Google has launched a new customizing option so consumers can have a panoramic, ever-changing background set against its hugely popular search box. Users can either have the sparse logo and search
box remain as it has always been, or they can choose a background that morphs along with the time of day and the outside weather.
Six themes are now available, including a Japanese
tea garden, a beach, a city skyline and a bus stop. Google said it will introduce a few more in the coming months. Users can enter a ZIP code so the drawings adjust to the local weather, and change
from night to day. -- Gavin O'Malley