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An exploration of art, nature and technology

June 30th, 2021

Caroline Rothwell is a Sydney-based visual artist whose work tackles important conversations about human interactions with nature throughout history — and their lasting effects. In her latest body of work, she hopes to bring attention to the plants around us we so often take for granted. She wanted to see if technology could help her…

Why this Google engineer is teaching students to code

June 30th, 2021

San Francisco-based Googler Ernest Holmes first started coding when he was in high school. “From then on, I was hooked and knew I wanted to become an engineer,” he says. By the time he was a freshman at Morehouse College, Ernest was participating in the Google in Residence program (GIR). That program introduced him to…

WordPress 5.8 Release Candidate

June 29th, 2021

The first release candidate for WordPress 5.8 is now available! Please join us in celebrating this very important milestone in the community’s progress towards the final release of WordPress 5.8! “Release Candidate” means the new version is ready for release, but with thousands of plugins and themes and differences in how the millions of people…

Further measures to help fight financial fraud in the UK

June 29th, 2021

As part of ongoing cross-industry efforts to help tackle the issue of financial fraud, we recently announced that we were the first major technology firm to join Stop Scams UK. We also pledged $5 million in advertising credits to support public awareness campaigns in the UK, helping to ensure that consumers are better informed about…

W3C offers an Inclusion Fund and Fellowships for TPAC 2021

June 29th, 2021

60% of the world is online and we want and need to reflect the diversity of the whole world as more people continue to access, use and create the web. We believe that more diversity means better representation, which leads to better and more inclusive design. Indeed, more background, more use cases, more edge cases,…

How we’re supporting 30 new AI for Social Good projects

June 28th, 2021

Over recent years, we have seen remarkable progress in AI’s ability to confront new problems and help solve old ones. Advancing these efforts was one reason we set up the Google Research India lab in 2019, with a particular emphasis on AI research that could make a positive social impact. It’s also why we’ve supported…

System *Things

June 28th, 2021

I think we’re all largely aware of colors like this: color: OldLace; background: rebeccapurple; I guess you’d just call those “named colors” in CSS. Those aren’t the only kind of named colors there are though. Some of them are a bit more fluid. Jim Nielsen was blowin’ minds the other day when he blogged about…

WordPress 5.8 Beta 4

June 25th, 2021

WordPress 5.8 Beta 4 is now available for testing! This software is still in development, so it is not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with it. You can test the WordPress 5.8 Beta 4 in three ways: Install/activate the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (select…

A new notice in Search for rapidly evolving results

June 25th, 2021

Accessing timely, relevant, and reliable information is increasingly important in our current environment. Whether you see something on social media or are having a conversation with a friend, you might turn to Google to learn more about a developing issue. While Google Search will always be there with the most useful results we can provide,…

Five things we’ve learned about Web Stories

June 24th, 2021

Last October, we created a home for Web Stories in Google Discover so users could find a personalized stream of the best Web Stories from around the internet. The goal with Web Stories is to enable publishers and creators to easily build and take full ownership of their content. The reception from publishers has been…