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  1. Zarathustra[H]

    Office 365 Pro-Plus to Change Chrome's Default Search Engine to Bing

    Microsoft in their wisdom have decided that it makes sense for an imminent update to Office 365 ProPlus to install an extension in Chrome to change its search engine to Bing. I can't even start to explain how much this makes my blood boil. Not only is it an abuse of Microsoft's market position...
  2. cageymaru

    Analysts Discuss What Headless Intel Is Looking for in a CEO

    Analysts across the industry are speculating on who Intel may choose for the next CEO of the company. It seems that quite a few think that AMD president and CEO Dr. Lisa Su should be at the top of the list. Some have even speculated that Intel should buy AMD just for her. Others have noted that...
  3. cageymaru

    Google Trends Releases the Biggest Search Topics of 2018

    Google Trends has released data on the most popular and trending searches of 2018. The data is broken up into categories such as music, movies, TV, and sports. It can also be viewed globally or by country. In a year of ups and downs, the world searched for "good" more than ever before --...
  4. postcd

    Windows 10 slow search, disable content indexing? Alternative app?

    Hello, my Windows 10 + 5400RPM HDDs built in search is too slow to be effectively used, even in "indexed" locations. i was thinking about some replacement that can show results (file names search, not content search - that i do not need much) maybe instantly or about disabling indexing of...
  5. R

    DuckDuckGo Examining Google's Search Tailoring

    DuckDuckGo, most well known for its privacy focused, non-tracking search engine, has announced on their Twitter that they are looking for volunteers on Sunday PM to "examine the extent of Google's filter bubble, i.e. how much results are tailored." It has long been rumored that Google shapes and...
  6. R

    "Glitch" Allows A Google Search Request to Show Your Text Messages

    In a report from PhoneArena, a Reddit user noticed that when he accidentally typed an extra period into a google search for "the1975..com" instead of a search result, he received a page showing his text messages. The same page that appears if you asked Google to "show me my text messages."...
  7. DooKey

    Walmart Selling Lots of Counterfeit Products

    It's getting more and more difficult these days to buy a real product versus one that is counterfeit if you don't do your homework. The Counterfeit Report has found over 1,900 counterfeit products on the Walmart website and even though they submitted infringement complaints many of them stayed...
  8. R

    Google Is No Longer The Default Search Engine In Android Chrome In Russia

    Following it's agreement with the Russians Federal Anti-Monopoly Service, Chrome will now bring up a prompt for it's Russian users to choose between Yandex, Google, and **************. Sounds like a good thing to me, monopolies can be quite dangerous. Although I don't feel like this is a monopolistic...
  9. R

    Google Discontinues Instant Search

    In a statement Google announce that they are removing the Instant feature effective today. Google Instant was launched in 2010, a feature that provided you with instant search results as you typed in your query. While this was a feature added to make searches faster when using a desktop, now...
  10. FrgMstr

    Very Personal Technology and Search and Seizure

    So with implantable biotech coming into reality, this story caught my eye. Ross Compton, an old dude with a pacemaker, is being tried for arson. While the article is thin on solid details, it looks like that the prosecution obtained his pace maker data, which recorded heart beat rate (nothing...
  11. FrgMstr

    EU Setting Up for Another Record Fine on Google

    After fining Google $2.7B (yeah BILLION) last month for leaning search results in its own favor when it came to shopping, the EU is now looking at coming at Google with the rest of its one-two punch according to Reuters. It seems that the EU now wants to go after Google for requiring...
  12. FrgMstr

    Google Exposed to $9b Fine for Rigging Search Results

    While this story is short on details about what is exactly going on, what I think it basically comes down to is that Google is not including Amazon and Ebay results in it searches. While it is referred to as "distorting internet search results to favour its shopping service," I have to admit...
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