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Google to use only first 15MB of webpage for Search rankings

Google to use only first 15MB of webpage for Search rankings Tech giant Google has clarified how its Googlebot ranks pages, saying it will...

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Searching for the dankest iPod knockoffs of the mid-2000s

DankPods has turned finding strange old MP3 players into a hit YouTube show and one of the biggest successes on Patreon. In a land of vinyl sickos,...

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Google News makes a comeback in Spain after a break of eight years

Google News makes a comeback in Spain after a break of eight years Google has announced that it has returned to Spain after a period of...

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Google celebrates Pride Month with new label for LGBTQ+ businesses in Maps, Search

Google celebrates Pride Month with new label for LGBTQ+ businesses in Maps, Search It is the Pride Month and tech companies are mostly on...

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Brave’s search engine lets you customize your results

Brave Search has launched the beta of a new feature it calls Goggles. It’s supposed to give users a way to create and apply their own filters that...

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US lawmakers call on Google to label or limit search results for ‘fake’ abortion clinics

A group of Democratic US lawmakers is asking Google to limit or properly label search results that direct users to fake abortion clinics that steer...

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How researchers are using old phones to screen for Alzheimer’s

Scientists at UCSD have conducted research that uses the infrared camera on a Pixel 4 to screen for Alzheimer’s disease. When we talk about health...

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NASA is putting together a research team to study UFOs

On June 9th, NASA announced that it was putting together a team of researchers to study unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAPs — the more recent...

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New research points to bad math behind corporate renewable energy claims

Many companies say that they’re slashing more greenhouse gas emissions than they really are, a new study finds. Their renewable energy initiatives...

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The linguistics search engine that overturned the federal mask mandate

Textualist judges are increasingly turning to a linguistic big data strategy called corpus linguistics to make decisions about what the words in laws...

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Twitter is building a tool for keyword alerts, in case you need more Twitter notifications

Twitter’s Alpha app showed a new feature, called Search Subscribe, that would allow users to get notifications for new matches to a particular...

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Chrome will soon do Google Lens image searches without leaving a page

Google Chrome is being updated to show Lens results in a sidebar. Currently, if you search with Google’s image recognition software, it opens a new...

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Researchers are using Google’s app to study the effect of phones on mental health

Google and the University of Oregon have partnered together to do a study on how your phone use affects your mental health, using Google’s Health...

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Justice Department pledges not to charge security researchers with hacking crimes

The US Department of Justice has promised to follow a more narrow interpretation of the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and avoid prosecuting...

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Microsoft tests Windows 11 desktop widgets with web search bar

Microsoft is testing a new web search bar for the desktop in the latest Preview Build of Windows 11. It’s a change from widgets in Windows 11’s...

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Go read this investigation searching for a long-lost female video game pioneer

The Video Game History Foundation published an essay about Van Mai, a Vietnamese woman credited with creating Wabbit, the first console game...

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Google I/O 2022: Google Search gets Multisearch near me, Diversified Search filter, and more

Google I/O 2022: Google Search gets Multisearch near me, Diversified Search filter, and more tech news at BGR India Google on Wednesday...

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Google is using a new way to measure skin tones to make search results more inclusive

Google is promoting a new 10-point scale for measuring skin tones that it says will help make its products less biased. The Monk Skin Tone scale was...

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Google is expanding its multisearch feature with local results

Google is bringing is expanding the functionality of multisearch with two new modes: near me and scene exploration. At Google I/O, Google senior vice...

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Meta, TikTok and YouTube may finally have to start sharing data with researchers

On Wednesday, Congress was treated to the unfamiliar spectacle of highly intelligent people talking about platform regulation. The hearing:...

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How to remove your phone number from Google Search

Users can request Google to remove their sensitive information like email addresses, phone numbers and physical addresses from Google Search results....

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Google may now remove search results that dox you

Google is expanding its policies around removing search results with personally identifying information to include links that may point to your home...

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Wearables are too expensive for groups underrepresented in medical research

Researchers at the NIH All of Us study found that people in racial minority groups and with lower socioeconomic status are interested in smartwatches...

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Research on COVID-detecting smartwatches still hasn’t panned out

Wearable companies and researchers wanted to use smartwatches to detect COVID-19. Research done so far hasn’t been rigorous enough to prove they...

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Brave Search no longer requires you to append ‘Reddit’ to your searches

Brave Search has rolled out a feature that automatically displays results from forums like Reddit and StackExchange when you search for certain...

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Wildlife photos are a new treasure trove for AI-driven conservation research

A new field of study called imageomics uses machine learning to pull data out of images. Researchers hope the technique can help fill in the gaps for...

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Chris Novak, Xbox’s head of research and design, is leaving after nearly 20 years

Chris Novak, Xbox’s head of research and design who has been at Microsoft for nearly 20 years, is leaving the company. In his current role, he led...

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DuckDuckGo insists it didn’t ‘purge’ piracy sites from search results

There were reports that privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo may be suppressing search results from piracy sites like The Pirate Bay. The company...

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