It's one thing to read about dinosaurs that roamed the Earth in time immemorial, and quite another to see a giant reptile in the yard of your own home. Google made an unexpected move and added 10 augmented reality dinosaurs to its search engine results. The next time you want to google who a brachiosaurus or a pteranodon is, you can see what they looked like in real life.
Google started adding digital animals to search results last year and has already collected a large collection of cats, scorpions, bears, tigers and other animals. Now they are joined by a brood of dinosaurs, each of which was developed by designers for the mobile augmented reality game Jurassic World Alive.
The list of dinosaurs available includes Tyrannosaurus, Velociraptor, Triceratops, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Dilophosaurus, Pteranodon, and Parasaurolophus.
Dinosaur models will automatically scale to fit in any space - even your living room. However, Google's scaling technology has already spawned a lot of jokes due to its tendency to incorrectly determine the parameters of the available space. This gave birth to gigantic ducks and giant king penguins, trampling people's houses.
Due to hardware limitations, not all smartphones or tablets will allow you to see digital animals. For Android, you'll need an ARCore-enabled device, while Apple gadgets will need iOS version 11 or later. If you are the proud owner of one of these devices - just type the name of the dinosaur from the list in the Google application, iOS Chrome or any browser on Android.