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The U.K.’s top nostalgic films: Access now on Pixel’s 5G

November 27th, 2020

With so many countries now returning to various forms of lockdown, and winter steadily drawing in, many of us are turning to our favorite films and movie moments to find some familiarity in a time of uncertainty. In other words, we’re embracing nostalgia. And why not? The movies we love are usually steeped in happy…

After beating cancer, a renewed focus on mental health

November 25th, 2020

2019 was a challenging year for me. It was the year I was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer. As someone who has always been active and healthy, the news came as a complete shock, and it didn’t help that doctors couldn’t explain why it happened. But I wasn’t caught up in the mindset of…

A custom-built robot lightens up the mood

November 25th, 2020

As a technical solutions consultant at Google, Christian Gijtenbeek enjoys helping others with creative solutions to complex problems. While working from home this year, the Amsterdam-based Googler noticed a dilemma of his own. “It’s more challenging to interact with colleagues and clients without the non-verbal cues many of us are used to,” he says. “How…

Combining technology and art as a Developer Advocate

November 25th, 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 Priyanka Vergadia, who followed her curiosity and stumbled upon a role…

7 creative tips to improve your Web Stories

November 24th, 2020

Since Google launched a new home for Web Stories on Discover, we have seen a diverse group of content creators using the format to tell engaging stories, everything from product reviews to a history of the U.S. postal service. Thanks to new and improved creation tools, it’s easier than ever to create a high-quality and…

How I’m giving thanks (and staying safe) this Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2020

I love Thanksgiving. It’s a time to be with those you love, eating fabulous food and sharing memories. In my family, my mother always made the holiday a time when we welcomed people into our home who had nowhere else to go that day. And then we’d take long afternoon walks after our big meal….

Make your own turkey trot with Google Maps

November 23rd, 2020

Every Thanksgiving, before I settle into the couch to watch football or load my plate with multiple servings of stuffing, there’s another tradition I have to accomplish first: a turkey trot. If you don’t already know, a turkey trot is a Thanksgiving Day run. It’s usually a casual way to log a few miles before…

Stop, drop and pass the rolls! Thanksgiving fun with Google

November 23rd, 2020

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, which can only mean the approach of a classic dinner table debate: stuffing or dressing? If your family is busy dishing out their hot food takes, they’re hardly alone: Google searches for “stuffing vs dressing” in the U.S. spiked more than 350 percent this past week. But let’s…

A Fair Code for an Open Internet

November 23rd, 2020

The debate over Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code is part of a bigger conversation about the nature and direction of the internet itself. The modern internet was designed to empower individuals — as a free, open, and democratic system for the exchange of information. From its early origins in the 1960s and 70s to the…

Help for Asia’s change-making nonprofit leaders

November 22nd, 2020

As someone who came to Google from the nonprofit world, I understand how challenging it can be for nonprofit organizations to find the right resources and talent to tackle some of the world’s complex challenges. COVID-19 doesn’t make it easier. So in June this year, Google.org granted $600,000 to Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, helping them…