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Google to Cater Search Results Using Location

Google is trying to come just one step closer to answering any question you might have before you even ask it. This time around, the increasingly omniscient search engine will now cater its search suggestion list on Android-powered devices and iPhones according to your location.

The search suggestion list is that set of terms that appears below the text entry field on Google, made famous by often listing the things we only think – or type into Google.

Google’s blog post uses the above example. The same search text is entered into a phone’s browser in two different locations: Boston and San Francisco. A user in Boston would see “Museum of Science Boston”, whereas a user in San Francisco would see “Museums in San Francisco”.

The blog has one instruction for users to ensure the new feature works properly:

Make sure you have turned on “Save recent locations” and “Allow use of device location” under the Settings link on the google.com home page.

I bet this feature could have saved me some trouble last time I was in Manhattan and searching for Chinatown and was told to go to the town of China.

Luckily, I only made it a block or two before zooming out.

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