There are plenty of things to play with here ...
For example... (and I'm quoting from the blog...)
...check out Google Translate.
It is an amazing tool that you can use to translate a piece of text or an entire
webpage. All you have to do is type in the URL (web address) into the box that
says "translate a web page:". Then you select what language the page is that you
would like to translate, and which language would like to read the page in.
Press the translate button and Google pops the page up all nice and formatted.
Congratulations you can now understand all most anyone in the world! For
instance, you can translate from Spanish to English, German to French, English
to Italian and Portuguese to English. Remember this works for pieces of text
too, so it could be useful in many other applications. For instance if you
wanted to learn how to say "hello" and "goodbye" in Italian or "where is the
bathroom" in French you can. So now every time you hit that next blog button and
something catches your eye, you can use Google to find out what exactly they are
really blogging about. You can also check out Google Languages to surf the net
for page written in certain langauges or even in certain countries!
or another great one for communication is Google Talk...
All you need is a microphone and you can talk to anyone you like for free and
anywhere in the entire world. ...
You can send files directly through Google Talk to the person that you are
chatting with. Google Talk also allows you to setup a profile with a pic and you
can even leave voice messages to someones e-mail! This service is also
integrated with G-mail so you can be notified when a new message is sent to your G-mail account. If you don't feel like talking you can also instant message just as easily.
Yes, like most things
Google it is completely free so you have nothing to lose. You can find out more
about Google Talk here.