Apple iPhone 8 Tops The List of Most Searched Smartphones of 2017

Meteorologist Evelyn Cusack highlighting the power of Hurricane Ophelia

Matt Lauer, who was sacked from NBC's "Today" show after allegations of sexual harassment, was one of Google's top search queries of the year.

The year 2017 was captured in global search data released by Google this week in all of its tumultuous, emotional and eventful splendor. Hurricane Irma beat out iPhone 8 and fidget spinners as the top trending search globally, while in the United States the Yankees were the most-searched sports team of the year.

The hurricane slammed the Caribbean and Florida in September and caused catastrophic damage in Barbuda, the Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy. Matt Lauer is the former co-host of NBC's "Today" show, who was sacked last month amid allegations of sexual harassment. She was also the most searched actor of the year. The Las Vegas Shooting that killed at least 59 people and injured more than 500 was another dismal search.

Exposés by The New York Times and The New Yorker detailed the accounts of women who spoke out about Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct.




Aside from Bitcoin, Google's search trends tell a tale of political tumult and royal romance. Top global searches includes a natural disaster, the latest phones, celebrities, TV shows, and more.

Instead, our favourite movie search of the year was Christopher Nolan's Second World War epic Dunkirk, followed by the clown-based horror movie It. Beauty & the Beast finished off the top three.

The Nintendo Switch, Samsung Galaxy S8, and Xbox One X were the third, fourth and fifth most frequently used consumer tech search terms.

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