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Tackle football season with your Assistant by your side

September 22nd, 2017

Football season is officially underway and your Google Assistant is ready to help you keep up with your favorite teams. With your Assistant on your phone or Google Home, start with “Ok Google” and… Stock up on the essentials by asking your Assistant to “Add chips and dip to my shopping list” Ask your Assistant…

The High Five: Searching to help Mexico City and other top trends this week

September 22nd, 2017

Each week, we take a look at the most-searched trends (with help and data from the team at Google News Lab). Here are a few top trends from this week: Mexico City earthquake A fatal earthquake rocked Mexico City this week, and people turned to Google to find out how they can aid the recovery….

Building film experiences through WebVR with Powster

September 22nd, 2017

Editor’s Note: When you build with WebVR, anyone can explore VR experiences with Chrome and Daydream View. Ste Thompson is CEO and Creative Director at Powster. In this post for developers, he explains how Powster uses WebVR to create immersive experiences in film environments that reach as wide an audience as possible. Web-based VR experiences…

Cooling off with #teampixel

September 21st, 2017

We enjoyed all the fun in the sun with #teampixel this summer. From a whirlwind tour around the globe to getting one with nature, our Pixel photographers shared some stunning shots that gave us the chills (in a good way). Before we head into fall, we’re paying one last homage to the warmer months with…

How Google went all in on video meetings (and you can, too)

September 21st, 2017

Editor’s note: this is the first article in a five-part series on Google Hangouts. I’ve worked at Google for more than a decade and have seen the company expand across geographies—including to Stockholm where I have worked from day one. My coworkers and I build video conferencing technology to help global teams work better together….

Transforming Chile’s health sector with connectivity

September 21st, 2017

Editor’s note: From instant access to medical records, to telemedicine in rural areas, connectivity in the health sector has the power to improve lives. In this guest post, Soledad Munoz Lopez, CIO of the Chilean Ministry of Health, shares with us how Chile implemented a national API-based architecture to help bring better health to millions….

Android zero-touch enrollment: seamless and secure enterprise deployment

September 21st, 2017

Companies around the world deploy Android to mobilize employees and transform their businesses. No matter the use case, we know that a successful deployment is about more than just selecting the right devices; it’s about getting them configured and rolled out into the hands of users as quickly and easily as possible. Today we’re launching…

Upcoming Workshop: WebVR Authoring: Opportunities and Challenges

September 21st, 2017

W3C announced today WebVR Authoring: Opportunities and Challenges Workshop, 5-7 December 2017, in Brussels, Belgium. The event is hosted by DigitYzer. The primary goal of the workshop is to bring together WebVR stakeholders to identify unexploited opportunities as well as technical gaps in WebVR authoring. Participants in the workshop will: Share good practices and novel…

Something’s coming … “West Side Story” on Google Arts & Culture

September 21st, 2017

“In the olden days, everybody sang.” Those are the words of Leonard Bernstein, composer behind the iconic musical “West Side Story,” where everyone danced and snapped through the streets, too. Whether you’re a Jet all the way or you side with the Sharks, Tony and Maria’s love story is as poignant today as it was…

Headphones optimized for the Google Assistant

September 21st, 2017

Your Assistant is already available to help on phones, speakers and more. But sometimes you need something a bit more personal, just for you to hear. And that’s where headphones come into play. Like when you’re commuting on the train or reading at home. It would be nice to get on-the-go help from your Assistant,…