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Google reveals flight price updates

Posted on October 19, 2016

Search giant Google has recently announced a change to its Google Flights tool that will inform users of the cheapest time to purchase a flight.

Many people find that booking a holiday (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Is Google Trends saying Trump is going to win?

Posted on October 18, 2016

Search engines and the vast amounts of information pertaining to them are one of the most obvious examples of ‘big data’, which is often used to research patterns and predict outcomes. We’ve written before about how Bing has taken to using its data to make predictions, with mixed levels of success.

Bing, for example, was wrong when it (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Google to check facts in news stories

Posted on October 17, 2016

Search giant Google has recently announced that it intends to introduce a new feature to its News section that will check the accuracy of stories posted there.

The objective of this update is (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Is Google a modern-day Sherlock Holmes?

Posted on October 13, 2016

Google is best known as a tool to find what you’re looking for on the web, but it can be used in more investigative ways than to look up what tomorrow’s weather will be like, or who had a hit in 1994 with ‘Swamp Thing’.

The search engine, and the variety of services coming under (more…)

Posted by John Murray

How did Google get its name?

Posted on September 30, 2016

With Google officially celebrating its 18th birthday this week, it’s a word that’s become part of our everyday vocabulary, both as a proper noun and a verb. Why ‘Google’ though? For such a reputable site that’s now officially in its adult years, it seems a bit of a babyish name, doesn’t it?

Appropriately for a site that’s all about (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Will the Physical Web change the way websites function?

Posted on September 28, 2016

Google is at the forefront of developing what is known as the Physical Web, which may impact some aspects of web development.

Websites are highly influenced by the activities of Google. Every time Google makes a big change to its algorithms, savvy web developers adapt their websites in order to retain a high rank in Google’s search results.

Google is involved in many projects, but not all directly affect web development. Streets full of Google driverless cars, for example, will probably have no influence on web design. One development that Google is heavily involved in is (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Why can’t Google work out when it was born?

Posted on September 27, 2016

If you’ve used Google this morning, you’ll probably have seen that it’s celebrating its own birthday with a Doodle today, and what better way to start your search than with a party hat-wearing letter G blowing up a balloon and turning it into an ‘oogle’ before floating off? Clearly, G can exhale helium.

The scientific improbability of the Doodle, designed by (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Is Google about to launch a messaging service?

Posted on September 20, 2016

Search giant Google has been rumoured to be introducing a new messaging service this week.

At its I/O conference, which was (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler
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