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Tuesday: September 15, 2009

Microsoft decides to give Bing some visual aids.Microsoft decides to give Bing some visual aids.

In a blog post, the company said a study it conducted found that consumers can process results with images 20% faster than text only results. 'It's like searching through a large online catalogue,' Microsoft said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:47 AM | Tags (13) | bing | searchengine | engine | visuals | aid | microsoft | interwebs | search | rivalry | competition | study | catalogue | bbcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 30, 2009

Turns out that the adult brain can change in a matter of seconds.Turns out that the adult brain can change in a matter of seconds.

The volunteers perceived the rectangles elongating just two seconds after their eye was covered — much quicker than expected. When the eye patch was removed, the distortions vanished just as fast as they had appeared.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 3:42 PM | Tags (6) | brain | adapt | changes | science | cortex | visuals |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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