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Yahoo will ring in the new year by killing its website directory

Other services like Yahoo Education and Qwiki will also close, Yahoo said. But it's the Web directory that first launched Yahoo onto the Web.

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The 4 reasons I switched from Google to Bing

If you're still Googling, you haven't seen the latest improvements in Bing's search engine. Recent convert Mark Hachman tells you why he switched, and you could do the same.

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Hidden Chrome for Android feature automatically answers questions in the search bar

Need to know a quick fact? On an Android device, you can now get the answer to some questions faster than it takes a Google search page to load.

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Hidden but powerful Windows tools: Read about that and more in PCWorld's September Digital Edition

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Enhanced Edition for Android, iOS, and Kindle, or in a PDF-like Replica Edition. In the September issue we focus on Windows tools and tricks you might have overlooked. We also explore the newest wireless networking standards, outline Google Drive's productivity services, and more.

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Two Google scheduling tricks to keep you organized in the fall

The fall is always a big period of adjustment. These two tools baked into Google can help by keeping your academic, professional and home lives organized.

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Facebook testing mobile searches for old posts

The feature lets users search for posts they've previously seen from friends and Pages.

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Google Search for Android now understands multiple languages at once

Google's search on Android works with up to five languages simultaneously without needing to constantly mess with the settings.

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Microsoft, Baidu find speedier search results through specialized chips

Everyone wants their web search results faster. At the Hot Chips conference, Microsoft and Baidu showed how reprogrammable chips drastically accelerated search performance, good news for end users and for overtaxed data centers.

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Google Search starts penalizing websites that don't use encryption

The move is intended to promote better security practices across the Web

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Hong Kong tycoon can sue Google over autocomplete feature, court rules

Albert Yeung has been demanding Google remove suggested search terms connecting his name to Hong Kong's triads