It's Google's 20th anniversary, and the search engine is celebrating with a bit of fun. If you head to Google Street View, you can explore Susan's Garage — aka Google Worldwide Headquarters — where Larry Page and Sergey Brin originally created Google. The space has been restored to is 90s-era glory and then, of course, digitized to Google for our entertainment. While this Easter egg offers a nostalgic look back at Google's origins, it's far from the first the company has made. From games to pop culture references, typing the right terms into a Google search can offer up some clever surprises. Amongst the Easter eggs, you'll find Google twisting your words when you search for these: 1. Do a barrel roll: Causes your browser screen to spin (i.e. do a barrel roll) before it settles into t
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Microsoft Edge beta testers on iPhone and iPad can now get their hands on one of the most useful new features to ship with iOS 12: Siri Shortcuts. Microsoft this week began rolling out support for Siri shortcuts to beta testers, along with a few other improvements like quick actions and the option to pick up where you left off when you reopen Edge. Here's a full look at what's new in the latest beta release (via Neowin): Press and hold buttons in the bottom bar to see quick actions Open the browser directly from the lock screen with Siri shortcuts Use the browser widget in the Today screen to get to quick actions and top sites When you reopen Microsoft Edge, choose to continue where you left off or start afresh with a new tab Performance improvements Siri shortcuts in iOS 12 open up n...
Now that Google is sticking the fork in its Google Plus social media platform, there is a huge swath of Google+ users who are searching for a new social media home. Many users aren’t at all keen on Facebook or Twitter so they’ve been hunting for alternatives. Some have ended up at pluspora, some are migrating to mastodon, and others to Friendica. But a large number have found a place they believe could be what they once had in Google Plus: MeWe.MeWe is a newer social media platform that is supposedly engineered with “privacy-by-design.” In the words of the company:MeWe turns the table on Facebook and other social media companies with a revolutionary service that emphasizes privacy and social sharing where people can be their true, uncensored selves. No Ads. No Spyware. No BS. MeWe membe
Social media behemoth Facebook announced Thursday it would take down hundreds of pages and accounts for spreading false information prior to the midterm elections and creating fake accounts in order to increase traffic to their websites, including conservative and liberal-leaning pages or accounts.The announcement came as Facebook—as well as other top social media companies like Twitter and YouTube—continued to face accusations of a bias towards conservatives.The company took down conservative page Right Wing News, denying its 3.1 million followers, as well as liberal pages the Resistance and Reverb Press, according to The New York Times. The pages were not run by Russians, who were blamed for using social media to meddle in the 2016 election, but Americans.The report explained how Righ
Microsoft has responded to revelations that its Bing search engine is delivering racist and offensive results for terms like "jew" and "girl". Results with anti-Semitic and sexist content were spotted by the How to Geek wesbite, despite Bing's standard SafeSearch setting applied. “We t
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Let's put the controversy around Google using user signals and user behavior within a site on the side. Does Google use real-life user behavior and real-life user signals as ranking factors? Like does Google track location data and rank a site that gets more foot traffic better in the search results?So a store like Walmart versus a store that is a small mom and pop store - does Google look and say, well, we see so many people going to Walmart daily, we should rank their web site better?John Mueller from Google actually answered that question saying no, it doesn't make sense for Google to use that data. He used Amazon as evidence, saying, Amazon gets no foot traffic, so they should rank them poorly because of it?Here is the conversation:I don't think that would make much sense -...
Why Intellectual Property is Most Valuable Asset for your Business!! In today’s knowledge-based economy, your ideas are some of your most valuable business assets. Whether you’re an inventor or an entrepreneur, it’s essential to understand various forms of intellectual property (IP) like patent & trademarks, copyright and industrial design, to save your precious business assets. Preferably, every enterprise that involve in inventive activities need to consult patent databases to search existing technologies, identify licensing partners in case a technology already exists and avoid duplication of research activities. However, it’s important to acquire IP because a failure to do so can put businesses at risk. “Before launching a product, businesses should assure tha