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Community Spotlight: Rwandan enthusiasm for Drupal causes big challenge

October 18th, 2017

For Ildephonse Bikino (bikilde) of Rwanda, it was supposed to be an uneventful Drupal Global Training Day call-out; he expected 50 people but he got 388! Bikino began working to get local interest in Drupal, sharing information by creating a simple website and posting information about the trainings on groups.drupal.org and sharing it locally. Hoping…

A focus on portrait mode: behind the scenes with Pixel 2’s camera features

October 18th, 2017

This week the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google’s newest smartphones, arrive in stores. Both devices come with features like Now Playing, the Google Assistant, and the best-rated smartphone camera ever, according to DXO. We designed Pixel 2’s camera by asking how we can make the camera in your Pixel 2 act like SLRs…

Fighting phishing with smarter protections

October 18th, 2017

Editor’s note: October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and we’re celebrating with a series of security announcements this week. This is the third post; read the first and second ones. Online security is top of mind for everyone these days, and we’re more focused than ever on protecting you and your data on Google, in the…

Making computer science accessible to more students in Africa

October 18th, 2017

Computer Science (CS) fosters innovation, critical thinking and empowers students with the skills to create powerful tools to solve major challenges. Yet, many students, especially in their the early years, do not have access to opportunities to develop their technical skills. At Google, we believe that all students deserve these opportunities. That is why,  in…

DOS security vulnerability, October 2017

October 17th, 2017

Summary The Node.js project will be releasing new versions of 4.x, 6.x, and 8.x the week of the 24th of October to incorporate a security fix. Denial of Service Vulnerability Versions 4.8.2 and later, 6.10.2 and later, as well as all versions of 8.x are vulnerable to an issue that can be used by an…

Stream YouTube TV using your voice on Google Home

October 17th, 2017

Google Home, Google Home Mini, and soon Google Home Max, let you enjoy your entertainment hands-free with the Google Assistant. With Chromecast, you can already stream your favorite YouTube clips, Netflix shows (if you have a subscription, of course), and more straight to your TV with a simple voice command.   Starting today, voice control gets…

Time for a refresh: meet the new Google Calendar for web

October 17th, 2017

Check your schedule. Starting today, a fresh look and new features are coming to Google Calendar on the web to help you manage your time more efficiently and get more done. We’re taking a lot of what you know and love from Calendar’s mobile application, like the modern color palette and sleek design, and bringing…

Pixel Visual Core: image processing and machine learning on Pixel 2

October 17th, 2017

The camera on the new Pixel 2 is packed full of great hardware, software and machine learning (ML), so all you need to do is point and shoot to take amazing photos and videos. One of the technologies that helps you take great photos is HDR+, which makes it possible to get excellent photos of…

Google’s strongest security, for those who need it most

October 17th, 2017

Editor’s note: October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and we’re celebrating with a series of security announcements this week. This is the second post; see our first one here. When operating at the scale of Google, we usually strive to build products that serve the needs of billions of people. Today we’re introducing a different kind…

Call for Review: Page Visibility Level 2 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

October 17th, 2017

The Web Performance Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of Page Visibility Level 2. This specification defines a means to programmatically determine the visibility state of a document. This can aid in the development of resource efficient web applications. Page Visibility Level 2 replaces the first version of Page Visibility and includes a few…