Earlier this week, Google launched A Google A Day, a daily puzzle designed to test your search skills. Wasting time solving those puzzles won't do much for your productivity, but as part of the project Google has launched a special version of its search engine which excludes recent results.While that move was designed to ensure that people completing the puzzle didn't run into Twitter boasts about the actual answer, it effectively creates a useful resource if you want to search for a topic and don't want to be overwhelmed with social network commentary and news stories. It's not something you'll probably want to use every day, but it's a potential extra addition to your list of useful search alternatives.
Use A Google A Day To Strip Recent Results From Search
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