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Say goodbye to hold music

September 30th, 2020

Sometimes, a phone call is the best way to get something done. We call retailers to locate missing packages, utilities to adjust our internet speeds, airlines to change our travel itineraries…the list goes on. But more often than not, we need to wait on hold during these calls—listening closely to hold music and repetitive messages—before…

Google TV: Entertainment you love, with help from Google

September 30th, 2020

In today’s golden age of television, there are seemingly limitless options for you to enjoy at home—that binge-worthy show, the big game or the latest blockbuster movie. But with more choices than ever, it can take a long time just to find something to watch. That’s why we made Google TV—a new entertainment experience designed…

Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 pack 5G speeds and so much more

September 30th, 2020

Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 are here, packing more helpful Google features into phones backed by the power and speeds of 5G1. From Google’s latest AI and Assistant features to the biggest ever batteries we’ve put in a Pixel, to industry-leading camera features, Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 join our much-loved Pixel 4a…

Achieving Vertical Alignment

September 30th, 2020

Our tools for vertical alignment have gotten a lot better as of late. My early days as a website designer involved laying out 960px wide homepage designs and aligning things horizontally across a page using a 12-column grid. Media queries came along which required a serious mental shift. It solved some big problems, of course,…

Powering economic recovery through retail

September 30th, 2020

Progetto Quid is a small fashion business in Verona, Italy that provides employment opportunities for women coming out of difficult situations. When the company closed its stores during the lockdown, it started making non-medical masks,  safeguarding its business, and the future of its workers. Within two months they’d sold 700,000 masks, using Google Ads to…

The shift to distance learning in Asia Pacific

September 29th, 2020

When I was growing up in Serbia, there was only one small school in my village, and we often shared a classroom with the grade above us. The teacher would focus on my classmates and me for a couple of minutes, before turning his attention to the older students on the other side of the…

Stay connected with Google Meet

September 29th, 2020

For many of us, it’s difficult to see each other in person these days. Video is now playing a crucial role in helping us connect—whether it’s across time zones or just across the street. For me, it’s provided a space to collaborate with my team, and a way for friends and family from around the…

Why is the sky orange? How Google gave people the right info

September 29th, 2020

On the morning of September 10, millions of people in Northern California woke up to an orange sky after wildfire smoke spread like a thick layer across the West Coast. It persisted for days, and it was the first time lots of people had ever seen anything like this. To understand what was happening, many…

Painter and pioneer: Artemisia at The National Gallery

September 29th, 2020

Artemisia Gentileschi didn’t fit the mold of the typical 17th-century Italian gentlewoman. At a time when women had limited opportunities to pursue artistic training, Artemisia forged a career for herself and established an international reputation. Thanks to a collaboration with The National Gallery, which is hosting the first major retrospective of Artemisia in the U.K.,…

The Flavors of Object-Oriented Programming (in JavaScript)

September 28th, 2020

In my research, I’ve found there are four approaches to Object-Oriented Programming in JavaScript: Using Constructor functions Using Classes Using Objects linking to other objects (OLOO) Using Factory functions Which methods should I use? Which one is “the best” way? Here I’ll present my findings along with information that may help you decide which is…