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Google Assistant “drops the ball” early with a goofy New Year’s song


#With #New #Year’s #Day right around the corner, #Google #Assistant can now sing a funny little song that adds a bit of fun to your phone, #Chromebook, or #Nest #Hub. #It features a dancing #New #Year’s ball like the one that gets dropped as the clock strikes midnight and 2021 begins. #To try it out for yourself, just say “Hey #Google, sing the #New #Year’s song.” #Here are the lyrics in case you’re interested in singing along.

#Sing a song for the new year
I hope that we all thrive

#Kindness, love, and laughter
#May that be our guide

I’m here to look after
#All your search needs

#Just say the magic words
#And, I’m here to please

#Say “Okay, #Google, sing the #New #Year’s song.”

#If you click just below it on the suggestion that says “What’s the magic word”, #Google will reply and say ‘”The magic word is ‘please’”. #You can also ask the #Assistant what its #New #Year’s resolution is. I love how #Google is run by a bunch of geeks and goofs and even in the midst of its current troubles, the employees can continue to create fun and engaging experiences that bring a bit of joy. #With that said, I definitely think that this one, though it’s cute, is a bit cheesy and I think they “dropped the ball” a bit early, so to speak. #Either way, I can’t exactly paint anything meant to spark a light on such a dark year as too bad, so it’s a welcome little addition to #Assistant’s functionality, I suppose.

#Just so you know, the tradition of dropping the ball in #Time’s #Square to begin the year was started in 1904, but it goes back even further to 1833 where a “time ball” was installed atop #England’s #Royal #Observatory at #Greenwich. #When it was dropped at one o’clock each afternoon, it would be a signal to nearby ships to set their chronometers accurately – how cool is that? #About 150 time balls were installed around the world, but after they stopped working and were abandoned as a means of naval navigation in favor of more modern methods, it became known as a celebratory thing in #New #York instead (oh, and it was strapped with an absurd amount of lights and lasers too). #Happy #New #Year!

#An original #Time #Ball
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##Google ##Assistant #drops #ball #early #goofy ##Years #song

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