Millions of people use Google to search everyday but what if you could learn a few tricks to make the search faster and easier. Here are a couple. Don’t like typing? Try using the microphone.
Find weather and movies
Type “weather” or “movies” followed by a zip code or city and state to display current weather conditions or movie theaters in your area. For example, typing weather 78730 gives you the current weather conditions for Austin, TX.
Typing movies 78730 gives you a link for show times for movies in that area.
Pull up the definition of the word by typing define followed by the word you want to define. For example, typing: define hyperbole would display the definition of that word.
Use the Google Search engine as a calculator by typing a math problem in the search. For example, typing: 100 + 200 would display results as 300.
Quickly get to a stock quote price, chart, and related links by typing the stock symbol in Google. For example, typing: msft displays the stock information for Microsoft.
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