Google and Microsoft Are Mapping Favelas So They Can Sell Things There

The twisting sidewalks and dizzying density of Brazil's favelas might deter most outsiders from navigating these crowded inner-city neighborhoods, which informally house about 1.5 million of the country's residents. Yet in the last few months, both Google and Microsoft have both been seen mapping their narrow streets… » 9/26/14 6:00pm 9/26/14 6:00pm

Microsoft's Cortana Could Combine the Best Parts of Siri and Google Now

Microsoft is late to the game when it comes to putting a digital assistant on its phones, but the wait might be worth it. Sources close to the project have revealed some of the specifics of Microsoft's upcoming "Cortana" service to The Verge, and it could be the very best of Siri and Google Now. » 2/20/14 1:11pm 2/20/14 1:11pm

How Many Horror Movie References Can You Spot On Bing's Homepage?

Bing's still the underdog in the search engine wars; remaining in perpetual second place to Google. And while it's doubtful that Microsoft will ever win the overall search engine war, today Bing totally wins the Halloween makeover battle with a homepage that pays homage to countless horror movies. » 10/31/13 9:08am 10/31/13 9:08am

The Hilarious Difference Between Google and Bing in One Picture

You use Google. Or maybe, just maybe you use Bing. Sometimes one is better. Sometimes the other is prettier. Sometimes it's the other way around. Whatever. The most hilarious, ridiculous difference between the two though? How they auto-complete the Xbox One. Google Instant finds words like terrible, ugly, a joke and… » 6/19/13 9:00pm 6/19/13 9:00pm

You Can Now Search Through Facebook Photos on Bing

Well here's a strange little feature that has popped up as a result of Microsoft and Facebook's alliance: the ability to search through the photos of you and your friends. If you ever wanted to find that one photo a friend posted, but can't remember what album it was in, but can remember what the caption said, you… » 8/30/12 3:26pm 8/30/12 3:26pm