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  • Code Jam 2017 wraps up with the World Finals in Dublin

    The results from this year's Code Jam, Google's largest and toughest programming competition, are in! The contest wrapped up with a two-day World Finals event from August 10-11. After a record-breaking season with more than 60,000 registrants, finalists representing 16 countries traveled to Dublin, Ireland to compete for cash prizes and the title of 2017 World Champion.

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  • Daydream brings you inside Vogue Supermodel Closets

    Everyone has items of clothing that hold sentimental value. For Kendall Jenner, it could be that pair of boots that Kanye got for her or the matching snuggies that the Jenner/Kardashian clan wore on Christmas morning. Supermodels, they’re just like us! (Minus the boots gifted by Kanye part). In partnership with Condé Nast Entertainment and Vogue, we created a VR series to gi ...

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  • It must be nice to have Hamilton on your phone

    HAMILTON fans got a treat last Friday when the team behind the broadway hit released … Wait for It … an app! Available on Android and iOS, the app lets you enter the #Ham4Ham lottery more easily and has fun features for the biggest HAMILTON fans out there. It was also one of the first apps to be built with Firebase, Google’s mobile development platform to handle the backend a ...

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  • A Megamovie volunteer on snapping photos and contributing to science

    On August 21—for the first time in 100 years—a total solar eclipse will cross the the United States. Last week we shared an interview with Vivian White, who is coordinating a mighty team of volunteers capturing photos of the eclipse. In collaboration with UC Berkeley, the Eclipse Megamovie project will take these photos and algorithmically align and stitch them together to c ...

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  • Type less, talk more

    Using your voice to dictate a message can be up to three times faster than typing. With this in mind, today we’re bringing voice typing (aka talking to your phone instead of typing) to 30 languages and locales around the world, covering more than a billion people. With this update, Google’s speech recognition supports 119 language varieties, in Gboard on Android, Voice Search and more.

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  • #teampixel becomes one with nature

    Looking for a breath of fresh air? You came to the right place. This week #teampixel is becoming one with nature and capturing everything from surreal sunrises to the scenic views outside their tents. Check out another round of stellar contributions, pitch a tent and celebrate the final weeks of summer with us.

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  • Helping 4-H equip students with skills they’ll need for the future

    The world is changing rapidly, creating new opportunities and careers we can’t yet predict. But even with a lot of unknowns, skills like collaboration, problem solving and technical know-how can be the tools students need to adapt and thrive, no matter what the future holds. Today, at the Illinois State Fair, where hundreds of 4-H youth are exhibiting projects, we announced ...

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  • “A whole new world” of ideas at the Technovation Challenge

    “Programming opens new horizons. It gives me full space to [create things] I couldn’t even imagine.” These are the words of Diana Zhanakbayeva, a young woman from Kazakhstan who, along with three classmates, just took home the top prize at an international coding challenge. Great ideas can come from anywhere and from anyone.

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  • It all started with a party: the story behind today’s Hip Hop Doodle

    On August 11, 1973, there was a party at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx—and four decades later, we’re still talking about it. Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 44th anniversary of that party, which is widely credited as the birth of the Hip Hop movement. To learn more about the Doodle and the movement that inspired it, the Keyword team chatted with three of the Googl ...

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  • Daydream Summer Sale

    Take a break from the summer heat and jump into virtual reality. Starting today until August 17, you can grab some of our favorite Daydream apps for up to 60% off. No matter where you are this summer, make your own adventure with two of our favorite adventure apps: Lola and the Giant: Embark on an journey full of puzzles and fantastic creatures, and download the companion ...

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  • Exploring strategies to decarbonize electricity

    Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time, and the way we generate and use electricity now is a major contributor to that issue. To solve it, we need to find a way to eliminate the carbon emissions associated with our electricity as quickly and as cheaply as possible. Many analysts have come up with a number of possible solutions: renewable energy plus inc ...

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  • From Uganda to Korea—teaching English, one chat at a time

    As part of our series of interviews with entrepreneurs across Asia Pacific who use the internet to grow, we sat down with Tella founder and CEO, Yuha Jin. Tella provides one-on-one English-language tutoring through mobile chats for Korean students. Now in its third year, the startup teaches more than 2,000 Korean students while providing an avenue of employment for talented U ...

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  • Welcome to your first day of Classroom

    We launched Google Classroom in 2014 to help teachers save time, organize classes, and improve communication with students. Since then, educators around the globe have helped teach their peers how to use Classroom. There’s been such an outpouring of instructional videos, blogs and resources, we’ve curated some of our favorites into a new collection called #FirstDayofClassroom.

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  • 8 tips to help you keep up in Google Keep

    Google Keep makes organizing information a cinch. You can easily jot down ideas or share to-dos with co-workers. We asked Mario Anima, product manager for Google Keep, to share some of his favorite Keep tips. This is what we learned. 1. Record voice notes. For recording thoughts on the go, you can record voice memos within Google Keep on your Android or iOS device.

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  • Your bookworm Assistant

    Get Wilde and re-Joyce on National Book Lovers day by going down the Plath less traveled with your Assistant. Stowe your books and get ready with these questions (we promise you’ll get Thoreau answers). Prepare your shelves: “Ok Google, add that new book about meditation to my shopping list.

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