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Google Chrome's Intelligent Twist: Spotting Typos in Your URLs

Google Chrome rolls out a new feature that spots typos in your URLs and suggests correct sites, aiming to make browsing safer and more user-friendly.

Google Chrome is stepping up its game with an intelligent feature that catches typos in your URLs and suggests the correct sites, making browsing a lot more user-friendly. This latest change is part of Google's wider efforts to enhance accessibility. Initially rolling out on desktops, mobile users can expect to see this update in the forthcoming months.

While the feature isn't yet universally available, it promises to be a beneficial tool, guiding users to their intended sites and steering clear of potential missteps often resulting from misspelled popular site names.

In tandem with the typo-detection feature, Google has introduced enhancements to its Live Caption functionality. This tool now allows users to type responses during phone calls that will be read out to the caller, a handy feature for those seeking a hands-free experience. Initially available on the latest Pixel devices, the update will soon find its way to older Pixel phones and other Android devices. Additionally, Google is introducing an optimized captions box for Android tablets and extending Live Caption support to French, Italian, and German on Pixel 4 and 5, as well as other Android devices.

In another move to make its services more accessible, Google Maps is making its wheelchair-accessible icon visible to all users. Prior to this update, users had to opt into the Maps' Accessible Places feature to see whether a place had a step-free entrance.

Lastly, Google's Lookout app, aimed at helping blind or low vision users, is introducing new features in a closed beta. The AI-driven app can now process and generate descriptions of images, whether or not they have alt text or captions. Users can ask additional questions about these images, which the app aims to answer using an advanced visual language model from Google DeepMind.