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Introducing Machine Learning Practica

May 29th, 2018

When I was a graduate student in cognitive science, I spent countless hours poring over videos and transcripts of natural language, looking for patterns in the data that could help me better understand how people learn words, concepts, and categories. Fast forward a few years, and I’m now a part of Google’s machine learning education…

From veterinarian to coder: Google Developer Scholar Anne-Christine Lefort’s story

May 29th, 2018

Editor’s note: As part of our pledge to help 1 million Europeans find a job or grow their business by 2020, the Developer Scholarship Challenge has awarded over 60,000 Udacity scholarships to aspiring European coders. Anne-Christine Lefort, a former veterinarian from Western France, is among our scholars who has used her newly learned skills to…

Jump Start your VR vision with access to a state-of-the-art camera

May 29th, 2018

From colleges to mountain tops, we’ve gone around the world thanks to the work of Jump Start creators—artists from all backgrounds who have joined a Google program that puts state-of-the-art VR cameras in the hands of filmmakers. Topline VR equipment can sometimes be hard for filmmakers to afford on a budget, which is why we…

The High Five: Sip sip, hooray!

May 25th, 2018

A High Five on the 25th day of the 5th month feels like it should mean something, but it doesn’t. Much like most of the internet. What does mean something is this beautiful long weekend we’ve got ahead of us, so, without further ado: I bring you this week’s top five search trends, with data…

We are many and one: Googlers mark AAPI Heritage Month

May 25th, 2018

Tiffany’s mother was born in Hong Kong. Her father was born in Vietnam. She is proud to be Chinese, Asian, and American.  Aerica’s mother is Japanese from Kyoto, Japan and her father is Black, from College Station, TX. She identifies as Black and Japanese.  Together, we are the chairs of the Asian Google Network (AGN),…

#teampixel rolls out the red carpet this week

May 25th, 2018

You might be inspired to pour yourself a glass of merlot or nibble on a bowl of berries as you scroll through the crimson colors captured by #teampixel this week.  Next time you shoot with your Pixel 2, see what rich pops of color your camera can bring to life.  Don’t forget to tag your…

WordPress.org Privacy Policy Updates

May 25th, 2018

The WordPress.org privacy policy has been updated, hurray! While we weren’ table to remove all the long sentences, we hope you find the revisions make it easier to understand: how we collect and use data, how long the data we collect is retained, and how you can request a copy of the data you’ve shared…

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Writing Modes Level 4 and Updated CSS Writing Modes Level 3

May 24th, 2018

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of CSS Writing Modes Level 4 Candidate Recommendation and an updatd Candidate Recommendation of CSS Writing Modes Level 3. These documents define CSS support for various international writing modes, such as left-to-right (e.g. Latin or Indic), right-to-left (e.g. Hebrew or Arabic), bidirectional (e.g. mixed Latin and Arabic) and vertical…

A new look for Google Play Movies & TV on your Roku device

May 24th, 2018

With Google Play Movies & TV, you can enjoy the latest movie releases or catch up on television shows the day after they air—whether you’re watching on your mobile, your laptop, or your TV. Starting this week, Play Movies & TV is getting even better when you’re in your living room, with a redesigned experience…

Google Science Fair 2018: Resources for educators to get ideas flowing

May 24th, 2018

Every idea has the power to change our world. Since the first Google Science Fair in 2011, thousands of teens have shared their ideas with the world. Google Science Fairis a global online competition in partnership with Lego Education, National Geographic, Scientific American and Virgin Galactic. The competition inspires teens to solve real-world problems through…