Was casting about for something which might help folks, when I ran across this in “How To Geek”. I compared Google with bing and ran into no differences, but I didn't test all the searches in the paragraph detailing them in Google.
Turns out Google and bing have these instant answer things built in, and there will be times when they will help. Guaranteed. For instance, I was talking with my son on fb, and he asked me about the weather here (he’s in Tel Aviv). I got the weather here and there and made him smile. He’s a serious computer flogger – manages databases. He knew more about computers when he was 10 than I know now, and that I’m ever likely to know. TMI. OK. But…I made him smile.
If you’re only going to make an anger/paranoia filled reply about how Google wants to take over the world through helping you convert Celsius to Fahrenheit or dollars to new shekels, please don’t. We’ve heard it.
On the other hand, if you have found another “instant answer” please add it.
Remember…the goal is to help your fellow Community members.
Here’s the article: http://www.howtogeek.com/125101/14-special-google-searches-that-show-instant-answers/
The instant answers cover weather, unit and currency conversions, an instant calculator, your IP address, sunrise and sunset times, times in different cities (countries, etc.), package tracking, dictionary definitions, flight tracking and flight schedules, movie schedules/locations, data (like population of Los Angeles), stock info.
There are probably more…have you found any?