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Honoring Black Consciousness Day in Brazil

November 20th, 2020

Editor’s note: Last night, on the eve of the Black Consciousness Day in Brazil, a Black man, João Alberto Silveira Freitas, died after being beaten at a supermarket in Porto Alegre, in the south of the country. We would like to express our sentiments to the Black community in Brazil. In Brazil, November 20 is…

How Project Guideline gave me the freedom to run solo

November 19th, 2020

Editor’s Note: At Google Research, we’re interested in exploring how technology can help improve people’s daily lives and experiences. So it’s been an incredible opportunity to work with Thomas Panek, avid runner and President & CEO of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, to apply computer vision for something important in his everyday life: independent exercise. Project Guideline…

Inside the Cloud Technical Residency with Tony Rodriguez

November 19th, 2020

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns, and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews. Today’s post is all about Tony Rodriguez, a Technical Solutions Engineer in Austin who started at…

Color Theming with CSS Custom Properties and Tailwind

November 19th, 2020

Custom properties not only enable us to make our code more efficient but allow us to work some real magic with CSS too. One area where they have huge potential is theming. At Atomic Smash we use Tailwind CSS, a utility class framework, for writing our styles. In this article, we’ll look at how custom…

iPhones just got more helpful with Gmail, Drive and Fit widgets

November 19th, 2020

When iPhone 12 was released a few weeks ago, we launched helpful widgets for your favorite Google apps on iOS. Over the next few days, we’re adding more for Gmail, Drive and Fit—and Calendar and Chrome widgets are on their way too. Gmail With the new Gmail widget, you can search your inbox, start a…

Show love to businesses you love on Black-owned Friday

November 19th, 2020

When I walk into Vibez Juice & Vegan Cafe, I feel good. This juice bar and vegan cafe in Jersey City, NJ isn’t just a place to get delicious, healthy food, but it’s also a place that feels positive and uplifting. The owners, Medline and John “Jube” Altino, wanted to create a welcoming space that…

A call to advance women entrepreneurs

November 18th, 2020

When I joined Google more than a decade ago, I was one of the only working mothers at Google Tokyo. I spoke with other women at the office and was surprised to find that for many of my female colleagues, the cultural stigma of being a working mom was still hard to overcome, even at…

Transparent privacy practices for Chrome Extensions

November 18th, 2020

Protecting users and their data is a fundamental aspect of the work we do on Chrome. Last year, as part of Google’s Project Strobe, we announced an important set of policies for extensions to protect users and their data. These policies require extensions to request only the permissions needed to implement their features. Additionally, we…

Google Pay reimagined: pay, save, manage expenses and more

November 18th, 2020

“Credit cards… rent… Wait. Did we pay the babysitter? We need to buy Max a new collar and order the turkey. I wish I knew how much we spent on groceries last month. Where’s the receipt for those shoes I need to return?” Staying on top of payments and finances isn’t easy for the best…

Creating WebGL Effects with CurtainsJS

November 18th, 2020

This article focuses adding WebGL effects to <image> and <video> elements of an already “completed” web page. While there are a few helpful resources out there on this subject (like these two), I hope to help simplify this subject by distilling the process into a few steps: Create a web page as you normally would….