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Why Is Google Finishing My Sentences, and Facebook Reading My Mind?

Russell C. Smith | Posted 05.24.2014 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

I wish Google would stop thinking it knows what we're thinking. It doesn't. It's often ludicrously off base, and usually simply annoying. Obviously not what they were going for.

Google Instant Perpetuates Stereotypes, Study Finds

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
Tanja M. Laden

Google Instant is a functionality that's supposed to help people save time by typing less, but according to a new study from Lancaster University scholars Paul Baker and Amanda Potts, it's also got a very serious downside.

Google Unlocks 'Bisexual' From Auto Complete And Instant Search Functions: Report

Posted 09.11.2012 | Gay Voices

Reports that Google Inc. has unblocked the term "bisexual" from its search algorithm are generating praise from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transge...

Google Instant Pages: A New Way To Speed Up Search

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 08.14.2011 | Technology

Google unveiled a new search tool, Instant Pages, that the company promises will shave 4-10 seconds off of users' queries. Google Instant Pages rel...

Yahoo Prepping New Google-Esque Search Feature

AP | By JESSICA MINTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SEATTLE -- Yahoo is updating its search engine with a feature that attempts to answer Web surfers' questions before they even finish typing. Search...

'The United States Of Autocomplete': A Map Of Google Results

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google Instant's autocomplete feature, which selects search suggestions based on popular queries, can be as entertaining as it is helpful. Googling a ...

Is This Google Ad Trying To Annoy Steve Jobs?

CNET News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

To the tune of his "Subterranean Homesick Blues," we see how instantly Google's new tool anticipates the fact that someone is making an ad featuring t...

PICTURES: Google Announces 'Instant Previews' Search Feature

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*Scroll down for pictures.* (DANA WOLLMAN, AP/Huffington Post) NEW YORK -- People searching on Google will soon be able to see previews of websites b...

Google Instant Beta Rolls Out To iPhone, Android

Boy Genius Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google announced Thursday that its Google Instant service is now available for some iOS and Android-powered devices....

The Most Inappropriate Google Suggests--Politician Edition

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The 2010 midterm elections are upon us, and Google can be a fast, easy way to keep track of the candidates and the issues. Although, if you've been qu...

The Answers Google Instant Search Can't Give You But I Can

Bunmi Laditan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bunmi Laditan

Google Instant promises to shave 2-5 seconds off of average searches, leaving more time to watch The Situation disappoint his parents.

Google Instant Censorship: The Strangest Terms Blacklisted By Google

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

As Google CEO Eric Schmidt reminded audiences at Tuesday's TechCrunch Disrupt conference, the search engine's new feature, Google Instant, will shave ...

Instant: It Isn't Just for Coffee Anymore, It's Everywhere Online

Brett Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Brett Greene

Nothing's perfect, but Google has seemed to improve the user experience yet once again.

Bing Exec: 'Google Instant' May Be Fast, But Bing Results Are Smarter

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

In this Technology Live interview, [Bing director Stefan] Weitz explains why Zheng's feat, and other factors, buoy optimism at Bing central, despite f...

Google Instant Sparks Music Video Meme With 'We Didn't Start The Fire' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Since Google unveiled the new "Google Instant" this week, people have already been coming up with some pretty creative ways to use it. It also looks l...

Google Instant Blocks Sexy Searches

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google's "Instant" search feature hopes to speed up search by displaying search results as you type--so long as your queries are PG, that is. As Th...

Google Instant Not Working? What You Can Do

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google Instant, a new search feature that offers "results as you type," was unveiled Wednesday at a Google search event. With Google Instant, now t...

Google Instant REVIEWS: Users Rate Google's New Search Tool

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith and Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google's VP of Search Products and User Experience Marissa Mayer touted Google Instant, a new tool designed to deliver search results faster than ever...

Disable Google Instant: How To TURN OFF Google's New Feature

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google unveiled a new feature, Google Instant, at a press conference Wednesday. The "psychic" new search tool "shows results as you type," as Googl...

Google Instant's Top Results By Letter (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

When Google unveiled its new product "Google Instant" today, it demonstrated that simply typing the letter "w" instantly gives you the weather for whe...

New 'Google Instant' Search Feature Unveiled

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google has unveiled a new feature called Google Instant designed to help users access search results more quickly and easily than ever before. Mar...