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…
As far as cloud-based text editors are concerned, Google Docs is just about as convenient as they come. Still, old habits die hard—Google Docs knows this. And it's here to smack the Office right out of you.
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…
Everybody knows that Arizona is hot and Minnesota is cold. But what does Google autocomplete have to say about each state's defining stereotype?
As of January, 2014 only 18 states in the union have unique autocomplete-descriptions for the search query "Why is [state] so...".
What do states want, deep down inside? What to they yearn for in the dead of night? According to this delightful map from Mashable—with a little help from Google autocomplete—the answer is mostly secession. But also some pretty freaky stuff!
Choking pollution sweeps through China, new development could eradicate Mexico's emerging wine industry, and Yahoo can tell you everything that's wrong with where you live (congratulations, Memphis, you're apparently a hellhole). All this and more is What's Ruining Our Cities.
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.
It's been almost a decade since Google started reading our minds. Now, it's become so second nature that we hardly even think about it. There was a time before autocomplete existed though; someone had to invent it. AllThingsD sat down with the mastermind to chat about its fascinating genesis.
Google search suggestions are a mixed blessing—but sometimes they can prove hilarious. Like this series of locality based suggestions, which show what different countries really think of each other.
The search engine wars are many things: one-sided, enduring, non-violent. But like all good immutable conflicts, they can also be catty.
If there is such thing as an all seeing eye of the Internet, it would be Google Autocomplete. It takes in what we type into Google's search box and fills it out with common searches. The results of Autocomplete can be stereotypical, sexist, hilarious and... depressing. This video shows what the common autocomplete…
Does it ever feel like the Google Search autocomplete is speaking to you? Or that there's something a little less than random about the way the searches stack up? It's like poetry, man. Google Poetics is a Tumblr of all the wonderful stanzas Google's algorithm spews out. [Google Poetics—Thanks, Alyssa!]
The Internet is a terribly sexist place and nothing proves that more than Google Autocomplete, which autocompletes potential searches with terms people often use on Google. Case in point: Start typing in 'women' in Google and see the weird and wild Autocomplete suggestions you get.
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…
Typing the beginning of a fairly innocuous question or phrase into the Google search bar, just to see what auto-complete suggests can be pretty amusing.
Google has been ordered by the Tokyo District Court to stop its autocomplete search feature because a man is claiming that it's an invasion of privacy. According to the court, the man has been fired from his job because Google autocompletes his name with crimes he has never committed.
You know how Google will start scouring for your search as you type it? It's cool! Well, now Yahoo is doing it—calling it "Direct Search"—and it's... not quite as good.
What happens if you let the notoriously fickle (and sometimes downright dirty) Google search autocomplete feature take over U.S. geography? A completely new State of the Union heavy on universities, history and other peculiarities, that's what.