Thursday, February 16, 2006

Internet: Google Tools

Google can do more than just search the Internet. It offers a few cool bells and whistles that can be very helpful. It allows you to reverse lookup telephone numbers, convert weights and measures, and perform calculator functions. All this can be done from the search box located at Here are some examples:

  1. Reverse Lookup: Type in telephone # with area code and press enter. If it’s a listed number, the name and address of person with that number will be displayed.
  2. Conversions: Type in something like “Convert 18 tablespoons to teaspoons,” and then press enter. The answer will be displayed. (54 teaspoons) It can also convert from Fahrenheit to Celsius.
  3. Calculator: For calculations simply type in something like 4 + 5 and then press enter. For multiplication, use the symbol *. For division, use the symbol /.

No comments: