Tag: Google Search

Use Google Search AR To See How Big Animals Actually Are

How large is a tiger? If your phone is compatible with ARCore or ARKit, you can see a life-sized version of it. There’ll be more animals and objects, too — soon, you’ll be able to look at sneakers.

Google June 3, 2019

Google Search, Maps, And Assistant Can Now Take Your Food Delivery Orders

Google's new service lets users place food delivery orders using only Search, Maps, or Assistant. That way, they won't have to use an app or anything like it anymore.

Google May 24, 2019

Augmented Reality Is Coming To Google Search, Here’s What That Means

Instead of reading about the solar system, Google Search can just show you how it works. Augmented reality is being integrated into Google’s Search platform, which should make learning more dynamic.

Google May 8, 2019

Google Assistant Search Results Now Gives You More Visual Information

When you search for stocks, Google Assistant will now show you a performance graph plus a bunch of other things to make search results more dynamic at a glance. No word yet on when this might roll out to iOS, though.

Apps/Software April 8, 2019

Google Search Secrets: Here's How To Play The Hidden Text Adventure Game

Google Search has a hidden text adventure game that lets players take on the role of the capital G in the Google logo. The game is a bit more complicated to access and play compared to previous Google easter eggs.

Google October 2, 2018

Google China Prototype Allows Government To Track Search Queries Of Citizens

Google's new search engine for China will allow the government to track the search queries of its citizens. Codenamed Project Dragonfly, it will also prevent Chinese people from accessing information deemed sensitive by the ruling Communist Party.

Google September 17, 2018

Google’s New ‘Tell Me Something Good’ Feature Makes This Dreary World Seem A Bit Better

Google has Assistant feature that’ll tell you good news happening around the world. It won’t shield you from the horrors, it just wants to show you that people can still change the world even in small ways.

Google August 22, 2018

Google Adds Subtopics To Featured Snippets In Search

Google Search just got a little bit better. Featured Snippets now display relevant subtopics because Google knows you’re too lazy to search for them yourself.

Google August 17, 2018

Google Reportedly Working On Search Engine For China That Will Censor Results

Google has apparently been working on a search engine app for China since last year. It’ll be released as an Android app and will comply with the country's censorship policies by clocking out certain search results.

Google August 2, 2018

Google Will Now Recommend Events Near You Based On Your Interests

Google is making it easier for users to check out what’s happening around town. Search now displays nearby events in a clean, convenient layout, and it brings up personalized recommendations as well.

Google July 27, 2018

Google Is Trying To Take On Amazon Via Product Placements On Google Search

Google is going to debut Shopping Actions, which will allow U.S. retailers to pay Google for their products to be featured in Search results. The new feature could create competition for Amazon.

Google March 20, 2018

Google Removes ‘View Image’ Button On Search Results As Part Of Getty Images Partnership

Google just made a decision that could upset a lot of people who depend on Google Search to look for and download images. The convenient view image button is now gone.

Google February 16, 2018

Google Testing New Ways To Fix Snippet Function

Google is testing new features to remove inaccurate and offensive results from its snippet function. Late last year, the function came under fire when it produced offensive results as vital information on the topic.

Google January 31, 2018

Beginning July, Google Will Factor In Page Speed Into Mobile Search Rankings: What This Means For You

Google has announced a significant change to its search results ranking system. Websites that are slow and clunky will be downranked beginning this July, favoring pages that are fast.

Google January 18, 2018

Google Year In Search: Here's What People Most Googled In 2017

Google's 2017 Year in Search revealed the most prominent searches of the year and it has been a tough one. However, people searched for 'how to help' more than ever.

Google December 13, 2017

New Google Search Feature Has Celebs Answering Your Burning Questions

Celebrities will now answer your questions about them directly on Google mobile search. Can Will Ferrell really play the drums? Just ask Google and Ferrell himself will answer.

Google December 8, 2017

Google Doesn’t Care What Domain You’re Searching From, It’ll Give You Local Search Results Anyway

Google announced that it has optimized the way search results work. Now, the search engine automatically determines the whereabouts of its user, delivering more relevant localized search results depending on where they are at any given moment.

Google October 30, 2017

New Google Tool Can Help Diagnose Clinical Depression

Google and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) worked together to help Google users who may be suffering from depression. The partnership brings a reliable depression severity diagnosis tool accessible to users.

Public Health August 25, 2017

Can’t Find The Right Video? Google Will Now Autoplay 6-Second Previews Via Mobile Search

Google will soon help you identify the exact video you’re looking for by autoplaying them for six seconds. Android devices will get it first, but Google has hinted plans for iOS support possibly in the future.

Google August 19, 2017

Google Kills Off Instant Search As Users Prefer Mobile Queries, But What Does The Feature Do Again?

Google has announced that it will retire perhaps one of the best things about its search engine: Instant Search. The move, it says, will help make search more fluid on all devices.

Google July 27, 2017

Google's European Problem Is Just Getting Started As The EU Contemplates Another Fine

Google's' troubles in Europe are just getting started. It's been reported that the EU may be about to hand down another massive fine.

Google July 6, 2017

EU Slaps Google With Record $2.7 Billion Fine For Manipulating Search Results

The European Union has slapped Google with a record-breaking fine of $2.7 billion for skewing search results in its favor, hurting rivals. Google has 90 days to change its ways, or else.

Business Tech June 27, 2017

Here's How To Remove Your Private Medical Records From Google Search Results - And Why You Should

Did you happen to see your private medical records turn up on Google Search? If you did, then you can have it removed by asking Google to take them down.

Internet June 24, 2017

Google Search Getting Better: New Algorithms And Feedback Tools To Limit Fake News And Bad Search Results

Google has updated its search algorithms to prioritize authoritative information and weed out fake news or offensive, inaccurate search results. The company is also making it easier to give direct feedback, and offering greater transparency on how search works.

Google April 26, 2017

The War Against Fake News Continues As Google Expands Fact Check Tags To Search

Google continues its fight against the spread of fake news. It has expanded the Fact Check tags to Google Search and Google News worldwide.

Google April 7, 2017

Updated Google App Brings Shortcuts So You Can Search For Stuff Much Faster

Google has added neat little shortcuts to its Google app for iOS and Android to make searching much more easier and faster. Rolling out to U.S. users, shortcuts take the chore out of searching for specific areas of interests.

Apps/Software March 22, 2017

Google, Microsoft Agree To Crack Down On Piracy Sites In UK Search Results

Google and Microsoft will remove links leading to pirated content in the first page of search results in the United Kingdom. The agreement has been agreed upon after years of campaigning by the creative industry.

Internet February 20, 2017

Google Serves Up New Carousel Feature For Advanced Recipe Search

Google launched an advanced search feature for looking up recipes that includes a carousel of suggestions.

Google February 2, 2017

Uber Taps Google's Former Search Chief Amit Singhal, Gains New SVP Of Engineering

Amit Singhal, Uber's new hire, is one of Google's tech luminaries. For his work, particularly on the algorithms that now power the company's search engine, he was made a Google Fellow.

Car Tech January 21, 2017

Google Updates Its Android App To Store Offline Searches, Makes Spotty Connections More Bearable

Google is rolling out the new offline search feature to its Android app, allowing users to store queries and effectively dealing with spotty connections.

Google January 18, 2017

Snapchat Makes Finding Friends, Groups, And Stories Easier With A Universal Search Bar

Snapchat dropped a big update that will make it easier and faster for users to find content, contacts, and features that they want. It is also expected to rake in more ad revenue for the company.

Internet January 13, 2017

Facebook, Google Dominate List Of Top 10 Apps In US For 2016

According to consumer research company Nielsen, Facebook and Google dominated the list of top 10 apps in the United States for 2016. The report also revealed the top operating systems for smartphones in the country for the third quarter.

Apps/Software December 28, 2016

Google Updates Search Algorithm To Keep Holocaust-Denying Results At Bay

Google announced that it has already taken action against a neo-Nazi websites claiming that Holocaust did not happen. This entailed a recent tweak on its search algorithm but was it effective?

Google December 28, 2016

Why Google Top Searches Reveal A Bleak 2016: Year In Search

Google has released the most popular search terms of 2016 -- and much of it is heartbreaking. Find out which terms join Pokemon GO, the Rio Olympics, and Donald Trump at the top.

Internet December 17, 2016

Powerball, Donald Trump And 'Pokémon GO' Are What People Searched For Most In 2016, Google Reveals

Google released its Year in Search 2016 stats, showing the top trending searches of the year. In the United States, Powerball, Donald Trump and 'Pokémon GO' led the charge, but we've also had interesting searches on slime, snow cream and more.

Google December 14, 2016

Google Maps To Show How Busy An Area Is In Real-Time

Google introduced its 'Popular Times' feature for Google Maps last year, letting users know how busy places typically are at different times. A recent update of Google Maps now updates users with real-time data on how busy an area is.

Google November 24, 2016

Google Doesn't Handle Fake News Well: Search For 'Final Election Numbers' Yields Bogus Website As Top Result

An inaccurate news article has been spotted atop Google's search results about the election. The article falsely states that Clinton lost both the electoral college and popular votes, and its placement in search indicates how Google handles fake news.

Internet November 14, 2016

Mobile-First Ranking: Google To Rank Pages Based On Mobile Websites

Google announced that it is shifting to a more mobile-driven search index, to best reflect the usage of search on mobile platforms. The company is starting to tweak its algorithm to rank websites based on their mobile version.

Internet November 7, 2016

Google Searches Of Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton Show What The 2016 Elections Are All About

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton entered the final month of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and Google Trends is here to give insight on what the public is interested in about both candidates.

Google October 16, 2016

Google Shop The Look Aims To Let You Buy Clothes Directly From Search Results

Google is rolling out a new mobile ad experience called Shop the Look, which will allow users to shop for outfits straight from search results. Here's how it works.

Google September 7, 2016

Quickly Find Content From Your Installed Apps With Google In Apps: Here's How It Works

Google has just launched its In Apps search feature, allowing users to browse content from their apps more easily. With the enhancement, Android smartphone owners are catching up with Apple’s Spotlight.

Google August 31, 2016

Google Rolls Out Solitaire, Tic-Tac-Toe For Search: Let's See How Much Time You Can Waste

Google has rolled Solitaire and Tic-Tac-Toe into its desktop search engine and mobile Google Search app. The games, which are free and do not need users to download anything, show the continued evolution of Google Search.

Google August 26, 2016

Google Search To Offer State-Specific Voter Registration Guide Ahead Of 2016 Elections

Google Search users will benefit from a new feature rolling out on July 18. It will enable voters to get in-depth and state-specific details on the voting registration process ahead of the presidential elections.

Google July 16, 2016

Google Asks Court To Sanction Oracle Lawyer For Disclosing Its Secret $1B Deal With Apple

Google renewed its court request to sanction the Oracle attorney who disclosed the confidential $1 billion search deal it had with Apple. The request argues that the reveal harmed both Google and Apple and that the lawyer violated court rules on secrecy.

Business Tech July 7, 2016

Google Integrates Recent Earthquake Details Into Search Results

Google has integrated details of recent quakes in its search results, which will aid people in staying alert and updated. A summary of the earthquake search will be reflected on the search results at the top.

Google July 1, 2016

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