Google’s new search feature shows users when local restaurants are booked up and what stores have the most foot traffic. The Google Search tweak is rolling out today on mobile for some users, and shows graphs—presumably based on geolocation from smartphones—indicating when a given venue is busiest during the day.
SlideRule is a fantastic new tool that will save you some serious time as you search around for the best online course that suits your needs. The service is free to use. SlideRule lets you search for courses based on your specified criteria but also narrows down your search based on your needs. Best of all, you can actually leave a review for courses to better inform other users.
Futurist Ray Kurzweil
Futurist Ray Kurzweil has some ambitious plans for search at Google. Kurzweil joined Google at the end of last year as director of engineering and he became famous for creating the first text-to-speech software. He’s also been called “the ultimate thinking machine.”
The value of a good is much trickier to measure than measuring the cost. Value involves considering a hypothetical question – what would your life be like without that good?
Content will come to you.
You can call it “anticipatory computing,” or “information gravitation” or whatever you want, but it appears the future of search isn’t search at all. Instead, next-generation applications will surface the information we need when we need it — whether we know we need it or not.
Google Zeitgeist is a massive trending tool that displays the most popular search queries. So it is no surprise that at the end of 2011 we have been presented with a Google Zeitgeist 2011 recap video. Take a look and see if some of your search queries are included…
I’m always amazed that more people don’t know the little tricks you can use to get more out of a simple Google search. Here are 10 of my favorites.
Google’s long awaited decision
In a long-awaited announcement, Google said Monday that it will stop censoring search services on google.cn, its Chinese search site. Google said it is now redirecting its Chinese users to Hong Kong site google.com.hk, which offers uncensored search results, according to its company blog.
Google Goggles is a visual search that works best on objects like books and DVDs as well as landmarks
Google has launched an experimental product dubbed Goggles that allows smart-phone users to search for subjects simply by snapping a picture of them. The free application is only available on mobiles using Google’s Android operating system, leaving iPhone and Blackberry fans empty-handed. (Video)
Talk to the hand
Last year, Google updated Google Trends and launched Google Insights for Search, allowing advertisers and marketers to track search behavior based on frequency of searches, time frame, or geographic location. Now Google is throwing the element of predictability into the mix.
This is what I wish the internet search will be able to do with a mobile device in the NEAR future. Touch screen, built in camera, scanner, WiFi, google map (hopefully google earth), google search, image search… all in one device. Like this way, when you can see a building through it, it gives you the image search result right on the spot.
The Google search engine was down for up to an hour
Google suffered a temporary fault yesterday which left tens of thousands of internet users without access to the web search engine. The technical problem brought down the company’s homepage and had a knock effect on Google-owned sites such as YouTube and some websites using Google ad servers.