Self driving cars and Wi-Fi bearing balloons are all well and good but Google’s latest feature is one you can actually use. Now you can locate your (Android) phone simply by typing “find my phone” into the main Google search page. If you find that it’s nearby you can also make it ring to help locate it.
A couple of caveats: Your phone must be running the latest version of Google Search and you must be signed in to the same Google account that you phone uses when you do your search. You may also be asked to enter your password again before the location is displayed. Here’s my phone: