with lots of mirrors and you look into one and see your reflection <a href="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3043/2683236467_d9bce06ae5.jpg" target="_hplink">repeated into infinity?</a> That's called recursion. <a href="http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recursive" target="_hplink">According to Merriam-Webster,</a> the word means "a procedure that can repeat itself indefinitely." If you <a href="http://www.nochucknorris.com/" target="_hplink">Google with the word "recursion,"</a> Google will suggest the following at the top of its list of search results: "Did you mean: recursion." If you click Google's suggestion, a new page will load, but "Did you mean: recursion" will remain at the at the top of the results list. (With the time and inclination, you could go on and on like this forever.)
Where Is Chuck Norris?
Google saves you from a roundhouse kick to the face by coming up empty when you attempt an "I'm Feeling Lucky" search for <a href="http://www.nochucknorris.com/" target="_hplink">"Where is Chuck Norris?"</a> Instead users are <a href="http://www.nochucknorris.com/" target="_hplink">taken to www.NoChuckNorris.com</a>, which displays text that reads, "Google won't search for Chuck Norris because it knows you don't find Chuck Norris, he finds you." The page also gives users an option to search "pages from Chuck's Beard."
Once In A Blue Moon
The Google Calculator also returns more complicated answers. Query "baker's dozen" and the calculator returns "13." Searching "once in a blue moon" yields a comically small number (seen above).
Google Pig Latin
Otay eesay Oogle'sgay omepagehay anslatedtray intoway Igpay Atinlay, ypetay <a href="https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=xx-piglatin" target="_hplink">"ooglegay igpay atinlay"</a> intoway Ooglegay andway ithay "I'mway Eelingfay Uckylay". You can also customize your Google search to <a href="http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en" target="_hplink">display text in a number of languages</a>, such French, German and Japanese, as well as Latin, Pirate and Klingon.
BONUS: Play 'Snake' In YouTube Videos
If you're watching a dull video on YouTube.com, you can press the Up+Left arrows simultaneously to enjoys a game of "Snake" over the video. <a href="http://thenextweb.com/apps/2010/07/24/did-you-know-you-can-play-snake-on-youtube-while-watching-videos-hold-left/" target="_hplink">According to The Next Web</a>, this trick doesn't work for videos with "annotations or ads. It's limited to the videos played on YouTube's site and it doesn't work for embedded videos." Check out the video (above) to see how it's done.