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Run Gulp as You Open a VS Code Project

October 12th, 2020

When I open my local project for this very site, there is a 100% chance that I need to run this command before anything else: gulp. I set that up fresh less than a year ago so I’m on the latest-and-greatest stuff and have my workflow just how I like it. I did a few…

The Navajo Nation addresses its residents with Plus Codes

October 12th, 2020

At the Navajo Nation Division of Community Development, we have a total IT staff of two. There are many challenges the Navajo Nation faces, and many of them are at the community level, and I work to find technical solutions to help solve some of these challenges. For example, we’re facing a potential undercount in…

Make every marketing dollar count with attribution and lift measurement

October 12th, 2020

Understanding how each media touchpoint contributes to your goals can mean the difference between marketing that drives business growth and marketing that fails to deliver. To make every dollar count, you need tools that help you learn how people are responding to your ads, so you can take action to improve your results. Today, we’re…

W3C community convenes online for TPAC 2020

October 12th, 2020

Today marks the start of TPAC 2020, our 20th Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee meetings week! The W3C Community convenes remotely for our annual all-groups meetings which are online and virtual for the first time since 2001 and will span at least three weeks. The event focuses on collaborative meetings to create momentum and collective…

How Google autocomplete predictions are generated

October 8th, 2020

You come to Google with an idea of what you’d like to search for. As soon as you start typing, predictions appear in the search box to help you finish what you’re typing. These time-saving predictions are from a feature called Autocomplete, which we covered previously in this How Search Works series. In this post,…

Faster coverage and more options with Fi and new 5G phones

October 8th, 2020

Image above shows Samsung 5G phones When it comes to wireless service, your experience should be simple, straightforward, and always improving. On Google Fi, that means being able to join from the comfort of your home, connecting all your devices with full-speed tethering at no extra charge, and choosing a plan that’s right for you—whether…

Why design is important to security

October 7th, 2020

Security is usually invisible. More often than not, we just protect you automatically and you don’t need to lift a finger. But sometimes, we’ll notify you and suggest that you take action to better secure your information, like check your Account activity after we block a suspicious attempt to sign in. Whether the issue is…

Chrome is deploying HTTP/3 and IETF QUIC

October 7th, 2020

QUIC is a new networking transport protocol that combines the features of TCP, TLS, and more. HTTP/3 is the latest version of HTTP, the protocol that carries the vast majority of Web traffic. HTTP/3 only runs over QUIC. QUIC was initially developed by Google and first announced in 2013. Since then, the protocol has matured…

Giving material angular a refresh

October 7th, 2020

Hi everyone, I’m Annie and I recently joined the Angular Components team after finishing up my rotations as an Engineering Resident here at Google. During the first rotation of my residency, I worked on the Closure Compiler and implemented some new ES2020 features including bullish coalesce and optional chaining. After that, my second rotation project…

Play with Art Filter to learn about culture

October 6th, 2020

What if you could learn about the story of the Girl with a Pearl Earring while wearing her earrings yourself? Or how about putting on a Japanese helmet to take you back to the time of Samurai traditions? Starting today, you can use “Art Filter” in the Google Arts & Culture app to become an…