Google announced today new search features across their products, Google Maps, Google Search, and Google Shopping. The majority of the new features were debuted by the company at its Search On event in September, and it is now rolling them out to users.
Users can use Search to locate their preferred food at a restaurant close to them starting today. For instance, if you’re looking for a nearby restaurant that serves truffle mac and cheese, you may search “truffle mac and cheese near me.” You can learn additional details about a dish’s price, ingredients, and other details once you’ve located it.
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You can utilize Google’s multi-search tool to find a certain dish close to where you are using a new Search functionality. Consider the situation where you find something delicious online but are unsure of what it is or where to find it. To capture a screenshot or take a picture of a dish and add the words “near” to it, utilize the Google app for Android or iOS’s Lens feature.
Google will release an update to its Lens AR Interpret features later this year to allow users to translate text on complex backgrounds more. In contrast to how it now works, Google will remove the original text, recreate the pixels beneath it using an AI-generated background, and then add the translated text on top of the image.
Google is introducing Live View, a new visual search tool, in London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco, and Tokyo in addition to the new Maps features.
Google writes in a blog post, “Say you’re visiting New York with intentions to finish your holiday shopping and catch up with pals.” To view local retailers and other locations like coffee shops, banks, and ATMs, lift your phone and hit the camera symbol in the search bar. You can see what direction they’re facing and how far away they are using AR-powered directions and arrows, and you can even notice locations that aren’t in your line of sight (like a clothing store around the corner) to get a full feel of the neighborhood at a look.
You can touch on categories to discover local restaurants, pubs, dessert stores, parks, and transit stations if you want to travel somewhere else. Users will be able to view crucial details about each location overlay in addition to information on where things are, such as whether the place is popular, whether it’s open, what the price range is, etc.
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Google has unveiled a brand-new augmented reality (AR) shopping feature that should make it simpler to locate the perfect foundation fit. According to the company, the 148 models in its new photo collection reflect a wide range of skin tones, ages, genders, facial shapes, nationalities, and skin types. As a result, it should be simpler for customers to imagine how various products will seem on them.
“This is how it goes: Find a foundation shade on Google and compare pricing and brands, such as “Armani Luminous Silk Foundation,” according to a blog post from Google. You may choose the foundation that works best for you by seeing how it looks on models with skin tones similar to your own, including before and after photos. Once you’ve found the one you like, just select a retailer to buy.”
The feature will be compatible with more brands in the future, Google says.