• Healthy eating, with sustainability in mind

    Today, the United Nations, Google and many others celebrate World Food Day, which promotes worldwide action on food security and ensuring nutritious diets for those who suffer from hunger. At Google, food is central to our culture and something we think about every day. Feeding more than 70,000 people around the world breakfast, lunch and dinner is a pretty big undertaking, a ...

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  • The High Five: top search trends this week

    Here are a few of the week’s most searched trends, with data from the Google News Lab. California wildfires On Sunday night, devastating wildfires began in Sonoma and other parts of California, causing tens of thousands of people to evacuate and killing at least 30. While emergency responders are still working to contain the fires, people searched for more information: “Whe ...

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  • Time for a refresh: meet the new Google Calendar for web

    Check your schedule. Starting today, a fresh look and new features are coming to Google Calendar on the web to help you manage your time more efficiently and get more done. We’re taking a lot of what you know and love from Calendar’s mobile application, like the modern color palette and sleek design, and bringing it to the web with a responsive layout that auto-adjusts to your screen size.

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  • Pixel Visual Core: image processing and machine learning on Pixel 2

    The camera on the new Pixel 2 is packed full of great hardware, software and machine learning (ML), so all you need to do is point and shoot to take amazing photos and videos. One of the technologies that helps you take great photos is HDR+, which makes it possible to get excellent photos of scenes with a large range of brightness levels, from dimly lit landscapes to a very sunny sky.

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  • Celebrating Coming Out Day: Portraits of LGBTQ+ Googlers

    As someone who identifies as non-binary, transgender and gay, I’ve come out a lot. As the co-creator of a "Transgender 101" course that introduces Googlers to trans issues, I come out to my coworkers every time I facilitate a session. Yet I still feel nervous every single time I do it. Growing up in Orange County, CA, I didn’t know any gay people in my high school and I nev ...

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  • #teampixel heads to the Big Easy with Pixel 2

    With Google Pixel 2 hitting the streets soon, we’re excited to see what new photography fills the #teampixel feeds in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we visited New Orleans, LA, with Timothy McGurr who captured some of the city’s unique quirks and characters for a recent shoot, Pixel 2 in tow. Check out his lovely photos—all ...

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  • How Android helped Dalmia Bharat go digital and grow their business

    Editor's note: Today’s post comes from Sunil Tewari, Head of Technology and Business Services for Dalmia Bharat Group, one of India’s largest cement manufacturers. Read how Dalmia Bharat Group uses Android to increase sales, optimize cement delivery, and better connect their workforce. Dalmia Cement is a leader in the Indian cement industry, producing over 9 million tons of ...

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  • Supporting those affected by the California fires

    Fueled by high winds, fast-moving wildfires in the California wine country and the Anaheim Hills have spread quickly—killing dozens, damaging tens of thousands of acres, destroying infrastructure, forcing evacuations, and leaving hundreds of people unaccounted for. Like many people in the Bay Area, my first news of the North Bay fires was the smell of smoke Monday morning.

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  • Giving banks a friendly, modern makeover with digital signage: Heritage Bank

    Editor’s note: Today’s post comes from Jane Calder, General Manager of Marketing at Heritage Bank, Australia’s largest customer-owned bank with over 60 branches throughout Queensland. As part of a refurbishment of its branches, Heritage Bank used Chrome OS and Chromeboxes to power video walls and interactive touchscreens to guide customers in making key financial decisions.

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  • Ok Google, let’s get spooky

    It’s Friday the 13th and just a couple weeks ‘til Halloween. Whether you’d prefer to hand out candy, dress like a pirate or scare yourself silly, your Google Assistant can help you get in the spooky spirit: 🤖 "Ok Google, what should I be for Halloween?" 🎃 “Ok Google, get directions to the neares ...

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  • Google Play and Movies Anywhere bring your movies together

    Whether you're looking for a Halloween classic or the latest action thriller, we want you to access that movie, no matter what platform or device you're using. You can already find the Google Play Movies & TV app on Android devices, on Apple’s App Store, Roku’s Channel Store, and many top Smart TVs by Samsung, LG and Vizio, not to mention Chromecast and Android TV.

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  • Now on iOS: Get paid to share your opinion

    There's an old saying—the customer is always right. And certainly, the world’s best companies are always eager to hear directly from customers. That's one reason we created Google Opinion Rewards, an app that pays people to give their opinions and answer questions from companies, big and small. Today we're bringing Google Opinion Rewards to iOS.

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  • Meow it’s even easier to find your furry friends in Google Photos

    If you have a bunch of photos of your furry friends, you now have the oppawtunity to see them all in one place in Google Photos. When you want to look back on old photos of Oliver as a puppy or Mr. Whiskers as a kitten, you no longer need to type “dog” or “cat” into search in Google Photos. Rolling out in most countries today, you’ll be able to see photos of the cats and dog ...

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  • Google’s strongest security, for those who need it most

    Editor’s note: October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and we're celebrating with a series of security announcements this week. When operating at the scale of Google, we usually strive to build products that serve the needs of billions of people. Today we’re introducing a different kind of product—one that we specifically tailored to protect the online security of a much ...

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  • A cleaner, safer web with Chrome Cleanup

    Unwanted software impacts the browsing experience of millions of web users every day. Effects of this harmful software are often quite subtle—search results are modified to redirect users to other pages or additional ads are injected in the pages that users visit. But in some cases, the changes are so severe that they can make the web unusable—people are redirected to unwante ...

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