Your Google Assistant is coming to new speakers, appliances and more

August 30th, 2017

From the start, we’ve believed that your Google Assistant should be available wherever you need help, and that’s why it’s already on Google Home, eligible Android phones, iPhones, Google Allo and Android Wear. This week, we’re continuing to make your Assistant available in even more places. We’re here at IFA in Germany—that’s Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin…

Together we can do more to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey

August 29th, 2017

The rain and destruction from Hurricane Harvey continue to affect people throughout Texas and the Gulf Coast, and with floodwaters continuing to rise, immediate action is needed. I’ve called Texas home since 1989, and I’m heartened to see how people are coming together to support each other during this crisis. Neighbors are rescuing one another,…

New ways to make trip planning easier and cheaper

August 29th, 2017

Everyone loves a good deal—especially when it comes to travel. That’s why last year we added tips on how to save money to Google Flights and hotel search on Google. Being flexible on travel dates and where to stay helps save money when planning a trip—so now we’re adding more ways to explore dates, airports…

ARCore: Augmented reality at Android scale

August 29th, 2017

With more than two billion active devices, Android is the largest mobile platform in the world. And for the past nine years, we’ve worked to create a rich set of tools, frameworks and APIs that deliver developers’ creations to people everywhere. Today, we’re releasing a preview of a new software development kit (SDK) called ARCore….

Joomla! 3.8 Beta 4 Released for Testing

August 29th, 2017

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of the fourth Joomla! 3.8 Beta release. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.8 release.

Expanding Kubernetes in the enterprise: Google Container Engine + Pivotal Container Service

August 29th, 2017

Cloud users are overwhelmingly opting for a hybrid cloud strategy. According to RightScale’s 2017 State of the Cloud Report, 85% of enterprises now have a multi-cloud architecture strategy. Many of these customers are looking to container technology to help modernize their application development and DevOps functions across their cloud investments.    Portability and simplification To…

AIY Voice Kit: Inspiring the maker community

August 29th, 2017

Recently, we launched AIY Voice Kit, a do-it-yourself voice recognition kit for Raspberry Pi-based maker projects. Our initial offering sold out globally in just a few hours, so today, we’re happy to announce that more AIY Voice Kits will be available for purchase in stores and online in the coming weeks. You can pre-order your…

Put it in park with new features in Google Maps

August 29th, 2017

Finding a parking spot is always top of mind, so we’re rolling out an update to the parking difficulty icons feature we launched earlier this year, and introducing a brand new one. Parking DifficultyStarting today, people in 25 additional cities outside of the United States can use parking difficulty icons on Google Maps for Android…

Presenting the Eclipse Megamovie

August 28th, 2017

Last Monday, people all across the United States turned their (protected) eyes skyward for the astronomical event of a lifetime: a total solar eclipse. As the moon’s shadow crossed the U.S., more than 1,300 volunteer photographers (like Vivian White and Steven Madow) captured images of the sun’s faint outer atmosphere: the corona. We used those…

Supporting those affected by Hurricane Harvey

August 27th, 2017

On August 26, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 storm and Level 7 disaster, the highest American Red Cross disaster designation. It’s the most powerful hurricane to hit the United States in a decade. Initial reports estimate that several hundred thousand people have been temporarily displaced or affected by this…