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Annoying Google app bug delivers bupkis for search results

Annoying Google app bug delivers bupkis for search results

Google is a search company. You'd think that it would be focused on the quality of its search over, well, basically everything. But for the last few weeks (at least), a growing number of users are seeing a frequent lack of results in the main Google app when using its search function. It just returns a blank page under the Google logo.

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With better search on iOS, Apple keeps beating Google at its own game

With better search on iOS, Apple keeps beating Google at its own game

I'm a little angry. No, scratch that, I'm very angry. Whenever Apple introduces improvements to Spotlight on iPhones and iPads, I have vivid PPSSD (post-personal-search stress disorder) and remember the glorious years when we had a decent on-device search solution on Android. Then it was gone and Google, the search company to end all search companies, pretended nothing happened, that it was never there, and whoever really wanted a central search solution on their phone?

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Google Search on desktop experiments with reading snippets out loud

Google Search on desktop experiments with reading snippets out loud

By now, all of you have undoubtedly seen Google's "featured snippets," which are those little paragraphs of text that show up first when you're looking for answers. Google is now testing a "Hear this out loud" button that will read said snippets to you out loud.

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Google's latest Search Easter egg lets you relive a classic moment from The Office

Google's latest Search Easter egg lets you relive a classic moment from The Office

Gather 'round children. I'll tell you a tale of a forgotten time, before the first tweet was tweeted, before the first yeet was yeeted. Back when people still went to movie theaters, then waited an eternity — sometimes four or five months! — before they could watch that movie in the comfort of their own homes, basked in the glow of a 32-inch CRT television.

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Darkness is spreading: Google Search dark theme is appearing on desktop for more and more users

Darkness is spreading: Google Search dark theme is appearing on desktop for more and more users

After testing it for months, Google has finally started flipping on dark theme/mode support for Search on the Web for a lucky few. So far as we can tell, it still hasn't hit everyone yet, and this could be just another test or a limited rollout ahead of a formal announcement. Still, reports today seem quite a bit more widespread than they were the last few times Google played with the feature on customers' computers.

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Google Search lets its inner Star Wars nerd out for May the Fourth

Google Search lets its inner Star Wars nerd out for May the Fourth

It's May 4th, and you know what that means: bugger all to anyone who doesn't have at least one set of R2D2 pajamas. But there are enough people at Google who get into the spirit of the thing that they've got a nice Easter Life Day egg for it. Just search "star wars day" on Google. Go ahead, do it. I'll wait.

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Google's ads for this year's Oscars had more emotion than half the nominees

Google's ads for this year's Oscars had more emotion than half the nominees

After a string of increasingly weird videos promoting the Pixel phone line, it's almost comforting to see Google return to plucking at your heartstrings. Such is the case with two new Google Search commercials posted to Google's official YouTube channel this weekend, both made for the recent Oscars, and at least one of which aired during the event.

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No questions asked: Google is shutting down the 'Q&A on Google' feature in Search soon

No questions asked: Google is shutting down the 'Q&A on Google' feature in Search soon

Have you noticed that when you phrase a Google query as a direct question, you'll sometimes see full-on questions in the results, asked and answered by regular old users like you? After June of this year, you won't see them anymore. According to an updated Google support page, the "Questions & Answers on Google" feature will be removed from Search on June 30th.

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Some guy managed to buy Google Search's domain name in Argentina

Some guy managed to buy Google Search's domain name in Argentina

Google Search is one of the biggest, most recognizable brands on the planet. So when it's suddenly inaccessible for a country of 45 million people, someone's bound to notice. Such was the case on Wednesday, after an Argentinian man was somehow able to purchase the domain for the Argentina portal to Google Search, google.com.ar.

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Google's newest Easter egg lets your browser take Martian flight

Google's newest Easter egg lets your browser take Martian flight

After years of preparation and planning, NASA made history in space today. Early this morning, the Ingenuity helicopter managed to take flight in the thin atmosphere of Mars, with more tests planned for throughout this week. Google never lets a notable world event pass by without some kind of recognition, and with that same creative spirit, a brand-new Easter egg celebrating the accomplishment is now live.

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