Items tagged with search engine

In the world of facial recognition tools, PimEyes is one that can be eerily accurate in finding similar photos on the internet from a single uploaded facial image. While the reverse photo lookup tool is meant to find photos of yourself and possibly loved ones, it could be utilized for nefarious purposes as... Read more...
Once upon a time, if you had a question about something and hoped to find the answer on the web, you might have been compelled to Ask Jeeves (now Ask.com) for the answer. These days, Google is so popular that its search functionality has become a verb, as in, "Why don't you Google it?" Bing is the other big search... Read more...
There's a good reason why Google is the default search engine in Safari on iOS, Apple's mobile operating system. It's all about the Benjamins, which collectively totaled $1 billion in 2014, the amount Google paid Apple as part of a revenue sharing agreement to keep its search engine as the default on iPhones and... Read more...
Microsoft this week announced that web searches made using the company's Bing search engine will soon be encrypted by default. In actuality, users have been able to encrypt searches made via Bing for around a year and a half now, though sometime before summer comes to an end, it will be a standard option for all users. The move will level Read more...
If you’ve ever searched for information at the Congress website, you’ve used The Library of Congress’ venerable THOMAS system, which has been around since 1995. (That’s THOMAS, as in, Thomas Jefferson.) Search now at Congress.gov, and you’ll be using an entirely new search engine that is designed to provide an... Read more...
Google has released its Caffeine indexing technology. As the most significant change Google has made to the basic technology that crawls the Internet and ranks Web pages since 2006, Caffeine has been in the testing phase for almost a year. According to Google, "Caffeine provides 50 percent fresher results for web searches than our last index,... Read more...
As part of its latest attempt to make its site more useful, Yahoo announced a partnership with Twitter. Although most of the new features won't be available until later this year, one of the upcoming features will allow anyone with a Twitter account to tweet and see the updates of people they're tracking while they are logged in to the Yahoo... Read more...
As you will recall, Microsoft and Yahoo announced an agreement back in July to team up in hopes of improving their competitive position against Google. Now that the deal has been unconditionally cleared by the U.S. Department of Justice and the European Commission, the partnership is one step closer to reality. Under the terms of the agreement,... Read more...
We can't exactly say that hell has frozen over here, as Google has actually went against its unofficial no-ad policy at least once before. But then again, that whole ordeal was something entirely different than this. We've known that the search engine giant (and now operating system contender) has been looking into... Read more...
Investors have had a couple days to digest the strategic partnership Microsoft and Yahoo jointly announced this week, and they  aren't exactly pouring money into Yahoo's coffers. The company's stock price (Ticker: YHOO) has fallen nearly 20 percent over the past five days, from its July 27 price of $17.31 to... Read more...
For quite some time now, Google has enjoyed the top spot in terms of search traffic. As you can imagine, Microsoft is not content to simply exist in another company’s shadow, so the company has been attempting to put a dent in Google’s search traffic with a new search engine of its own. Microsoft’s Bing search engine launched June 3rd. While... Read more...
Just what the world needs, right? Another search engine. Before you just pass Microsoft's efforts up as futile, we should point out that 'Bing' does actually look rather promising. Of course, Wolfram Alpha is but a long lost memory in most minds by now, so it remains to be seen how much traction Bing will receive when staring down the almighty... Read more...
As instantaneous as the Web can be, most search engines--Google included--suffer from a bit of a time lag. The search engines can only link to pages and sites that the search engines have scraped with their Web crawlers or spiders and other indexing tools. This means that the latest entries on the quick-changing-content sites like Twitter... Read more...
At a time when many advertisers are cutting spending, Yahoo is making changes to its core revenue engine in order to make it more powerful and hopefully keep the attention of advertisers. The new ad targeting features announced today could mean you’ll be seeing more and more advertisements based around your searches at Yahoo in the future.... Read more...
Sometimes we have to remind ourselves here at HotHardware that us editors and our loyal readers do not necessarily represent typical Internet users. Many of us consider ourselves to be "power users," and feel we know how to leverage the available tools to find exactly what we are looking for online. Which is why it came as a surprise to us... Read more...
Microsoft and Yahoo aren't the only companies looking to compete with Google in the search business. In fact, this morning a new startup called Cuil opened its virtual doors for the world to start using its search engine. So, on this morning we ask, how is Cuil different from all other search engines? The site claims: "Cuil (pronounced COOL)... Read more...
No, we (China) really, really don't want you to hear anything about the Dalai Lama.  Or so that's the theory behind search engines such as Yahoo, Google, and Windows Live Search being redirected to Baidu.Various reports indicate that YouTube, Yahoo, Google, and Windows Live Search are all being redirected to Baidu, in a possible move... Read more...
Jimmy Wales, founder of the immensely popular Wikipedia, has decided to build a rival search engine to compete with Google. He calls his new search engine Wikiasari. Like Wikipedia, the new search engine will rely on the support of a volunteer community of users. The... Read more...
 Google is going to make Microsoft look like a lemonade stand if they keep releasing useful things at the rate they're going. The latest is a customizable search engine: Not satisfied that it has given Web users enough tools to refine data on the Internet, Google will launch Custom Search Engine Tuesday, a product designed to cull... Read more...
Well, the life of the pocket protected just got a little easier. Google has gone live with a search engine for computer code. Google is applying the same machine-driven techniques it uses to help consumers search the Web for text, images, video and books to help professional programmers as well as computer enthusiasts overcome stumbling blocks... Read more...
In the words of Microsoft's Steve Ballmer, internet search is still in it's "DOS era". Ballmer freely admits the mistakes Microsoft has made along the way, but boasts about the progress of their search engine. According to the March Nielsen/Net Ratings, Google owns 49% of the U.S. search market, Yahoo! with 22.5%... Read more...
With the largest search engine companies being based in the US, French President Jacques Chirac is proposing the creation of a rival search engine named "Quaero". One inteseting feature that's being planned for, is a translation tool that can translate audio."The ambitious project will probably not be available anytime in the near... Read more...