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Google Ordered To Remove Links To Stories About Google Removing Links To Stories

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.


Yes, You Can Use Cortana In Windows 10 With Any Old Microphone

One of the coolest new Windows 10 features is talking to your computer. For many people, it will be the first time they have had a voice-activated personal assistant on tap. And yet, most computers won’t have Cortana turned on by default — allegedly because they don’t have certified high-quality microphones built-in.


How Lycos Almost Won The Search Engine Wars

In 1998, a young developer named Jim Gilliam was hired at Lycos after he impressed management by finding bugs in their site. He took on the task of improving their search results to find a way to beat their biggest competitor, Yahoo.


Chrome For Android Just Got A Killer Time-Saving Search Trick

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.


Google Now On Tap Hands-On: Contextual Awesomeness

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.


Now You Can Download Your Google History, Or Better Yet, Delete 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 realised there were dangerous things in my search history — things way worse than my taste in porn.


Are You Ready For Google's Mobilegeddon Phonepocalypse Tomorrow? 

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.


Google Researchers Are Ranking Web Pages By Facts Not Links

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.


Deep Web Search Engine Memex Fights Crime A Bit Like Minority Report

Exactly one year ago, DARPA announced a characteristically sci-fi-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 action.


Google's 2014 Top Searches In Australia: MH370, Tinder, Iggy Azalea 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 Google it.


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