There are many times when we want to collect data and
compare it with other data. For example, say you wanted to compare the new Core i7 processors to those that were previously available. With a new product from
Google called Google Squared, you could search for Intel Core i7 processors and
receive information regarding multiple Core i7 processors, such as clock
speeds, prices, and other helpful specs in an easy to read table.
At least, that’s how Google Squared works in theory. This
new experimental search tool is still in the early stages. Even so, in our
tests with Core i7 processors, Google Squared was able to find information for
the i7-920, i7-940, and i7-965 quickly and easily. We were also able to add the
new i7-975 and i7-950 on our own, however all of the details in our chart weren’t
always filled out for the latter two processors.
Google admits the technology is not perfect. That’s why
Google Squared lets you respond to the initial result to receive better
answers. After searching for a topic, you can add or remove individual results
as you see fit. You can also add and subtract various criteria from the
spreadsheet. If you click on any fact, you’ll see where Google Squared
pulled the information from as well as other possible values that could
appear in that square. Once you’ve tweaked the Google Squared results
and are satisfied with what you see, you can save the table and come
back to the results later.
Of course, you could find this same information by searching
Google on your own. The thing is, though, you might have to visit multiple
sites to find all of the criteria you’re interested in seeing. For example, if
you wanted to compare digital cameras, you might need to visit one site to find
pricing, another to get a good feel for optical zoom capabilities, another to
determine memory card format, and yet another site to figure out each camera’s resolution. With
Google Squared, you could access that information with a simple search.
To get a better feel for how Google Squared works, check out
the video below: