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How accessible design helps everyone

October 18th, 2019

I was born cross-eyed, and after two corrective surgeries, I thought I could see like everyone else. But I still had trouble driving, navigating stairs, and playing sports. In my late twenties, I learned that I mostly saw with one eye, and I couldn’t see in 3D. This is considered a hidden disability (similar to…

Annie Leibovitz unveils photo series with Google Pixel

October 17th, 2019

Legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz is unveiling a series of portraits of individuals who are changing the landscape of their time. Using her Google Pixel exclusively, Annie encountered her subjects in the places they live and work and are inspired into action. Annie photographed equal justice lawyer Bryan Stevenson in Alabama. The pictures portray extraordinary people…

15 years of Google Books

October 17th, 2019

Books are the windows to new worlds. Through them, I’ve explored the wintery lands of Narnia and cast a spell at Hogwarts. I’ve danced with the Bennet sisters and attended the wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. I’ve delved into coding languages and learned about the Egyptian pyramids. Each world I’ve discovered has shown me the…

New Google One benefits for Made By Google devices

October 17th, 2019

If you haven’t heard, we just announced a few new things Made By Google, including the Pixel 4 and the Google Nest Mini. New Google One benefits help you get more from your Made By Google devices with Google Store member rewards, a free trial with Pixel 4, and Pro Sessions. Rewards on the Google…

New ways to report driving incidents on Google Maps

October 17th, 2019

Google Maps has always helped people get from point A to B in the easiest way possible. Today, we’re adding more tools that reflect real-time contributions from the community so you can stay even more informed when you’re behind the wheel. Here’s what’s changing: First, we’re adding the ability for people to report crashes, speed…

The latest Pixel 4 accessories

October 16th, 2019

Before you head out to pick up your new Pixel 4 later this month, check out the latest Google accessories and the accessories our partners have been working on. Like Pixel 4, these new accessories are designed to help you capture the best photos, get a fast wireless charger, and in some cases, help the…

Investing in the next generation of measurement on YouTube

October 16th, 2019

Ad reporting and measurement is an important part of getting digital advertising right. We invest a lot to help our advertisers understand the value of running ads on services like YouTube. Advertisers use different tools to understand the effectiveness of their ad campaigns. One type, called pixels, has played an important role across the web…

If it has audio, now it can have captions

October 16th, 2019

A decade ago, we added automatic captions to videos on YouTube, making online videos more accessible. However, they’re not always available on other types of content—like audio messages from your friends, trending videos on social media feeds or even the stuff you record yourself. It’s hard to enjoy that content if you forgot your headphones and…

Jacquard and Google Arts and Culture weave tech into art

October 16th, 2019

Words that appear out of white tapestries. Music that streams out of black fabric. A mysterious blue cloth-draped spiral that guides you with light and sound. It may sound like a fantasy novel, but these are real works of art made possible with Jacquard by Google. Combining advanced hardware and software technology with textile and…

Explore the Maya world with the British Museum

October 15th, 2019

At first glance, the British Museum and Google may not seem like natural partners. One is a 266-year-old institution venerated as the first national public museum in the world. The other is a 21-year-old former startup and now the world’s largest digital company. But if you take a closer look, you’ll see some strong ties….