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Presenting search app and browser options to Android users in Europe

April 18th, 2019

People have always been able to customize their Android devices to suit their preferences. That includes personalizing the design, installing any apps they want and choosing which services to use as defaults in apps like Google Chrome. Following the changes we made to comply with the European Commission’s ruling last year, we’ll start presenting new…

On World Heritage Day, explore historic sites in 3D

April 18th, 2019

Last year on World Heritage Day, CyArk launched Open Heritage on Google Arts & Culture to showcase the technology used for heritage preservation around the world. This year, we’re expanding the project further. Our goal isn’t just to digitally preserve heritage sites at risk, but to make their stories and the data we collected available…

Spring into healthy habits with help from Google Home

April 17th, 2019

Spring is (finally) here. Not only am I using the warmer weather and longer days as a reason to clean out my closet, but I’m also taking the opportunity to clean up my routine and stick to my wellness goals. I’d like to read one book per week, cook more healthy recipes for my family…

EMVCo, FIDO Alliance, and W3C Form Interest Group to Enhance Security and Interoperability of Web Payments

April 17th, 2019

The FIDO Alliance, EMVCo, and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced today the creation of a new Interest Group for organizations to collaborate on a vision for Web payment security and interoperability. Participants in the Web Payment Security Interest Group will define areas of collaboration and identify gaps between existing technical specifications in order to increase compatibility among different technologies. The…

With the Roav Bolt, use your Google Assistant safely when driving

April 17th, 2019

I spend so much time on the road every day, whether I’m hustling to the office or picking up the kids at school. While I’m driving, it can be very tempting to pull out my phone to check text messages, make phone calls or fumble around to find my favorite podcast.  One way to safely…

At Tech Day, hundreds of kids dive deep into STEM

April 16th, 2019

On April 13 and 14, Google’s Mountain View campus suddenly had a much younger population. That’s because 875 high school students stopped by for Google’s fourth annual Tech Day. Over 150 Google and Alphabet volunteers joined the kids in 129 interactive STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities to empower them with knowledge and inspire…

New research shows how Android helps companies build a digital workforce

April 16th, 2019

IDC reports that by 2022, 75 percent of CIOs who don’t transition their organization to flexible IT product teams that use technology to solve problems in new ways will fall behind the competition. According to IDC, mobility is the key to building a connected workforce that’s agile, particularly when the organization is going through rapid…

W3C Invites Implementations of Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0

April 16th, 2019

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has published a Candidate Recommendation of Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0. It defines a format for writing accessibility test rules. These rules can be evaluated fully-automatically, semi-automatically, and manually. This common format allows any party involved in accessibility testing to document and share their testing procedures in a…

First Public Working Draft: Feature Policy

April 16th, 2019

The Web Application Security Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Feature Policy. This specification defines a mechanism that allows developers to selectively enable and disable use of various browser features and APIs.

First Public Working Draft: Strings on the Web: Language and Direction Metadata

April 16th, 2019

The Internationalization Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Strings on the Web: Language and Direction Metadata. This document describes the best practices for identifying language and base direction for strings used on the Web.