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Google's Got A Fantastic New Star Wars Easter Egg 

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's EU Antitrust Defence: Search Is Free So Stop Complaining

Google says it shouldn’t be punished for allegedly abusing its search dominance in Europe because it provides a free service to users.

How To Find And Delete Everything You've Ever Said To Google Now

Google likes to keep all of your voice searches on its servers so it can more easily learn to recognise your voice, understand what you might be looking for in the future, and, of course, serve you ads. If you want to review this archive of Google Now searches and clear it out, here’s what to do.

16 Searches You Can Run On Wolfram Alpha That Don't Work On Google

There are all kinds of different ways to use Wolfram Alpha, and it’s often a better idea to load up the computational knowledge engine rather than your search portal of choice. Here are 16 of the most useful queries that Wolfram Alpha can handle but leave Google stumped.

Use Android's Dialler App To Search For Nearby Places

If you’ve just upgraded to Android Lollipop you might be slightly overwhelmed by all the new features and options at your disposal: The deeper you dig, the more surprises you discover. Here’s a tip for finding phone numbers and information for local businesses and venues, using the stock Dialler app rather than Google Maps.

Google Now Tells You About All The Possible Illnesses You're Suffering

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 more medical conditions, without having to ever leave search results.

The Evolution Of Google's Iconic Logo

It may feel like Google’s colourful lettering has been with us since the dawn of time, but it’s been a long, bumpy road getting there. When it comes to logo design, sometimes you have to face-plant before you can fly. And in Google’s case, there’s been plenty of face-planting.

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.

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