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iOS Autocomplete Writes Nuclear Physics Paper

A man who was baffled to be invited to submit a paper on nuclear physics despite knowing nothing about nuclear physics managed to blag his way to acceptance anyway, by using the iOS autocomplete function to submit a load of keyword-packed rubbish -- and it was so impenetrable no one realised and the paper was accepted. Read More >>

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Google Docs’ Autocomplete Knows Where You’d Rather Be

As far as cloud-based text editors are concerned, Google Docs is just about as convenient as they come. Still, old habits die hard; Google Docs knows this. And it's here to smack the MS Office right out of you. Read More >>

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QuickType Could be the Most Fun You Have With iOS 8

Since ancient times, iPhone owners have cursed the dreaded Autocorrect. They've lived in fear that the Apple monstrosity will get them fired, alienate them from parents, and generally destroy all forms of meaningful relationship. Read More >>

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Google Autocomplete Is an Even Weirder Place Than You Thought

Google autocomplete results have always been a font of joy; nowhere else is humanity's curiosity and stupidity celebrated in such equal measure. But when you really start to comb through what it has to offer — as xkcd does — it goes from amusing to disturbing and back again way quicker than you'd think. Read More >>

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Meet the Man Who Invented Google Autocomplete

It's been almost a decade since Google started reading our minds. Now, it's become so second nature that we hardly even think about it. There was a time before autocomplete existed though; someone had to invent it. AllThingsD sat down with the mastermind to chat about its fascinating genesis. Read More >>

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How Different Countries See Each Other, According to Google

Google search suggestions are a mixed blessing — but sometimes they can prove hilarious. Like this series of locality based suggestions, which show what different countries really think of each other. Read More >>

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What Search Engines Really Think of Each Other

The search engine wars are many things: one-sided, enduring, non-violent. But like all good immutable conflicts, they can also be catty. Read More >>

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Our Google Search Autocompletes Are So Depressing

If there is such thing as an all seeing eye of the Internet, it would be Google Autocomplete. It takes in what we type into Google's search box and fills it out with common searches. The results of Autocomplete can be stereotypical, sexist, hilarious and... depressing. This video shows what the common autocomplete search is when you type in your age. I'm 15 and... Read More >>

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Google Autocomplete Makes Wonderful Emo Poetry

Does it ever feel like the Google Search autocomplete is speaking to you? Or that there's something a little less than random about the way the searches stack up? It's like poetry, man. Google Poetics is a Tumblr of all the wonderful stanzas Google's algorithm spews out. [Google PoeticsThanks, Alyssa!] Read More >>

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Google Autocomplete Tells Us That Women Are Crazy and Should Not Wear Pants

The Internet is a terribly sexist place and nothing proves that more than Google Autocomplete, which autocompletes potential searches with terms people often use on Google. Case in point: Start typing in 'women' in Google and see the weird and wild Autocomplete suggestions you get. Read More >>

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Twitter Search Now Has Autocomplete and Other Improvements

Search on Twitter has never been the most organised experience, and it's unlikely it ever will be, but there are some new features coming to Twitter's web client and apps that should be helpful. Autocomplete that suggests terms and Twitter accounts, for one, and spelling corrections. Searches on the web client can also sort your searches by people you know, in addition to Top and All. [Twitter] Read More >>