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W3C Invites Implementations of Semantic Sensor Network Ontology

July 11th, 2017

The Spatial Data on the Web Working Group invites implementations of Semantic Sensor Network Ontology Candidate Recommendation. The specification defines an ontology for describing sensors and their observations, the involved procedures, the studied features of interest, the samples used to do so, and the observed properties, as well as actuators. SSN follows a horizontal and vertical…

First Public Working Draft: CSS Fonts Module Level 4

July 11th, 2017

The CSS Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Fonts Module Level 4. Building on CSS Fonts 3, which defines the @font-face rule and provides OpenType feature support, CSS Fonts 4 add support for OpenType Variable fonts, and gives stylesheet designers a way to style the colors in chromatic (multicolored) fonts.

PAIR: the People + AI Research Initiative

July 10th, 2017

The past few years have seen rapid advances in machine learning, with dramatic improvements in technical performance—from more accurate speech recognition, to better image search, to improved translations. But we believe AI can go much further—and be more useful to all of us—if we build systems with people in mind at the start of the…

Experience Dunkirk in WebVR

July 10th, 2017

It’s World War II. You’re trapped on a beach, deep within enemy territory, with no place to take shelter or even hide. All you can do is wait for the rescue boats to come. Would you escape?  You can see for yourself with the Dunkirk WebVR game for Chrome, a unique, collaborative VR experience based on the upcoming…

Helping entrepreneurs in Singapore make a bigger global impact

July 10th, 2017

Editor’s note: This post comes from Grace Sai, CEO and Co-founder of Impact Hub Singapore, Singapore’s largest community of entrepreneurs dedicated to prototyping the future of business, society, and technology. Two and half years ago, Ematic Solutions joined the Impact Hub Singapore community as a two-person team with an idea about revolutionizing e-mail marketing. Today,…

The High Five: an old photo and a new world record

July 7th, 2017

Search trends this week—with data from Google News Lab—made us re-think history, re-evaluate what it means to be “full” and reconsider what to eat for dessert today. Could it be? Eighty years after her mysterious disappearance, legendary aviator Amelia Earhart is back in the news. A recently discovered photograph suggests that she may have survived…

Exploring virtual worlds with WebVR and Matterport

July 7th, 2017

Editor’s Note: When you build with WebVR, anyone can explore VR experiences with Chrome and Daydream View. Ashish Agrawal is the head of new initiatives and virtual reality at Matterport. In this post, he explains why WebVR was a great tool for Matterport and how the team added WebVR support to their platform. Matterport tours…

Now Available: The Community Discussions Webinar Recording

July 7th, 2017

Last week, we shared the high-level findings from our recent Community Discussions. Today, Whitney Hess hosted a webinar to explain those findings in depth, along with proposals from the community on how to evolve community governance. We encourage you to watch the video and post your questions in the comment section here. If you have…

Angular Material Status Update

July 6th, 2017

In the six months since our last post about Angular Material, the team been hard at work building cool new components and applying a heaping of polish. Some of the highlights include: Datepicker, expansion panel, and accordion components Improved support for @angular/platform-server Configurable scrolling strategies for Overlays Strict-null checks and no-unused-params compliance Typography extension to theming Live…

Manage access to third-party apps with new G Suite security controls

July 6th, 2017

Protecting your organization’s most sensitive data and assets is a constant challenge. G Suite helps protect your data in a number of ways: thwarting attackers with advanced phishing detection through machine learning, mandating strong authentication with security key enforcement and preventing data leakage through tools such as DLP. Today, we’re adding another security feature that…