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March 02, 2004

New Google Tricks

Google once again adds some cool new features to the service. (I only wish they would also work on fixing the rankings and putting a stop to Google Bombing).

  • Wireless Froogle
    If you haven't already discovered Froogle you're missing out. Its a service that Google has been offering for awhile. With it you can find lower prices for a specific product. Now you can search Froogle from your cell phone by simply pointing your phone's browser to http://wml.froogle.com/. Enter your search terms in the box and select the 'Search' button. Then use your phone's keypad arrows to scroll through the results.
  • Area Codes
    With so many U.S. area codes, it's not easy to figure out who's calling from where these days. Now you can enter a 3-digit U.S. area code into any Google search box for a link to a map of that area code's location. Example
  • Universal Product Codes (UPC)
    Find out more about a product by entering its UPC code into the Google search box. The UPC code is the number on the bottom of the zebra-striped bar code displayed on most product packages. Example
  • Flight tracking
    Find the status of a U.S. flight without delay. Just type a flight number into the Google search box (for example, USAir 50) to see a direct link to that flight's status information. Example: http://www.google.com/search?q=usair+50
  • Vehicle ID (VIN) numbers
    Learn a little more about that car you're about to buy. Get the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), then type it into Google for a link to a page with more information about the year, make and model of a specific car.
  • Package tracker
    Enter a tracking number for any package from UPS, Federal Express, or the U.S. Postal Service in any Google search box and you'll see a direct link to information about the delivery status of that package.
Posted in Google , Websites & Cool Links by usrbingeek at 2004-03-02 13:35 ET (GMT-5) | 3 Comments | Permalink



Comments

Cool, How exactly do you use the bin # search?

Posted by: Danima at March 16, 2004 10:04 AM

bin #? do you mean VIN number? No matter, how most of these searches work is you just have to enter the numbers into the Google search box and google will automatically know what it is and bring up a result for it.

Posted by: #!/usr/bin/geek at March 16, 2004 03:43 PM

Google also has a sense of humor:
www.google.com/jobs/lunar_job.html

...(quote): "Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by April 1, 2007 and have proof of earth residency. Google is an equal opportunity employer."

Posted by: Noggie at April 4, 2004 09:12 PM










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