Google Clone Makes It Easy to Search for Drugs and Guns on the Dark Web

It can be hard to find good smack without leaving the comfort of your own home. At least it used to be. A new search engine for black markets is making it easier than ever to find anything from high quality heroin to assault rifles. The site even looks just like Google. It's called Grams, and it works remarkably well. » 4/17/14 3:14pm 4/17/14 3:14pm

What Searches Look Like With the Top Million Sites Removed

At this point it's ludicrous to think of using any other search engine than Google. But while it's very effective, you'll find your search results coming from many of the web's top sites again and again. What if you wanted to find something a little more eclectic? Well, a new search engine called Million Short offers… » 12/10/13 8:54am 12/10/13 8:54am

These Weird Searches Make Google Return Nothing But Porn

In a way, Google already is a porn machine; it is what you make of it. But it turns out that a handful of bizarre, technically impossible search queries turn the raunchiness up like 20 notches and cause the engine to return porn results almost exclusively. The searches themselves aren't dirty in the slightest,… » 2/09/13 9:33am 2/09/13 9:33am

Wolfram Alpha Pro Arrives Tomorrow With the Power to Analyze Data and…

Wolfram Alpha may or may not be one of my favorite things in tech right now. It'll spew movie times, compare NFL stats, help you cheat in Words With Friends and tell you exactly what airplane you're staring at in the sky. And now with tomorrow's arrival of Wolfram Alpha Pro, the company, in its founder's words, begins… » 2/07/12 10:20am 2/07/12 10:20am

The Chinese Government Gets a Search Engine of Its Own

Google may have shut down its China-approved search engine, but the Chinese government isn't losing any sleep over it. The largest news agency in China (which is government run) is launching a search engine of their own, Panguso, to provide citizens with results approved by the Communist powers that be. If you're… » 2/22/11 4:40pm 2/22/11 4:40pm

How J.C. Penney Illegally Became the Number One Search Result in Many…

The NY Times has a great investigative report on how J.C. Penney became the number one search result for countless search terms on Google. Dresses, bedding, area rugs, skinny jeans, tablecloths and even grommet top curtains and more words popped J.C. Penney up as number one. Not Amazon, not Macy's, not any of the… » 2/12/11 5:00pm 2/12/11 5:00pm