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Our favorite 10 new things coming to Smart Displays

October 19th, 2020

Every day, people ask Google for help with things like catching up on their favorite shows, turning on their garage lights, filling their homes with relaxing music, playing games and even keeping their family on track. As we expect more of our smart home devices, Smart Displays are increasingly becoming a hub that entertains and…

Improvements to Ads Data Hub

October 19th, 2020

Today, we’re announcing improvements to Ads Data Hub, our cloud-based solution that enables customized analysis of your Google ad campaigns while protecting user privacy. With these updates, we’re offering more ways to access the data you need, improved usability for key workflows, and new tools that give you more flexibility to run the customized analysis….

How we’re tackling evolving online threats

October 16th, 2020

Major events like elections and COVID-19 present opportunities for threat actors, and Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) is working to thwart these threats and protect our products and the people using them. As we head into the U.S. election, we wanted to share an update on what we’re seeing and how threat actors are changing…

Working from home is ruff. Dooglers make it a little better.

October 16th, 2020

In December 2011, a small ceremony was held at a previously unnamed cafe at Google’s Mountain View campus. The NoName Cafe in building 43 would no longer be nameless: It would henceforth be known as Yoshka’s Cafe, in honor of Google’s original Top Dog, and the first dog to ever visit Google’s campus. Yoshka belonged…

People Problems

October 16th, 2020

Just the other day, Jeremy Keith wrote that problems with performance work aren’t only a matter of optimization and fixing code, but also tackling people problems: It struck me that there’s a continuum of performance challenges. On one end of the continuum, you’ve got technical issues. These can be solved with technical solutions. On the…

Find voting and ballot drop box locations on Google

October 16th, 2020

This year, searches for “how to vote” in the U.S. are higher than ever before. To make it easier to find information about how and where to vote—regardless of your preferred voting method—we’ve launched election-related features with information from trusted and authoritative organizations in Google Search. Starting today, when you go to Google Search and…

A new partnership with Spain’s public service media

October 16th, 2020

Public service media organizations (PSMs) have long played a critical role in delivering trusted information, entertainment and education, and investing in local cultures and showcasing them to the world. In Europe alone there are 69 PSMs, which together invest €19.5 billion each year in local content and operate a combined 939 TV and radio stations….

Future directions for technology and education in Asia

October 15th, 2020

COVID-19 began upending education across Asia Pacific in January, forcing hundreds of millions of students to learn remotely. As a father, helping my sons learn from home left me grateful to their teachers—and deeply appreciative of the technology that helped keep their education going outside the classroom. Within Google, we’ve made it a priority to…

Full Bleed

October 15th, 2020

We’ve covered techniques before for when you want a full-width element within a constrained-width column, like an edge-to-edge image within a narrower column of text. There are loads of techniques. Perhaps my favorite is this little utility class: .full-width { width: 100vw; position: relative; left: 50%; right: 50%; margin-left: -50vw; margin-right: -50vw; } That works…

Chrome 87 Beta: WebAuthn in DevTools, Pan/Tilt/Zoom, Flow Relative Shorthands and More

October 15th, 2020

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 87 is beta as of October 15, 2020. WebAuthn Tab in DevTools Testing web authentication…