These two Apple iPhones were most searched globally on Google in 2017

Hurricane Ophelia blows in top of Google charts for 2017

On the lighter side of searches, the top-queried person after Matt Lauer, not including searches for people who died, was Meghan Markle.

2017 saw dozens of gadget, including mobile phones, video games, virtual reality (VR) headsets, smart devices and several others being released, but people searched Apple's iPhone 8 the most, according to Google's search trend in 2017 in consumer technology category.

Google revealed Tuesday the list of its most searched topics of 2017, which included Hurricane Irma and disgraced "Today" show host Matt Lauer. Super Bowl 5. Las Vegas Shooting 6.

The iPhone 8 is the second most searched keyword on Google this year, next only to Hurricane Irma that caused catastrophic destruction and killed more than 150 people. Matt Lauer is the former co-host of NBC's "Today" show, who was sacked last month amid allegations of sexual harassment. Lauer was just one of many prominent men in media, entertainment and tech who was called out for alleged sexual misconduct - a list that includes producer Harvey Weinstein, comedian Louis CK and music mogul Russell Simmons. She was also the most searched actor of the year.

Aside from Bitcoin, Google's search trends tell a tale of political tumult and royal romance. The top tech searches were iPhone 8, iPhone X, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Galaxy S8, and Xbox One X. You can see the rest of the popular searches at the link below.

Every year, the search engine brings out its "Year in Search" report to give a glimpse of the news, events and trends that dominated discourse.



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