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Chrome 79 Beta: Virtual Reality Comes to the Web

October 31st, 2019

Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome Beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. Learn more about the features listed here through the provided links or from the list on ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 79 is beta as of October 31, 2019. Virtual Reality Comes to the Web The…

3 ways veterans can maximize their civilian job search

October 31st, 2019

In 2007, I made the transition to civilian life after serving in the military for five years. Though I was sure my experience as an engineer in the U.S Army would be valuable to employers, I had far less experience writing a resume that would appeal to recruiters hiring for civilian jobs. It’s easy to…

Want to make a podcast? 5 tips to get you started

October 31st, 2019

Editor’s Note: Luvvie Ajayi is the host of the podcasts Rants & Randomness and Jesus & Jollof and the author of the New York Times best-seller I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual. So many people are talking about podcasting these days. Maybe you’ve been thinking of starting a podcast of your own, but you aren’t…

“Clapping back” at racial stereotypes in a new book

October 31st, 2019

Elijah Lawal just published his first book, but he’s been writing since he was 10 years old. Back when he was a kid, he wrote a story about a boy who ran away from home—and eventually became the president of Panama. His new book, published in the U.K. earlier this year, has very little to…

Shaping ad experiences to an evolving YouTube viewership

October 31st, 2019

Think back … can you remember the first time you heard about YouTube? Or even better–can you recall the first video you watched? It’s a fun parlor game we YouTubers sometimes play–and an occasion to reflect on how far the platform has come since its earliest days. And for those of us who have been…

Comparing the Different Types of Native JavaScript Popups

October 31st, 2019

JavaScript has a variety of built-in popup APIs that display special UI for user interaction. Famously: alert(“Hello, World!”); The UI for this varies from browser to browser, but generally you’ll see a little window pop up front and center in a very show-stopping way that contains the message you just passed. Here’s Firefox and Chrome:…

Build a 100% Serverless REST API with Firebase Functions & FaunaDB

October 31st, 2019

Indie and enterprise web developers alike are pushing toward a serverless architecture for modern applications. Serverless architectures typically scale well, avoid the need for server provisioning and most importantly are easy and cheap to set up! And that’s why I believe the next evolution for cloud is serverless because it enables developers to focus on…

ACT Rules Format 1.0 is a W3C Recommendation

October 31st, 2019

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AGWG) has published Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 as a W3C Recommendation (web standard). This standard helps developers of automated testing tools and manual testing methodologies to write, share, and implement test rules, to contribute to common testing practices for accessibility. Read the blog post Calibrate Your Accessibility…

A call for the next big ideas in news

October 30th, 2019

This time last year, we launched the Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge, part of our $300 million commitment to help journalism thrive in the digital age. With our first challenge, we funded23 projects focused on diversifying reader revenue in the Asia Pacific region. Since then, we’ve launched challenges in North America, Latin America, the Middle…

Top tips for keeping data safe and secure on Android

October 30th, 2019

Keeping data safe and private is a key priority for Android—and we’ve built a number of features to keep your device secure and give you control. As part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, here are a few of these features, and our top tips for staying safe on your phone. Warding off sneaky phishing attacks Phishing…