I ran across the cool AIM Bot “SmarterChild” on LifeHacker today. Basically you just ask it questions and it looks it up for you. For example, I just sent:
What is the weather in Las Vegas?
And it sent me:
Current weather conditions for Las Vegas, NV:
Currently: 66 F
Humidity: 27 %
Visibility: 10 mi
Wind: SSE/5 mph
Next time, just type weather las vegas, nv.
Very cool. Then I sent:
Weather forecast for Las Vegas, NV:
Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy. High 64F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday evening: Some clouds. Low 47F. Winds light and variable.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy. High 63F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday evening: Rain showers along with windy conditions. Low 48F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Friday: Showers (High:54 Low:41)
Saturday: Showers (High:50 Low:38)
Sunday: Showers (High:45 Low:35)
Monday: Showers (High:44 Low:35)
Tuesday: Mostly Sunny (High:52 Low:38)
>>> Want to write a crazy story together? Type manicdotes.
Not a big fan the rain while visiting, but it tells me to bring a jacket and ditch the shorts.
Now I need to wonder what that manicdotes thing is?
Oh yeah, since GMail integrated AIM as well as GChat, You don’t need Trillian or AIM installed to use this either.
Hat Tip: LifeHacker