Google Rolls Out Google Squared Search

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: