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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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Google reveals top 2020 searches and the results aren’t surprising

Google reveals top 2020 searches and the results aren’t surprising

It's that time of the year when Google reveals its top searches from the past 12 or so months, giving the public a look at what everyone around them was most interested in. This year's results aren't surprising, at all. In fact, you've already guessed what the top searches were about because you, too, were often searching for them.

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Google top 100 trending gifts may ensure sold out products aplenty

Google top 100 trending gifts may ensure sold out products aplenty

Google just released their first ever "top 100 trending gifts" guide, also known as the Google Shopping Gift Guide 2020. This website puts in focus the products that've been most-purchased for the holiday season, effectively pushing the biggest to sell bigger, and the lesser-known an even lesser chance of finding their target audience. Google's top 100 includes categories like The Chef, The Athlete, The Techie, The Decorator, The Wellness Guru, The Gamer, and The Kids.

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Huawei Petal Search and Docs take on Google and Microsoft

Huawei Petal Search and Docs take on Google and Microsoft

It is Huawei's big day and, as expected, it announced a slew of products to show the world it can still make it big. More than just hardware, however, the company also announced apps and services that practically boast of its independence from companies that it will no longer be able to do business with as per the US' rules. It remains to be seen, however, if Petal Search, Petal Maps, and Huawei Docs will be able to gather enough traction both from users and partners to stay in service for long.

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Google responds to DOJ antitrust lawsuit over Search

Google responds to DOJ antitrust lawsuit over Search

It has finally happened. After repeatedly being investigated again and again over alleged anticompetitive business practices, Google was finally hit with a formal antitrust lawsuit by the US Justice Department, specifically over what is being described as an unfair monopolistic advantage in the Internet search market. Of course, Google didn't simply take the charges sitting down, given how high-profile and potentially disruptive it could be, and has now published a point-by-point rebuttal over what it calls a deeply flawed lawsuit.

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Google’s new tool shows early voting and drop box locations

Google’s new tool shows early voting and drop box locations

If you're one of the many people who plan to vote early this year to avoid the crowds later on, Google is here to help. The company recently updated its search engine to feature a new tool enabling users to search ballot drop boxes and early voting locations in their region. The tool joins Google Search's existing voter information panels.

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Google Search can now find songs based on user humming

Google Search can now find songs based on user humming

We've all randomly thought of a song we'd like to hear again if we could remember its title, the artist, or even some lyrics to search for. Google is here to help with this effort by introducing hum support on Google Search, enabling its search engine to hunt for songs based on nothing more than the user humming the part of the song they can remember. In addition to humming, the feature also supports singing and whistling at the app.

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Google event set for Thursday

Google event set for Thursday

Google announced an event called "Search On" that'll take place on Thursday, October 15. The event will not likely reveal any new sorts of hardware, but will very likely drop some major upgrades to the software we've already got loaded on our phones, notebooks, and tablet computers.

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Google Web Stories to become more prominent on mobile

Google Web Stories to become more prominent on mobile

Although Snapchat can and probably should be credited for creating it, the video format known as Stories has become more associated with Instagram and, of course, Facebook. Everyone, however, seems to want to get a piece of that market pie, and, unsurprisingly, Google does, too. Like many newfangled Google products, Web Stories, as it is called, is a somewhat confusing and different beast known only to a very small few. To increase its audience, every Android and iOS device will now see these stories more prominently in the Google mobile app and in more mobile search results.

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