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Tips for better Google searching (pictures)

Get the most out of the world's most popular search engine.

Dan Graziano
Dan Graziano is an associate editor for CNET. His work has appeared on BGR, Fox News, Fox Business, and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn't tinkering with the latest gadgets and gizmos, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.
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Sports scores

Type your favorite sports team into Google to see recent game scores and schedules.

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Stocks

Typing in a company's ticker symbol will reveal detailed stock information.

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Currency conversions

Google will automatically convert U.S. dollars to euros, but you can choose from dozens of other currencies.

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Unit coversions

The metric system can be tricky; luckily Google is a great tool to help with those pesky conversions.

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Translations

You can also translate anything from a simple word to a complex phrase into hundreds of different languages.

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Calculator

Google even includes a calculator to help you solve quick math problems.

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Dictionary

The Google search dictionary will give your vocabulary an extra boost.

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Spell checking

You can thank Google for perfecting your spelling with its built-in spell-checking capabilities.

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Movie showtimes

Google’s local movie listings will make sure you never miss the latest and greatest new releases.

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Flights

Have a friend coming in for a visit? You can track his flight right on Google.

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Flight schedules

The search engine can even help you plan your next vacation with its built-in flight schedules.

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Health conditions

Although we wouldn’t recommend it over a visit to the doctor, Google has detailed information about health conditions.

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Medicine

The database also includes information about medications.

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Emgerency hotlines

Emergency and prevention hotlines are easily accessible in a time of need.

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Countdown timer

The countdown timer will remind you about that pie you left in the oven.

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Dates

Can’t seem to remember Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or Christmas? Google’s got you covered.

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Weather

Detailed weather information will make sure you always know when to bring your umbrella.

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Time

Have a friend located in a different time zone? Google’s location information will let you know when it’s safe to call.

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Sunrise time

Curious what time the sun rises and sets? Look no further than Google.

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Nutrition

Living a healthy lifestyle is even easier with Google’s detailed nutritional facts.

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