I’m a fan of the Lifeacker blog as well as a fan of Google. Recently, Lifehacker posted about some lesser known Google tools that are pretty cool. Here are a couple of them:
Get the local time anywhere
What time is it in Bangkok right now? Ask Google. Enter simply what time is it to get the local time in big cities around the world, or add the locale at the end of your query, like what time is it hong kong to get the local time there.
Track flight status
Enter the airline and flight number into the Google search box and get back the arrival and departure times right inside Google’s search results.
Convert currency, metrics, bytes, and more
Google’s powerful built-in converter calculator can help you out whether you’re cooking dinner, traveling abroad, or building a PC. Find out how many teaspoons are in a quarter cup (quarter cup in teaspoons) or how many seconds there are in a year (seconds in a year) or how many euros there are to five dollars (5 USD in Euro). For the geekier set, bits in kilobytes (155473 bytes in kilobytes) and numbers in hex or binary (19 in binary) are also pretty useful.
You can also search phone numbers, word definitions and spelling. Google – what a company!