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From morning to night your Assistant is ready to help

July 14th, 2017

You can get a lot done in 24 hours. And with your Google Assistant—on your Google Home, eligible Android phones, iPhone, Google Allo and Android Wear—you can do even more. Here are 24 ways your Assistant can help you get more done this weekend:   Your morning motivation 1. Snoozing is okay on the weekends, right?…

The High Five: The Seven Kingdoms at war and Floridians band together

July 14th, 2017

This week, we’re eagerly awaiting the return of “Game of Thrones,” where some alliances come together like Floridians at the beach and others break off like the Larsen C ice shelf. Here are five of this week’s top searches, with data from Google News Lab. My search has just begun The Great War is here, and…

Announcing the winners of our Machine Learning Startup Competition

July 14th, 2017

On Wednesday, July 12, Google Cloud hosted the finals of its Machine Learning Startup Competition in San Francisco. Launched at Google Cloud Next ’17 with our sponsors Data Collective and Emergence Capital, the competition aimed to bring together the best early-stage startups implementing machine learning. According to Fei-Fei Li, Google Cloud Chief Scientist of AI/ML,…

Hit the road with these trending summer destinations

July 14th, 2017

We’re officially into summer vacation here in the U.S., which means it’s time to hit the road. We’ve collected the top destinations people are searching on Google Maps this summer, so you can find travel inspiration whether you want a hike, a city view or a ballgame. Take a peek at the top trending spots,…

Chasing Coral on Google Earth

July 14th, 2017

Editor’s Note: Richard Vevers, Founder and CEO at the Ocean Agency, talks about his quest to protect our oceans and the underwater journey with Street View that led to “Chasing Coral,” a new Netflix documentary. I am floating above a graveyard, millions of tiny skeletons below me. I am stunned, I am silent. I am…

Playing with light in this week’s #teampixel photos

July 13th, 2017

Art can be found in unexpected places—a bubblegum pink building, the arc of a jellyfish’s swim, the reflection in the mirror of a river’s surface. In this week’s collection from Pixel photographers around the world, members of #teampixel have artfully captured photos that play with color, light and angles. Take a look: Left: @norbertszucs –…

Discover the latest music with New Release Radio on Google Play Music

July 13th, 2017

Whether you’re relaxing at the beach or taking a road trip, Google Play Music delivers personalized music based on where you are and why you are listening. Discovering new music you’ll love should be easy, too. Starting this week, our latest feature—New Release Radio—will serve you new releases based on your personal tastes, so you…

Game of Thrones: The old Views and the new

July 13th, 2017

Warning: This post is dark and full of spoilers. Ned Stark always warned, “winter is coming.” The white raven confirmed that it’s finally here, and so is the season seven premiere of “Game of Thrones.” Fans have been waiting a year for the new season, but our watch hasn’t ended—the Street View team has been…

After a “close call,” a coding champion

July 13th, 2017

Eighteen-year-old Cameroon resident Nji Collins had just put the finishing touches on his final submission for the Google Code-In competition when his entire town lost internet access. It stayed dark for two months. “That was a really, really close call,” Nji, who prefers to be called Collins, tells the Keyword, adding that he traveled to…

W3C Invites Implementations of TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.0.1 (IMSC1)

July 13th, 2017

The Timed Text Working Group invites implementations of TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.0.1 (IMSC1) Candidate Recommendation. This document specifies two profiles of [TTML1]: a text-only profile and an image-only profile. These profiles are intended to be used across subtitle and caption delivery applications worldwide, thereby simplifying interoperability, consistent rendering and conversion…