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Google’s Year in Search 2021 shares a glimpse of what the world searched for this year

Although Google has axed YouTube Rewind, the company is going ahead with the rest of its end-of-year traditions. It has already shared Google Play's Best of 2021 apps and games, YouTube Music Recap 2021, and some of its favorite Chrome extensions and Chrome OS apps for this year. Now, the company has finally shared the...

Google is testing a new location for the Google App’s search bar

The Google app comes pre-installed on every Android device out there. So, if you're using an Android phone, there's a good chance you use the Google app for quick searches or to get news and weather updates. If you often use the Google app for search, you might have to get used to tapping in...

Google Search now shows Effiel Tower, Tokyo Tower, Big Ben, and other monuments in 3D

Last year, Google brought a new augmented reality (AR) experience to Search that allowed users to view an interactive 3D avatar of Baby Yoda on their smartphones. At the time, this was the only 3D object that Google Search had to offer. However, over time, Google has vastly expanded its 3D and AR model library...

Google Search now supports local language queries in five Indian languages

At its Google For India event today, Google announced a bunch of new India-specific features for Google Search, Google Assitant, Google Pay, and other Google services. One of the features Google unveiled today is the ability to auto-translate web pages in select Indian languages. Previously, if you searched for something in Hindi, Google had trouble surfacing...

Google is prepping a chat heads-style floating search shortcut

Google is reportedly working on a new floating search shortcut that will let you quickly conduct a voice or text search from your phone's homescreen. The search shortcut will appear as a chat head-style floating button that can be placed anywhere on the homescreen for easy access. 9to5Google recently spotted new strings of code about the...

Google partners with the NBA to offer Google Pixel users unique immersive experiences

Google will unveil its next-gen flagship lineup this week. Ahead of the Pixel Fall Launch event, Google has announced a new partnership with the NBA to offer Pixel users unique immersive experiences. In a recent blog post, Google revealed that the Pixel lineup is now the Official Fan Phone of the NBA, NBA G League, and...

Reduce your carbon footprint with these new Google Maps and Flights features

In March this year, Google first announced a new Eco-friendly routes feature for Google Maps. The company once again highlighted this feature at I/O 2021 in May and also showcased a new Safer Routing feature. Google is now finally rolling it out to users, along with a host of other sustainability features for other services. New...

Google announces AI enhancements for Search and better shopping tools

At Google’s Search On event this year, the company announced a number of big improvements to Google Search. Google has previously used the Search On event to announce features in some of its search-related products. These improvements range from AI enhancements to redesigns, to better shopping tools, and aim to make your life much easier...

Report: Google in talks with Instagram and TikTok for Search integration

Google is reportedly in talks with ByteDance and Facebook to bring Instagram and TikTok videos to Google Search. The company aims to strike a deal with the social media platforms to index their short format videos on its search engine. If the deal goes through, you'll be able to look up Instagram and TikTok videos...

Google Search on desktop is officially 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 Search and Assistant gain new back-to-school features

To make the transition to post-pandemic life easier for kids and families, Google today announced some new features for Google Search and Assistant. The new features include Family Bell checklists, a new way to trigger your daily routine, new stories and puzzles for Google Nest Hub, and more. Family Bell comes to mobile: Family Bell...

Google Search could use conversational AI to help you learn a new language

Google is reportedly working on a conversational AI that can take on the likes of Duolingo to help you learn a new language through Google Search, according to a report from The Information. The technology appears to build upon Google's Language Model for Dialog Applications, or LaMDA, that was unveiled at this year's Google I/O....