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How to do smarter file searches in Windows 8

One of Windows 8's most celebrated features can also be one of its most frustrating. Here's an alternative.

Face-off: Does Spotlight need better Web search?

Microsoft is integrating Bing results into Windows 8.1 searches. Should Apple expand Spotlight in OS X and iOS to better integrate Web search, too?

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More chow mein? Google now makes it easier to decide

Google tries to make it easier to find nutrition information online for a wide range of foods with a new search feature whose aim is to address the "cumbersome and daunting process" of making smart eating choices.

on techhive.com

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Google Search can now sift through your personal photos

Google will now search through your own photos on Google+ via the main Google Search bar.

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Google improves desktop voice search in new Chrome update

Google introduced its new Conversational Search feature with the Chrome 27 update, heralding a new age of asking the computer silly questions.

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Chinese search engine wars heat up

China's Baidu has long dominated the country's search market. But a local rival to the company is bolstering its own search services with the help of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.

German online copyright law to take effect in August

A German online copyright law that will give publishers the exclusive right to the commercial use of their publications on the Internet will come into effect on Aug. 1.

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Tech Tip: Advanced Google search functions

Searching Google is a quick way to find information, but more advanced functions can help users find more helpful information faster.

Google search tips and tricks

Search smarter on Google using more than just basic keywords. In this TechTip IDG News Service's Nick Barber shows you how to find more meaningful search results.

Google Now nuzzles up to other Google services with new cards and a reminder function

Google Now didn't get much attention at Google I/O today, but it's clear the service is bleeding into every aspect of Google's myriad services.

on techhive.com

Google rival Foundem urges EU to reject remedies

A Google competitor that filed a complaint against the search giant said on Tuesday that the company's proposals to address the European Commission's antitrust concerns do no such thing.