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Cooling off with #teampixel

September 21st, 2017

We enjoyed all the fun in the sun with #teampixel this summer. From a whirlwind tour around the globe to getting one with nature, our Pixel photographers shared some stunning shots that gave us the chills (in a good way). Before we head into fall, we’re paying one last homage to the warmer months with…

How Google went all in on video meetings (and you can, too)

September 21st, 2017

Editor’s note: this is the first article in a five-part series on Google Hangouts. I’ve worked at Google for more than a decade and have seen the company expand across geographies—including to Stockholm where I have worked from day one. My coworkers and I build video conferencing technology to help global teams work better together….

Transforming Chile’s health sector with connectivity

September 21st, 2017

Editor’s note: From instant access to medical records, to telemedicine in rural areas, connectivity in the health sector has the power to improve lives. In this guest post, Soledad Munoz Lopez, CIO of the Chilean Ministry of Health, shares with us how Chile implemented a national API-based architecture to help bring better health to millions….

Android zero-touch enrollment: seamless and secure enterprise deployment

September 21st, 2017

Companies around the world deploy Android to mobilize employees and transform their businesses. No matter the use case, we know that a successful deployment is about more than just selecting the right devices; it’s about getting them configured and rolled out into the hands of users as quickly and easily as possible. Today we’re launching…

Something’s coming … “West Side Story” on Google Arts & Culture

September 21st, 2017

“In the olden days, everybody sang.” Those are the words of Leonard Bernstein, composer behind the iconic musical “West Side Story,” where everyone danced and snapped through the streets, too. Whether you’re a Jet all the way or you side with the Sharks, Tony and Maria’s love story is as poignant today as it was…

Headphones optimized for the Google Assistant

September 21st, 2017

Your Assistant is already available to help on phones, speakers and more. But sometimes you need something a bit more personal, just for you to hear. And that’s where headphones come into play. Like when you’re commuting on the train or reading at home. It would be nice to get on-the-go help from your Assistant,…

A ride to remember on World Alzheimer’s Day

September 21st, 2017

Editor’s note: Anne-Christine Hertz is a Swedish inventor who works at Health Technology Centre of Halland. Today, she shares a story of how the Centre used Street View to invent a device that helps elderly with Alzheimer’s. A few weeks ago I met 75-year-old Lars Jonsson and his wife Ingrid. They married when Lars was…

Google signs agreement with HTC, continuing our big bet on hardware

September 21st, 2017

About a year and a half ago, I joined Google to pursue my dream job to create compelling hardware products, built with Google’s smarts at their core. As a first step, we brought together various consumer hardware-related efforts and established a single hardware organization within the company. Our team’s goal is to offer the best…

Working together to combat terrorists online

September 20th, 2017

Editor’s note: This is a revised and abbreviated version of a speech Kent delivered today at the United Nations in New York City, NY, on behalf of the members of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism. The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism is a group of four technology companies—Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube—that…

Best Practices: Creating Art Assets for VR

September 20th, 2017

Editor’s Note: This is a design-focused post for anyone interested in creating art assets for virtual reality. As a VR and AR artist, I’ve noticed two trends. First, new tools and practices that can make us better artists are appearing all the time. But also, techniques and skills from the late 90’s and early 00’s…