1/31/2023: A next-gen search engine

A fresh take on web search

Plus: New life for old iPhones, speech-to-text tricks, and a place to chat.

Perplexity.ai search engine, answering a question about itself. A follow-up box appears below.

For the past week, I’ve been dabbling in a search engine that looks nothing like Google.

It’s called Perplexity.ai, and instead of presenting you with a list of search results, it tries to answer your questions as if you were talking to another person. Each response draws on multiple sources—with citations included—and allows for follow-ups to fine-tune the results.

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