The Official Google Blog - Posts from November 2016

  • Bringing Expeditions to 1 million students across the UK

    Earlier today in a year 5 classroom in London, Sundar (our CEO) led 23 students on a field trip to the International Space Station, giving them the chance to learn about astronauts and space scientists. Google Expeditions enables teachers to bring their students on virtual trips to places like museums, heritage sites, underwater, or even outer space — immersing students in ...

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  • Daydream View coming to stores November 10th

    Last month, we announced Daydream View, a comfortable and easy-to-use virtual reality headset and controller powered by any Daydream-ready phone. It will be available November 10th on the Google Store and at retailers across five countries: United States: Verizon, Best Buy; $79 (USD) Canada: Bell, Rogers, Telus, Best Buy; $99 (CAD) United Kingdom: EE, Carphone W ...

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  • The Phab 2 Pro brings over 35 new Tango apps to your phone

    In June, we announced the first Tango-enabled phone with Lenovo, the Phab 2 Pro. The Phab 2 Pro utilizes Tango technology to give apps new augmented reality capabilities. Over the last few months, we have worked closely with app developers to create a wide variety of smartphone based augmented reality apps.

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  • Digital News Initiative: second funding brings €24M to 124 projects across Europe

    We are thrilled to announce the second round of funding of the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, Google’s €150m commitment to spark new thinking and give European news organisations of all sizes the space to try some new things, experiment and innovate in the digital space. Today, project leaders are being notified of funding offers that total €24 million to 124 projec ...

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  • Google Earth: The 25-Year Search

    Remember back to the time when you first opened Google Earth. Where did you fly? Nearly all of us search for the same place: Home. The starting point. Where we fit into the bigger picture, and one way we define our sense of identity. Imagine if you didn't know where "home" was? What would you search for first? In 1986, 5-year-old Saroo Brierley fell asleep on a train pa ...

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  • Google Earth: The 25-Year Search

    Remember back to the time when you first opened Google Earth. Where did you fly? Nearly all of us search for the same place: Home. The starting point. Where we fit into the bigger picture, and one way we define our sense of identity. Imagine if you didn't know where "home" was? What would you search for first? In 1986, 5-year-old Saroo Brierley fell asleep on a train pa ...

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  • Know before you go, with Google

    ‘Tis the season for gift-giving, delicious dinners, and spending time with family and friends. That also means it's the season of crowded holiday shopping, travel planning and entertaining the in-laws. Never fear, Google is here to help you navigate some seasonal stress. First up: crowd control.

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  • Pixel Security: Better, Faster, Stronger

    Encryption protects your data if your phone falls into someone else’s hands. The new Google Pixel and Pixel XL are encrypted by default to offer strong data protection, while maintaining a great user experience with high I/O performance and long battery life. In addition to encryption, the Pixel phones debuted running the Android Nougat release, which has even more security improvements.

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  • Get practical ideas for innovating in schools at Education on Air, Dec 3rd

    Editor’s Note: As part of the #ItTakesATeacher movement, we’re hosting a free, online conference on December 3 - Education on Air: It Takes a Teacher - to celebrate educators around the world and allow teachers to learn from each other. Register today. At Education on Air: It Takes a Teacher, we’ll be celebrating educators and exploring the future of education and technology.

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  • 4 ways University City School District fosters learning equity

    Editor’s note: As part of the ExploreEDU event series, schools are working with Google for Education Premier Partners to throw open their doors and invite neighboring educators to learn from their firsthand experience using Google tools to innovate and improve. To see if there is an event near you, visit the ExploreEDU site.

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  • Debating the openness and opportunity of Europe’s mobile economy

    In just the last decade mobile computing has boomed and people around the world have been using mobile devices to do almost everything. Mobile phones that once just allowed you to make phone calls or texts have been replaced by pocket-sized, smart supercomputers that empower consumers to do a wide range of things, from booking restaurant tables, playing games, ordering taxis ...

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  • Android Pay says Kia Ora

    Whether you’re shopping for new summer threads or brunching at your local favourite, your Android phone will be all you need as you walk out the door. Starting today, Android Pay is available in New Zealand, helping you pay for things simply and securely with your Android phone. You will be able to use Android Pay everywhere contactless payments are accepted, including y ...

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  • Customize your G Suite experience with App Maker and Recommended apps

    G Suite is designed to help you do your best work, whether that’s through real-time collaboration that brings your teams together or machine intelligence that speeds up everyday tasks. But we understand your company has unique needs and workflows that G Suite alone wasn’t built to address. We also know your teams rely on many third-party apps for things like CRM, support, an ...

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  • Celebrate the weekend with BuzzFeed stickers in Google Allo

    For many of us, Thanksgiving brings back memories of catching up with family and stuffing our face with turkey. It’s also a time when we return home and revisit old friends, habits and favorite spots. To help you celebrate all aspects of Thanksgiving, today we’re unveiling a new BuzzFeed sticker pack in Google Allo featuring artwork by BuzzFeed illustrator Kevin Valente.

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  • Queen Máxima of the Netherlands marks first anniversary of Digital Workshop

    The Netherland’s Queen Máxima visited Google’s Digital Workshop in the Enschede region of the country today to mark the first anniversary of the programme to increase the digital skills of Dutch entrepreneurs. We introduced the Digital Workshop a year ago in the Netherlands in collaboration with the microfinanciers at Qredits and several municipalities around the country.

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  • Adding 50 new tours for schools with Google Expeditions

    Since launching the Google Expeditions Pioneer Programme in September, we’ve visited over 200,000 students across the UK. They’ve gone on hundreds of virtual journeys, from the peak of Mont Blanc to standing on the battlements of Edinburgh Castle. And today, we’re adding 50 new adventures to their classrooms with our virtual reality field trips taking the total number of expe ...

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  • Welcome Qwiklabs to Google Cloud

    Today, we’re excited to announce the acquisition of Qwiklabs. Founded in 2012, Qwiklabs provides hands-on lab learning environments for leading cloud platforms and infrastructure software vendors. There’s no faster way to get hands-on experience with a cloud environment and to learn all the ins and outs of today’s modern cloud solutions than in a Qwiklabs lab.

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  • Calling all teens: join the latest round of Google Code-in

    Yesterday marked the start of the 7th year of Google Code-in (GCI), our pre-university contest introducing students to open source development. GCI takes place entirely online and is open to students between the ages of 13 and 17 around the globe. Open source software makes up the backbone of the internet, from servers and routers to the phone in your pocket, but it’s a comm ...

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  • Know before you go, with Google

    ‘Tis the season for gift-giving, delicious dinners, and spending time with family and friends. That also means it's the season of crowded holiday shopping, travel planning and entertaining the in-laws. Never fear, Google is here to help you navigate some seasonal stress. First up: crowd control.

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  • A totally rebuilt Sites, customer-tested and open for business

    Earlier this year, we announced that a totally rebuilt version of Google Sites was on the way. Since then, we’ve worked with a set of customers through an Early Adopter Program to test the new Sites and fine tune the experience. Today, the new Google Sites is ready for all customers. We’ve started turning customer feedback into new and improved features.

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  • Putting Google Wifi to the test

    At Google we care deeply about connecting people to the information and services they care about. Better connectivity is at the center of this, and we know that many people wish they had better Wi-Fi coverage in their home. That’s why we created Google Wifi, a new system that replaces your router to provide fast Wi-Fi for every corner of your home, on all your devices.

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  • 9 new ways that Google Cloud Machine Learning can help businesses

    At Google, we have a rich history of exploring the furthest reaches of what machine learning can do to help increase access to information and improve our daily lives. For more than a decade, we’ve driven machine learning research that powers many of Google’s systems and products. Today, Google Cloud users across industries — from financial services and healthcare to retail, ...

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  • #DigitalskillsforAfrica: Over 500,000 people in Africa trained

    While more people are able to get online across Africa — on track to reach 500 million users by 2020 — many still lack digital skills. Without skilled people who can take full advantage of the opportunities that the internet brings, communities won’t be able to access the opportunities to build businesses, create jobs and boost economic growth.

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  • 9 new ways that Google Cloud Machine Learning can help businesses

    At Google, we have a rich history of exploring the furthest reaches of what machine learning can do to help increase access to information and improve our daily lives. For more than a decade, we’ve driven machine learning research that powers many of Google’s systems and products. Today, Google Cloud users across industries — from financial services and healthcare to retail, ...

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  • Gmail and Google Calendar get a whole lot better on iOS

    Today we're making some changes to the Gmail and Google Calendar apps on iOS. The new Gmail app for iOS When you get the next Gmail iOS app update, you’ll notice some exciting changes: The biggest overhaul of the app in nearly four years. It's the Gmail you know and love, with a fresh new look, sleeker transitions and some highly-requested features. It's a lot faster, too.

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  • Found in translation: More accurate, fluent sentences in Google Translate

    In 10 years, Google Translate has gone from supporting just a few languages to 103, connecting strangers, reaching across language barriers and even helping people find love. At the start, we pioneered large-scale statistical machine translation, which uses statistical models to translate text. Today, we’re introducing the next step in making Google Translate even better: Neu ...

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  • Our most detailed view of Earth across space and time

    In 2013, we released Google Earth Timelapse, our most comprehensive picture of the Earth's changing surface. This interactive experience enabled people to explore these changes like never before—to watch the sprouting of Dubai’s artificial Palm Islands, the retreat of Alaska’s Columbia Glacier, and the impressive urban expansion of Las Vegas, Nevada.

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  • Google Allo helps you find the perfect emoji or sticker

    Whether you’re laughing or crying, hungry for a burger or ramen, or planning a night out or a night in, sometimes it’s just easier to say it with an emoji. Starting today, it’s going to be even simpler to find the perfect emojis and stickers in Google Allo. And for the first time, you’re going to be able to bring the magic of J.K. Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts” right to your chats.

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  • Celebrate the weekend with BuzzFeed stickers in Google Allo

    For many of us, Thanksgiving brings back memories of catching up with family and stuffing our face with turkey. It’s also a time when we return home and revisit old friends, habits and favorite spots. To help you celebrate all aspects of Thanksgiving, today we’re unveiling a new BuzzFeed sticker pack in Google Allo featuring artwork by BuzzFeed illustrator Kevin Valente.

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  • Celebrating Native American culture, past and present

    As a member of the Cherokee Nation, I’ve always tried to stay connected to my heritage. It is important to me to reflect on our country’s Native history and culture and the lasting impact that the first North American peoples have had on our shared experience as Americans. In my family, I’m the first generation to grow up completely off-reservation.

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  • Indonesia’s PicMix: Editing and sharing photos made easy

    Indonesian developer Inovidea Magna Global might not be a household name, but their photo sharing and editing app PicMix is nothing short of a global social phenomenon. When the team got their start in Jakarta in 2012, they had no idea that their problem-solving idea would one day grow into an app that had 27 million users worldwide.

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  • Introducing a smarter and more beautiful Google Play Newsstand

    Since 2013, Google Play Newsstand has provided a single destination on your phone or tablet for browsing thousands of the world’s leading news sources and magazines. More than 100 million users trust Newsstand every month to follow the stories, topics, and interests they care about. Today, we are announcing a complete redesign of Newsstand that focuses on three big improveme ...

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  • Beautiful photos for your computer and phone

    From striking skylines to captivating vistas, talented photographers share beautiful, eye catching work on Google+ every day. To bring these photos to a wider audience, we’ve long showcased a selection of them on TVs and monitors around the world via Google Fiber and millions of Chromecast devices.

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  • The Elbphilharmonie is ready on Google. Come on in!

    Since laying the foundation stone on April 2, 2007, Hamburg citizens and more have been waiting for the opening of the new cultural centerpiece of the Hansestadt: the Elbphilharmonie. Today the Plaza is finally opened, and architectural fans and music lovers alike can get a first impression of the impressive building in the HafenCity.

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  • Thanksgiving turkey and traffic tips from Google Trends and Maps

    Next week tens of millions of Americans will hit the road to spend Thanksgiving with loved ones near and far. So now’s the time to start planning your Thanksgiving celebration of food, family and football. From figuring out the best time to leave for grandma’s house to searching for the tastiest pumpkin pie recipe to wow your guests – Google’s your guide to a successful (and ...

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  • Experimenting at the crossroads of Machine Learning and arts

    This 233,000 year old female figurine is said to be the oldest piece of artwork ever found. Based on microscopic analyses archeologists suggest that it was shaped by human hands — possibly one of the first artists in the world. Critically, those human hands used a flint to shape the head and arms. Made of volcanic material, this 233,000-year-old and 3.

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  • Google and YouTube can help keep you informed on Election Day

    It’s Election Day Eve, the day before before millions of people across the U.S. will head to the polls and cast votes for their elected officials. But before you get to the ballot box -- and head out with that sticker! -- check Google to get the information on where to vote and election results. Starting when the polls close on Election Day, you will be able to find U.S.

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  • Meet the Google Earth and Google Trends Live Cases

    Meet the Google Earth and Google Trends Live Cases Considering the amount of time we spend with our phones, it's no surprise that they've become one of our most personal possessions. They allow us to not only connect with those we love, but also to explore and discover the world around us, from getting the latest news to finding inspiration for our next adventure.

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  • Android Pay says Cześć to Poland

    Whether you’re doing your daily shop or heading for a night out, your Android phone is all you need as you walk out the door -- thanks to Android Pay. Starting today, Android Pay is available in Poland, helping you pay for everything simply and securely with your Android phone. You will be able to use Android Pay at more than 400 thousand retail locations throughout Po ...

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  • Partnering with global carriers to upgrade SMS

    SMS is one of the most ubiquitous forms of communication today, used by billions of people worldwide. Over the course of this year, we’ve worked with the mobile industry on an initiative to upgrade SMS for users, to provide a better, more enhanced messaging experience through RCS (Rich Communications Services).

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  • Android Auto: now available in every car

    We launched Android Auto two years ago with the goal to better integrate phones and cars, and give drivers an easier way to access the information they need. There are now over 200 new car models supporting Android Auto offered from more than 50 brands, and many more launching every day. But we know there are millions of older cars on the road that are not compatible with An ...

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  • Project Shield: Defending Maka Angola

    Rafael Marques De Morais is a journalist in Angola who runs Maka Angola, the largest independent news site in the country. Operating from Rafael’s kitchen table, Maka Angola may have a small staff, but its impact in Angola is massive. Their investigative journalism, covering topics from conflict diamonds, to wartime atrocities and crippling poverty, have given the citizens of ...

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  • A new home for Google in Singapore

    We opened our first Singapore office in 2007, a tiny space along Collyer Quay occupied by just 24 people. Since then, Asia’s grown, Singapore’s grown and we’ve grown in Singapore. We now need room for 1,000 Googlers working on new products and projects across Asia for our users, customers and partners.

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  • Ballot Propositions Matter to Voters

    While much of the news is focused on the presidential race, on November 8 there will be 165 propositions on the ballot that could impact over 205 million Americans in 35 states.1 When it comes to learning more about their state’s referenda in the final days of the Election, voters are increasingly turning online.

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  • How Burnsville High School students create project-based learning

    Editor’s note: As part of the ExploreEDU event series, schools are working with Google for Education Premier Partners to throw open their doors and invite neighboring educators to learn from their firsthand experience using Google tools to innovate and improve. To see if there is an event near you, visit the ExploreEDU site.

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  • Queen Máxima of the Netherlands marks first anniversary of Digital Workshop

    The Netherland’s Queen Máxima visited Google’s Digital Workshop in the Enschede region of the country today to mark the first anniversary of the programme to increase the digital skills of Dutch entrepreneurs. We introduced the Digital Workshop a year ago in the Netherlands in collaboration with the microfinanciers at Qredits and several municipalities around the country.

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  • Learning is the work of the future

    Editor’s Note: Four years ago, we held our first Global Education Symposium, where we invited ministries of education and thought leaders from around the world to join us in a discussion about education in our rapidly changing global landscape. Each year since, we’ve been humbled to learn alongside the folks who make important country and system-wide policy decisions that imp ...

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  • Detecting diabetic eye disease with machine learning

    Diabetic retinopathy — an eye condition that affects people with diabetes — is the fastest growing cause of blindness, with nearly 415 million diabetic patients at risk worldwide. The disease can be treated if detected early, but if not, it can lead to irreversible blindness. One of the most common ways to detect diabetic eye disease is to have a specialist examine pictures ...

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  • Making a ‘mesh’ of your Wi-Fi

    Whether we’re binge watching in the bedroom, gaming in the basement, or taking a video call from the kitchen, we want fast Wi-Fi in every room of our homes. And yet we still put up with Wi-Fi headaches, like spotty connections, dead zones, and blinking lights when something goes wrong. As we continue to bring the latest and greatest gadgets into our homes, we want to make su ...

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  • Find your own Finland

    Editor's note: Since reforming its education system 40 years ago, Finland has earned the reputation of an innovator in education. We see Finland’s progress as an opportunity to learn about the issues that impact the educational discipline. Only by understanding these issues can we strive to ensure the value of our efforts for teachers and learners.

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  • Putting Google Wifi to the test

    At Google we care deeply about connecting people to the information and services they care about. Better connectivity is at the center of this, and we know that many people wish they had better Wi-Fi coverage in their home. That’s why we created Google Wifi, a new system that replaces your router to provide fast Wi-Fi for every corner of your home, on all your devices.

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  • Toyota powers thousands of European showrooms with Chrome digital signage

    Editor’s note: Today we hear from Steven Simons, IT Manager for Customer Retail and Product Systems at Toyota Motor, Europe. Read how the world’s largest automaker used Chrome digital signage to provide its showroom customers an innovative and immersive customer experience. It’s no secret that the internet has transformed how people buy cars — a Toyota study shows an increas ...

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  • Experience Daydream today

    From seeing a dinosaur come back to life, to traveling to the farthest reaches of Pluto, to saving a runaway goat from dangerous traps, Daydream brings you on immersive virtual reality adventures powered by a smartphone. And now you can experience it all with Daydream View, a VR headset and controller made by Google available in stores today: United States: Google Store, ...

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  • From the Runway to the Pixel: The Jeremy Scott Live Case

    Today, we’re excited to announce that celebrated American fashion designer Jeremy Scott has teamed up with Google to create a line of limited edition Jeremy Scott Live Cases for our new Pixel phones. Phones and cases have become an extension of our personal style. Scott, the creative mind behind fashion labels like Moschino and his own collection, has brought his distinctive ...

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  • Project Sunroof New Data Explorer Tool

    Google has always been a proponent of clean energy, and solar power has been a central part of our vision. Over the past year, Project Sunroof has been helping homeowners explore whether they should go solar - offering solar estimates for over 43 million houses across 42 states. Solar installations today are growing rapidly, but there remains tremendous untapped potential as ...

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  • Solving a Piece of the Teacher Pipeline Challenge

    The recent White House Announcement of several key initiatives supporting CS4All has put a spotlight on the importance of providing access to Computer Science (CS) education for children in the U.S. But achieving the reality of enabling all students to study CS in school raises a critical question: “Where do we find teachers for these courses?”.

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  • Google Cloud Platform Tokyo region now open for business

    Google Cloud Platform (GCP) continues to rapidly expand our global footprint. Today, we're lighting up our latest cloud region in Tokyo – asia-northeast1. As one of the fastest growing technology markets, the Asia-Pacific region has been important to GCP since the beginning. Building on our existing Taiwan cloud region, Tokyo doubles our presence in Asia, for a total of six zones.

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  • Introducing the new Google Play Music

    Whether reminding you to leave to catch your flight, helping you find pictures of your daughter’s recital, or suggesting the right Smart Reply, Google builds tools that help you make the world of information more accessible and useful. And at Google Play Music, we strive for the same. Building on our commitment to help you find the right music for any moment, today we’re int ...

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  • Ok Google, cast your spell

    Now anyone can try their hand at magic with a little help from Google and the new Warner Bros. Pictures film set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Taking place decades before Harry Potter first arrives at Hogwarts, “Fantastic Beasts” follows the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander in a whole new era of the wizarding world — New York in 1926.

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  • Investing in the UK, building for everyone

    Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai, gave a talk at our new campus in King’s Cross, London, where he spoke about the UK’s digital heritage, our investment in the country, and ensuring everyone is part of the digital economy: Building a new London campus: “It’s great to be in the UK, a place where innovators have changed people’s lives on a mass scale—from cracking the Enigma code, to inventing the wo.

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  • Welcome Qwiklabs to Google Cloud

    Today, we’re excited to announce the acquisition of Qwiklabs. Founded in 2012, Qwiklabs provides hands-on lab learning environments for leading cloud platforms and infrastructure software vendors. There’s no faster way to get hands-on experience with a cloud environment and to learn all the ins and outs of today’s modern cloud solutions than in a Qwiklabs lab.

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  • #transvoices: Celebrating transgender changemakers

    Here’s a Google hot-tip: if the quiz night question starts: “In what year did…”? The answer is probably 2016. For the transgender community 2016 was the year that trans storylines broke into mainstream US cinema and TV, and Jeffrey Tambor celebrated his Emmy by hoping that it would be the last time a trans-female role was played by a non-trans actor.

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  • Could machine learning save this sea cow?

    It’s hard to imagine this adorable sea cow getting caught in a fishing net, or losing its home to coastal development. Unfortunately that’s what’s happening to many populations of large marine mammals around the world. It’s urgent—sea cows are under threat of extinction. Sea cows might be cute, but it turns out they’re also really hard to keep track of.

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  • Google Flights lands in Indonesia

    Whether you’re traveling from Jakarta to Sydney or Medan to Bandung, Google Flights can offer inspiration and help you find the best flights available. Starting today, you can search www.google.co.id/flights to quickly and easily compare and book flights — from your mobile device, tablet or desktop. And you’ll be able to see local content and pricing in Rupiah.

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  • A totally rebuilt Sites, customer-tested and open for business

    Earlier this year, we announced that a totally rebuilt version of Google Sites was on the way. Since then, we’ve worked with a set of customers through an Early Adopter Program to test the new Sites and fine tune the experience. Today, the new Google Sites is ready for all customers. We’ve started turning customer feedback into new and improved features.

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  • Google Earth VR — Bringing the whole wide world to virtual reality

    The world has so many beautiful and amazing places to visit. If we're lucky, we're able to travel and see a few of them. But even the most active travelers can only see a fraction. What if we could see them all? Ten years ago, Google Earth began as an effort to help people everywhere explore our planet. And now, with more than two billion downloads, many have.

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  • Community college pathways to a four-year computer science degree

    Editor's note: This piece was authored in collaboration with our research partners, Shanna Jaggars, Research Affiliate, Community College Research Center and Louise Ann Lyon, Senior Research Associate, ETR Our latest research shows that students who attend community colleges on the way to computer science (CS) bachelor’s degrees encounter many challenges and obstacles along the way.

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  • Debating the openness and opportunity of Europe’s mobile economy

    In just the last decade mobile computing has boomed and people around the world have been using mobile devices to do almost everything. Mobile phones that once just allowed you to make phone calls or texts have been replaced by pocket-sized, smart supercomputers that empower consumers to do a wide range of things, from booking restaurant tables, playing games, ordering taxis ...

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  • It takes a teacher to bring the real world into the classroom

    Editor’s Note: At Education on Air, Google’s free online conference December 3, we’ll be celebrating educators and exploring the future of education and technology. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing stories and tips from some of the speakers. Register today. Ben Thomas, a learning and digital pedagogy coordinator at Xavier High School in Albury, New South Wales, Au ...

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  • Honoring Veterans Day with Google Expeditions

    Editor’s Note: Google Expeditions has a number of lessons to help students learn about our military history this Veterans Day. Students can experience the history of World War I, World War II, and the Civil War, understand the key events that shaped those moments, and visit the memorials that commemorate them.

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