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Google Calculator

by MacHugger / April 27, 2006 5:57 AM PDT

Ok, so maybe I'm the last person on the planet to discover this but...

Did you guys know that if you type an equation into the Google search field, it will hit you back with a calculator result?

I wanted to verify the pixel size of film scope format so, hoping to get a hit from a film website I just typed in:

1828 x 778

and to my surprise, Google assumed I was doing a calculation and did the math for me.

Very cool. Like I said, this is probably old news to most of you but it was a surprise to me.

-Kevin S.

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(NT) (NT) so cool, I didn't know it did that
by ythe1300 / April 27, 2006 6:04 AM PDT
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yeah i found that out a few weeks ago...
by hoppityhow / April 27, 2006 6:05 AM PDT
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very cool. also, if you type in something like "oz to grams" it'll give you the coversion factor.

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"Google Hacks"
by robstak / April 27, 2006 6:14 AM PDT
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I know there are a bunch of other things you can do with google, like change the language to klingon or sweedish chef, what else is out there?

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Google info
by barret55 / April 27, 2006 6:41 AM PDT
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Made a Video
by rosscbrown / April 27, 2006 6:34 AM PDT
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I have just made a video (last week) showing some of the funky stuff that Google can do, including how to have Google define words (type define followed by the word)

The Google adding up is good and you can also to simple translation from the search box too.

Anyway, I'll eventually get round to getting my video up.

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try this one
by rtemp / April 27, 2006 6:57 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) I'll give that one Thumb up.
by MacHugger / April 27, 2006 7:38 AM PDT
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Taking it further
by MacHugger / April 27, 2006 10:23 AM PDT
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If you go to Google's feature page on their built in Calculator feature, it explains that it can take things even further. You can type in phrases like:

half a cup + 12 ounces, in teaspoons

And it will return 96 teaspoons as the result. Try that with the calculator utility on your computer! Happy

-Kevin S.

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Actually...
by MacHugger / April 27, 2006 10:32 AM PDT
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As a friend just pointed out, Apple's calculator utility has all sorts of built in conversions:

Area, Currency (requires internet connection for latest exchange), Energy or Work, Temp, Length, Weights & Masses, Speed, Pressure, Power and Volume.

But, it still isn't quite as cool as just typing something like every day speech into a search line. Funny... I never really explored all the extra functions of Calculator on my computer. I always just used it in default mode (simple functions).

-Kevin S.

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you can also...
by comppsyco / April 27, 2006 1:33 PM PDT
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type in words, like the quick add on calander i.e. "fourty-two times six"

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