Google is an atlas. Type in an area code, like 212, to see a Mapquest map of the area.

Google is Wal-Mart’s computer. Type in a UPC bar code number, such as “036000250015, ” to see the description of the product you’ve just “scanned in.” (Thanks to the Google Blog,
http://google. blogspace. com , for this tip and the next couple.)

G oogle is an aviation buff. Type in a flight number like “United 22″ for a link to a map of that flight’s progress in the air. Or type in the tail number you see on an airplane for the full registration form for that plane.

Google is the Department of Motor Vehicles. Type in a VIN (vehicle identification number, which is etched onto a plate, usually on the door frame, of every car), like “JH4NA1157MT001832, ” to find out the car’s year, make and model.

For hours of rainy-day entertainment, visit http://labs. . Here, you’ll find links to new, half-finished Google experiments- like Google Voice, in which you call (650) 623-6706, speak the words you want to search for and then open your browser to view the results. Disclaimer: It wasn’t working when I tried it. (Ditto a lot of these experiments. )

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