How about getting search results via google talk? Google labs has developed such a service recently. Just type anything you want to know about in google talk chat client and you will get answers instantly.
Google Talk Guru is a new Google bot that lets you ask simple questions. It’s an experimental service that allows people to get information like sports results, weather forecasts, definitions etc via chat. It works on many popular chat applications that support Google Talk.
Application intended for chat (IM) users, including users using chat clients on low-end phones, allowing them to answer simple web queries from the context of their chat application. First invite [email protected] to chat, and then send queries via your chat client. Categories supported include weather, translation, unit and currency conversions, and sports scores. Send “help” for more information.
[advt]Guru should be always online but presence information is sometimes not handled properly by servers and clients, especially mobile ones which try to optimize the network usage. You can still send queries to Guru even if you see him offline. He will not get upset.
Send an invitation to [email protected] in Gmail Chat, Google Talk or any other Jabber client and find simple facts like “weather in London”, “amplitude definition”, “translate souris”, “2^8”, “web stanford” (which returns the top Google result for [stanford]).
Get started! Send a chat invitation to Get Instant Answers in Gmail Chat – Google Talk Guru ([email protected]).
To start using Google Talk Guru:
- Sign into a chat client that supports Google Talk
- Send a chat invitation to [email protected] or click the link “Sign in and invite myself to chat with Guru” at the bottom of this page.
- Find guru in your contact list and send chat queries to guru using the examples below:
|Sport scores:||score arsenal|
|Calculate:||123 * 45|
|Currency:||120 INR to USD|
|Translation:||translate friend to French|
|Web result:||web Himalaya|