Dark mode for Google search is officially coming to desktop, now our eyes can finally breathe. The company made the announcement via its support page, the update will be “rolling out over the next few weeks”.
You can quickly check if your PC has the new feature by going to settings, then selecting “search Settings” and then clicking on “Appearence”. Then you will be able to choose between the new dark mode to light mode.
Meanwhile Google has been experimenting with augmented reality, in the past months it has added this next gen technology to its search engine. While augmented reality (AR) isn’t particularly mainstream as of yet, some companies introduce AR experiences in their products from time to time.
At the forefront is Google, which intermittently adds 3D AR models to Google Search, allowing consumers to view some very interesting visualizations from the comfort of their homes. This time, the firm has added popular Japanese characters to its portfolio of AR models.
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The characters that Google is introducing to AR in Search are 14 in number and include Hello Kitty, Gamora, Pac-Man, Gundam, and Ultraman. You can explore them on your mobile device; by searching for one of the characters and tapping on “View in 3D”.
You can also rotate and zoom in on the characters to view them in varying levels of detail, and even have the capability to cast them on real-life surfaces. Furthermore, some characters also have sound effects that you can listen to.
It is important to note that 3D content is available on Android devices running Android 7.0 or above; while AR content is available on ARCore-enabled devices. Meanwhile, on iOS, you need iOS 11.0 or above to be able to take advantage of the new content that Google has added.
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