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Google has been synonymous with search for years, and Bing -- poor Bing -- quickly became synonymous with sarcasm about why anyone would ever use Bing. Believe it or not, though, the two search engines aren't as different as the jokes would have you believe.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Looking up a recipe via regular search results in hundreds if not thousands of pages to dig through. Perhaps an easier way to find a recipe is to search for the food you want to make then click on the photo that appeals to you most -- something that Bing now lets you do.

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Windows 10: Microsoft has started rolling out its latest operating system, Windows 10. That means there's going to be some new annoyances to fix. One of the most noticeable is Bing search results showing up in the Start Menu. If you don't want these, here's how to turn them off.

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The word 'Google' has been widely embraced by the English speaking world as a de facto verb for internet searches. When you want to find something out online, you don't search for it; you "google" it. But what about Microsoft's rival search engine Bing? Over the past few days, I've been asking friends, family and co-workers to 'Bing' search queries for me. Here's a transcription of some of their reactions...

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More people might be using Google search, but underdog Bing isn't afraid to challenge that preference. Microsoft's "Bing It On" challenge encourages you to do a blind comparison test to see which search engine gives you the results you prefer.

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Over the next few weeks, Microsoft will roll out a brand new three-column version of Bing. It will incorporate a social sidebar filled with related info from your social networks and a new centre column with supplemental information related to your search.

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Face it: Google runs your life. The search giant turned web ecosystem owns your email, calendar and even your voicemails. Your most important data lives on Google's servers. What you may not realise is that, despite the quality of Google's products, someone else is doing it better -- and placing all your eggs in Google's basket isn't necessarily the best thing. Here's a look at alternative services you can use in place of Google's web apps.