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Remember how excited everyone was about Google Flu Trends last year when it confirmed all of our deepest and darkest fears that we were doomed to a winter of misery? Apparently, using peoples' neurotic self-diagnoses isn't the most accurate way to track disease. So now, Google has decided to introduce a "new" flu-tracking engine. The new part? Reliable data.

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The Bing search engine will now give you results if you use emojis instead of words in your search query. "With this new feature, you can search using your favourite emoji, and Bing will return results based on the semantic meaning of the emoji," Bing wrote in a blog post (probably right after sending the Google team a message solely comprised of a bunch of smiley poop emojis).

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Searching for porn on the internet just got easier (not that it was hard before). Boodigo, a porn search engine created by porn producer Colin Rowntree and ex-Google programmers, filters out the web's non-sexy content to get you exactly what you're looking for. No more pictures of old brass instruments when you search for rusty trombones. Boodigo goes straight for the gutter.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.