What noise does a zebra make, again? There’s no need to guess, because now you can search for “animal noises” and you’ll be presented with a panel that lets you hear roars, oinks, quacks and more. Silly, yes—but also oddly compelling, especially if you have children.
Tech companies are resorting to increasingly peculiar measures to look like they’re taking action against ISIS. The latest: Google will show anti-terrorism links to people who search for extremist content.
Google’s faster-loading search result pages, part of a project known as AMP, are now scheduled to arrive in early 2016. But as well as cutting mobile data use and page-load times, Google will be making sure all its ads still get served up properly too.
Hey, did you hear there’s a new Star Wars movie coming out? In case you’re unclear on the details, Google’s new Search Easter Egg will help remind you.
Google says it shouldn’t be punished for allegedly abusing its search dominance in Europe because it provides a free service to users.
If you’d rather Google the weird thing growing on your hand than go see your friendly neighbourhood healthcare professional, good news: Google is announcing support for a bunch more medical conditions, without having to ever leave search results.
Europe’s “Right to be forgotten” laws have come to an apex of dumb: The UK’s Information Commissioner’s office has ordered Google to remove links to stories about Google removing links to stories. My brain hurts.
It was exhilarating to be back in the game again, a 20-year-old college dropout with stock options, working at the center of the internet revolution. But I was overwhelmed. I’d only ever worked on a team with a half-dozen people, and Lycos was a huge company with hundreds of employees. All the developers seemed much…
An update rolling out to Chrome on Android devices comes with a neat little search trick that lets you search for that word within the same Chrome tab. It’s called Touch to Search, and it’s bound to make the often frustrating task of mobile browsing a hair more convenient.
One of the most exciting features in the (distant future) release of Android M is the upgraded version of Google Now. It’s built to understand context better than before. I just got a quick look at it on a Googler’s Nexus 5, and while this was obviously a demo, I’m cautiously optimistic about it.
You can now download your entire Google search history to your computer. Sound neat? That’s what I thought at first. And then I realized there were dangerous things in my search history—things way worse than my taste in porn.
Google is making a rare change to its search algorithm tomorrow—one that has the power to dramatically alter a site’s ranking in Google’s all-important search results. SOUND THE ALARM.
Internet searches may be based on algorithmic rigour—but that doesn't necessarily guarantee the quality of a suggested page. Now, a team of Google researchers has developed a method that sorts results by factual content rather than how well linked a page is.
Exactly one year ago, DARPA announced a characteristically scifi-inspired mission: to create a search engine that could find things on the deep web that Google's crawlers would miss. The so-called Memex project is now well underway, and for the first time we're getting a look at the crime-fighting search engine in…
In the Google Utopia, no-one will ever have to click past the search page; all worldly desires can be fulfilled from the results page. Or, at least, that seems to be the plan. You're probably familiar with things like weather and sports scores popping up in search; now, Google's going to serve you event tickets…
News from the land of unloved search engines: yesterday, both Bing and Yahoo had an outage (don't worry, I didn't notice either), caused by a coding booboo from Microsoft.
Facebook and Microsoft have had a relatively long-standing partnership when it comes to search: for years, Facebook searches would also show Bing results, and Bing queries have thrown up results from your friends. But history seems to mean very little to Facebook, which appears to have quietly killed Bing results.