Emily Wood

  • With these Pixel tips, your photos will bloom bright

    Spring has sprung, and so have desert wildflowers, daffodils along the highway, and even the tulips you picked up at your florist. Everything seems to be in bloom—and everyone is sharing photos of flowers on social media. Your petal pics should be the best of the bunch. So with help from Brittany Asch of BRRCH Floral, we’ve gathered a few tips to help you take, store and sha ...

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  • Meet your #GoogleAssistant

    When your hands are full in between the kitchen and the kids. When you feel like hitting the open road on a last-minute trip. When you’re about to win that bet with friends. Or when you need to fit in a power nap before di ...

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  • Making of Maps: Reaching a milestone

    The is the first of several posts taking you behind the scenes of how Google makes its Maps. Stay tuned to the Lat Long blog over the next few days for the rest of the series. —Ed. When you head out your door, you’ve got directions in your pocket—whether you’re driving to your aunt’s place in the mountains, cycling to a new biergarten or taking the train downtown.

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  • Through the Google lens: search trends June 6-12

    All eyes were on Brazil this week, and searches were not far behind. Here’s a look at what’s trending on Google, from the football pitch to the political battlefield. Football fever The World Cup kicked off yesterday, and it’s safe to say that it’s on pretty much everyone’s minds. Even in the U.S., searches for the tournament beat searches for the NBA Finals and the Stanley Cup Playoff combined.

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  • Through the Google lens: search trends May 30-Jun 5

    It’s been a busy week for entertainment junkies, with the return of [oitnb] and a (yet another) huge episode of [game of thrones]. But people searched for more serious subjects, including the anniversary of [d-day] and a changing of the guard in Spain. “Stars,” shows and sad goodbyes Anticipation was high this week for the film adaptation of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, ...

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  • Better data centers through machine learning

    It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with saving energy. For over a decade we’ve been designing and building data centers that use half the energy of a typical data center, and we’re always looking for ways to reduce our energy use even further. In our pursuit of extreme efficiency, we’ve hit upon a new tool: machine learning.

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  • Going solar with SunPower

    Just because Earth Day is over doesn’t mean we’re done doing good things for the planet. Yesterday we announced our biggest renewable energy purchase yet: an agreement with our Iowa utility partners to supply our data center facilities there with up to 407 megawatts of wind energy. Today, we’re taking another step towards a clean energy future with a major new investment.

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