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More than Search: Google Labs

Maximum PC has an article up on 9 Google Labs Features You Must Try Out! Google Labs is a sort of proving ground for possible search technologies, and so it’s a bit tricky to rely on anything staying here forever.  That said, there’s a lot worth playing with here.

Lots of people know about services like Google Trends and its cousin Flu Trends, but I’ve also been enjoying In Quotes, which lets you compare direct quotations from two politicians on a range of issues.  Bonus points for the slot machine-style interface and for the international editions.

There’re tools here for searching the audio of political speeches, for visualizing the news on a timeline, and much else besides.  Definitely worth exploring across a variety of classes.

What’s your favorite not-ready-for-prime-time search widget?

(Via Tom Barrett on Twitter)

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