Google hopes to speed up searches with Google Instant

by Liam Britten

By now, everyone should be familiar with Google’s predictive search queries; you know, you start typing what you’re searching for, and Google predicts what your query actually is, hoping to speed up your Internet searches.

Well, Google has announced that they’re taking that idea one step further. They’ve developed an “instant” search function that actually makes searches as you type. Google hopes this new technology can shave two to five seconds off of every search made.

Although Google Instant, as it’s being called, isn’t fully available yet, you can test out its functionality here.

And for a quick laugh about how absurdly wrong Google’s search prediction can be, check out Autocomplete Me.

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Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. As a first step to fulfilling that mission, Google's founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin developed a new approach to online search that took root in a Stanford University dorm room and quickly spread to information seekers around the globe. Google is now widely recognized as the world's... more

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Liam Britten

Liam Britten

Liam Britten is a writer and editor with a journalism background operating out of Vancouver. In addition to his work at Techvibes, he has been published in student publications across Canada, as well as local newspapers such as The MapleRidge-Pitt Meadows TIMES and The Langley Advance. An aficionado for the finer things in life — such as video games and sports — Liam is plugged into the tech... more

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