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Gboard for iPhone adds drawing, Maps and YouTube

July 31st, 2017

To all the Gboard fans out there: we’re adding some clutch additions to your favorite keyboard companion. Now with a tap of the G button, you’ll have access to both Maps and YouTube, making it easier than ever to share location and video content in any messaging app.  Whether you’re coordinating a rendezvous point at…

Best security process, fast reactions to new threats

July 29th, 2017

Last week the Joomla! Project released Joomla! 3.7.4, a release that included 2 security fixes, one of them rated as a “high severity” issue related to the installer application of the CMS. In the initial bulletin published in the Security Centre, no further details on the actual attack vector have been disclosed – but as…

The High Five: drive-thru and carry on

July 28th, 2017

Lyft meets late night tacos, pop stars meet politicians and travelers will meet a new TSA rule. Meet five of this week’s top searched trends, with data compiled by the Google News Lab.  Five stars for tacosThis is how it’s done in Orange County. Testing out Lyft’s new Taco Mode, people can make a late night…

Confronting racial injustice 100 years after the Silent Parade

July 28th, 2017

It was a mid-summer day in New York City. Nearly 10,000 African Americans—men, women and children—gathered on Fifth Avenue. The women wore white; the men dark suits. They were there to protest. Yet there were no songs or chants. They marched in silence, demanding an end to racial violence in America. The date was July…

A Significant Step Toward Modernizing Our Surveillance Laws

July 28th, 2017

Last month, our General Counsel Kent Walker delivered a speech calling for a fundamental realignment of government access statutes in light of the growing role that technology plays in our daily lives, the expectation that communications should remain private, and the very real security threats that governments need to investigate.In conjunction with the speech, we…

#teampixel casts a spell with light and shadows

July 27th, 2017

This week we’re admiring the artistic acumen of #teampixel photographers as they discover the hidden surprises behind light, shadows and reflections. Get ready to ride with a backlit bike through a Bulgarian sunset or check out a dim sum house that’s making us green with envy. And don’t forget to share your own Pixel photos…

Get literary with Talks at Google

July 27th, 2017

Books can fly us to space, transport us to the Seven Kingdoms or the Underground Railroad, take us on an 11,000 mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, and teach us a thing or two about cooking. In the second installment of the “Talks at Google” Keyword series, get to know some of our favorite…

Making the internet work better for everyone in Africa

July 27th, 2017

By 2034 Africa is expected to have the world’s largest working-age population of 1.1 billion—yet only 3 to 4 million jobs are created annually. That means there’s an urgent need to create opportunities for the millions of people on the continent who are creative, smart and driven to succeed. The internet, and technology as a…

The Dynamic Learning Project: helping deliver on the promise of tech in the classroom

July 27th, 2017

When it comes to schools, bridging the “digital divide” means more than providing access. While that gap isn’t yet closed, there’s another emerging equity imbalance that goes beyond computers or connectivity. This “second-level digital divide” is fueled by major differences in how effectively that technology is being used for teaching and learning. And it’s especially…

Introducing an original VR video series by MLB and Daydream

July 27th, 2017

Virtual reality helps filmmakers tell stories from a new perspective, bringing you into the action. The Daydream team works directly with creators of all types—movie studios, TV networks, musicians and YouTube Creators—to help bring their awesome ideas to (virtual) reality. We’ve partnered with Major League Baseball on some exciting VR experiences for Daydream, including the…

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