search engines

Microsoft Wants You To Use Your Apps And Services Within Bing

Microsoft has big plans for Bing, and one of those plans is to use the search service’s ‘entity engine’ to link all your favourite apps. If you’ve got your LinkedIn account already authorised with Bing, for example, searching for someone’s name will bring up their LinkedIn data and your association with them. That’s just the first step.


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 just that by letting you ignore the top million websites on the internet.


Google's 15th Anniversary Easter Egg Lets You Search Like It's 1998

Here’s a fun Friday afternoon activity: Go to Google and search “Google in 1998″. You’ll be surprised by what the search engine returns. Or at least by the way the page looks.


These Impossible Search Queries Turn Google Into A Total Porn Machine

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, either. It’s ridiculous.


The First GIF Search Engine Is Hilariously Bad

There’s a Google specifically for GIFs now. Giphy is a great and noble cause and we hope it gets better some day. But as it stands now, it’s humorously awful and painfully slow.


23 Ancient Web Sites That Are Still Alive

Do you know that Altavista, the omnipotent web search platform before Google awakened, is still online? OK, it’s integrated into Yahoo, but the domain and the interface is up and running. Just like HotBot! Anyone remember HotBot? And Lycos? WebCrawler? …Bueller?


Dogpile's Autocomplete Suggestions Are Mad

Before Google there were many search engines worth trying out on the Internet. Technically, many of them still exist. What, you haven’t visited Dogpile recently? Well maybe you should, if only to see what its puny algorithm thinks you’re searching for.


Recursive Google Image Search Is Nuts

As you may know, you can search for photos by dropping a picture on Google Images. It shows you images that are equal or similar to yours. This is what happens when you feed one search with the result of the previous search. 2951 times.


Google Tells US Senate That iOS Dominates Mobile Search

While Google continues to crow about Android market share, it’s got to be pretty embarrassing for them to testify under oath that iOS owns their mobile search traffic.


Here's How US Spies Will Find You Through Your Pics

IARPA, the intelligence community’s way-out research shop (aka DARPA for spies), wants to know where you took that snapshot with your friends at that New Year’s Eve party. Oh yeah, and if you happen to be a terrorist taking phots with buddies while prepping for a raid, the agency definitely wants to know where you took that picture…


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