Feds Caught the Silk Road Mastermind With... A Google Search

"Dread Pirate Roberts," the mastermind behind the online drug market Silk Road, seemed like a smart dude. He amassed a multimillion dollar fortune in drug money in just a few years! And he did it using the deep web and cryptocurrency usually associated with sophisticated cybercrime. But if 30-year-old self-styled… » 1/30/15 12:15pm 1/30/15 12:15pm

Google's 2014 Top Searches: Robin Williams, World Cup, Ebola, and More

Here's your 2014 Google Zeitgeist, better known as the last 12 months in Google Search. The company does this every year, and it's always fascinating because search sheds light, however disappointingly, onto what the heck people on earth are thinking about. Because when you want to know more about something, you… » 12/16/14 3:00am 12/16/14 3:00am

Google's New Search App Has a New Look and App-Searching Superpowers

Over the last few weeks, Google has been adding Lollipop's material design flourish to all of its big name apps and services, and now the Google app is finally getting the same treatment. But in addition to its new look, Google is pushing its voice assistant even harder by opening up "OK Google" search to app… » 11/12/14 1:15pm 11/12/14 1:15pm

Google Barely Shows Real Search Results on Google.com Now

Google it. Everyone who has ever connected to the Internet knows what that means. But should it really mean use Google to search for/find something on the Internet? Or should it be a term for being bombarded with ads and white space when you're looking for something. Google.com's search results have all just become… » 7/02/13 9:00pm 7/02/13 9:00pm

Google Thinks Gayest and Worst Mean the Same Thing

When you search for something on Google, Google knows what you're looking for even if you're not saying it exactly. Google search is smart like that. Like if you search for 'hilarious videos', Google will also show you results for 'funny videos' too (words that Google equates as synonyms pop up in bold in Google… » 5/22/13 11:03pm 5/22/13 11:03pm

Google Search iPhone App Redesigned For Speed and Beauty

Google Search version 2.0 is now available in the App Store. The "complete" redesign is much better suited to mobile browsing than its predecessor. According to Google, the app got a big speed boost, but what will likely make people staring down at a 3.5-inch iPhone screen happiest is full-screen image search. No more… » 5/23/12 11:57am 5/23/12 11:57am

Google Abandons Realtime Service But Is Looking at Wrapping It Into Google+

Choosing the wee hours of a national holiday to tweet out the news, Google today announced that they're disabling their Realtime service after less than two years since it launched. Never fear, though—they're looking into adding the functionality to Google+. Better hop to finding someone to invite you to the service,… » 7/04/11 6:10am 7/04/11 6:10am

Google's Updated iOS App Might Make You Use It Now

I was always confused at how popular the Google Mobile App was on the iPhone. Did people use it? It was the third most popular free iOS app of all time! Why didn't people just use the search bar in Safari instead? I don't know! In any case, the Google Mobile App got a complete revamp complete with a new name: Google… » 3/15/11 6:30pm 3/15/11 6:30pm