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Simple Search is a browser extension that strips Google Search of all its bloat

Google Search has become much more sophisticated over the last several years, and is relied upon by millions of people around the world. But as great as Search is, it’s become rather bloated, often returning results that are filled with ads or that highlight Google's other products. That’s where a new browser extension called Simple...

Apple accelerates efforts towards building its own search engine to replace Google

Apple is said to be accelerating efforts towards its own search engine, to be rolled out on its products instead of Google. Reports suggest that Apple is moving quickly to avoid being mired in the upcoming anti-trust action being taken against Google by the US Government. There’s already early evidence of the move in iOS14, launched...

Google adds election information about where to vote in Search, Assistant and Maps

With the 2020 U.S. election just a few weeks away, finding accurate information about voting is incredibly important. That’s why Google is adding election features to Assistant and Google Search, making it easy for users to get information on how and where to vote. Starting today, users can ask, “Hey Google, where do I vote?” and...

Google details new features coming to Search, Lens, Maps, and Duplex

Google this year has made some big changes to Assistant, Meet, and its suite of productivity apps. Now, at the company’s Search On event on Thursday, Google detailed several changes coming to some of its other major services, including Google Search, Google Lens, Google Maps, and Google Duplex. Google Search Google said Search is making the biggest...

[Update 3: Microsoft Bing Wins Big] Google adds search provider choices for Android users in the EU

Update 2 (1/9/2020 @ 11:50 AM ET): The alternative search providers that will be shown at setup alongside Google have been announced. Update 1 (10/1/2019 @ 9:50 AM ET): Google is testing showing search provider choices in Android ahead of the 2020 rollout. The article as published on August 2nd, 2019, is preserved below.[/alert] Android users in...

Google Search now makes it easier to find live TV shows and sports

Performing a Google search can provide you with answers to almost any question, from "who was the first man on the moon?" to "when is Tenet coming out in theaters?". Now, Google Search results for users in the U.S. can also show you what TV channel is playing NBA and MLB games, as well as...

Google People Cards are virtual visiting cards on Google Search

About six months after the feature was first spotted, Google is officially unveiling People Cards. Google mentions that searching for famous personalities presents familiar results, but searching for not-so-famous individuals may not showcase relevant information. So, to aid individuals who are looking to build their online presence, Google is rolling out People Cards, which are...

Google will now automatically delete Web & App activity, Location history, and YouTube search history for new users

Whether it's fair or not, Google has a reputation for collecting a lot of data about people. To its credit, Google has been making improvements in how it lets users control their privacy. Today, CEO Sundar Pichai announced some changes in how the company handles data for new users. Pichai announced several privacy improvements to help...

Clicking featured snippets in Google Search will now take you directly to the result

Google offers dozens of different Internet services, but its most important one has always been Search. Search has undergone many changes since 1998, and two of those changes were designed to make searching more convenient and accessible to users: Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) and Featured snippets. The former makes loading web content much faster on...

YouTube for Android tests showing a recommended Google Search result when searching in YouTube

Following the recent rollout of the new Bedtime Reminders feature in YouTube for Android, Google has now started testing a new feature that will show search results from the web within the app. The feature was recently spotted by Reddit user u/TheMrIggs when he searched "open beer with knife" in the YouTube app. As you can...

[Update: Also on Assistant Phone Line] Google to surface locations of food and night shelters across Maps, Search and Assistant in Indian cities

On March 25th, a 21-day lockdown commenced in India as a preventive measure against COVID-19. While this measure ensures safety for the majority of the Indian population, all commercial activity has also come to halt abruptly. The closure has led to the efflux of migrant and daily-wage workers from bigger cities, where they work, to...

Google “profile cards” will let you control what people see when searching for your name

You may not want to admit it, but chances are you've been curious enough to Google your name. If you never have, you really should to see how much of your personal information is discoverable. You will probably find more than you'd like, and Google is preparing to roll out a tool to put some...