Apple drops Google as Siri's default search engine for the upcoming version of iOS. Is it Bing's time to shine?
Google Glass engineer Mike LeBeau is sharing a fun video about 20 cool searches made using Glass Voice Search.
Google's new API for Google Maps will allow developers to add the capabilities of Google Maps to their own applications.
Using the Google Search app, users can quickly find nutritional information on more than 1,000 food items and meals.
Google is making it easier for tourists who want to travel by bicycle in Europe to plan their trips using Google Maps.
Search engine giant Google's Top Charts feature on the company's Trends Web page is making it easier for online users to keep up with the latest people, places, products and subjects that are trending in Google searches. The lists, which are ranked by search interest by millions of users online, will be updated monthly, according to Google. To create the lists, Google studied an aggregation of more than a trillion searches that people typed into Google Search over the year and then filtered out spam and repeat queries to come up with the top searches. All the information studied was collected anonymously and included no personally identifiable information. It's an addictive time-waster and argument-settlement site that is sure to make list lovers very, very happy: A wide assortment of more than 40 list categories are featured in Top Charts, including actors, animals, athletes, authors, baseball players, baseball teams, books, cars, cities, colleges and universities, movies, musical artists, politicians, reality shows, retail companies, scientists and more. The list also looks at "trending" Web searches, which are searches about hot topics that had the highest amount of traffic over a sustained period in 2012, compared with 2011. Here's a look at what some of April's hottest topics.
Google's online Art Project is again growing with the addition of works by more artists and the news that 20 more galleries around the world are opening their collections to online visitors. Highlighting the latest additions are photos from Mario Testino, who is known for his work in the fashion industry, and newly added paintings, including Monet's "Waterlilies," according to a post by Marzia Niccolai of the Google Art Project on the Official Google Blog. One intriguing part of the Art Project Collection is the expanding gigapixel collection, which now stands at 63 works, Niccolai wrote. These pieces are ultra-high-resolution images that since the collection's inception have allowed online visitors to magnify and zoom in to see a spectacular brushstroke level of detail in the paintings. In addition to the new individual artwork that has been added to the Google Art Project, 20 more museums and other institutions around the world have opened their virtual doors and windows to online visitors. They include the Fondation Beyeler Museum in Switzerland, which houses a collection of seven Mark Rothko paintings, and the Monastery of St. John the Theologian, which is the first monastery on Street View in the Art Project. eWEEK offers a virtual walk through some impressive Google Art projects.
Shoppers using Google Trusted Stores will also be able to view retailers' customer service ratings from STELLAservice to boost their purchasing confidence.
Google is now offering a free online course for anyone to learn the ins and outs of Google Maps.
Fans of Top 10 Lists will love Google's new Top Charts listings, where you can check out everything and everyone who is trending in Google Search.
Online Art Project visitors can now see detailed images of Munch's "The Scream" and thousands of other famous works of art, all for free.
Glass recipients in the first wave were developers at last year's Google I/O, but now Google will begin shipping to regular folks who applied to try them.
Google created the crisis-response Web page as part of its efforts to help the devastated community of Moore, Okla., recover and get needed assistance.
Google, which makes the bulk of its revenue on search ads, wants to encourage and help online advertisers to be successful as well.
The browser update lets users talk to Chrome to do many of their searches with this innovative feature.