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Microsoft's face-based age detection is still a little wonky (I'm thankfully younger than what you see above), but the company is clearly enamored with it -- you'll now find it in Bing image searches. All you have to do is look for a person and, in most cases, roll over the picture to find a #HowO...

May 27th 2015 at 11:58am 0 Comments
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Since Marvel opened up its API to developers, creative types are able to leverage the company's massive comic library for apps and the like. One dev, Filix Mogilevsky, took it upon himself to create a search engine for the collection of characters and issues. iMarvel serves up character and comic...

May 26th 2015 at 4:37pm 0 Comments
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Roku faces growing competition in the UK, but for now its streaming set-top boxes are still some of the best on the market. To help it fend off Apple, Amazon, Google and others, the company is introducing new software features and an upgraded Roku 2 player. The biggest addition is Roku Search, whi...

May 26th 2015 at 5:15am 0 Comments
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Google and Twitter announced a new service today that will allow US mobile users to receive live Tweets -- now that the social network's firehose is connected once again -- in their web searches. For example if you search for Golden State Warriors, Danger 5 or Game of Thrones on your cell phone, t...

May 19th 2015 at 5:52pm 0 Comments
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Google's getting ready to face Amazon and eBay, according to The Wall Street Journal, and will be adding buy buttons directly to its search results. You'll see those buttons accompanying sponsored results under a "Shop on Google" heading -- they won't be used for non-sponsored links returned by th...

May 16th 2015 at 12:58pm 0 Comments
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Google isn't the only big internet company that will promote mobile-friendly websites in its search results -- Microsoft says it will soon give higher rankings to mobile-optimized sites in Bing. While the company won't push these sites at all costs (it's still interested in giving you the most rel...

May 14th 2015 at 4:04pm 0 Comments
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It's been almost a year since the European Union ruled in favour of the "right to be forgotten," giving anyone permission to request that specific links be removed from Google's search results. Since then, the company has dealt with over 250,000 applications from the public (and rejected 59 percen...

May 14th 2015 at 5:27am 0 Comments
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How is the European Union's "right to be forgotten" faring a year after it kicked in? If you ask Google, it's more than a little messy. The internet firm has published an updated Transparency Report which reveals that the company rejected about 59 percent of the search result takedown requests r...

May 13th 2015 at 5:57pm 0 Comments
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Flickr unveiled an impressive new search function today that aims to make digging through the site's 10 billion or so photos far less of a chore. The unified search results page now includes sections for your own photostream as well as those of people you follow and the rest of the community. A sl...

May 7th 2015 at 1:43pm 0 Comments
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That people might favor a connected mobile device over a clunky old desktop isn't news. Even in nations where a big boxy computer has long been a thing (unlike, say, in developing nations). Perhaps inevitably, then, Jerry Dischler -- VP of Product Management, Google -- just revealed that "as of to...

May 6th 2015 at 10:40am 0 Comments
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Siri started handling song queries when iOS 8 arrived, and now Google's voice commands recognize Shazam as a prompt to do the same on Android. That's right, Android devices now recognize the "Shazam" command, in addition to "recognize" or "name" for "track," "song" or "tune" identification. It's n...

April 30th 2015 at 5:50pm 0 Comments
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The manifestos are out and party leaders are busy touring the country. Even tech companies are doing what they can to help you choose a side ahead of next month's General Election. Twitter rolled out its political emoji, lovingly referred to as "hashflags", earlier this month, but Google's just la...

April 29th 2015 at 6:22am 0 Comments