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W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3

October 17th, 2017

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of an updated Candidate Recommendation of CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3. This draft contains the features of CSS relating to borders and backgrounds. The main extensions compared to level 2 are borders consisting of images, boxes with multiple backgrounds, boxes with rounded corners and boxes with shadows….

First Public Working Draft: TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.1

October 17th, 2017

The Timed Text Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.1. This specification defines two profiles of [TTML2]: a text-only profile and an image-only profile. These profiles are intended to be used across subtitle and caption delivery applications worldwide, thereby simplifying interoperability, consistent rendering…

AGDATA Australia: from family farm to global partners

October 17th, 2017

Editor’s note: As part of our series of interviews with entrepreneurs across Asia Pacific who use the internet to grow, we chatted with Glenn Skerman, who, together with his brother Brendan, are directors of AGDATA Australia, a farming accounting software company. Founded in 1984, their working family farm has grown into a software business that…

Siempre Selena

October 17th, 2017

My love of music started with Selena Quintanilla. One of my dearest childhood memories is of my mom and I belting her classics like “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” and “Techno Cumbia” in the family van during our annual road trips to Mexico. But Selena’s influence in my life goes so much further than that. I’m…

New security protections, tailored to you

October 16th, 2017

Editor’s Note: October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and we’re celebrating with a series of security announcements this week. Security is top of mind for everyone these days, and with one troubling headline after another, you may be concerned about the security of your information online. Rest assured: your Google data is secured by the best…

Meow it’s even easier to find your furry friends in Google Photos

October 16th, 2017

If you have a bunch of photos of your furry friends, you now have the oppawtunity to see them all in one place in Google Photos. When you want to look back on old photos of Oliver as a puppy or Mr. Whiskers as a kitten, you no longer need to type “dog” or “cat”…

A cleaner, safer web with Chrome Cleanup

October 16th, 2017

Unwanted software impacts the browsing experience of millions of web users every day. Effects of this harmful software are often quite subtle—search results are modified to redirect users to other pages or additional ads are injected in the pages that users visit. But in some cases, the changes are so severe that they can make…

Help keep kids safe online with Site Blocking from Google Wifi

October 16th, 2017

Being a parent in today’s connected world can be tough. You want to give your kids the ability to learn and explore across the digital universe, but worry they might stumble upon inappropriate content along the way. With Site Blocking—the latest addition to Google Wifi’s family controls—we’re removing some of the worry. Site Blocking allows…

Fight global hunger with your favorite apps and games on Google Play

October 16th, 2017

We grow enough food to feed everyone on the planet. Yet 815 million people–one in nine—still go to bed on an empty stomach every day. On October 16, people from around the world come together for World Food Day, with the goal to promote awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and to…

Space out with planets in Google Maps

October 16th, 2017

Twenty years ago, the spacecraft Cassini launched from Cape Canaveral on a journey to uncover the secrets of Saturn and its many moons. During its mission, Cassini recorded and sent nearly half a million pictures back to Earth, allowing scientists to reconstruct these distant worlds in unprecedented detail. Now you can visit these places—along with…