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Google Search history: How to delete last 15 minutes (or other spans of time)

Google Search history: How to delete last 15 minutes (or other spans of time)

Google Search now allows users granular controls for deleting search history. Depending on the app or interface you use, you should be able to relatively easily drop in and delete all history from your searches in tiny increments. The latest simple update to the iOS Google app - the Google Search app, that is - allows a user to "Delete last 15 min" with 2 taps.

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Google Search protects your search history with these new features

Google Search protects your search history with these new features

Most people tend to use Google to search for anything they need information on, ranging from the mundane to the personal. Few people give a thought to how Google, by default, tracks those searches, one way or another, something that could induce fear and uncertainty in some users when they realize that fact. Fortunately, Google has become more responsible in handling that kind of data and giving users more control over their online lives. Now it is introducing new features in Google Search that will keep search histories safe from prying eyes, including Google's.

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Google data shows what people search for during major heatwaves

Google data shows what people search for during major heatwaves

Google has used its mass of data to look at terms used over past decades during heatwaves. The topic has arrived due to the massive heatwaves hitting parts of the US and Canada, including some regions like the Pacific Northwest where temperatures are typically mild and conditions are usually rainy. To no one's surprise, people really want air conditioners.

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Google Search results with now warns users about uncertain results

Google Search results with now warns users about uncertain results

Although they probably shouldn't, many people today regard Google as the repository of truth and fact. People simply search for news or use terms related to things and events and take the top results as the authoritative word on the matter (and sometimes misattribute it to Google rather than the source). Although it works great for the utilization of its services and, in the long run, ads, Google also knows too well that this presumption could also work against it. Now it is putting up a clear warning when it isn't so sure about the correctness of search results that it presents because there isn't much information about it on the Internet yet.

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Google Search Choice Screen to be free for rival search engines

Google Search Choice Screen to be free for rival search engines

Google might be the most popular search engine in the world but it is hardly the only one. There are several of those around, some trying to survive in their local markets against the might of Google's resources. In Europe, the tech giant was legally forced to present Android users with a Choice Screen, letting them select the browser and search app of their choice. That choice didn't come without cost for those search engines, however, but now Google is removing the hurdle that forced those search engines to pay to be even on that Choice Screen list.

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Google Search brings more AI and AR power to your fingertips

Google Search brings more AI and AR power to your fingertips

Search, next to or in conjunction with ads, is the bread and butter of Google's business. The more people use it and stay within Search for any and all their needs, the better it is for Google. Of course, that implies that Google makes Search an indispensable tool for any and all Internet needs and that is exactly what it is saying in its I/O 2021 update, powered by AI and AR, of course.

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Google DVD screensaver to see the bouncing logo

Google DVD screensaver to see the bouncing logo

There's a new Easter Egg in Google search right now, if you care to take a peek. This is different from the website that focuses on the Bouncing DVD Logo, but not entirely different from what you'd expect from such a logo. Pam claims she saw it one day when she was alone in the conference room... Okay.

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Google Search AR summons Pac-Man on your palm

Google Search AR summons Pac-Man on your palm

Google may have ditched its Daydream VR platform but it's still holding on to augmented reality, at least without the headset. Google recently released WebXR, short for Extended Reality, experiments that showcased more practical uses for AR on your phone but most of its AR experiences really revolved around entertaining or sometimes educational experiences instead. Google's mobile Search, in particular, has been putting virtual objects in the real world via your phone's screen, and its latest trick is to call forth Japan's most iconic characters, wherever you are in the world.

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Google just added an insanely useful desktop search shortcut

Google just added an insanely useful desktop search shortcut

Google has quietly rolled out a new search shortcut for desktop users that is deceptively useful during the workday. As of now, users can press a single key on Google's search results page to pull back open the search field, updating the search term without ever lifting a hand to use the mouse or trackpad.

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Google Search Full Coverage adds some context to the news

Google Search Full Coverage adds some context to the news

The Internet makes it almost too easy to find answers to questions. Google Search definitely has a huge responsibility in that regard, bringing information right under your fingertips, almost literally. That may be fine for some types of information that don't change, like facts and trivia, but the news doesn't exist in a vacuum. In order to give knowledge seekers a better and more correct perspective, Google is finally pushing its Full Coverage feature from Google News to Google Search to let you get an overview of a topic going back months even.

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Google Search on mobile is about to get a big visual redesign

Google Search on mobile is about to get a big visual redesign

Google is about to roll out a redesigned Search on mobile, the company said in a blog post today, explaining the adjustments users can expect. Google describes the updated UI as a 'major visual redesign,' one that is intended to simplify things for users, bringing 'information into focus,' improving the readability of text, and more.

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Google Search adds Baby Yoda 3D model with AR experience

Google Search adds Baby Yoda 3D model with AR experience

You can now invite Grogu ("Baby Yoda") into your home using Google's 3D model and augmented reality experience. As of now, searching for the terms Baby Yoda, Grogu, and The Child on Google Search will pull up a 3D model of the tiny, adorable alien -- and you can view it in your own room using your smartphone.

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