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Ready to play? New games on your Smart Display

December 16th, 2020

The holiday season is here and hopefully, that means you’ll get a chance to relax. If you find yourself with some downtime, check out the latest collection of games for Smart Displays. Just say, “Hey Google, let’s play a game” and Google Assistant will present you a collection of puzzles, word games, and even virtual…

Developer Survey 2020 Results of Angular

December 15th, 2020

Earlier this year, we ran our annual developer survey. We want to thank you for the close to 30k responses, which will help us make Angular better! This post discusses the results we received and how they connect to the projects on the roadmap. Results In the survey, we asked a couple of closed and open-ended…

Old is Solid; New Gets Talked About

December 15th, 2020

When Chris asked me to write about “one thing I learned about building websites this year” I admit my brain immediately went through a list of techniques and CSS properties I started using this year. But then I paused. Other people can write about that much better than I can. What’s something that I specifically…

AI helps protect Australian wildlife in fire-affected areas

December 15th, 2020

Editor’s note: Today’s guest post comes from Darren Grover, Head of Healthy Land and Seascapes at the World Wide Fund For Nature Australia. Over the next six months, more than 600 sensor cameras will be deployed in bushfire-affected areas across Australia, monitoring and evaluating the surviving wildlife populations. This nationwide effort is part of An…

Introducing Learn WordPress

December 15th, 2020

Learn WordPress is a learning resource providing workshops, quizzes, courses, lesson plans, and discussion groups so that anyone, from beginners to advanced users, can learn to do more with WordPress. Learning how to use, build for, and contribute to WordPress is essential for anyone wanting to dive deeper into the software and its community.  This…

Call for Review: WebRTC 1.0: Real-Time Communication Between Browsers is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

December 15th, 2020

The Web Real-Time Communications Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of WebRTC 1.0: Real-Time Communication Between Browsers. This document defines a set of ECMAScript APIs in WebIDL to allow media to be sent to and received from another browser or device implementing the appropriate set of real-time protocols. This specification is being developed in…

Create a festive song with Blob Opera

December 15th, 2020

Still looking for that perfect present? Why not gift a festive song? Blob Opera is a new machine learning experiment by artist David Li that lets you create your own festive song inspired by Opera on Google Arts & Culture. Guide the pitch and vowel sound of our four festive blobs who stand ready to…

Debugging CSS

December 14th, 2020

High five to Ahmad Shadeed for releasing his new book, Debugging CSS. I think that’s a neat angle for a book on CSS. There are a ton of books on the general subject of CSS already, so not that they can’t be fresh takes on that, but this feels equally important and less trodden territory….

Google tools support more nonprofits in new ways

December 14th, 2020

When 2020 brought uncertainty to communities around the world, nonprofits stepped up to help those in need. From moving educational programs online with Canada Learning Code to providing frontline coronavirus relief in Milan with Croce Rossa Italiana, the work of nonprofits around the world has inspired us. And we were proud to support hundreds of…

Use Google TV to create your perfect holiday movie queue

December 14th, 2020

As it starts to get colder outside, there’s nothing better than snuggling under a blanket with a warm cup of peppermint hot chocolate and enjoying a holiday movie marathon. That’s my recipe for a perfect December evening. Every year, I watch as many holiday movies as I can—and in the age of streaming, that can…