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Type less, talk more

August 14th, 2017

Using your voice to dictate a message can be up to three times faster than typing. With this in mind, today we’re bringing voice typing (aka talking to your phone instead of typing) to 30 languages and locales around the world, covering more than a billion people. With this update, Google’s speech recognition supports 119…

Helping 4-H equip students with skills they’ll need for the future

August 11th, 2017

The world is changing rapidly, creating new opportunities and careers we can’t yet predict. But even with a lot of unknowns, skills like collaboration, problem solving and technical know-how can be the tools students need to adapt and thrive, no matter what the future holds. Today, at the Illinois State Fair, where hundreds of 4-H…

#teampixel becomes one with nature

August 11th, 2017

Looking for a breath of fresh air? You came to the right place. This week #teampixel is becoming one with nature and capturing everything from surreal sunrises to the scenic views outside their tents. Check out another round of stellar contributions, pitch a tent and celebrate the final weeks of summer with us. Sunrise at…

Proposal to Republish Previous Versions of HTML and XHTML as Obsolete Recommendations

August 11th, 2017

W3C Advisory Committee Representatives received today a proposal to republish a series of HTML and XHTML W3C Recommendations as Obsolete Recommendations, in response to a request from the Web Platform Working Group as these specifications are superseded by new versions and are no longer recommended for implementation on the Web platform. This has been made…

“A whole new world” of ideas at the Technovation Challenge

August 11th, 2017

“Programming opens new horizons. It gives me full space to [create things] I couldn’t even imagine.” These are the words of Diana Zhanakbayeva, a young woman from Kazakhstan who, along with three classmates, just took home the top prize at an international coding challenge. Great ideas can come from anywhere and from anyone. That’s what’s…

It all started with a party: the story behind today’s Hip Hop Doodle

August 11th, 2017

On August 11, 1973, there was a party at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx—and four decades later, we’re still talking about it. Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 44th anniversary of that party, which is widely credited as the birth of the Hip Hop movement. To learn more about the Doodle and the movement that…

Exploring strategies to decarbonize electricity

August 10th, 2017

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time, and the way we generate and use electricity now is a major contributor to that issue. To solve it, we need to find a way to eliminate the carbon emissions associated with our electricity as quickly and as cheaply as possible. Many analysts have…

Daydream Summer Sale

August 10th, 2017

Take a break from the summer heat and jump into virtual reality. Starting today until August 17, you can grab some of our favorite Daydream apps for up to 60% off. No matter where you are this summer, make your own adventure with two of our favorite adventure apps:   Lola and the Giant: Embark…

From Uganda to Korea—teaching English, one chat at a time

August 10th, 2017

As part of our series of interviews with entrepreneurs across Asia Pacific who use the internet to grow, we sat down with Tella founder and CEO, Yuha Jin. Tella provides one-on-one English-language tutoring through mobile chats for Korean students. Now in its third year, the startup teaches more than 2,000 Korean students while providing an…

W3C Invites Implementations of Indexed Database API 2.0

August 10th, 2017

The Web Platform Working Group invites implementations of Indexed Database API 2.0 Candidate Recommendation. This specification is the Second Edition of Indexed Database API. The First Edition became a W3C Recommendation on 8 January 2015. This document defines APIs for a database of records holding simple values and hierarchical objects. Each record consists of a…