I've often marveled at Twitter's ability to autorefresh when there's a new tweet in my feed, which is where Google got the goods to incorporate it into their technology after striking up a deal at this year's Web 2.0 conference.
Love to Google? Imagine if you could get Google search satisfaction times four. That's right — Google on steroids. Thanks to a site called GoogleGoogleGoogleGoogle, you can do just that — enter four different search queries and receive four different search results, all from one webpage. If you do the math, that's three extra Firefox tabs you won't have to open!
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Ever since my first Google search, life as I knew it changed forever. Google is really revving up their search engine thanks to small but helpful enhancements like being able to find your friends on social networking sites or by refining your search results by date and time.
And now that Google has teamed up with companies like imeem, Pandora, Lala, Sony Music, EMI, and WB, they are now able to deliver a new music search feature that makes it easy to discover music and listen to the track from one of these partner companies.
Even if you don't know the artist or the song name, you can type in some lyrics, and Google web search will do its best to search songs that have those particular words. If you try your own Google music search and the audio tracks don't appear, be patient because Google is slowly rolling out the feature across the US over the next day. Although if you do want to take it for a test drive, you can do so here.
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I love a good Google search as much as the next girl, but sometimes slogging through pages of results to find exactly what I'm looking for can get annoying — not to mention it's a major time suck. Plus, a Google search isn't always the best way to find the most recent news on a topic — until now!New search-refining options allow you to sort results by date and time. The enhancements include other options, too, like the ability to narrow results to only sites you've already visited, sites you haven't visited, or to include more or less shopping content within the results.
For instance, when searching for reviews of the amazing concert I went to last night, I set the search to display only from the past hour and I got exactly what I was looking for. You can also set a custom date range, so if you're looking for information about a hot news item from last week, constrain your search results to within those dates.
I have a ton of great efficient Googling tips, but my best one thus far had been Googling from your browser. No longer — the new Gmail Lab that lets you do Google searches directly from Gmail is my new favorite fast Googling tip.
That's right, just enable this Lab in Gmail's settings, and you'll be able to do your Google searches without opening up a new tab or window.
You also won't have to copy paste the search results either, when you find what you're looking for — search results open in a chat-like window in Gmail and then ask you if you want to email or chat the search result. Brilliant.
Google Images is great for finding pictures of anything and everything — you can even check out millions of historic Time magazine photos — but what if you want to search for images by color?
We already know that Yahoo has a shop by color application that comes in handy when you're looking for an article of clothing in a particular color, but if you want to do a general color search for any object, that's when Google comes in handy.
All you have to do is tweak the search results for the URL.
For this search, I typed http://images.google.com/images?q=laptop&imgcolor=orange. Where it says laptop, just change to whatever item you are looking for and where it says orange you can replace with any color you'd like!
In early 2005, Lee Harbert, an investment banker from Oakland, CA, fled the scene of a hit-and-run accident and was later sentenced to three years in prison. Aside from finding one of the woman's earrings between his car hood and windshield, police also found incriminating evidence on his computer when they searched his house. His Google Search queries showed terms like "hit and run," "auto parts" and "auto glass reporting requirements to law enforcement," only a few short days after the incident — enough evidence to help convict Harbert once and for all.
Not surprisingly, there have been many other cases where a person's Google Search history has helped solve a crime. In terms of crime investigation, if police already have a search warrant, I think this is a great way to find evidence. Having said that I'd be curious to know if Google hands over any search information from a specific IP address, or if this is all generated from browser history? How do you feel about this?
Planning a movie date in the near future and wondering what shows are playing nearest you?
Go to Google and type in 'showtimes' followed by your zip code or location. You can also search for a specific film like the one shown here. Example: Shrek The Third 94104. Even if you don't know the full name of the movie, you can use abbreviations or shortcuts to find film info. For instance, movie: Camera Diaz with Mike Meyers, or movie: talking donkey. Enjoy the show!
I understand that time is ticking and we are always looking for results that are quick and rapid. I understand where that comes from, but where does it stop?
The thing about it all that frustrates me the most is that when it comes to your body, quick and rapid are not terms that we should be looking for -- Especially when it comes to weight loss and exercise. Fad diets, much like cosmetic surgery, diet pills and steroids all promise fast results and America is definitely buying (literally and figuratively) into it.
A look at the top ten searches containing the term "diet" for the first week of 2007 were South Beach Diet, Atkins Diet, Diet Pills, Diet, Diet Plans, Cabbage Soup Diet, Free Diet Plans, You on a Diet, Special K Diet and Lemonade Diet. Proving that America is (and has been) obsessed with the magic bullet. The thing is, there is no magic bullet when it comes to your health. Yeah you can do the Cabbage Soup Diet and you'll probably even lose a few pounds, but it's just not healthy. I am not shocked that "healthy diet" did not show up anywhere on the list, but it is a pretty sad realization.
Eat right and exercise. Seriously, it works. Don't starve yourself. Don't eat only one food for two weeks. These things don't work and honestly, they just make the whole game of losing weight an endless and miserable battle.
I don't know maybe you love Special K that much, but for those of us that don't -- Change your lifestyle. Figure out a way that you can incorporate eating healthy and getting more active into your life because once you do, you'll be a lot more successful and healthy.