Category: SciTech » Computers and Internet

The High Five: trending searches this week

1:00 pm Eastern | Media

The tragic attack in Manchester was top of mind for many searchers this week. Here's a look at what people wanted to know, and four other trending topics from the week of May 21. Attack in ManchesterThis week, a terrorist attack in Manchester, England claimed the lives of 22 people attending an Ariana Grande concert. People turned to Google to make sense of the event, searching to find out what happened, where the bomb went off, and who was responsible. Top countries searching for “Manchester” since the attacks include Mauritius, Ireland and Uganda, while the top U.S. states are New Hampshire, Connecticut and Massachusetts.BRETter prepareSearch interest in “hurricane season” spiked 160 percent when the National Oceanic and Atmospheriread more »

Turning #teampixel photography into an immersive art exhibit

11:00 am Eastern | Media

For the next few weeks on the iconic High Line in New York, you can check out hundreds of images submitted by Pixel users from around the world. Together with Refinery29, we’ve created the Meadow, an immersive digital installation that celebrates the creativity of Pixel photographers. Shooting with one of the best smartphone cameras, they've captured the incredible images that are featured in the Meadow. read more »

It’s Beatlemania in Google Earth

9:00 am Eastern | Media

The Beatles' eighth album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, first hit the record stores in June 1967. The album was created at Abbey Road Studios and features classics like “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” and “With A Little Help From My Friends” in addition to the title track. Fifty years later, Sgt. Pepper remains a fan favorite, and is being re-issued with new mixes and tracks. Today on Google Earth’s storytelling platform, Voyager, we’re celebrating not only this beloved, influential album, but the whole of the Fab Four’s monumental contributions to rock ‘n’ roll.The global Voyager tour highlights significant moments and places in The Beatles’ career. Their journey starts at Liverpool’s iconic Cavern Club, and ends at Strawberry Fields in New York’s Central Park, where a black-and-white tiled memorial honors the life of John Lennon. You can also fly to the Hamburg nightclub where the band perforread more »

Bringing digital skills training to 30,000 farmers in Vietnam

26 May 03:10 | Media

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FTC Releases Alert on Identity Theft

25 May 17:20 | SciTech

Original release date: May 25, 2017 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert about how quickly criminals begin using your personal information once it is posted to a hacker site by an identity thief. FTC researchers found that it can take as few as 9 minutes for crooks to access stolen personal information posted to hacker sites. To prevent identity theft, a user should follow password security best practices, such as multi-factor authentication, which requires a user to simultaneously present multiple pieces of information to verify their identity.US-CERT encourages users to refer to the FTC alert and the US-CERT Tips on Preventing and Responding to Identity Theft, Choosing and Protecting Passwords, and read more »

Can Parents' Tech Obsessions Contribute To A Child's Bad Behavior?

25 May 17:06 | Entertainment

Fatigue. Hunger. Boredom. Those are often on the list of reasons parents mention if their child whines, has tantrums or acts out. Researchers are now asking if such negative behaviors could be related to something else: parents spending too much time on their smartphones or tablets.read more »

Make your own data gifs with our new tool

25 May 12:00 | Media

Data visualizations are an essential storytelling tool in journalism, and though they are often intricate, they don’t have to be complex. In fact, with the growth of mobile devices as a primary method of consuming news, data visualizations can be simple images formatted for the device they appear on.Enter data gifs. These animations can be used for a variety of sophisticated storytelling approaches among data journalists: one example is Lena Groeger, who has become read more »

Facebook Introduces Personal Fundraisers

25 May 11:08 | U.S. News

Facebook is giving people another way to mobilize around causes they care about by introducing personal fundraisers to everyone over 18 in the US.read more »

Our ongoing commitment to support computer science educators in Europe

25 May 04:15 | Media

The need for employees with computer science (CS) and coding skills is steadily increasing in Europe—by 4 percent every year between 2006 and 2016 according to DigitalEurope.  But educators are struggling to keep up with the demand, often because they lack the professional development, confidence and resources to successfully teach their students. Because of these challenges, we’re working to increase the availability of quality computer science education and access to CS skills by empowering CS teachers globally. We’ve recently launched new support in Europe, the Middle East and Africa through CS4HS, a program to fund universities and nonprofits designing and delivering rigorous computer science professional development for teachers.read more »

Samba Releases Security Updates

24 May 20:30 | SciTech

Original release date: May 24, 2017 The Samba Team has released security updates that address a vulnerability in all versions of Samba from 3.5.0 onward. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Samba's Security Announcement and apply the necessary updates, or refer to their Linux or Unix-based OS vendors for appropriate patches. This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy. read more »

Explore California design, from self-driving cars to search

24 May 10:00 | Media

When you think of California, what comes to mind? An exhibition opening today at the Design Museum in London explores the state’s outsize influence and examines how California has shaped and expanded the way we think about design. Spanning from 1960s counterculture to innovative tech in Silicon Valley, California: Designing Freedom features more than 200 objects and includes everything from political posters designed by nun and activist Corita Kent in 1965 to Waymo’s self-driving car (on public display for the first time).Through the exhibition, curators Justin McGuirk and Brendan McGetrick examine how software and hardware designers in the San Francisco Bay Area influence our daily lives in significant ways. Notably, the exhibition highlights several collaborations between designers, engineers, and researchers at Google, to create products like read more »

Explore California design, from self-driving cars to search

24 May 10:00 | Media

When you think of California, what comes to mind? An exhibition opening today at the Design Museum in London explores the state’s outsize influence and examines how California has shaped and expanded the way we think about design. Spanning from 1960s counterculture to innovative tech in Silicon Valley, California: Designing Freedom features more than 200 objects and includes everything from political posters designed by nun and activist Corita Kent in 1965 to Waymo’s self-driving car (on public display for the first time).Through the exhibition, curators Justin McGuirk and Brendan McGetrick examine how software and hardware designers in the San Francisco Bay Area influence our daily lives in significant ways. Notably, the exhibition highlights several collaborations between designers, engineers, and researchers at Google, to create products like read more »

In Wake Of 'WannaCry' Attacks, Cybersecurity Expert Discusses Internet Safety

23 May 13:30 | World

A cybersecurity expert says cybercrime is ultimately preventable, and that the internet – even the hidden so-called ‘dark net’ – has very good elements to it.read more »

Let’s jam—Jamboard is now available

23 May 13:00 | World

Good ideas become great ones when you work together with your teammates. But as teams become increasingly distributed, you need tools that spur visual creativity and collaboration—a way to sketch out ideas, rev on them with colleagues no matter where they may be in the world and make them real. That’s where Jamboard, our cloud-based, collaborative whiteboard, can help. Starting today, Jamboard is available for purchase in the United States. Breaking down creative barriersWe tested Jamboard with enterprise read more »

Chrome browser in enterprise: new admin bundle and Citrix support

23 May 13:00 | World

Thanks to its speed, security and simplicity, Chrome has become the most popular browser for using the web. But it’s not just for personal use. With more than 200 browser management policies, industry-leading security and regularly scheduled updates, Chrome is also built for enterprises.Adoption of Chrome browser in enterprise has doubled in the last two years and we’re committed to making it even easier for IT admins to deploy and manage Chrome within their organization. Say hello to the new Chrome enterprise bundle.  The new bundle includes multiple tools in a single download that IT admins need for a simple, managed deployment. Today we are also announcing official Citrix support with features foread more »

Let’s jam—Jamboard is now available

23 May 13:00 | World

Good ideas become great ones when you work together with your teammates. But as teams become increasingly distributed, you need tools that spur visual creativity and collaboration—a way to sketch out ideas, rev on them with colleagues no matter where they may be in the world and make them real. That’s where Jamboard, our cloud-based, collaborative whiteboard, can help. Starting today, Jamboard is available for purchase in the United States. Breaking down creative barriersWe tested Jamboard with enterprise read more »

Chrome browser in enterprise: new admin bundle and Citrix support

23 May 13:00 | Media

Thanks to its speed, security and simplicity, Chrome has become the most popular browser for using the web. But it’s not just for personal use. With more than 200 browser management policies, industry-leading security and regularly scheduled updates, Chrome is also built for enterprises.Adoption of Chrome browser in enterprise has doubled in the last two years and we’re committed to making it even easier for IT admins to deploy and manage Chrome within their organization. Say hello to the new Chrome enterprise bundle.  The new bundle includes multiple tools in a single download that IT admins need for a simple, managed deployment. Today we are also announcing official Citrix support with features foread more »

Your family on Google

23 May 13:00 | World

Popcorn. Snuggles. Sniffles. Families share a lot of stuff—and now we’re making it even easier to share and stay connected with each other by giving you more to do with your family group on Google. You can already share music and other entertainment with the Google Play Music family plan and Google Play Family Library. Now whether it's a new TV show on your DVR, the soccer practice schedule, this week’s to-do list, or family photos from over the weekend, here’s a look at how families can do more with YouTube TV, Google Calendar, Keep and Photos. YouTube TV: Up to six houseread more »

Your family on Google

23 May 13:00 | World

Popcorn. Snuggles. Sniffles. Families share a lot of stuff—and now we’re making it even easier to share and stay connected with each other by giving you more to do with your family group on Google. You can already share music and other entertainment with the Google Play Music family plan and Google Play Family Library. Now whether it's a new TV show on your DVR, the soccer practice schedule, this week’s to-do list, or family photos from over the weekend, here’s a look at how families can do more with YouTube TV, Google Calendar, Keep and Photos. YouTube TV: Up to six houseread more »

Your family on Google

23 May 13:00 | World

Popcorn. Snuggles. Sniffles. Families share a lot of stuff—and now we’re making it even easier to share and stay connected with each other by giving you more to do with your family group on Google. You can already share music and other entertainment with the Google Play Music family plan and Google Play Family Library. Now whether it's a new TV show on your DVR, the soccer practice schedule, this week’s to-do list, or family photos from over the weekend, here’s a look at how families can do more with YouTube TV, Google Calendar, Keep and Photos. YouTube TV: Up to six houseread more »

AI in the newsroom: What’s happening and what’s next?

23 May 12:00 | World

Bringing people together to discuss the forces shaping journalism is central to our mission at the Google News Lab. Earlier this month, we invited Nick Rockwell, the Chief Technology Officer from the New York Times, and Luca D’Aniello, the Chief Technology Officer at the Associated Press, to Google’s New York office to talk about the future of artificial intelligence in journalism and the challenges and opportunities it presents for newsrooms.The event opened with an overview of the AP's recent report, "The Future of Augmented Journalism: a guide for newsrooms in the age of smart machines,” whichread more »

AI in the newsroom: What’s happening and what’s next?

23 May 12:00 | Media

Bringing people together to discuss the forces shaping journalism is central to our mission at the Google News Lab. Earlier this month, we invited Nick Rockwell, the Chief Technology Officer from the New York Times, and Luca D’Aniello, the Chief Technology Officer at the Associated Press, to Google’s New York office to talk about the future of artificial intelligence in journalism and the challenges and opportunities it presents for newsrooms.The event opened with an overview of the AP's recent report, "The Future of Augmented Journalism: a guide for newsrooms in the age of smart machines,” whichread more »

A vision for success: Taking LED glasses made in Korea to the world

23 May 10:05 | Media

As part of our series of interviews with entrepreneurs across Asia Pacific who use the Internet to grow their business, we caught up with Kyuhee Lee, marketing manager at Chemion, to find out how this startup went from selling zero pairs of Chemion LED glasses to over 10,000 in just three months. read more »

A vision for success: Taking LED glasses made in Korea to the world

23 May 10:05 | World

As part of our series of interviews with entrepreneurs across Asia Pacific who use the Internet to grow their business, we caught up with Kyuhee Lee, marketing manager at Chemion, to find out how this startup went from selling zero pairs of Chemion LED glasses to over 10,000 in just three months. read more »

A vision for success: Taking LED glasses made in Korea to the world

23 May 10:05 | Media

As part of our series of interviews with entrepreneurs across Asia Pacific who use the Internet to grow their business, we caught up with Kyuhee Lee, marketing manager at Chemion, to find out how this startup went from selling zero pairs of Chemion LED glasses to over 10,000 in just three months. read more »

Powering ads and analytics with machine learning

23 May 09:00 | Media

Today in San Francisco, we’re bringing together a thousand marketers from around the world to Google Marketing Next, our annual event to discuss what’s coming next for ads, what’s needed now to grow your business and what we can achieve together.The ubiquity of mobile has dramatically changed the game in the ads world over the past few years. People expect to be able to immediately turn to their device to know, go, do, and buy—and marketers need to be able to meet those consumers in the moment. But that’s not enough. As people continue to embrace new, natural ways of interacting with devices, ads need to get even smarter and more frictionless—otherwise people will just move on.That’s why a big focus of today is how machine learning technology–the same tech that is making Gmail replies smarter and helping you get things done around the house with the Google Assistant—will be critical to advertising. It can help marketeread more »

Powering ads and analytics with machine learning

23 May 09:00 | World

Today in San Francisco, we’re bringing together a thousand marketers from around the world to Google Marketing Next, our annual event to discuss what’s coming next for ads, what’s needed now to grow your business and what we can achieve together.The ubiquity of mobile has dramatically changed the game in the ads world over the past few years. People expect to be able to immediately turn to their device to know, go, do, and buy—and marketers need to be able to meet those consumers in the moment. But that’s not enough. As people continue to embrace new, natural ways of interacting with devices, ads need to get even smarter and more frictionless—otherwise people will just move on.That’s why a big focus of today is how machine learning technology–the same tech that is making Gmail replies smarter and helping you get things done around the house with the Google Assistant—will be critical to advertising. It can help marketeread more »

Google Maps can be your travel guide this summer

23 May 06:00 | World

The unofficial kick-off to summer is just around the corner. To give you some travel planning inspiration this year, we looked at historical Google Maps data to find the top trending places of the season throughout the U.S. Follow our summer lists below to head to the hot spots or avoid the crowds–the choice is yours. Already know where you’re going? Then create your own lists and share them with friends via your favorite messaging and social apps.Drinks with a view When the weather is warm, bars with outdoor patios, views of the water, rooftops, and creative cocktails draw the biggest crowds. This summer bars list is NYC-heavy so if you’re thinking about the Big Apple this summer–this one’s for you. Education + eread more »

Google Maps can be your travel guide this summer

23 May 06:00 | World

The unofficial kick-off to summer is just around the corner. To give you some travel planning inspiration this year, we looked at historical Google Maps data to find the top trending places of the season throughout the U.S. Follow our summer lists below to head to the hot spots or avoid the crowds–the choice is yours. Already know where you’re going? Then create your own lists and share them with friends via your favorite messaging and social apps.Drinks with a view When the weather is warm, bars with outdoor patios, views of the water, rooftops, and creative cocktails draw the biggest crowds. This summer bars list is NYC-heavy so if you’re thinking about the Big Apple this summer–this one’s for you. Education + eread more »

Google Maps can be your travel guide this summer

23 May 06:00 | Media

The unofficial kick-off to summer is just around the corner. To give you some travel planning inspiration this year, we looked at historical Google Maps data to find the top trending places of the season throughout the U.S. Follow our summer lists below to head to the hot spots or avoid the crowds–the choice is yours. Already know where you’re going? Then create your own lists and share them with friends via your favorite messaging and social apps.Drinks with a view When the weather is warm, bars with outdoor patios, views of the water, rooftops, and creative cocktails draw the biggest crowds. This summer bars list is NYC-heavy so if you’re thinking about the Big Apple this summer–this one’s for you. Education + eread more »

Android Pay says "Привет" to Russia

23 May 02:00 | World

Stepping out for groceries or an afternoon coffee? You’ll no longer need to bring anything more than your phone. Starting today, Android Pay is available in Russia – which means you’ll be able to enjoy a simpler and more secure way to pay across all 11 time zones.Android Pay lets you check out quickly and easily in some of your favorite stores and apps – gone are the days of fumbling for credit cards and counting cash. Get the Android Pay app from Google Play and add your eligible card to get started. When you’re ready to pay, just hold your phone near the payment terminal and wait for the checkmark to appear. You can also add all your loyalty cards to Android Pay so they’re easily accessible. read more »

Android Pay says "Привет" to Russia

23 May 02:00 | Media

Stepping out for groceries or an afternoon coffee? You’ll no longer need to bring anything more than your phone. Starting today, Android Pay is available in Russia – which means you’ll be able to enjoy a simpler and more secure way to pay across all 11 time zones.Android Pay lets you check out quickly and easily in some of your favorite stores and apps – gone are the days of fumbling for credit cards and counting cash. Get the Android Pay app from Google Play and add your eligible card to get started. When you’re ready to pay, just hold your phone near the payment terminal and wait for the checkmark to appear. You can also add all your loyalty cards to Android Pay so they’re easily accessible. read more »

Android Pay says "Привет" to Russia

23 May 02:00 | World

Stepping out for groceries or an afternoon coffee? You’ll no longer need to bring anything more than your phone. Starting today, Android Pay is available in Russia – which means you’ll be able to enjoy a simpler and more secure way to pay across all 11 time zones.Android Pay lets you check out quickly and easily in some of your favorite stores and apps – gone are the days of fumbling for credit cards and counting cash. Get the Android Pay app from Google Play and add your eligible card to get started. When you’re ready to pay, just hold your phone near the payment terminal and wait for the checkmark to appear. You can also add all your loyalty cards to Android Pay so they’re easily accessible. read more »

Toy Unboxing Lucrative But Sensitive

22 May 17:09 | Entertainment

The global social media phenomenon of toy unboxing is causing concern for parents and other child welfare advocates. Now new research recommends regulation to address it.read more »

Empowering a new generation of localization professionals

22 May 13:00 | Media

When her grandmother Chadia turned 80, Christina Hayek—an Arabic Language Manager at Google—and her sisters wanted to give their beloved sitto a gift that would bring her closer to them. Chadia lives in Lebanon, but her children and grandchildren are spread across the world. To bridge this geographical gap, Christina and her siblings gave their grandmother an Android smartphone. Much to Chadia’s surprise, she was able to use her phone in Arabic straight out of the box.This isn’t magic—it’s the work of a dedicated localization team at Google, whose mission is to create a diverse user experience that fits every language and every culture. Spread over more than 30 countries, our team of passionate translators and reviewers makes sure that all Google products are fun and easy to use in 70+ languages—and sound natural to people everywhere. Localization goes beyond translation. For example, while references to baseball and donuts read more »

Empowering a new generation of localization professionals

22 May 13:00 | Media

When her grandmother Chadia turned 80, Christina Hayek—an Arabic Language Manager at Google—and her sisters wanted to give their beloved sitto a gift that would bring her closer to them. Chadia lives in Lebanon, but her children and grandchildren are spread across the world. To bridge this geographical gap, Christina and her siblings gave their grandmother an Android smartphone. Much to Chadia’s surprise, she was able to use her phone in Arabic straight out of the box.This isn’t magic—it’s the work of a dedicated localization team at Google, whose mission is to create a diverse user experience that fits every language and every culture. Spread over more than 30 countries, our team of passionate translators and reviewers makes sure that all Google products are fun and easy to use in 70+ languages—and sound natural to people everywhere. Localization goes beyond translation. For example, while references to baseball and donuts read more »

Introducing Searching for Syria, a project made in partnership with UNHCR

22 May 03:01 | Media

It was six years ago in March that the Syrian civil war began, and since then more than five million people have been forced to leave their homes, their possessions, their families, and their education to seek shelter throughout the Middle East, Europe, and around the world. The scale of the crisis is hard for most of us to fathom, and the experiences of the refugee population can often feel too remote for most of us to understand.Since 2015, we’ve tried to do our part to help. Google.org has invested more than $20 million in grants supporting solutions to provide 800,000+ refugees with emergency support and access to vital information and education. read more »

The High Five: It’s a Beautiful Day to romp around

19 May 17:00 | Entertainment

Take a romp through this week’s search trends, from talented Dutch royalty to blockbuster news from D.C. A deluge of news from D.C.After a week of non-stop news out of Washington, searchers are turning to Google to ask questions like “What did Trump tell Russia?” Many wanted to learn about the appointment of special prosecutor Robert Mueller, from his age and salary to “Which senators called for a special prosecutor?” Other searches asked how information is classified and whether the President is allowed to share classified information. And finally, many were curious to know what all this means for Trump’s presidency, even asking “If Trump is impeached, who will become President?”FashionistosWe live in a time of innovation, of creativity, of discovery, of … male rompers. Got questions? So do many people who have been searching “What is a male romper?” and “Why are people talking about rompers?” read more »

The High Five: It’s a Beautiful Day to romp around

19 May 17:00 | Media

Take a romp through this week’s search trends, from talented Dutch royalty to blockbuster news from D.C. A deluge of news from D.C.After a week of non-stop news out of Washington, searchers are turning to Google to ask questions like “What did Trump tell Russia?” Many wanted to learn about the appointment of special prosecutor Robert Mueller, from his age and salary to “Which senators called for a special prosecutor?” Other searches asked how information is classified and whether the President is allowed to share classified information. And finally, many were curious to know what all this means for Trump’s presidency, even asking “If Trump is impeached, who will become President?”FashionistosWe live in a time of innovation, of creativity, of discovery, of … male rompers. Got questions? So do many people who have been searching “What is a male romper?” and “Why are people talking about rompers?” read more »

All 101 announcements from Google I/O ‘17

19 May 15:00 | Media

It’s been a busy three days here in Mountain View, as more than 7,000 developers joined us at Shoreline Amphitheatre for this year’s Google I/O. From AI to VR, and everything in between, here’s an exhaustive—we mean that—recap of everything we announced. read more »

All 101 announcements from Google I/O ‘17

19 May 15:00 | World

It’s been a busy three days here in Mountain View, as more than 7,000 developers joined us at Shoreline Amphitheatre for this year’s Google I/O. From AI to VR, and everything in between, here’s an exhaustive—we mean that—recap of everything we announced. read more »

Build with G Suite

19 May 13:00 | World

Today wraps our annual Google I/O conference. Thousands of developers from around the world gathered to learn about our latest developer products and share best practices, including how to build next-gen business applications using G Suite. In case you need it, here’s a list of the various developer tools you can use to customize app your G Suite experience at your organization.1. Build and deploy custom apps using App Maker App Maker is a low-code, application development tool in G Suite that helps developers quickly build and deploy custom apps securely. It comes with built-in templates, a drag-and-drop UI and point-and-click data modeling. Plus, you can customize your app to connect with a wide range of APIs using Apps Script. App Maker is currently available as part of an Early Adopter Program for G Suite Business read more »

Build with G Suite

19 May 13:00 | Media

Today wraps our annual Google I/O conference. Thousands of developers from around the world gathered to learn about our latest developer products and share best practices, including how to build next-gen business applications using G Suite. In case you need it, here’s a list of the various developer tools you can use to customize app your G Suite experience at your organization.1. Build and deploy custom apps using App Maker App Maker is a low-code, application development tool in G Suite that helps developers quickly build and deploy custom apps securely. It comes with built-in templates, a drag-and-drop UI and point-and-click data modeling. Plus, you can customize your app to connect with a wide range of APIs using Apps Script. App Maker is currently available as part of an Early Adopter Program for G Suite Business read more »

The winners of the 2017 Google Play Awards are ...

19 May 12:00 | World

Whether it’s an app that teaches kids to code or provides assistance to refugees, or a game that lets you explore future lifeforms, the high-quality apps and games on Google Play touch lives of people across the globe. During a special Google Play Award ceremony tonight at Google I/O, we honored 12 apps and games that give their fans delightful and memorable experiences. With more than 85 billion apps and games downloaded on Google Play over the past year, these were some of the experiences that captured our imagination. Congrats to this year’s winners! Standout IndieGames from indie developers that focus on artistic design, gameplay mechanics and overall polish. read more »

The winners of the 2017 Google Play Awards are ...

19 May 12:00 | Media

Whether it’s an app that teaches kids to code or provides assistance to refugees, or a game that lets you explore future lifeforms, the high-quality apps and games on Google Play touch lives of people across the globe. During a special Google Play Award ceremony tonight at Google I/O, we honored 12 apps and games that give their fans delightful and memorable experiences. With more than 85 billion apps and games downloaded on Google Play over the past year, these were some of the experiences that captured our imagination. Congrats to this year’s winners! Standout IndieGames from indie developers that focus on artistic design, gameplay mechanics and overall polish. read more »

More on Daydream, Tango, and Developer tools for VR and AR

18 May 12:30 | Media

This morning at Google I/O, we went into more detail about the investments we're making in the core technologies that enable VR and AR, and in platforms that make them accessible to more people. Tango Tango enables devices to track motion and understand depth and space, and it’s a fundamental enabling technology for both virtual and augmented reality. WorldSense, the positional tracking technology which makes our new Daydream standalone VR headsets work without any external sensors, is derived from Tango. Tango also enables smartphone AR. With it, devices can provide indoor directions and place digital objects in the space around us. You can see what furniture looks like in your bedroom before you buy it, build interactive worlds in your living room, or summon dinosaurs into your kitchen to learn more about them. And with Expeditions AR, students can have a shared eread more »

Android enterprise security gets smarter and stronger with Google Play Protect and Android O

18 May 12:00 | World

Enterprise customers need intelligent security tools to protect their data as part of a successful mobile deployment.Android is built with enterprise security in mind, from the platform to the security services that now check 50 billion apps a day. Yesterday at I/O we took another step and introduced Google Play Protect, an always-on set of security services that are designed to provide more peace of mind to IT managers, employees and all users. We also previewed new security and management features in Android O that give enterprise customers additional app and data protections. read more »

Step inside the Forbidden City with precious artworks from the Palace Museum on Google Arts & Culture

18 May 10:00 | World

For nearly 500 years—from 1420 to 1912—the Forbidden City was home to 24 emperors. Among its most illustrious inhabitants was the Qianlong Emperor, a patron of Confucian arts and culture who, during his 50-year reign in the 18th century, amassed the most important collection of artwork in Chinese history. read more »

What’s next for Google payment and loyalty experiences

18 May 09:00 | World

Thousands of apps and millions of stores accept Android Pay, a simpler and more secure mobile payment experience. Android Pay is now available in 10 markets, with more coming soon, including Brazil, Canada, Russia, Spain and Taiwan. And in addition to our already announced Visa and Mastercard partnerships, we’ll soon enable a streamlined mobile checkout experience for PayPal users.The newest ways to pay with GoogleYesterday, we announced the Google Payment API, which lets people pay in app or online with any verified credit or debit card saved to their Google Account, via products like Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. read more »

ICS-CERT Releases WannaCry Fact Sheet

17 May 23:14 | SciTech

Original release date: May 17, 2017 The Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) has released a short overview of the WannaCry ransomware infections. This fact sheet provides information on how the WannaCry program spreads, what users should do if they have been infected, and how to protect against similar attacks in the future.US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the ICS-CERT Fact Sheet on WannaCry and the US-CERT Current Activity on the topic. For more technical details, please consult TA17-132A, Indicators Associated With WannaCry Ransomware. This product is provided subject to this read more »

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