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Accessory inspiration, courtesy of the Pixel team

October 30th, 2020

A few weeks ago, Google introduced the Pixel 4a (5G) and the Pixel 5. And new Pixels mean new Pixel accessories, starting with the new Made by Google cases. As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, the outer fabric of our new cases is made with 70 percent recycled materials. In fact, assuming each…

Behind the scenes with the new Nest Thermostat

October 30th, 2020

Available today, the new Nest Thermostat is smarter and more affordable than ever. By using AI, it keeps homes comfortable while helping people save energy and even find out if something might be wrong with their eligible HVAC system. To learn a little more about what powers the Nest Thermostat, we took some time to…

Rebuilding Japan’s Shurijo Castle in the Cloud

October 29th, 2020

When fire struck Okinawa’s Shurijo Castle in October 2019, it damaged a part of Japanese history dating back to the Ryukyu Kingdom of 1429-1879. The Japanese government is planning to rebuild the site—but that process will take time. To preserve and highlight the castle’s heritage and culture in the meantime, Google Arts & Culture and the…

Helping Australian teens hone media literacy skills

October 29th, 2020

On April 28, 1996, at the historical Port Arthur site in Tasmania, 35 people were tragically killed. Alannah and Madeline Mikac, aged six and three, along with their mother, died that day. Because of this terrible act of violence, Alannah and Madeline’s father, Walter Mikac AM, and a small group of volunteers created the Alannah…

Exploring AI for radiotherapy planning with Mayo Clinic

October 28th, 2020

More than 18 million new cancer cases are diagnosed globally each year, and radiotherapy is one of the most common cancer treatments—used to treat over halfof cancers in the United States. But planning for a course of radiotherapy treatment is often a time-consuming and manual process for clinicians. The most labor-intensive step in planning is…

The Digital Services Act must not harm Europe’s economic recovery

October 28th, 2020

In this extraordinary year, people and businesses are asking more, not less, from technology and technology companies. For many of us, and for many businesses, digital tools have been a lifeline during the lockdown, helping us work, shop, find customers, connect with loved ones and get the latest public health information. Helpful digital tools that…

Investing in the next generation of NY tech talent

October 28th, 2020

New York City is my home. I’m a proud graduate and parent of three children in the New York City public school system, and I chose to stay and build my career here. Twelve years ago, after a career on Wall Street, I joined Google and currently serve as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and co-site…

How we’re blocking malware on Android Enterprise devices

October 27th, 2020

October is the time when ghosts do their best haunting. Yet there are other unwelcome guests who cause havoc year-round, trying to sneak into your company phone and make real-world mischief. Malware and other threats are always on the mind of mobile security professionals, which is why the issue gets special attention every October for…

Following the 2020 U.S. Election with Google

October 27th, 2020

With just one week to go until Election Day in the U.S., we’re here to help you to navigate the voting process and follow results after the polls close. As they do every election, Americans are turning to Google to find information on voter registration, polling locations, election results, and more. As we look toward…

What to expect in Series 2 of the Apps, Games & Insights podcast

October 26th, 2020

Can apps become the key to education? Interest in e-learning has been growing over the last few years but, with the emergence of distance learning, it’s poised to change all types of education. In the first episode, we talk with Elliott Rayner, Head Of Product Marketing, and John Quintana, Head of Guided Learning Experiences, from…