Update: This post was originally published on March 18, 2014.
Google knows all. It can rattle off the list of celebrities who trekked through the snow to ring in New York Fashion Week. It can even tell your ears have grown immune to the sound of cell phone alarms. It also recognizes that you’re crunched for time, and want to dive right into your search — without wasting precious minutes probing your brain for the exact term.
There’s much more to Google than meets the eye. Developers of the alpha search engine do all within their power to ensure it’s on the cutting edge of user-friendliness. Unfortunately, their efforts often go unnoticed by us stick-in-the-mud explorers. No more! Next time you delve into the ever-expanding World Wide Web in search of healthy recipes, the quickest route home, updates on your flight, what have you, speed up the process with these 10 handy Google hacks. When navigating a virtual sea of information, nothing's more welcome than a shortcut.