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Google I/O 2021 schedule goes live: Here’s what to look out for

Earlier this month, Google announced when its highly-anticipated developer conference will take place. Google I/O 2021 kicks off on May 18th and lasts through May 20th, and it'll be a virtual event that's free for anyone to attend. Today, Google published the full schedule for the event, giving us an overview of what sessions will...

Google adds COVID-19 travel advisories to Search and Maps

With lockdown restrictions loosening in some areas of the world, people are understandably eager to start planning vacations. To help navigate travel guidance information, Google announced it has added COVID-19 related travel advisories to Search and Maps. Going forward, when you search for flights, hotels, or things to do, Search will show users information like if...

Google Search now shows Pac-Man, Ultraman, Hello Kitty, and other iconic anime characters in AR

In December last year, Google added a new augmented reality experience to Search that let users view a 3D animated version of Baby Yoda on their devices. The company is now giving a similar treatment to several iconic anime characters, including Pac-Man, Ultraman, Hello Kitty, and more. As per a recent blog post from the company,...

Google Search will rank websites based on “page experience” starting June 2021

Google Search is responsible for a huge amount of web traffic. Anyone that runs a website knows how important it is to rank highly on Google. So it's always a very big deal when the company changes the way it ranks websites. Today, Google announced a new ranking algorithm that will start taking "page experience"...

Google Search will prioritize in-depth content when ranking product reviews

Google Search is one of the main ways people find reviews for a product or service, but it can sometimes be difficult to figure out which reviews are actually helpful. That's why Google has announced an update to its search algorithm, which promises to filter out less-helpful reviews. Google is rolling out its "product reviews update,"...

Google details how Search has evolved into a better tool for learning

Google on Tuesday highlighted how Search has evolved to become a tool people can use to learn. And not just in the sense that it provides search results to the answers. Search is improving how it surfaces educational resources, from step-by-step guidance on complex math problems to visual 3D models for chemistry. Google said that Search...

Google Search adds Full Coverage feature to help you better understand topics

When Google revamped News in 2018, it launched with a “Full Coverage” feature that brought together a wide range of perspectives into a single feed. The idea was to provide readers with a well-rounded understanding of big topics. Now, Full Coverage is coming to Search. “When you’re searching for information on a timely topic, you see...

Google Search on desktop is finally getting a dark theme

Google has begun testing a dark mode for Google Search on Windows 10 and macOS. As is usually the case with Google’s feature rollouts, this one too seems to be part of an A/B test, and as such, it’s not available for everyone just yet. Many users on Windows and macOS are receiving a notification (via...

Google Maps and Search will soon show COVID-19 vaccination locations in the US

Google has announced plans to get more involved with the fight against COVID-19, starting with adding vaccination locations to Search and Maps. The search giant said it will also turn select Google facilities, including parking lots and open spaces, into makeshift vaccination facilities in partnership with health care provider One Medical. Google said searches for “vaccines...

Google Search gets a big redesign on mobile that focuses on simplicity

Google on Friday introduced what it’s calling a “major visual redesign” of the mobile Google Search experience, which the search giant said will be available in the coming days. The theme of this update? Simplicity. “We wanted to take a step back to simplify a bit so people could find what they’re looking for faster and...

Google threatens to pull out Search from Australia over upcoming law

It's difficult to even imagine a life without Google Search, so much so that even the word "google" as a verb has become synonymous with searching for information on the internet. But for the people in Australia, they might have to consider such a future, as an upcoming law that requires Google to pay for...

Google focuses on Indic languages with easy language switch in Maps, bilingual Search toggles, and more

India is the land of a hundred languages, a place where the dialect changes every 100kms. In a tech world dominated by English, these local languages and dialects find themselves unable to provide access to meaningful experiences on the Internet. At the Google L10n virtual event today, Google is making it easier for multilingual users...