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Google’s search engine for scientists upgraded for better data scouring

Google’s search engine for scientists upgraded for better data scouring

Google’s search engine for datasets, the cunningly named Dataset Search, is now out of beta, with new tools to better filter searches and access to almost 25 million datasets. Dataset Search launched in September 2018, with Google hoping to slowly unify the fragmented world of online, open-access data. Although many institutions like universities, governments, and…
Google’s ads just look like search results now

Google’s ads just look like search results now

Last week, Google began rolling out a new look for its search results on desktop, which blurs the line between organic search results and the ads that sit above them. In what appears to be something of a purposeful dark pattern, the only thing differentiating ads and search results is a small black-and-white “Ad” icon…
Opening up search is an ethical imperative

Opening up search is an ethical imperative

As search professionals, we’re often lost in our everyday minutiae. We don’t appreciate the impact of our work on everyday lives. The data shows that when users encounter non-trivial amounts of content, they search. Just check out this report from Cludo, where they point to a 75% increase in their customer’s site-search traffic in 2019.…

How is search so goddamn bad? A ‘Case Study’

Google Search is ridiculously, utterly bad. Before your brain starts recalling successful searches you’ve had, and before this turns into only a rant let’s see some examples. This is a query for checking out what reddit thinks in regards to buying a phone, while specifying to only get results from the last month. Pretty simple…

In search of a better job scheduler | beepb00p

What if cron and systemd had a baby? Wouldn't it be beautiful? To support my personal infrastructure, I need a fair amount of regular automatic jobs: for exporting my personal data from the cloud for generating plaintext views of my digital trace for updating my todo lists lots of other backups and supplementary scripts Running…
Google search results on the desktop now include favicons – Android Central

Google search results on the desktop now include favicons – Android Central

If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected…
Google Search on desktop design tweaked with new website icons – SlashGear

Google Search on desktop design tweaked with new website icons – SlashGear

As you may have noticed in the last couple of days, Google has introduced icons within its Search results on desktop. These icons were launched in Google Search on mobile devices, helping users distinguish between results so that they could better tell which site they were going to click. The new desktop design tweak also…
Search warrant suggests FBI pulled data from a locked iPhone 11 Pro Max

Search warrant suggests FBI pulled data from a locked iPhone 11 Pro Max

The phone belonged to Baris Ali Koch, who helped his brother convicted of hate crime escape the country. Koch's lawyer confirmed to Forbes that the phone was locked and that authorities didn't have access to the passcode. They also didn't force Koch to use FaceID. Under "inventory" in the warrant, a handwritten note says a…
Google Search on desktop now shows site favicons, mimicking mobile searches – Android Police

Google Search on desktop now shows site favicons, mimicking mobile searches – Android Police

Google Search has grown from being a dull list of color-changing links to a more interactive tool with a modern design. Over the past few weeks, Search stepped up to become your how-to guide, watchlist manager, and even a widget to track your packages. To maintain that flow and make the results page visually appealing,…
Google Search desktop results adding site favicons and bolder ‘Ad’ label – 9to5Google

Google Search desktop results adding site favicons and bolder ‘Ad’ label – 9to5Google

Last year, Google announced that all mobile Search results would prominently feature a site favicon and domain name. Along with a prominent “Ad” label, these series of changes are now coming to desktop Search this week. Announced this morning, Search results see a slight redesign where the page name now appears below a top line…

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Calvin Harris already has the new Mac Pro – Engadget

The sighting came just days after Apple held a Final Cut Pro X summit where it teased "surprises from the Apple product team." It's not clear if that involved Mac Pro demos or news, but the timing is hard to ignore. The Mac Pro recently received FCC approval, so there's not much holding it back.It…

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