Cuil to rival Google and Yahoo

"Cuil search engine takes on Google"

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A new search engine dubbed Cuil is hoping to offer a rival to the likes of Google, Yahoo and Ask. Cuil is pronounced 'cool' and comes from an old Irish word meaning 'knowledge'. Cuil, which has been developed and run by the husband-and-wife team of Stanford professor Tom Costello and former Google search architect Anna Patterson, uses a different ranking system.
The site has indexed 120 billion web pages, which it claims is three times more than any other search engine, and results are organised by ideas rather than just rankings.

The new search engine will attempt to analyse the context of each page and the concepts behind each query, thereby grouping similar results together and sorting them by category.

These groups are divided by tabs which aim to clarify subjects, offer images to identify topics and search refining suggestions.
According to Tom Costello, chief executive and co-founder of Cuil. "Cuil presents searchers with content-based results, not just popular ones, providing different and more insightful answers that illustrate the vastness and the variety of the web."
Cuil also boasts complete user privacy, something which Google has been taken to task over in the past. The layout is significantly cleaner and something that I prefer in contrast to Goole's results page.
According to the developers, the Cuil servers have been running hot since its inception and have buckled under the strain. If you get an error when trying to search, please be mindful that they are currently adding capacity to rectify the situation.
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24-07-2008, 08:03:42

ROFL what a classic.

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24-07-2008, 08:08:35

That is bizarre on both counts.

24-07-2008, 08:15:04

Totally agreed :D

24-07-2008, 08:34:30

a coffee machine that is connected to the net! LOL

24-07-2008, 09:22:40

Overclocking a coffee machine..

So the coffee machine allows people to hack Windows as well? Ouch. :)

24-07-2008, 09:39:12

Did I just read right that this coffee machine runs on Windows XP???

24-07-2008, 12:05:21

I bet u anything u like that it`s similar to the printer-management sytem u get in companies now. When they run low on toner or something, they message the leasing firm who inturn send the company a toner.

LOL I bet this one sends coffee when it`s stocks are low.

On a slightly more serious note, although not that much, it`d be a nice thing to have in ur pc room... if u could hack a networked mp3 player into it, clock.. plumb it into the water system - used the cold running pipe to go past the hsf... hehe

24-07-2008, 18:49:21

PP Mguire

Did I just read right that this coffee machine runs on Windows XP???

No you hook the coffee maker up to a pc that uses the internet (I guess via USB or something?) and the hackers can gain access to the XP machine using the coffee maker. Or least thats how its worded.

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