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Crunchyroll's library of anime has been added to Google TV search

Crunchyroll's library of anime has been added to Google TV search

If you're a big fan of anime series like Tenchi Muyo, One Piece, and maybe also some stuff that came out this decade (can you tell I don't know a lot about anime?), try searching for it on the nearest Google TV-powered gadget like the new Chromecast. Crunchyroll's library of popular Japanese exports has been added to the OS-wide search function, the better for you to binge.

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Dark mode for Google Search on the web is here for everybody

Dark mode for Google Search on the web is here for everybody

Our eyeballs have been patiently waiting for a darker version of Search on the web for years. While a few users got a peek at it earlier this summer, as of today the option for a dark-themed Google search should be coming to everyone. You can try it out now. Right now! Go! Do it! Why are you still here?!

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On Android 12 Beta 5, the Pixel Launcher's search bar can find (almost) anything

On Android 12 Beta 5, the Pixel Launcher's search bar can find (almost) anything

Search is an almost universal element of human interface design, but it's still largely limited by context. In Android 12 Google has been expanding that to allow a single search from the home screen cover everything — your apps, contacts, settings, and wider content from the web via a link. While we've seen glimpses of this functionality in earlier betas, Beta 5 seems to be opening it wide.

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YouTube's latest trick lets you jump straight to video chapters from search

YouTube's latest trick lets you jump straight to video chapters from search

 

YouTube has announced upcoming changes to its search functionality that will help users find the right video content more efficiently. The idea is to make searching more visually appealing and give a better sense of what videos contain before you select them.

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Android 12 Beta 4 reveals more changes for enhanced search bar functionality

Android 12 Beta 4 reveals more changes for enhanced search bar functionality

Android 12 has at least one more hidden trick up its sleeve, and that's the long-rumored search universal changes for the launcher — which may even at least partially extend to third-party launchers via a new API. The new feature still isn't user-facing, but it's getting closer, and the folks at XDA Developers have been able to enable more functionality for the new search system in Android 12 Beta 4.

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Google's latest Search tool shows you how the sausage is made

Google's latest Search tool shows you how the sausage is made

Google Search is so ubiquitous and indispensable, the company's very name is used as a verb that describes the act. No actual human being "Bings" something, but we've all done a bit of "Googling" in our time. And though we might all still complain about specific results, it's become incredibly, almost unbelievably good at what it does. My own daily research for this very job would take a whole lot longer without it. Now Google is rolling out some changes to the About This Result feature that better describe precisely why you see what you do in a given search, exposing the machinations behind something we probably all take for granted.

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Google brings out the fireworks to mark the end of Euro 2020 and the Copa America

Google brings out the fireworks to mark the end of Euro 2020 and the Copa America

This weekend saw the completion of two major sporting events and Google decided to celebrate the winners in typical Easter egg fashion. Euro 2020 and the Copa America are two of the biggest soccer (or, actual football) tournaments and were won by two of the most successful footballing nations, Italy and Argentina, respectively. If you search either competition name in Google right now, you'll be treated to fireworks in the colors of the victors.

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Reminders via Google Search are broken again, again

Reminders via Google Search are broken again, again

Look, we're not engineers. And we're certainly not responsible for keeping all the various parts of one of the world's biggest technology companies running smoothly. But we can recognize a pattern. like the one where Google's reminders tool in Search keeps breaking. It looks like it's been broken for a few weeks, which will be a familiar state for the admittedly small amount of users who rely on it.

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The Google Phone app is getting a much better way to search for numbers you recently called

The Google Phone app is getting a much better way to search for numbers you recently called

There's a small quality of life tweak we've been waiting for in Phone by Google for a long time. When you're entering a new number from the dialer, the search function automatically populates with items from your contacts that match the number you're entering. In the beta version, some users are now seeing previously-dialed numbers (which haven't been saved to Contacts) in these results.

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Google search will warn you when a topic is so fresh that there aren't reliable sources for news yet

Google search will warn you when a topic is so fresh that there aren't reliable sources for news yet

Misinformation online remains a big problem, especially immediately after big news lands. Unscrupulous folks can and do spread outright falsehoods, and not all sources meet the same standards of fact-checking or trustworthiness. In its ongoing efforts to bring you reliable and relevant information, Google Search is rolling out a new notice for "rapidly evolving" subjects, so you know to check back in later once the facts have settled.

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