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Seeing is believing in the fight against climate change

August 4th, 2017

In 2005, more than a thousand of acres of land in my hometown in the Santa Cruz mountains were under threat from a proposed logging contract that would have severely damaged our ecosystem by tearing down ancient Redwoods, increasing potential fire danger and endangering public safety. As part of the community group Neighbors Against Irresponsible…

The High Five: A GOAT, a pig and a calf

August 4th, 2017

A GOAT, a pig and a calf walk into a barn … and you get a few of the most popular searches from this week. GOAT = greatest of all time Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady is taking a pass at writing. The cover of his first book—which explains how Brady has stayed in wicked good…

Your Back-to-School Assistant

August 4th, 2017

We’re in no to rush to get through summer, but it’s officially August and time to start thinking about going back to school! Here’s how your Assistant can help you get back into the school days groove: Brush up on history: “Ok Google, when was World War II?” Pop quiz: “Ok Google, play American Presidents…

Partnering with Italy’s leaders for safer, smarter web use

August 4th, 2017

With both the amount of time spent online and the number of connected devices in Italy increasing dramatically year after year, it’s more important than ever for the country to stay web-savvy. But not everyone’s getting it right. For example, research tells us most millennials use the same password for some—or even the majority!—of their…

#teampixel always gets the shot

August 3rd, 2017

Pixel photographers know that the best image isn’t always the most obvious one. Sometimes you get it by looking up—sometimes by looking down. It might be close up, or framed by something unexpected. But if you keep your eyes open, it’s there. Take a look at what #teampixel saw this week: Left: guigurui finds a…

Save that thought: How Instrument uses Jamboard to capture and share ideas

August 3rd, 2017

We all brainstorm differently. As Avi Couillard, a Senior Strategist at the digital agency Instrument, puts it: “Some people need to noodle on an idea, some need to converse with their team about it, and some need to visit it on their own terms.” For agencies like Instrument, inspiration can strike at any place and…

Around the Globe – Fundación Todo Mejora supports LGBT youth

August 2nd, 2017

Todo Mejora means “it gets better”—and it’s this message that the Chile-based nonprofit has worked tirelessly to advocate for. In the wake of continual LGBT discrimination around the world, Fundación Todo Mejora strives to support the LGBT adolescents who face discrimination, including those considering committing suicide. Chile has one of the highest levels of suicide…

Plan your next adventure with the new Google Earth for iOS app

August 2nd, 2017

Summer is one of my favorite seasons. It’s a time to travel with my family, for discovering new places and creating new memories. Google Earth is where I turn to for travel ideas. Just last month I was exploring Canada’s National Parks. Inspired by the beautiful outdoor imagery, I’m planning to hit the road with…

10 ways we’re making Classroom and Forms easier for teachers this school year

August 1st, 2017

We’ve seen educators do incredible things with G Suite for Education tools: creatively teach classroom material, collaborate with students, and design innovative assignments to achieve meaningful outcomes. Classroom is a useful tool for teachers, and since it launched three years ago, students have submitted more than 1 billion assignments. This year, we’re sending teachers back…

New badges to help you discover and take action on Image Search

August 1st, 2017

Google Image Search helps you surf shots of your favorite people, places and things as well as research products, destinations, dishes and styles. Now on the Google app for Android and mobile web, we’re adding relevant badges to images indicating what else you can discover with a single tap. These badges will help you uncover…