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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Google Search Tips

Type answer to life, the universe and everything You may be surprised by the result...

"Calculate" <Numbers to Calculate>

There's also a built-in dictionary. Try define:<word> in the search box.

Exclude specific key words with the minus operator. new pram -ebay excludes all results from eBay.

You can also ask Google to fill in a blank. Try: Christopher Columbus discovered *

Search for any filetype directly using the modifier filetype:[filetype extension].
example: Medical Insurance filetype:pdf

Google has some very powerful, hidden search parameters, too. For example "intitle" only searches page titles. Try intitle:herbs

What time is it? Find out anywhere by typing "time" then the name of a place.

Enter a statistics-based query like "population" Chennai into Google, and it will show you the answer at the top of its results.

You can invoke the spell checker directly by using "spell:" followed by your keyword.

Want to know how clever Google really is? Type 2476 in roman numerals, then hit "Google Search"...

And temperature! Just type: 98 f to c to convert Fahrenheit to Centigrade.

If you know the currency code you can type 200 INR in EUR instead for more reliable results.

Google's calculator converts measurements and understands natural language. Type in 14 stones in kilos, for example.

No calculator handy? Use Google's built in features. Try typing 12*15 and hitting "Google Search".

Try searching for weather Chennai – you'll get a full 4-day forecast.

Details related to Movies....

Enter showtimes and Google will prompt you for your postcode. Enter it and it'll tell you when and where local films are showing.

For cast lists, try cast: name_of_film

The modifier music: followed by a band, song or album returns music reviews. Ex: Music: name_of_film

Google really likes movies. Try typing director: The Dark Knight into the main search box.

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