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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).