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Google celebrates Father’s Day by paying tribute to fathers “of all shapes, sizes, and species”

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

As Father’s Day is being celebrated worldwide, search engine Google has decided to mark the occasion in a unique manner. It has paid tribute to all the fathers with an animated doodle.

On the homepage of Google, visitors are greeted with a doodle with fathers, not only belonging to the human world, but from animal kingdom as well, taking care of their respective little ones.

The third alphabet of the word “Google” has been animated. It has a play button on it, which upon pressing changes to depict different fathers, including a male penguin with its egg, a male fox, cat with its little ones, and finally a man with his son.

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The theme of this doodle is similar to the one generated on Mother’s Day.

“Today’s Doodle represents the universality of familial love.  I had a few separate concepts, some with animals, some with people, and looking at them all, I thought it would be fun to try to tie them together,” Olivia Huynh the creator of the doodle was reported as saying by media outlets.

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Google Maps: India Based ‘Two-Wheeler’ Feature Launched to Whole Asia

The new travel mode in Google Maps is seen alongside Drive, Train or Bus and Walk alternatives.

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Google, while announcing this at an event in Thailand, did not elaborate when this option would be available on iOS devices as well as reach Western markets. Pixabay

The “two-wheeler mode” in Google Maps that first arrived in India last December has been extended to Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

To be first available for Android users, the motorcycle-specific navigation will help bikers find the most suitable routes in these countries, The Verge reported late on Thursday.

“The goal is for drivers to read through the directions first to help memorise the path before they start navigating, especially since these countries tend to contain roads and alleyways without actual names,” the report said, quoting Krish Vitaldevara, Google Maps’ Head of Product.

Google, while announcing this at an event in Thailand, did not elaborate when this option would be available on iOS devices as well as reach Western markets.

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In December, Google incorporated navigation routes for two-wheelers with Voice Assistant capabilities in its Maps feature in India.

In December, Google incorporated navigation routes for two-wheelers with Voice Assistant capabilities in its Maps feature in India.

The new travel mode in Google Maps is seen alongside Drive, Train or Bus and Walk alternatives.

“The India-first feature is the new “two-wheeler mode” in Google Maps. India is the largest two-wheeler market in the world, and the millions of motorcycle and scooter riders have different navigation needs than drivers of automobiles,” Caesar Sengupta, Vice President, Next Billion Users Team at Google, had said during the launch.

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Two-wheeler mode in Maps shows trip routes that use “shortcuts” not accessible to cars and trucks.

It also provides customized traffic and arrival time estimations. (IANS)

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