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Get moving with some help from your Google Assistant

October 27th, 2017

From caramel apples to pumpkin pie, fall is all about delicious food. But if you’re the hunt for some balance from all of your favorite holiday treats, look no further than your Google Assistant—the walking, biking and “get moving” buddy you’ve been waiting for. So grab your sneakers and sweatband and say “Ok Google,” Remind…

The High Five: searches for an expanding universe

October 27th, 2017

This week’s trends—with data from Google News Lab–have something for everyone: science experts, history buffs, baseball fans, music aficionados and dog lovers. Mind-expanding, relatively speaking Stephen Hawking’s doctoral thesis made news this week (and was searched 1,000 percent more than “Stephen Hawking IQ”) when the Cambridge Library made PDF files of the thesis available for…

Daydream Labs: Accessibility in VR

October 27th, 2017

Virtual reality offers the ability to explore new worlds and have adventures without leaving home. We love the sense of freedom that VR offers, but it’s a technology that still relies mainly on visual cues—which makes it inaccessible to people with visual impairments. To bring these incredible experiences to visually impaired people, the technology needs…

Making search results more local and relevant

October 27th, 2017

When you’re searching on Google, we aim to provide the most useful results for your query. Today, around one in five searches on Google is related to location, so providing locally relevant search results is an essential part of serving you the most accurate information. In order to provide this optimal experience, your location determines…

TensorFlow lends a hand to build a rock-paper-scissors machine

October 27th, 2017

Editor’s note: It’s hard to think of a more “analog” game than rock-paper-scissors. But this summer, one Googler decided to use TensorFlow, Google’s open source machine learning system, to build a machine that could play rock-paper-scissors. For more technical details and source code, see the original post on the Google Cloud Big Data and Machine…

Travel through Hawkins with new “Stranger Things” game for Google Home

October 27th, 2017

Do you have what it takes to be part of the Hawkins Middle School AV Club? Now you can find out with the new “Stranger Things” game, built exclusively for your Google Assistant on Google Home. Starting today, you can go on an interactive journey with Dustin and the kids of “Stranger Things” to turn…

A tech slam dunk: helping students discover code with the Hidden Genius Project

October 27th, 2017

Coding is evolving and influencing how we think about all industries, including fashion, music and art.  But even as CS becomes more important across a wide variety of fields, millions of Black, Hispanic and female youth aren’t unlocking its benefits. One reason behind a lack of representation is perception; according to our research with Gallup,…

2017 WordPress Survey and WordCamp US

October 26th, 2017

It’s time for the annual WordPress user and developer survey! If you’re a WordPress user, developer, or business owner, then we want your feedback. Just like previous years, we’ll share the data at the upcoming WordCamp US (WCUS). It only takes a few minutes to fill out the survey, which will provide an overview of…

We’re totally buggin’ over this week’s #teampixel pics

October 26th, 2017

With Google Pixel 2 making the rounds, new #teampixel members are joining our squad each day (and we couldn’t be more excited). If you’re tuning in for the first time, we’re a community of Pixel photographers sharing our experiences on social one photo…

Clear your throat, ditch the remote: New TV shows and movies now casting via Google Home

October 26th, 2017

Ahem. Starting today, you can ask your Google Assistant on Google Home, Google Home Mini, and soon your Google Home Max to play some of your favorite shows and movies from subscription services like HBO NOW, CBS All Access and The CW. You can also cast from eligible Android phones and iPhones. If you’re in…