Google Operating System runs down how to get rid of the intrusive and slow to load chat box that sometimes appears on Google's customised iGoogle pages (I can't say it's showed up on mine). It's a slightly fiddly fix (involving editing XML files), but worth it if you don't want screen clutter or have to work with a slow connection.
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Australia might not be renowned for its prowess in winter sports - we live on a bloody dry continent, don't we mate? - but we've got a strong contingent at this year's Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Our prospects look pretty good, and there's always the chance one of our athletes pulls a Stephen Bradbury, too. If you want to watch live, online and free throughout the Winter Olympics, then we've got you covered.
Yesterday, Google made a few changes to the way Image Search works, the biggest tweak being the removal of the "View Image" button they would take you straight to the image's URL. Now, all you'll see is "Visit", which navigates to the page on which the image appears. So, why did Google do this? A legal settlement with Getty Images basically.