Hurray, Google's made search cleverer in three ways to make up for our, uh, less cleverness. If you misspell a name, it uses identifier words to fix your search, so if you search 'kyle vanhelsing gizmodo' it should take you to the right guy. Also, if you search for "aiprt," autocorrection now skips the usual "did you mean airport?" banter, taking you directly to results for "airport".
Finally, localised Google Suggest has more local smarts in US metro areas. For example, if you search for "shake" in NYC, it'll suggest Shake Shack. If you search shake in LA, it'll offer Shakey's Pizza. Sorry Angelenos, Google can't yet fix your crappy pizza or give you Shake Shack.