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The latest on Google Hangouts and the upgrade to Google Chat

October 15th, 2020

Over the past few years, we’ve invested in building helpful and secure products you can use to communicate and stay connected with the people in your life. This month, we unveiled Google Workspace, which includes everything you need—Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Chat, Meet, and more—to get anything done, now in one place. Google Workspace is generally available…

9 Chromebook and G Suite for Education features to make learning more accessible

October 15th, 2020

Around the world, students with disabilities and diverse learning needs have been learning remotely, and teachers are finding new ways to practice inclusive teaching. In South Korea, Ryu Changdong, a blind teacher at Seoyun Middle School, when switching to online learning, struggled to gauge his students’ level of interaction with the lessons. While teaching remotely,…

Working Group Note: Progressive Font Enrichment: Evaluation Report

October 15th, 2020

The WebFonts Working Group has published a First Public Working Group Note of Progressive Font Enrichment: Evaluation Report. The success of WebFonts is unevenly distributed. This study evaluates solutions which would allow WebFonts to be used where slow networks, very large fonts, or complex subsetting requirements currently preclude their use. Comments on this report are…

Asia’s women founders look to the future

October 14th, 2020

Helping small businesses, especially other women entrepreneurs, is what drives Sonja Johar, co-founder of the chatbot service Halosis. As she explains, “In Indonesia, there are millions of women who need jobs, and want to help their family financially…if I can provide an easy, affordable solution for them, I can change their future.” Sonja is one…

How to Create a Realistic Motion Blur with CSS Transitions

October 14th, 2020

Before we delve into making a realistic motion blur in CSS, it’s worth doing a quick dive into what motion blur is, so we can have a better idea of what we’re trying to reproduce. Have you ever taken a photo of something moving quickly, especially under low light, and it turned into a blurry…

Bringing new digital skills trainings to HBCUs

October 14th, 2020

The status quo doesn’t survive, especially in education. I’ve seen this firsthand in my role as the President and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF). At TMCF, the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black college community, we aim to ensure student success by promoting educational excellence and preparing the next generation of…

Journalist Studio premieres with two new tools for reporters

October 14th, 2020

From long-term investigative projects that expose wrongdoing to breaking news analysis of important court decisions, quality journalism often relies on giant collections of documents, images, and audio recordings. Reporters are often faced with a tough choice: Take weeks and go it alone, enlist a team of colleagues or try to write a program to scrape…

Let’s Create Our Own Authentication API with Nodejs and GraphQL

October 13th, 2020

Authentication is one of the most challenging tasks for developers just starting with GraphQL. There are a lot of technical considerations, including what ORM would be easy to set up, how to generate secure tokens and hash passwords, and even what HTTP library to use and how to use it. In this article, we’ll focus…

Making Chromebooks work for people with disabilities

October 13th, 2020

As a visually impaired woman, I use assistive technology every day to make my working environment accessible and productive. I feel grateful to work on the Chromebook team, which values my perspective as someone with a disability. Seeking and embracing a diverse set of perspectives is the only true way to build for everyone. October…

Serving Veterans with a new resource hub

October 13th, 2020

As a soldier who had the honor of serving his country, I know that some war wounds are not as visible as others. The mental anguish many veterans suffer is not as readily diagnosed and effectively treated as physical wounds that leave scars. Nevertheless, they can be just as lasting. Veterans can miss out on…