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New version of the Roadmap of Web Applications on Mobile

May 4th, 2018

W3C has published a new version of its Roadmap of Web Applications on Mobile, an overview of the various technologies developed in W3C that increase the capabilities of Web applications, and how they apply more specifically to the mobile context. The contents of the roadmap have been updated to follow the evolution of the Web…

Version 6 of Angular Now Available

May 4th, 2018

The 6.0.0 release of Angular is here! This is a major release focused less on the underlying framework, and more on the toolchain and on making it easier to move quickly with Angular in the future.a photo by Manu Murthy of the Angular TeamAs a part of …

Improving Autoplay in Chrome

May 3rd, 2018

For many, Chrome is more than a browser—it’s also a TV, phone, radio, and jukebox for the wide range of media experiences the web has to offer. And when you hit your favorite pump-up playlist, you want to get right to it instead of having to hit “play” every time. At the same time, you…

Get more done with the Google Assistant on Wear OS by Google

May 3rd, 2018

Last year we brought the Google Assistant to your wrist, making it easy to find answers and get things done while you’re on the go. Today, we’re adding a few features that make getting help from the Google Assistant even more convenient on your watch.

Improving the Advanced Protection Program for iOS users

May 3rd, 2018

Last October, Google launched the Advanced Protection Program, our strongest level of account security, designed to protect the overlooked segment of our users who face an increased risk of sophisticated attacks. These users may be journalists, activists, business leaders, political campaign teams, and others who feel especially vulnerable. Today we’re announcing that Advanced Protection now…

Emojis IRL: find them using machine learning

May 3rd, 2018

Editor’s Note: AI is behind many of Google’s products and is a big priority for us as a company (more about that at Google I/O next week). Before the festivities commence, we’re sharing how AI already affects your life in ways you might not know, and how people from all over the world have used…

Turning your house into a smart home with the Google Assistant

May 3rd, 2018

How many times have you crawled into bed and realized you forgot to turn off the living room lights? Or tried to catch the last minutes of the game but couldn’t find the remote? These are the moments we ask ourselves: how is this still a thing?! With the Google Assistant we’re working to make…

W3C Invites Implementations of TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.1

May 3rd, 2018

The Timed Text Working Group invites implementations of TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.1 Candidate Recommendation. 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 and conversion to…

Premiering now: The first-ever VR Google Doodle starring illusionist & film director Georges Méliès

May 3rd, 2018

In 1902, George Méliès sent his audience on a trip to the moon in his adventure film “Le Voyage Dans la Lune.” That was more than half a century before humans ever landed on the moon, and more than a century before people around the world started blasting into space via virtual reality technology. Méliès…

Turning passions — from beer to baked goods — into businesses

May 2nd, 2018

It’s National Small Business Week and we’re celebrating the local businesses that are at the heart of our communities. Six months ago, we launched Grow with Google to help aspiring entrepreneurs develop the skills they need to get their businesses off the ground, online, and growing. Since then, we’ve heard the stories of thousands of…