Google pays tribute to the illustrator behind ‘Alice in Wonderland’, honours Sir John Tenniel with a doodle

Sir John Tenniel has also made illustrations for Carroll's 'Through the Looking Glass'.

Sir John Tenniel: Google Doodle honours 'Alice in Wonderland' illustrator on 200th birth anniversary
Childhood is a time when the creativity and imagination in a child are at an all time high. Reading novels, listening to fables and devouring books is not only intellectually stimulating but also a rewarding experience for young kids. However, nothing fans the flame of fascination in children quite like illustrations do. The good folks at Google are honouring one of the finest illustrators of recent times, Sir John Tenniel, with a doodle.

The doodle is essentially an illustration of a young girl, (Alice from 'Alice in Wonderland', in all probability) gazing into her ‘Wonderland’.
Doodle celebrating Sir John Tenniel.
Doodle celebrating Sir John Tenniel.

Sir John Tenniel was born on 28 February 2020 and was knighted for his work in 1893. Tenniel is remembered for his 50 years as a political cartoonist with the ‘Punch’ magazine. Tenniel developed a distinctive style, due in part to his near-photographic memory.


The cartoonist studied at the Royal Academy of Arts and had contributed for a 16-foot cartoon to a design competition for mural decoration of the new Palace of Westminster in 1836.

His works have won him a global audience and made him a household name and his legacy continues to be cherished by his admirers for his distinctive style and the timeless nature of his work.

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Tech enthusiasts, rejoice! The much-awaited and anticipated ‘Made By Google’ event, held in New York City, gave the world of tech a lot to talk about in the days to come. If the social media reactions are to be believed, the event managed to live up to the hype and expectations.

The products launched by Google - Pixel 4 and 4 XL, Pixel Buds 2, Google Nest Mini and Pixelbook 2 - generated a lot of buzz online. If you happened to miss the event, fret not! We have made a compilation of all the major announcements that happened at the event to keep you in the loop. Read on, and get yourself up to date.

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With Pixel 4 and 4 XL, Google took the phone-interaction experience a notch higher. The tech company claimed that these devices have the fastest face unlock feature, and is the first smartphone to have a radar sensor. The motion sensor detects the proximity of the user, and reacts accordingly.

It has a 12MP + 16MP dual rear camera and a 8MP front camera which comes with the computational photography feature. The camera has a Live HDR+ capability which allows it to capture extremely bright or dark images. What’s more? Night Sight feature allows us to take magnificent pictures and dusk shots.

While it was not announced during the launch, TOI reported that Pixel 4 XL was unveiled as well. It comes with a 6.3-inch OLED screen. The Pixel 4 has a 2800 mAh battery, while the bigger sibling is backed by a 3700 mAh. Both are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and 6GB RAM. Both will be available in 64GB and 128GB variants.

Pixel 4 comes in 3 colours - Just Black, Clearly White and a limited edition Oh-So-Orange. Both available for pre-order starting today.


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The next generation Google Nest Mini is made up of 100% recycled plastic bottles, of course, without any compromise on the aesthetics and functions. It comes in pastel colours, including the new Sky Blue which helps it blend into the home decor easily. It comes with a third microphone so rest assured, you will be heard even in noisy environments.

It has a dedicated machine learning chip, and a home intercom, home alert system and a home phone, which allows you to call anyone in the world with Google Duo. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?

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The best part about the buds is that they provide a hands-free access to the Google assistant. Google has also worked on its battery life. The buds provide 5 hours of listening time on a single charge, and makes good use of on-device machine learning chips. Pixel Buds 2 will be available next year in spring.

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