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July 13, 2012

Google's Interactive Unit Conversion OneBox

Google updated the unit conversion OneBox and this time it's interactive. For example, you can search for [10 pounds in kg], get the result and quickly change the number of pounds or kilograms directly from the OneBox. You can also select a different unit of measurement from the list: metric ton, gram, stone, ounce.



Google's gadget even lets you change the conversion type and switch to a different category: speed, length, temperature, volume, area, fuel consumption, time or digital storage. The gadget is only displayed for common measurement units, so you'll still see the old interface when you search for [10 pascals to Torr] or [2 radians to degrees].


Now you no longer need iGoogle's metric conversion gadget.


{ Thanks, Diego. }

17 comments:

  1. Fails to work if you say 6 meters in feet. It still goes to the old way of displaying answers.

    If you do another conversion first and then say to do 6 meters in feet, it gives you 19.69 but does not give you as 19ft 8inches like the old way does.

    I have not tested, but I presume this will be the same for pounds in a stone, and ounces and so on since they are cannot be represented in decimals correctly.

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  2. Will you be adding your currency converter to this?

    http://www.google.com/finance/converter?a=1&from=USD&to=EUR

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  3. According to that tool, -30 Celcius is BLANK Fahrenheit.

    Buggy !!!

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  4. Feature copied from Bing search.

    As usual many will believe that this feature is brought by smart company Google.
    Only a few know that Google copies small/un popular companies regularly.

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    1. Cool, I didn't know that. Where can I find the feature in Bing?

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    2. http://www.bing.com/search?q=10+usd+to+pkr&go=&qs=n&form=QBLH&pq=10+usd+to+pkr&sc=8-3&sp=-1&sk=

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    3. I wouldn't call this "copied from Bing". Google Calculator has probably been around for longer than Bing has.

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    4. Clearly, you either don't use the Internet, or you're a Microsoft shill. Google has been converting things since before Bing was an idea.

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    5. Agreed (with last two commenters). This was not copied from Bing. Google was converting long before Bing existed. Secondly, Bing only converts currency, nothing else. Thirdly, I imagine there were several currency converters online well before Google was doing it, so it definitely wasn't anything innovative when Bing started converting currency.

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  5. Yes I agree Google Calculator has been there since long. This new version is definitely useful.

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  6. Ok and when is it coming to a Google near me?

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  7. This is all because of Google Now... You will see more and more useful interactive items in order to voice / query related searches from phones and other devices to yield useful information.

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  8. Well i must say a nice update :)
    google always provide ease :) thanks google,,,

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  9. is there a quick way to pull it up other than typing inches feet in search?

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