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The High Five: top searches from the week of August 28

September 1st, 2017

Hurricane Harvey This week, attention in the U.S. turned to Hurricane Harvey and its devastating impact in Texas and Louisiana. People are searching for how to help, as well as for information about future storm Hurricane Irma—which was upgraded to a Category 3 and is moving across the Atlantic. The top queries regarding the storm…

How to fix a toilet (and other things you couldn’t do without Search)

September 1st, 2017

Every year, millions come to Google to search for news and information that helps illuminate the world around them. While people often search for breaking news, the latest sports scores, or what’s playing at a local movie theater, they also often look for answers on how to fix the more mundane items around them. Recently,…

Travel photography 101 with #teampixel

August 31st, 2017

We’ve traveled far and wide with #teampixel this summer but not as far as Jeremy Foster, this week’s Pixel expert. He’s been globetrotting the world for the past seven years and offers some sage advice on taking photos with your Pixel. So whether you’re a weekend warrior or a seasoned explorer, check out his tips…

Automatic protections in Android: Q&A with a security expert

August 31st, 2017

Editor’s note: The Android security team works to keep more than two billion users safe, and with the release of Android Oreo, they’ve rolled out some new security protections. We sat down with Adrian Ludwig, Director of Android Security to learn about his team, their approach to security, and what Oreo’s new protections mean for…

Coding gets easier with new series of books on Google Play

August 31st, 2017

Girls Who Code wants to close the gender gap in technology. In order to do that, they help kids develop an interest in science and technology at an early age. This is where Google Play comes in—we’re putting together a new collection of 13 books on Google play that will get kids excited about coding. We’re…

Explore your new campus with Google Maps

August 31st, 2017

Whether you’re a freshman, transfer student, or visiting parent, Google Maps helps you get where you’re going (and more) on campus and off. Navigate to specific areas on campus College campuses can be huge, with sprawling buildings, social areas, and sports stadiums. When navigating to a campus on Google Maps, just type in the college…

Say it with stickers!

August 31st, 2017

Sometimes it’s hard to find the right words to say. In those moments…sticker away! With the latest Gboard for Android update, you can now easily share our new downloadable stickers or Bitmoji in any app that supports image pasting, including your favorite messaging apps on Android. Whatever you’re feeling—happy or sad, silly or sleepy, courageous…

Supporting flood relief efforts in South Asia

August 31st, 2017

This summer, millions of people have been affected by severe flooding and landslides across Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. At least 1,200 people are known to have died, and tens of thousands of houses, schools, and hospitals have been destroyed, leaving people in urgent need of support during and after flood waters recede. Today, we are…

Experimenting with machine learning in media

August 30th, 2017

From the Gutenberg printing press in 1440 to virtual reality today, advances in technology have made it possible to discover new audiences and new ways of expressing. And there’s more to come. Machine learning is the latest technology to change how news, entertainment, lifestyle and sports content is created, distributed and monetized. YouTube, for example,…

Your Google Assistant is coming to new speakers, appliances and more

August 30th, 2017

From the start, we’ve believed that your Google Assistant should be available wherever you need help, and that’s why it’s already on Google Home, eligible Android phones, iPhones, Google Allo and Android Wear. This week, we’re continuing to make your Assistant available in even more places. We’re here at IFA in Germany—that’s Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin…