Google - now almost as up-to-date as... the internet!
The king of the search engines has been enhanced and will now contain “real time web” results, from sources such as the tweets of Twitter users, the flannel of Facebook friends and stuff from MySpace (if that's still going, we're not sure.)
The idea, according to Google, is to provide users with bag up to date info about stuff what’s going on and that, just like Twitter’s search facility already does. The “as it happens” results will be shown in a separate, constantly updating stream aside from the regular search results, hopefully creating the same frisson that one used to get from watching the football results pop up on Grandstand’s videprinter a thousand years or so ago.
But that’s not all. In what’s sure to be a huge poke in the eye to critics who called Google Wave a pointless waste of old internets, they have now launched Google Goggles. It sounds like it might be pointless but in fact it will enable us all to take a picture with a mobile phone to perform a search.
Google will compare your snap with the masses of pics in their database before providing you with accurate information about the thing you’re looking at, helped no end by the use of GPS location-tracking software.
Don’t bother trying it with a picture of your penis. Tried it. Does not compute. Probably because it’s so inordinately huge. Ahem.