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Bento Browser Makes It Easier To Search On Mobile Devices

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Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a Web browser that helps to organize complex searches.

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Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers have developed a new Web browser that brings order to complex searches in a way not possible with conventional tabbed browsing.

The Bento browser stores each search session as a project workspace that monitors the most interest or relevant parts of visited web pages, allowing users to move from site to site without having to keep every tab open for fear of losing information. With the Bento browser, these projects are stored for later use, can be handed off to others, or can be moved to different devices, according to CMU professor Aniket Kittur.

In user studies that compared Bento with the Safari browser, users said Bento kept their search better organized.

The researchers reported on the new browser at CHI 2018, the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, last week in Montreal, Canada.

From Carnegie Mellon University
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