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Call for Review: CSS Basic User Interface Module Level 3 (CSS3 UI) is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

December 14th, 2017

The CSS Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of CSS Basic User Interface Module Level 3 (CSS3 UI). This specification describes user interface related properties and values that are proposed for CSS level 3 to style HTML and XML (including XHTML). It includes and extends user interface related features from the properties and values…

W3C Invites Implementations of Wake Lock API

December 14th, 2017

The Device and Sensors Working Group invites implementations of the Wake Lock API Candidate Recommendation. This document specifies an API that allows web applications to request a wake lock. A wake lock prevents some aspect of the device from entering a power-saving state (e.g., preventing the system from turning off the screen).

Update to Three Candidate Recommendations of CSS Working Group

December 14th, 2017

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of three updated Candidates Recommendations: CSS Counter Styles Level 3: This module introduces the ‘@counter-style’ rule, which allows authors to define their own custom counter styles for use with CSS list-marker and generated-content counters [CSS-LISTS-3]. It also predefines a set of common counter styles, including the ones present in CSS2…

WoT Security and Privacy Considerations Note Published

December 14th, 2017

The Web of Things (WoT) Working Group has published the first draft of its Group Note of Web of Things (WoT) Security and Privacy Considerations. This document provides non-normative guidance on Web of Things (WoT) security and privacy. The Web of Things is descriptive, not prescriptive, and so is generally designed to support the security models and…

Fostering a love for reading among Indonesian kids

December 14th, 2017

Siti Arofa teaches a first grade class at SD Negeri Sidorukan in Gresik, East Java. Many of her students start the school year without foundational reading skills or even an awareness of how fun books can be. But she noticed that whenever she read out loud using different expressions and voices, the kids would sit…

Save development time with our new 3D debugging tool

December 13th, 2017

Developing 3D apps is complicated—whether you’re using a native graphics API or enlisting the help of your favorite game engine, there are thousands of graphics commands that have to come together perfectly to produce beautiful 3D visuals on your phone, desktop or VR headsets. To help developers diagnose rendering and performance issues with their Android…

The Google Assistant: coming to tablets and more Android phones

December 13th, 2017

From phones to speakers to watches and more, the Google Assistant is already available across a number of devices and languages—and now, it’s coming to Android tablets running Android 7.0 Nougat and 6.0 Marshmallow and phones running 5.0 Lollipop. The Google Assistant, now on Tablets With the Assistant on tablets, you can you can get…

News Lab in 2017: Helping journalists use emerging technologies

December 13th, 2017

This week we’re looking at the ways the Google News Lab is working with news organizations to build the future of journalism. Yesterday, we learned about how the News Lab works with newsrooms to address industry challenges. Today, we’ll take a look at how it helps the news industry take advantage of new technologies. From…

Best practices for mobile AR design

December 13th, 2017

Over the past few years, many people have experienced virtual reality with headsets like Cardboard, Daydream View, and higher-end PC units like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Now, augmented reality has the potential to reach people right on their mobile devices. AR can bring information to you, and that digital information can enhance the experience…

Digital News Initiative: €20 million of funding for innovation in news

December 13th, 2017

In October 2015, as part of our Digital News Initiative (DNI)—a partnership between Google and news publishers in Europe to support high-quality journalism through technology and innovation—we launched the €150 million DNI Innovation Fund. Today, we’re announcing the recipients of the fourth round of funding, with 102 projects in 26 European countries being offered €20,428,091…