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Pokemon Go, iPhone 7, Donald Trump and Brexit dominated Google this year

Top Google Searches of 2016

2016 is almost over, and what a year we just had. So many things happened since January 1st this year that you’d have a hard time remembering them all. Thankfully, there’s Google to do that for you, and the company just released a video that briefly reminds us what happened so far this year. As per usual, Google also listed the most searched for items of the year.

All the good and bad things of 2016 are highlighted in Google’s Search trends, and the video below perfectly illustrates 2016, as it happened:

The five most searched for topics of the year are, in this order: Pokemon Go, iPhone 7, Donald Trump, Prince, and Powerball.

When it comes to Global News, the US Election, Olympics, Brexit, Orlando Shooting, and the Zika Virus make the top 5.

Unsurprisingly Donald Trump is the most searched person according to Google, followed by Hillary Clinton, Michael Phelps, Melania Trump, and Simone Biles.

The iPhone dominates the consumer tech sector, taking three of the top five spots: iPhone 7, Freedom 251, iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, and Google Pixel. Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and the Note 7 are on the sixth and eighth place. In a top 10, the iPhone gains one more place thanks to the iPhone 7 Plus.

The Rio Olympics is the most searched sporting event followed by the World Series, Tour de France, Wimbledon, and Australian Open. Somehow, the Euro 2016 event isn’t even in the top 10.

Price leads the sad top of celebrities who died this year, followed by David Bowie, Christina Grimmie, Alan Rickman, and Muhammad Ali.

Deadpool beat Suicide Squad, The Revenant, Captain America: Civil War and Batman v. Superman when it comes to movie searches.

As for TV shows, Stranger Things outranked Westworld, followed by Luke Cage, Game of Thrones, and Black Mirror. The Walking Dead isn’t even in the top 10. Just saying.

If you want even more details about this year in search, hit Google’s Trends site.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.