Google’s new “nutritional information” now available for over 1,000 fruits, vegetables, meats and meals in search results, to quickly and easily find extensive nutrition information.
The information, which builds on the Knowledge Graph, lets you ask question from the basics of potatoes and carrots to more complex dishes like burritos and chow mein, and get your answer right away.
“You’ll hear the answer to your specific question, see relevant nutrition information under an expansion, and be able to switch to other related foods or serving sizes. For example, when you ask for “summer squash carbs”, we include “zucchini” as a relevant food in the dropdown, because it is a type of summer squash,” informs Google.
This feature begin rolling out to English users staring in the US today, and over the next ten days available to all.
Google notes, that over time it’ll be adding more features, foods, and languages.
Google Play Music All Access, launched at the I/O conference, is coming to iOS devices. Sundar Pichai, Google’s SVP of Android, Chrome, and Apps, at the D11 Conference, said it will launch on Apple’s operating system in “a few weeks.”
“In Google’s fundamental DNA, we want [our services] to be universally accessible… For us, users on iOS who want to use Google services, we want them to be Google users,” Pichai noted. Indeed, he argues that Google’s approach to its service is different from that of its competitors.
Talking about Samsung and Android, he noted that “it’s not just the operating system, but the services you deliver on top of it. The thing that makes Android successful, it’s the Google cloud services that are on top of that. We want to reach as many people as possible. For platforms which don’t have that many users at scale — for YouTube, as an example, we have HTML5.”
Update 06/05: Google Knowledge Graph added another cool new features “populations” to help users find out how many people live in a country or a city.
Say, for example, on your mobile device, you can now ask Google, “What’s the population of Portland?” In addition to providing you with an answer to your immediate question, Google also shows you the answers to potential follow-up questions people often ask.
And, on the card, you’ll see the current populations of Seattle and San Francisco charted against Portland on an interactive graph that allows you to see each city’s population change over time.
And, to use Google Currency Conversion just use the following quick tips on search results page:
To quickly convert almost any currency to your country’s currency is to search for the currency code, followed by “=”. For example [gbp=] for British. You can also search for [100 gbp], so “=” is no longer necessary when you add a number.
to convert US dollars to euros, search for example [$100], [100$] or [100 usd] to convert 100 US dollars to euros.
to convert a currency to any other currency, type the two currency codes. For example, to convert British pounds to euros, type [gbpeur], [gbp eur] or [gbp to eur] or [100 gbpeur], [100 gbp eur] or [100 gbp to eur].
convert multiple amounts in different currencies to your country’s currency, type for example [50 gbp + 100 czk + 200 sek]. To convert them to another currency, use a query like [50 gbp + 100 czk + 200 sek = eur].
or, perform any conversion using a single query:
[sweden to euro] [50 sweden = euro] [sweden to dollar] [100 sweden = $] [swedish to japanese currency] [sweden to japan currency] [swedish to indian money] [sweden to india money]
use multiple currencies when performing simple arithmetical calculations, for example, search for [50 uk currency + 100 czech money + 200 dollars=euro].
to quickly swap the two currencies–say, you want to change yuan to yen in this example, [1 yen to yuan]– click the “Japanese yen” drop-down and select “Chinese yuan” from the list.
shortest query that shows Google’s currency calculator is [$], but you can also search for [currency], [currency converter], [currency calculator].
You can also use currency names instead of codes and country names. For example, search for [lira to real], [1000 forint to pound], [500 yuan to canadian dollar], [500 peso to ringgit]. By default, peso=Mexican peso, crown=Czech koruna, dollar=US dollar, pound=British pound sterling.
To get a precise result, use a simple trick that forces Google to use the old interface: divide by 1 and search for [1 algerian dinar in eur/1]. The new result: 1 Algerian dinar = 0.00964425063 Euros.