Google's New Video Teaches You to How to Google

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Google – or is it Alphabet? – has so many fingers in so many technologically refined pies that it’s difficult to keep track sometimes. So this Halloween, your friendly neighbourhood search giant would like to remind you what it’s all about.

In a new series of YouTube videos, Google’s trying to remind people about its core product: the ability to find shit without having to wade through the entire internet. In this particular case, it’s showcasing the power of its natural-language voice search to equip an entire last-minute Halloween party, complete with bad vampires and scary spacemen.

Looking at the other (dangerously infomercial-esque) videos the company has posted, though, two things are clear: Google really wants you to use the voice-search and despite all the self-driving cars and shiny phones, Google really just wants to be a company that finds stuff for you. [Google]