Google Is Bringing Jurassic World To Your Home With AR Dinosaurs

Google added Augmented Reality objects to Google Search after announcing the feature at its I/O conference in 2019. Since then, Google has been adding on to the list of 3D animals that one can view in search using AR. You can view Lion, Tiger, Dog, Cat, Shark and other animals right in your living room. Google has updated the list and added 10 new dinosaur options from Jurassic World. Google has collaborated with Universe Brand Development, Amblin Entertainment and Ludia Games, the studio behind the Jurassic World Alive game to bring to you this fun and interactive feature along with gaining knowledge about the dinosaur.

The dinosaurs viewable in AR include Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor, Triceratops, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Dilophosaurus, Pteranodon, and Parasaurolophus. These 3D-modelled animated figures make the right sound when the volume is turned up. Since these animals have a massive size, the auto-scale feature of your smartphone will detect the distance between your phone and the space of your surriunding and resize the animal so it fits in your phone screen. Additionally, you can also record the animated figure and make your own AR video.  Read More

Google Expands Its SmartReply Feature To YouTube Comments


The AI-powered SmartReply feature by Google is supported by Gmail, Android Messaging App and Play Developer Console to suggest responses, now Google is bringing the feature to YouTube creators. The updated feature anounced by Google today will help YouTube video creators to quickly and easily interact with their audience. For creators, with a huge following, managing their core audience comments can be cumbersome. This is exactly where SmartReply aims to help. The feature is being launched for YouTube Studio that helps creators manage their page. Google recently announced the Smart Fill feature for Google Sheets and Smart Compose for Spanish speaking Google Docs users, that is built on the similar machine learning technology. Read More

Google Makes Creating Spreadsheets Easier With Smart Fill and Smart Cleanup

Working on spreadsheets and analyzing data has always been a tedious task. Google announced several new updates to Google Sheets, which will make filling data and building spreadsheets a bit easier. Google is bringing Smart Fill and Smart Cleanup to Google Sheets, leveraging G Suite AI. With Smart Fill, the data entry in sheets will be automated, similar to Smart Compose in Gmail that helps users to write faster by predicting repetitive phrases. Product Manager of G Suite, Ryan Weber explained how Smart Fill will work in a blog post, saying, “Say you have a column of full names, but you want to split it into two columns, first and last name, for example. As you start typing first names into a column, Sheets will automatically detect the pattern, generate the corresponding formula, and then autocomplete the rest of the column for you.”

Google will not literally auto-fill a coloumn for you, but instead will build a formula and suggest to fill it based on patterns that it collects, giving the user flexibility to manage it accordingly. Read More

Google Discontinues Pixel 3a and 3a XL – Hints At Imminent Launch Of Pixel 4a

The Google Pixel flagship Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were discontinued in March this year and now the company confirms that its discontinuing the production of Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. 3a is listed as out of stock on the Google Store. However, 3a and 3a XL will still be available on third-party platforms who have units available with them. Google said in a statement to Android Police that, “Google Store has sold through its inventory and completed sales of Pixel 3A. For people who are still interested in buying Pixel 3A, the product is available from some partners while supplies last.” The discontinuation of the duo marks the end to entire Pixel 3 line.  Read More

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AirDrop Competitor, Google’s Nearby Sharing To Be Availabe Soon

Google has finally made ‘Nearby Sharing’ official. The AirDrop competitor is available as beta version for testing. The feature will allow users to share photos, videos, links and other files between Android devices quickly, easily, and wirelessly, similar to how AirDrop works on iOS and MacOS. The feature will be launched with support for Android 6+ devices as well as other platforms, including Chrome OS, Windows and Mac. The feature has already started to show up in the settings of Chrome OS Canary . For mobile Android devices, it will be available through Google Play Store.

Nearby Share will let users share files with those in their contact list and devices that are near them. It appeared to work best when the devices sharing the files were within a foot of each other. If you aren’t a beta Google Play user, you cannot test the App, unless you download the Play Services beta APK (at your own risk). Read More

This Is How Google Is Helping Small Businesses In India To Tackle COVID-19

We are in midst of a global pandemic and small businesses have been largely affected by the slowdown of the economy. In light of this, Google has introduced new features on Google My Business App and Google Pay for Business to help local businesses to adapt to the COVID-19 situation. A shift of consumer behaviour to online shopping and digital payments, has made it essential for every business to have a digital presence.”The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdowns have accelerated the need for many more businesses, especially small businesses to adopt technology and get online to minimise the disruption and recover,” says Shalini Girish, Director-India, Google Customer Solutions.  Read More

Google Photos Gets An Elegant New Design With A More Organized Layout

Photos are a powerful medium to capture memories and Smartphones have made it easier to preserve these moments. Google created Google Photos to organize thousands of photos into albums. On its fifth year anniversary, Google Photos is getting a fresh new look with a more simpler interface. The ‘Pinwheel’ logo is also getting a more sleeker and refined look. The App will now have a three-tab layout replacing the previous four-tab layout, that can be spotted at the bottom of the screen. The tabs are – Photos, Search and Library. Read More

Google Meet Adding New Group Video Calling Features To Compete With Zoom

Amid the ongoing pandemic, video calls have witnessed a massive boom. With Zoom’s and Google Meet’s popularity reaching great heights, there has been a constant comparison between the two. Zoom offers several features which are not available on Google Meets, giving Zoom the upper hand. Zoom’s sales increased by 169% in just 3 months. Google Meets has been working on reinventing itself and making it more user friendly. Smart Displays such as Nest Hub Max, LG XBOOM AI ThinQ, WK9, JBL Link View and Lenovo’s 8-inch and 10-inch Smart Displays will now support group calling feature through Google Duo, whereas Meet group video calling is available only on Nest Hub Max. Read More

What You See On Web Is Not Always True – Google Adds Fact Check Image Labels


The internet holds the power to make anything and everything viral. We all have, at least once, believed in a viral picture which later turned out to be fake. To help users make a rational judgement of what they see on the web, Google is now adding fact-check labels under the thumbnail image results that people search. The system is similar to the fact-check information panel introduced to YouTube in US, Brazil and India, and is also highlighted in Google News and general search results.

The labels will be based on the ClaimReview database, established by independent fact-checkers, used by publishers to indicate factually correct content on search results. These labels appear on results that come from authentic sources that meets Google’s criteria. When the user clicks on one of these results to preview the image in a larger format, they will be able to see a summary of the fact check. Read More

Google To Introduce Prince: A New Standard Nest-Branded Smart Speaker

Google-PrinceAs per the latest news from sources, Google is all set to launch Prince, which is a new standard nest branded smart speaker. The gadget will look unassuming and recognizable, however, it is expected to fit in pleasantly with the fabric-based design language of the Nest Mini, Nest Hub, the still-not-renamed Google Home Max. The device is expected to be, codenamed Prince after, well, Prince, is show less and in a comparative vein to the Sonos One. That would mean bigger speaker drivers — a perceptible knock up from unique Google Home which includes a high trip speaker with 2-inch driver. Read More