Cost Obsessions Around the World, According to Google Autocomplete

If you ever wondered what sorts of things English-speakers are looking to buy in the Middle East, Russia or West Africa, look no further than Google, which has all of our data. That, at least, is what the cost guide website Fixr.com did, by examining the top Google autocomplete search terms for every country on the… » 4/26/15 11:00am 4/26/15 11:00am

QuickType Could Be The Most Fun You Have With iOS 8

Since ancient times, iPhone owners have cursed the dreaded Autocorrect. They've lived in fear that the Apple monstrosity will get them fired, alienate them from parents, and generally destroy all forms of meaningful relationship. With iOS 8, however, the autocorrect function has a devilish new counterpart: Apple's… » 9/17/14 8:07pm 9/17/14 8:07pm

Google Autocomplete Is an Even Weirder Place Than You Thought

Google autocomplete results have always been a font of joy; nowhere else is humanity's curiosity and stupidity celebrated in such equal measure. But when you really start to comb through what it has to offer—as xkcd does today—it goes from amusing to disturbing and back again way quicker than you'd think. » 8/26/13 8:33am 8/26/13 8:33am

Twitter Search Now Has Autocomplete and Other Improvements

Search on Twitter has never been the most organized experience, and it's unlikely it ever will be, but there are some new features coming to Twitter's web client and apps that should be helpful. Autocomplete that suggests terms and Twitter accounts, for one, and spelling corrections. Searches on the web client can… » 7/06/12 4:14pm 7/06/12 4:14pm