How to make Google searches child-friendly

Posted on June 23, 2017

Anyone who uses the internet has probably, at some point, stumbled upon something they didn’t really want to see. This might have been because they were hanging around in dubious areas of the internet, or it might have happened quite innocently.

There are people who deliberately tag inappropriate images in an inaccurate way, hoping unsuspecting internet users will be (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Google finds new way to distract you with fidget spinner

Posted on June 22, 2017

One of the cleverest offerings Google has brought to internet search is the ability to display results through its own tools that appear separately to its main rankings.

An obvious example of this is that any search for a mathematical sum, such as ‘2+2’, will lead Google to display the answer in its Calculator tool, but there’s much more the search engine can do as it increasingly tries to (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Alphabet sells robotics company Boston Dynamics

Posted on June 12, 2017

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has recently announced it has sold engineering and robotics company Boston Dynamics.

Boston Dynamics produced a number of robotic animals and is perhaps more famously known for the creation of Spot, a robot that looks like a dog, and the six-foot humanoid Atlas. These robots were sent into the limelight thanks to (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Google to launch ad-blocker software in Chrome

Posted on June 8, 2017

Search giant Google has recently announced its intentions to build an ad-blocker for its Chrome browser in a bid to combat intrusive ads.

The company has said it hopes to improve the browsing experience for its users as well as protect its own business model by targeting and blocking the most annoying and intrusive ads. The ad-blocker is set to be ready for (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

SEO is the easiest thing in the world to do

Posted on June 7, 2017

Whenever I meet someone new, either socially or at a business event, and I tell them what I do for a living they usually have one of two responses:

1 – I have no idea what you’re talking about
2 – I know what that is, it doesn’t work

It’s got to the point where I no longer use (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Can Google predict the general election outcome?

Posted on May 31, 2017

Shortly after the US Presidential Election, where Google Trends defied all other opinion polls by correctly suggesting a win for Donald Trump, we wrote a couple of articles about whether there could be a correlation between what people search for online and the outcome of real world events. These initially enjoyed some success before gradually throwing up some (more…)

Posted by John Murray

We still have to Google with a capital ‘G’

Posted on May 18, 2017

In news that may give Google mixed feelings, it seems the company is not quite so synonymous with internet searches as to lose its trademark on the verb ‘to Google’.

About two thirds of internet searches are conducted using Google, but this isn’t enough for the company’s name to become a generic term rather than a trademarked one, according to (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Google establishes presence in Cuba

Posted on May 2, 2017

Online giant Google has recently set up a service in the Cuba, making it the first foreign internet firm to launch in the Caribbean island.

In successfully setting up (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler
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