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Boost your home’s signal and style with Nest Wifi

October 15th, 2019

Homes weren’t built for Wi-Fi, so when we introduced Google Wifi in 2016, we built it to work for any home. With Nest Wifi, we’re taking everything you love about the original and making it even better, with a powerful router and a Wifi point that includes the Google Assistant, bringing you more help at…

Nest Mini brings twice the bass and an upgraded Assistant

October 15th, 2019

It’s only been two years, but already, millions of you have received hands-free help from the Google Assistant in any room in your home, all thanks to Google Home Mini. And now, we’re bringing you the second-generation Nest Mini, which is completely re-engineered to make everything you love about the original even better. Back in…

More affordable and portable: let’s Pixelbook Go

October 15th, 2019

Back in 2017, we introduced Pixelbook, a high-performance Chromebook that can adapt to your needs. And now we’re making it available to even more people with Pixelbook Go. At barely two pounds and 13 mm thin, it’s easy to bring Pixelbook Go wherever life takes you. And with its starting price of $649, it still…

Meet the new Google Pixel Buds

October 15th, 2019

Many of us turn to our phones constantly. On average, people check their smartphones almost 100 times a day, and more than half of those interactions—playing a song, setting a reminder or getting directions—are less than 30 seconds. Google Pixel Buds can help make those quick tasks easier and faster, with instant access to the…

Stadia arrives on November 19

October 15th, 2019

Stadia Founder’s Edition will start arriving on gamers’ doorsteps on November 19, 2019. If you were one of the first gamers who pre-ordered and have received your Founder’s Editions, you’ll be able to buy and play your favorite games beginning at 9 AM PST/5 PM BST/6 PM CET on November 19. You can play Red…

Using AI to give people who are blind the “full picture”

October 11th, 2019

Everything that makes up the web—text, images, video, and audio—can be easily discovered. Many people who are blind or have low vision rely on screen readers to make the content of web pages accessible through spoken feedback or braille. For images and graphics, screen readers rely on descriptions created by developers and web authors, which…

TerraTalk is changing how Japan’s students learn English

October 11th, 2019

With increasing classroom sizes, more paperwork than ever and new mandates from the ministry of education, Japanese teachers face an uphill battle in their mission to teach their students. Yoshiyuki Kakihara wanted to use technology to figure out a solution, with an emphasis on English language education. He created TerraTalk, an AI-powered app that allows…

How Google made me proud to be out at work

October 11th, 2019

Until I started working at Google in 2014, I had never been out at work. Now, less than five years later, everything is different: I’m an active volunteer leader in Google’s LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group—a Googler-run, company-supported organization that works to provide an inclusive workplace for LGBTQ+ employees, and partners closely with our Trans Employee…

Voice guidance in Maps, built for people with impaired vision

October 10th, 2019

Think about the last time you walked to a new place. How many streets did you cross to get there? Which intersections were the most complex? How did you prepare before making a turn? And how did you know you weren’t lost? Now think about making that same trip if you were one of the…

Google Ad Grants help a U.K. nonprofit save lives

October 10th, 2019

Editor’s note: Today is World Mental Health Day, a day run by the World Health Organization with the aim of breaking down the stigma of mental health and draw attention to resources and organizations available to help people cope. One of those organizations is Samaritans, which is a recipient of Google Ad Grants.  Every six…