Geolocation API is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

April 7th, 2022

The Devices and Sensors Working Group has just published a Proposed Recommendation of Geolocation API, which provides access to geographical location information associated with the hosting device. Comments are welcome through 5 May 2022.

A new fellowship for experiments in journalism and AI

April 6th, 2022

Last year, 24 international newsrooms participated in the JournalismAI Collab Challenge, a Google News Initiative partnership with Polis, the journalism think-tank at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Their goal was to help journalists around the world build solutions, powered by artificial intelligence, to enhance their reporting capabilities. Together, they prototyped helpful tools…

An Update Angular on Standalone Components

April 6th, 2022

Photo by Johannes Plenio from Pexels A few months ago we posted the first RFC related to a project known as “standalone components”. This project has an ambitious goal: to reduce boilerplate and make Angular easier to use and learn by making it possible to build components and applications without NgModules. This week, we’re building on…

WordPress 5.9.3 Maintenance Release

April 5th, 2022

WordPress 5.9.3 is now available! This maintenance release features 9 bug fixes in Core and 10 bug fixes in the block editor. WordPress 5.9.3 is a short-cycle maintenance release. The next major release will be version 6.0. You can download WordPress 5.9.3 from, or visit your Dashboard → Updates and click “Update Now”. If you have sites that…

Make Google Maps your copilot with these new updates

April 5th, 2022

Say goodbye to road trip and vacation planning woes with new updates to Google Maps 👋 . Whether you’re driving around a new city or heading out on a weekend road trip, we’re launching new improvements including toll prices, a more detailed navigation map, and iOS updates to help you plan your drive, save money…

Last Call for Review of Proposed Corrections: Media Queries Level 3

April 4th, 2022

The CSS Working Group has proposed corrections to the W3C Recommendation of Media Queries Level 3. HTML4 and CSS2 currently support media-dependent style sheets tailored for different media types. For example, a document may use sans-serif fonts when displayed on a screen and serif fonts when printed. ‘screen’ and ‘print’ are two media types that…

What Breaking the Bias means to these Googlers in Africa

April 4th, 2022

Breaking the Bias was the theme for International Women’s Day 2022. It was a call to create a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive – where difference is valued and celebrated. In Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) this year we celebrated the theme of breaking the bias…

Finding more focus this Ramadan

April 1st, 2022

Ramadan is one of the most special times of the year. For me, it has always been about extended family (a lot of them!) and food (my favorite being the dates that would be at the table for breaking iftar — I loved starting with something we’d normally have as dessert). I’ve always found that…

Chrome 101: Federated Credential Management Origin Trial, Media Capabilities for WebRTC, and More

March 31st, 2022

Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. Learn more about the features listed here through the provided links or from the list on Chrome 101 is beta as of March 31, 2022. You can download the latest on…

How Google Women Techmakers celebrated IWD 2022

March 30th, 2022

Since 2013, Women Techmakers Ambassadors (WTM) have brought people around the world together throughout March and April in celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), hosting events to connect and educate their local tech communities. This year’s theme is #ProgressNotPerfection, the idea of letting go of preconceived ideas of perfection and fears of failure, and instead…