5 things you didn’t know Google could do

It’s pretty hard to imagine what the internet would look like without Google. The search engine was certainly not the first, but with the victory over rival offers such as AskJeeves, Yahoo and Bing, it became the largest since it appeared online in 1998, and has since become so widespread that the phrase ‘Google it’ has become synonymous with search the web, regardless of the platform chosen.

Consistent with its own success, the search engine has since also spawned a dedicated web browser, mobile phones, smart home systems and a range of online productivity tools, and there are still many fun secrets to discover if you know where to look.

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