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India’s mini-masterpieces brought to life with AI and AR

October 21st, 2020

Miniature paintings are among the most beautiful, most technically-advanced, and most sophisticated art forms in Indian culture. Though compact (about the same size as a small book), they typically tackle profound themes such as love, power, and faith. Using technologies like machine learning, augmented reality, and high-definition robotic cameras, Google Arts & Culture has partnered…

Reducing abusive notification content

October 21st, 2020

Although notifications on the web are useful for a variety of applications, they can also be misused for phishing, malware, or fake messages that imitate system notifications for the purpose of generating user interactions. In Chrome 86, we’ve expanded on previous efforts [1] [2] to improve the quality of the web notification ecosystem by adding…

New awards support future leaders of computing research

October 21st, 2020

From 2018 to 2019, the number of students from underrepresented groups who completed a Ph.D in computer science decreased by 13 percent. Computer science research has broad implications for billions of people—which is why it’s so important that researchers doing this work represent the experiences, perspectives, and concerns of people all around the world. So…

A Primer on the Different Types of Browser Storage

October 21st, 2020

In back-end development, storage is a common part of the job. Application data is stored in databases, files in object storage, transient data in caches… there are seemingly endless possibilities for storing any sort of data. But data storage isn’t limited only to the back end. The front end (the browser) is equipped with many…

W3C Launches Initiative to Improve the Web for Merchants

October 21st, 2020

W3C today launched the Merchant Business Group, an open forum to address challenges for customer experiences and business needs using Web technologies. Merchants, integrators, platform providers, and others will discuss how emerging Web technologies could help address customer experience challenges, and what additional Web capabilities may be necessary. The group offers participants an opportunity to…

Our new training gives small newsrooms a digital boost

October 21st, 2020

Whether you’re a well-established publisher like The New York Times or a relatively new player like JOTA in Brazil, digital products are likely key to your success. That’s because in today’s publishing landscape, digital media is crucial to make sure content reaches people—-and that news organizations stay financially sustainable. But it can be difficult to…

Smarter Ways to Generate a Deep Nested HTML Structure

October 20th, 2020

Let’s say we want to have the following HTML structure: <div class=’boo’> <div class=’boo’> <div class=’boo’> <div class=’boo’> <div class=’boo’></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> That’s real a pain to write manually. And the reason why this post was born was being horrified on seeing it generated with Haml like this: .boo .boo .boo .boo .boo…

WordPress 5.6 Beta 1

October 20th, 2020

WordPress 5.6 Beta 1 is now available for testing! This software is still in development, so we recommend that you run this version on a test site. You can test the WordPress 5.6 beta in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option). Or download the beta here (zip). The current target for final…