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We all know that, as a search engine, Google can get us the answer to almost anything we ask. But the company’s worked very hard in recent years to not just give us the information, but give it to us in the most useful way possible.
So rather than running a search and having Google give you results, let Google do the thinking and research for you with these 21 awesome tips for using the site.
It’s getting closer and closer to becoming a personal assistant, and the best part is…it’s free!
Use it to compare the nutritional value of two different foods.
Set a timer without stepping away from your computer.
Wanna know the sunrise and sunset times for where you are? Just ask!
You can play a game like Zerg Rush just by typing it into the search bar.
Want to know what the weather will be like somewhere? Just type the name of the city and “forecast.” Boom. That’s it.
Having trouble with the math to leave a tip? There’s a versatile tip calculator built into the site.
You don’t need to leave google.com to find your flight status. Just enter in the flight number and airline.
This isn’t the most practical tip, but type in “do a barrel roll” and see what happens!
…and you can probably imagine what happens when you just type in “tilt.”
Need showtimes for your favorite series? Just type the name in, followed by “episodes.”
Type in “[movie name] release date” and guess what you’ll get?
It can also help you find movies playing in your area just by searching in the search bar.
Pull up basic info for a company just by typing in its name!
Have a music artist you want to hear more of? Just type “songs by [artist]” and you’re good to go.
For an old-school nostalgia blast, type in “Atari Breakout.”
Google can convert anything for you. Cups to ounces, feet to meters, dollars to yen…
It can translate pretty well for you, too.
If you type “recursion,” you’ll get stuck in a very meta loop!
“Books by [author]” will give you a visual chronology of all the works they’ve done.
Upload a picture to Google Images to see where it originated.
Click that little microphone by the search bar if you’d rather speak than type.
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