Quantum computers could help search engines keep up with the Internet's growth
Most people don't think twice about how Internet search engines work. You type in a word or phrase, hit enter, and poof a list of web pages pops up, organized by relevance.
Pressing the accelerator on quantum robotics
Quantum computing will allow for the creation of powerful computers, but also much smarter and more creative robots than conventional ones. This was the conclusion reached by researchers from Spain and Austria, ...
Google gets 12,000 requests to be 'forgotten' on first day
Google received 12,000 requests from people seeking to be "forgotten" by the world's leading search engine on the first day it offered the service, a company spokesman in Germany said Saturday.
Google's 'Hummingbird' hatches new search formula (Update 3)
Google has quietly retooled the closely guarded formula running its Internet search engine to give better answers to the increasingly complex questions posed by Web surfers.
New search engine delivers content matched to ability
An Internet search engine developed specifically for schools by two University of Alabama in Huntsville professors is being tested as a way to increase reading abilities in challenged students and help motivate intellectual ...
Google opens path in Europe for being 'forgotten'
Google began letting people in Europe formally request to be "forgotten" by the world's leading Internet search service.
Google to include people's Gmail in search results (Update)
Google is creating an information bridge between its influential Internet search engine and its widely used Gmail service in its latest attempt to deliver more personal responses more quickly.
Yahoo Japan develops 3D search engine-printer
Yahoo Japan Corp. has developed a voice-activated Internet search that links to a 3D printer, letting users look online for blueprints to deliver solid objects in a few minutes, the company said.
China's Baidu to invest $1.6 bn in cloud computing
China's leading search engine Baidu will invest more than 10 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) in cloud computing over the coming years, its chief financial officer said on Monday.
Google to buy Israeli GPS app Waze for $1 bln
Google is in talks on a deal worth at least $1 billion to buy the Israel-based GPS mobile navigation app Waze, Israeli media reported on Sunday.
Hacker 'botnet' hijacked online searches
Software titan Microsoft and computer security giant Symantec said Thursday that they smashed a hacker-infected computer network that was hijacking Internet searches.
Study finds even with rules, impartiality is almost impossible to obtain
(Phys.org)—Obtaining impartiality in a competition among peers is a nearly impossible task when there is just one prize and everyone is in it to win, according to a new paper co-authored by economists from ...
Faster searches key to a greener web
(PhysOrg.com) -- Faster internet search engine processors could be the key to reducing the environmental impact of the worldwide web, according to scientists at the University of Glasgow.
Google search gets more personal, raises hackles (Update)
Google is sifting through the photos and commentary on its blossoming social network so its Internet search results can include more personal information.