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11 Google Search Hacks That Will Change Your Life

Whether you want to find dining options near you, look up the score of your local team, or find the best movie times for a night out, Google Search is making it easier and easier to find everything you need.

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1. Know which movies are showing nearby:

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Just type "movies nearby," and Google will pull up a list of options. You can sort by genre and then browse to find local showtimes, cast information, reviews, and more.

2. Or, if you want to know more about a movie first, you can just go straight to the trailer:

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Searching for the name of a movie + "trailer" will lead you directly to the latest trailer for the film.

3. You can also get everything you need to know about the cast with one simple search:


Just search the movie + "cast" and get a complete readout of everything the actors have starred in up to today.

4. And once you know all those things, Google makes buying tickets easy:

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Just search the name of the movie + "showtimes", and you'll have options to buy tickets at a theater near you right at the top of the page.

5. When you're done buying movie tickets, you can find food nearby:

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Just search a type of cuisine + "nearby," and you'll know every place within a certain radius that will satisfy that ice cream craving ASAP.

6. You can also sort by "open now," "top rated," and even price!

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Search a cuisine + "nearby" and toggle between all the different options to find the perfect fit for your needs.

7. You can be in the know about everything that's going on with your favorite sport in real time:

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Search for a sport, and you can go right to a page with all the latest scores, as well as information about game times and where to watch.

8. And just one search will get you the season's schedule for your team, so you know exactly when to mark your calendar:

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Just search your favorite team and get a schedule, standings, and the latest news.

9. If there are no sports on and you've seen all the good movies, you can play solitaire to pass the time!

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Just search "play solitaire" and go straight to a quick game.

11. And once you've mastered all that knowledge, you can reward yourself with a quick game of Atari Breakout in Google Images.

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Just search "Atari Breakout," click "Images," and see if you can get a high score.

Google Search can help you figure out what to eat, drink, or do, no matter where you are. Here's BuzzFeed's Keith putting that to the test with a complete stranger in Los Angeles.

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