Showing posts with label Google's Timer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Google's Timer. Show all posts

Google's Update for the Timer and Stopwatch Card

Google's timer card added a new feature: stopwatch. You can search for [stopwatch] or search for [timer] and switch to the stopwatch tab. Click start/stop, reset or use the full screen option for an immersive experience. You can't add laps and the "stop" button should probably be renamed "pause".

To start the timer, search Google for [timer 10 minutes], [countdown 5 minutes], [set timer for 30 seconds], [start a timer for 1 hour and 45 minutes], [set a timer for half an hour], [start a timer until 13:00], [start a timer until midnight] .

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It's worth pointing out that you can use both features simultaneously.

Time Zone Converter in Google Search

I'm not sure if this is a new Google feature, but it's pretty useful. You could always ask Google "what's the time in Mountain View?", "what's the time in Australia?" or "time in GMT". Now you can also convert time zones. For example, you can convert "PDT to EST", "2PM GMT to EST" or "10 PM in Mountain View in Vienna time".

You can also search for "10 AM in San Francisco is what time in London?".

If you search for "10 PM in Mountain View in Australia time", Google shows the time in Canberra and mentions that Australia has 13 time zones, while linking to the search results for "time in Australia".

Google's Timer is Back

Remember the timer feature that was available for a few days last year and then quickly removed by Google? It's back now: it only works in the desktop Google search interface and it now has a full screen option. Right now, it seems to be an experimental feature.

Here are some examples of searches you can use: [set timer for 30 seconds], [set timer for 10 minutes and 10 seconds], [set timer for an hour and a half], [timer for 30 seconds], [timer 30 seconds], [timer 30 sec], [timer 23 hours 59 min 59 sec]. If you search for [set timer] or [timer], Google defaults to 5 minutes.

There's also a fullscreen mode:

Here's a video: