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Google Calorie Counter and Nutrition Info Now Available through Voice and Regular Search

Google recently started to answer nutrition releated questions for over 1,000 foods in voice search on a desktop, iPhone, or Android device–now offering the feature in regular search–now you can type your query on any regular browser and you’ll get an interactive info card and a long list of nutrition facts.

Just type for example [how many calories are in a cupcake?] and many other similar queries from any browser without needing to repeat parts of your question.

If you want to keep track–“no matter which device you’re on” of your calories count–Apps such as Diet Diary can be easily accessed through Chrome or on a mobile device. Or, alternately if you are of spreadsheets style, you can try one of several Google Docs templates.

Google Nutrition Card on regular search

Google Nutrition: Voice Search on Mobile

Google Calories Counter

Also, the recetly launched exprimental feature “Quick View” on mobile search that loaded pages in less than 100 milliseconds from Google’s servers has for some reason, is “no longer available.”

The blue button is now missing, and the Wikipedia articles are now loaded just like any other search results.

“Mobile quick view is an experimental new project that makes websites appear almost instantly (around 100 milliseconds) after you click on a search result. More and more people are searching on the mobile web, and we will continue to work together with webmasters on making it faster and better. Sign up below to get updates about participating in the mobile quick view field trial,” suggests Google.

Quick View button on Mobile Search

Additionally, you can now explore what’s around you, on two wheels, using Google Maps on your Android device to find nearby biking routes–“just mount your device on your handlebars to see the turn-by-turn directions and navigation, or use speaker-mode to hear voice-guided directions for more than 330,000 miles of trails and paths around the world.”

“Dark green lines on the map show dedicated bike trails and paths without cars,” while “light green lines show streets with dedicated bike lanes,” and “dashed green lines show other streets recommended for cycling.”

And, if you’re planning a trip to a city, and want to see images of the beaches so you can visit the best ones–Using Google’s related images at the top of the results–now you can find the most relevant pictures for your destination.

Clicking on the related images query, you’ll see a snapshot of the results and you can click View all images to see even more and visit their sites to learn more.

For example, a search for [maui beaches] will show you tons of gorgeous beaches, but checking out those related images at the top of the results like Black Rock, Makena and Maui Beaches Maps will help you see more specific results.

Google Image Search now shows navigation arrows when you click a search results. The two buttons located on the left and right of the page let you go to the previous or the next result.

Google related images

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