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With school closures, teachers can keep their lessons going remotely

March 5th, 2020

I spent more than a decade working in schools as a teacher and administrator. Whenever there was an event that caused the school to close, I found a way to ensure that students didn’t lose valuable learning time. We call this “distance learning” and many teachers, whether they work in a virtual school or are…

8 things to learn from the Apps, Games, & Insights podcast

March 5th, 2020

Our new Apps, Games & Insights podcast is for app and game enthusiasts—whether you play them or build them. We’ll talk to experts from across the industry about topics ranging from privacy and accessibility to responsible growth and player engagement. Here are eight things you’ll learn from the series: 1. Diversity creates better games In episode…

Updated Candidate Recommendations for JSON-LD 1.1

March 4th, 2020

The JSON-LD Working Group invites implementations of two revised Candidate Recommendations: JSON-LD 1.1 defines a JSON-based expression of Linked Data graphs. The syntax is designed to easily integrate into deployed systems that already use JSON, and provides a smooth upgrade path from JSON to JSON-LD. It enables the creation of more easily interoperable Web services,…

Our new Stadia Games and Entertainment Studio in Playa Vista

March 4th, 2020

Stadia Games and Entertainment is setting out to change the way we play, enjoy and create video games. With Stadia, the creative possibilities are limitless. But we can’t build those experiences without a talented team of game designers, artists, and storytellers. We started that journey with the opening of Stadia’s first original games studio in…

Easier access to web pages: Ask Google Assistant to read it aloud

March 4th, 2020

Think about how much you read on your phone every day: catching up on the news, scanning a new blog, finally reading the article that everyone is talking about. This may require reading a lot of text, which can be a barrier for people with visual or reading difficulties, or who simply need a little…

WordPress 5.4 Release Candidate

March 3rd, 2020

The first release candidate for WordPress 5.4 is now available! This is an important milestone as we progress toward the WordPress 5.4 release date. “Release Candidate” means that the new version is ready for release, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible something was missed. WordPress 5.4 is currently…

Everything you need to power your digital advertising business

March 3rd, 2020

Every publisher has a unique business model, competitive advantage, and value proposition for their users. Because of this, we built Google Ad Manager to be feature-rich and flexible. From live streaming on connected TVs to rewarded ads in your apps, the Ad Manager platform offers all of the functionality and tools you need to power…

Four First Public Working Drafts published by the CSS Working Group

March 3rd, 2020

The CSS Working Group has published four First Public Working Drafts today: CSS Color Module Level 5 extends CSS Color [css-color-4] to add color modification functions. Media Queries Level 5 allows authors to test and query values or features of the user agent or display device, independent of the document being rendered. They are used…

Considerations for Creating a Card Component

March 2nd, 2020

Here’s a Card component in React: const Card = props => { return( <div className=”card”> <h2>{props.title}</h2> <p>{props.content}</p> </div> ) } It might be pretty useful! If you end up using this thing hundreds of times, now you have the ability to refactor a little bit of HTML across your app very easily. You already have…

New music controls, emoji and more features dropping for Pixel

March 2nd, 2020

A few months ago, Pixel owners got a few new, helpful features in our first feature drop. Beginning today, even more updates and new experiences will begin rolling out to Pixel users. Help when you need it You can already use Motion Sense to skip forward or go back to a previous song. Now, if you have a Pixel 4, you…