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Update on User-Agent String Reduction in Chrome

May 19th, 2021

A little over a year ago we announced our plans to reduce the granularity of information available from the User-Agent string, which is sent by default for every HTTP request. Shortly after, we made the decision to put this effort on pause so as not to create an additional migration burden on the web ecosystem…

Introducing Angular DevTools

May 18th, 2021

We’re thrilled to announce Angular DevTools — a Chrome DevTools extension that you can use to inspect the structure of your applications and profile their performance. You can find more about Angular DevTools in the video below and install it from the Chrome Web Store. https://medium.com/media/4c79184ab0acf18af0afea98e715375d/href Better Angular Debugging Experience We ran a survey inside Google which confirmed…

Google I/O 2021: Being helpful in moments that matter

May 18th, 2021

It’s great to be back hosting our I/O Developers Conference this year. Pulling up to our Mountain View campus this morning, I felt a sense of normalcy for the first time in a long while. Of course, it’s not the same without our developer community here in person. COVID-19 has deeply affected our entire global…

Using AI to help find answers to common skin conditions

May 18th, 2021

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to help clinicians care for patients and treat disease — from improving the screening process for breast cancer to helping detect tuberculosis more efficiently. When we combine these advances in AI with other technologies, like smartphone cameras, we can unlock new ways for people to stay better informed about…

First Public Working Draft: Specification for Spoken Presentation in HTML

May 18th, 2021

The Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Specification for Spoken Presentation in HTML from the Pronunciation Task Force. This document is part of W3C work on pronunciation to provide normative specifications and best practices guidance so that text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis can properly pronounce HTML content. TTS has…

First Public Working Drafts: WebGPU and WebGPU Shading Language

May 18th, 2021

The GPU for the Web Working Group has published the following two First Public Working Drafts: WebGPU: WebGPU exposes an API for performing operations, such as rendering and computation, on a Graphics Processing Unit. WebGPU Shading Language: WebGPU Shader Language (WGSL) is the shader language for WebGPU. That is, an application using the WebGPU API…

Interest Group Note: Web of Things (WoT): Use Cases and Requirements

May 18th, 2021

The Web of Things Interest Group has published a First Public Interest Group Note of Web of Things (WoT): Use Cases and Requirements. This document is created to collect new IoT use cases from various domains that have been contributed by various stakeholders. These serve as a baseline for identifying requirements for the standardization work…

Google’s support of the news industry in India

May 17th, 2021

At a time when the need for access to trustworthy information is critical, we are announcing a slew of investments to support India’s large and diverse news industry. These investments will help people find quality journalism, contribute to the sustainability of news organizations, and expand our programs under the Google News Initiative — enabling newsrooms…

HTML Boilerplates

May 14th, 2021

Manuel Matuzović goes line-by-line through a boilerplate HTML document. I like it. It’s a good reference and has a lot of the same type of stuff I tend to put in the main HTML template. It makes me think about how opinionated this kind of thing can be. Dang near every line! Not the DOCTYPE,…

Why we’re rallying support for immigration rights

May 14th, 2021

The ability to recruit and retain the world’s best talent is crucial to America’s economic success  — and it has been from the beginning. Whether by founding companies or developing life-saving vaccines, immigrants have pioneered many of the breakthroughs that fuel our economy and make the U.S. a technological leader — including sparking 30% of all…