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Google is testing dark mode for Search on the web, yet again

Google is testing dark mode for Search on the web, yet again

Dark mode has soothed more eyes than green tea bags. Don't ask me to prove it, but you get the point. It's utterly convenient and at a time when we're glued to screens 24/7, it's more useful than ever. The Google search website, the most visited page in the world, briefly tested dark mode for desktops last year. Now, it seems like the test is being conducted again.

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Google Drive search bar gets more personal with intelligent suggestions on mobile

Google Drive search bar gets more personal with intelligent suggestions on mobile

Google Drive offers robust collaborative features that have especially helped businesses navigate work-from-home arrangements throughout 2020. With the ever-growing file count in the cloud, you need a rich search interface to find and jump straight to the right file in a jiffy. In line with that, Google Drive is adding suggestions to make the search function a bit more useful on its mobile apps.

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Google paid independent researchers $6.7 million last year to make its products more secure

Google paid independent researchers $6.7 million last year to make its products more secure

Google, like many big tech companies, runs a bug bounty program that allows independent researchers (and anyone, really) to spot issues, submit details, and get some money for their trouble. Google even publishes its numbers yearly as proof for the cash being doled out, and the company just published its 2020 numbers.

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Google details its 'bubblier and bouncier' mobile Search redesign

Google details its 'bubblier and bouncier' mobile Search redesign

Google's well known for extensively and silently testing different UI tweaks, sometimes for years before settling on something. So, it's nice when the company outright announces an upcoming redesign — we know what to expect and look for before it's thrust upon us. Just earlier today, Google teased us with what it calls a "bubblier," "bouncier," and more Googley refresh of Search on mobile. It's expected to roll out in the coming days (though some folks may already have it) and honestly, it looks pretty good.

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Roll for initiative: Google Search simulates more types of dice for your tabletop RPG enjoyment

Roll for initiative: Google Search simulates more types of dice for your tabletop RPG enjoyment

Ugh, not only did you show up late to the weekly D&D session, you forgot your snazzy dice at home, and now you've got to use the cheap house set — which we all know throws 1s way more often. When was the last time those off-weight bits of plastic confirmed or even landed a crit? Well, if your DM allows it, you might be able to use Google next time. Spotted over the last month or so, Google Search's "roll dice" tool has added support for more types of dice, including those used by tabletop RPGs like D&D or Pathfinder, plus the convenience of in-line bonuses.

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Department of Justice sues Google over search and advertising monopoly, following year-long investigation

Department of Justice sues Google over search and advertising monopoly, following year-long investigation

Google is no stranger to legal trouble, but 2020 may be bringing the most pressure the company has faced yet. The US Justice Department has been investigating Google's business practices for a while now, and we learned that a lawsuit was in the works last month. Today, the DOJ and eleven state attorneys filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, accusing the company of anticompetitive behavior to maintain its monopoly.

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Google is featuring Instagram and TikTok 'Short videos' in mobile search results

Google is featuring Instagram and TikTok 'Short videos' in mobile search results

I think it's safe to say that short-form video content reached the pinnacle of popularity this year. Seeing TikTok's wild success, competing platforms such as YouTube and Instagram were quick to jump on the bandwagon with Shorts and Reels, respectively. It seems like even Google doesn't want to miss out on getting a piece of the pie as the search giant is expanding its carousel of short videos in mobile search results to include content from more sources.

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Google Calendar finally moved its search button to the top bar

Google Calendar finally moved its search button to the top bar

Searching your events in Google Calendar can be a tedious experience, and many people might not even remember that's an option in the Android app at all. That's likely because the search button is hidden in the hamburger menu below the different view options. It looks like Google has recognized that this position doesn't make a lot of sense, as the company is rolling out a small UI tweak that moves the search button to the top app bar.

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Google Images rolls out search filter for Creative Commons and commercial licensing

Google Images rolls out search filter for Creative Commons and commercial licensing

You've probably lifted a picture from Google Images and dropped it into a school project or a presentation for work. But if you work in media — as I do for Android Police — you need to be sure that you have the rights to use the photos that you want. Now, Google is implementing new badges and filters in image search to make licensable assets easier to find.

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Put a shark or panda in your living room with Google Search's new AR 3D animals

Put a shark or panda in your living room with Google Search's new AR 3D animals

At I/O, Google had a cute — and terrifying — demo where an AR 3D shark was placed right on the stage. It didn't take much; a simple search for the word "shark," a couple of taps, and the spine-chilling animal was just there swinging left to right, grinning with his clean white teeth on show. You can have that same experience now as the feature is going live for users.

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