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Tech Tip: Google Tricks

Google PenguinAccording to Alexa and eBiz, Google is the number one website in the world, bringing in an average of 900 million visitors each month. Google enables users to search for limitless amounts of information across the World Wide Web. Simply type a key word and Google will bring you the most relevant sites. However, there is more to Google than the average user is aware.

For this month’s tech tip, we will look at some of the cool features that Google has.

 

Definitions

Google works as a dictionary. You can pull up the definition of the word by typing “define” followed by the word you want the definition for. For example, typing: define synecdoche would display the definition of that word.

Google Definition

 

Local search

Google also has a local search for businesses around your area. Visit Google Local and enter the keyword of the place you want to find. For example, typing: restaurants at the above link would display local restaurants.

Restaurant List

 

Find Local Weather

Type "weather" followed by a zip code or city and state to display current weather conditions in your area. For example, typing weather 77341 gives you the current weather conditions for Huntsville, TX for the next few days.

Google Weather

 

Track airline flight and packages

Enter the airline and flight number to display the status of an airline flight and its arrival time. In this example, I searched for Delta 3416.

Google Flight


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