Category: SciTech » Computers and Internet

Visualizing the #MeToo movement using Google Trends

18 Apr 13:00 | Media

The #MeToo movement has inspired growing, worldwide awareness of sexual violence and sexual assault. This is not only a significant moment in history; it’s a significant moment in internet history: #MeToo marks a time when sexual assault survivors everywhere turned the internet into a platform for their voices and perspectives to be heard and respected.In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we created Me Too Rising, a visualization of the global #MeToo movement through Google Trends data. On the site, you can look at global interest starting last fall and watch as consciousness spreads over time. In the past year, #MeToo has been searched in 195 countries—that's every country on earth. You can see the cities where it was trending on different dates and see what’s happening now at local levels with city-specific Google Searchread more »

AIY Projects: A first step into STEM

18 Apr 13:00 | Media

Artificial Intelligence allows computers to perform increasingly complex tasks like understanding speech or identifying what’s in an image. AI built into hardware lets you build devices that feel more personal, can be trained to solve individual problems, and do things people haven’t thought of yet. Building AI-based things used to require expensive hardware and an advanced computer science degree, but with AIY Projects we’ve created two simple kits that allow students and makers to start building, playing and learning about AI.Each kit takes you through step-by-step instructions to build a cardboard shell and then install the electronics to assemble your own device. The Voice Kit lets you build a voice-controlled speaker, while the Vision Kit lets you build a camera that learns to recognize people and objects. Along the way you learn the basics of building simple electronic circuits, some light progread more »

5 things you can do with Chrome Browser to increase employee productivity

18 Apr 12:00 | Media

Whether it’s accessing business apps, collaborating on projects or just checking email, the web browser is increasingly becoming the place where employees get their jobs done. In fact, 76 percent of companies employ browser-based email, and 70 percent have adopted browser-based office applications, according to a recent Forrester study.Since employees spend a lot of time in their browsers at work, we wanted to share some ways you can customize Chrome Browser to help employees stay focused. Chrome Browser has many built-in capabilities that IT admins can use to pre-install bookmarks, apps, and extensions,centrally manage policies, and provide an optimal web browsing experience.Here are read more »

G Suite Enterprise for Education is Now Available

18 Apr 11:30 | Media

Since launching G Suite for Education, we’ve heard a common request from colleges, universities and large school districts: the need for more advanced tools to meet their complex technology needs. In January, we announced G Suite Enterprise for Education, a new edition of G Suite for Education that offers additional enterprise-grade capabilities designed for large institutions and customized for education. Starting today, G Suite Enterprise for Education is generally available to educational institutions in the United States, and is coming to more countries soon.Additionally, new tools—such as Data Loss Prevention (DLP), security key management and enforcement, and Gmail S/MIME—will start rolling out to all G Suite for Education uread more »

G Suite Enterprise for Education is now available

18 Apr 11:30 | Media

Since launching G Suite for Education, we’ve heard a common request from colleges, universities and large school districts: the need for more advanced tools to meet their complex technology needs. In January, we announced G Suite Enterprise for Education, a new edition of G Suite for Education that offers additional enterprise-grade capabilities designed for large institutions and customized for education. Starting today, G Suite Enterprise for Education is generally available to educational institutions in the United States, and is coming to more countries soon.Additionally, new tools—such as Data Loss Prevention (DLP), security key management and enforcement, and Gmail S/MIME—will start rolling out to all G Suite for Education uread more »

BeeTouched: how the internet keeps the buzz in a family business

17 Apr 22:00 | Media

Editor’s note: As part of our series of interviews with entrepreneurs across Asia-Pacific who use the internet to grow, we spoke with Aaron Huang, the manager of BeeTouched, a honey business in Taiwan. After he and his cousins took over the family business, Aaron used the internet to build a new brand and spread awareness of Taiwan’s delicious honey. Since it was established in 1982, BeeTouched has grown from 10 to 50 full-time employees.Please tell us more about BeeTouched.My family has been in the honey business for three generations. My grandfather was a beekeeper and began selling honey more than 50 years ago. After they inherited the business, my father and two uncles decided to expand it by selling raw honey to other businesses.Today, I’m proud to run the business with four of my cousins. Our generation decided to establish the company read more »

Designing for human and environmental health

17 Apr 15:42 | Media

Imagine a world of abundance—a world where products are infinitely recycled and the design process itself begins with considering the health and well-being of people and the environment. Imagine those products flowing through an economy that is both profitable and stems depletion of raw materials. That’s the world we want for all of us, and Google is working with the experts who are getting us there.This vision is embodied in a model called the circular economy—and achieving it requires changing our relationship to natural resources, as well as engagement from designers, material scientists, chemists, policy makers, industry partners and consumers. It requires the development of new materials and processes that optimize for human and environmental health, and capture more value from materials by keepinread more »

Army scientists uncover how to stop cyber intrusions

17 Apr 15:33 | U.S. News

U.S. Army-funded researchers at the University of California in Los Angles have found a proverbial smoking gun signature of the long sought-after Majorana particle, and the find, they say, could block intruders on sensitive communication networks.read more »

Preserving endangered wonders of the world, for generations to come

16 Apr 13:00 | Media

When Ben Kacyra watched on TV as the Taliban destroyed 1,500 year-old Buddhist statues in Bamiyan, Afghanistan in 2001, he felt compelled to do something. Mr. Kacyra, who happens to be one of the creators of the world's first three-dimensional laser scanning system, realized that his technology could be used to record monuments at risk of damage due to natural disasters, war, or tourism, so that they could be preserved for future generations.He founded CyArk, a non-profit that has created the world’s largest and most detailed 3D digital archive of endangered wonders of the world—a lasting record of monuments at risk of disappearing. Now, Google Arts & read more »

Digital skills for Arabic speakers everywhere

16 Apr 09:00 | Media

In the Middle East and North Africa, only 38 percent of youth believe their education gives them the skills they need to enter the workforce. By 2020, one in five jobs in the Arab world will require digital skills that aren’t widely available today. Many women are contributing to the innovation coming out of the Arab world, yet this region has among the lowest female economic involvement globally.To address the growing skills gap in the region’s workforce, and to help ensure that opportunities created by technology are available to everyone, we’ve launched Maharat min Google (the English translation is “Bread more »

Helping publishers recover lost revenue from ad blocking

16 Apr 00:00 | Media

Today, the majority of the internet is supported by digital advertising. But bad ad experiences—the ones that blare music unexpectedly, or force you to wait 10 seconds before you get to the page—are hurting publishers who make the content, apps and services we use everyday. When people encounter annoying ads, and then decide to block all ads, it cuts off revenue for the sites you actually find useful. Many of these people don't intend to defund the sites they love when they install an ad blocker, but when they do, they block all ads on every site they visit.  Last year we announced Funding Choices to help publishers with good ad experiences recover lost revenue due to ad blocking. While Funding Choices is still in beta, millions of ad blocking users every month are now choosing to see ads on publisher websites, or read more »

Helping publishers recover lost revenue from ad blocking

16 Apr 00:00 | Media

Today, the majority of the internet is supported by digital advertising. But bad ad experiences—the ones that blare music unexpectedly, or force you to wait 10 seconds before you get to the page—are hurting publishers who make the content, apps and services we use everyday. When people encounter annoying ads, and then decide to block all ads, it cuts off revenue for the sites you actually find useful. Many of these people don't intend to defund the sites they love when they install an ad blocker, but when they do, they block all ads on every site they visit.  Last year we announced Funding Choices to help publishers with good ad experiences recover lost revenue due to ad blocking. While Funding Choices is still in beta, millions of ad blocking users every month are now choosing to see ads on publisher websites, or read more »

#teampixel colored outside the lines with interesting shapes this week

13 Apr 13:00 | Media

This is shaping up to be a colorful week for #teampixel. We love shapes that grab your attention and guide your eyes when you look at a photograph—and the shapes in this week’s photos are sometimes obvious, like in staircases or sidewalk tiles. Other times they surprise you, like in a spiky Joshua tree or a boat’s wake. Can you find all the shapes in this week’s #teampixel images?read more »

Use your favorite password manager with Android Oreo

13 Apr 13:00 | Media

Security experts recommend strong, unique passwords for each service that you use. For most of us, however, it can be difficult to manage credentials across multiple websites and apps, especially if you’re trying to keep track of everything in your head.In Android 8.0 Oreo, we made it simpler to use Autofill with a password manager, like LastPass, Dashlane, Keeper, or 1Password. Particularly on tiny devices like your phone, autofill can make your life easier by remembering things (with your permission), so that you don’t have to type out your name, address, or credit read more »

The High Five: prom gets cheesy, pollen makes you sneezy

13 Apr 12:45 | Media

Whether you’re on the hunt for a flower crown or a corsage, here’s what that ol’ internet has been up to this week …People are searching for Coachella—specifically, “what is Coachella”? It’s a music festival in the middle of the desert in California where bandanas are worn, parasols are twirled and selfies are taken (other Coachella items trending on Search are dust masks and earplugs… not as cute.) If you’re looking to see “who is performing?” you’ll be pleased to learn that two of the top-searched artists at Coachella are Beyonce and Cardi B (but Cardi was searched 3,200 percent more than Bey this week).For those who have to wait a few years to bask in the sweet sun of the Coachellread more »

The Robinsons are “Lost in Space" and Google Home can help

13 Apr 12:00 | Media

Hello, this is Will Robinson of the 24th Colonist Group. My family and I were headed to Alpha Centauri when we accidentally crash-landed on an unfamiliar planet. Mom, Dad, Penny, Judy and I trained for this mission and had all of the provisions for a long trip but ... it hasn’t quite turned out as planned.Our spaceship, the Jupiter 2, is sinking in ice, and we could really use some help. Everyone’s trying to be brave, but I think we’re all pretty scared. It helps that my new robot warns me when there’s trouble—so far the only thing he says is “Danger, Will Robinson!” but I don’t think it’s enough to get us out of here.That’s where you come in. Luckily, the wiring in our spaceship still works, so we’re able to communicate with Earth. You can radio me on your Google Home to give us a hand. Just say, “Hey Google, play the Lost in Space Game,” and I’ll answer right away. Ifread more »

Digital addiction increases loneliness, anxiety and depression

12 Apr 17:14 | U.S. News

Smartphones are an integral part of most people's lives, allowing us to stay connected and in-the-know at all times. The downside of that convenience is that many of us are also addicted to the constant pings, chimes, vibrations and other alerts from our devices, unable to ignore new emails, texts and images.read more »

RAND identifies new strategies for countering Russian social media

12 Apr 15:12 | World

A new RAND Corporation report finds that Russia is waging a social media campaign in the Baltics, Ukraine and nearby states to sow dissent against neighboring governments, as well as NATO and the European Union.read more »

Puparazzi alert: five tips for your pet photos

11 Apr 14:00 | SciTech

If you’re a pet owner, you probably live every day like it’s National Pet Day. But to honor the holiday today, we’ve put together a few pet-tential ways you can celebrate them with Google Photos:1. A photo book of your pet, created just for youStarting this week, if you take a lot of photos of your cat or dog, the Google Photos app may automatically create a photo book starring your pet. We use machine learning to save you time by selecting the best photos of your four-legged friend and laying them out in a photo book. For those of you in the U.S. or Canada, all you have to do is decide if you want a hardcover or softcover book, and then order.read more »

Puparazzi alert: five tips for your pet photos

11 Apr 14:00 | Media

If you’re a pet owner, you probably live every day like it’s National Pet Day. But to honor the holiday today, we’ve put together a few pet-tential ways you can celebrate them with Google Photos:1. A photo book of your pet, created just for youStarting this week, if you take a lot of photos of your cat or dog, the Google Photos app may automatically create a photo book starring your pet. We use machine learning to save you time by selecting the best photos of your four-legged friend and laying them out in a photo book. For those of you in the U.S. or Canada, all you have to do is decide if you want a hardcover or softcover book, and then order.read more »

Think macro: record actions in Google Sheets to skip repetitive work

11 Apr 12:00 | SciTech

Since their debut nearly 40 years ago, spreadsheets have remained core to how businesses get work done. From analyzing quarterly revenue to updating product inventory, spreadsheets are critical to helping companies gather and share data to inform quicker decisions—but what else can you do if they’re in the cloud?We’ve been focused on making Google Sheets better for businesses for this reason, which is why we’ve recently added new features to help teams analyze and visualize their data. Today we’re adding more updates to Sheets, including a way to record macros in the cloud to automate repetitive tasks, asread more »

Working with the European Journalism Centre

11 Apr 09:00 | SciTech

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) and the Google News Initiative are announcing three large-scale events and fivedesign sprints that will train newsrooms on new technology, tools and methodologies.This is the fifth consecutive year we’ve partnered with the EJC, and the next News Impact Summit in France will be our 24th major event together. Paris, Cardiff and Berlin will also play host to our 2018 News Impact Summits—free media innovation events for hundreds of journalists who can hear from international media experts and skilled local practitioners. We’ll also be inviting publishers to take part in News Impact Academy deep-dive workshops in Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Paris and Warsaw.Over 300 speakers have taken part in News Impacread more »

A new public energy tool to reduce emissions

11 Apr 03:32 | SciTech

Renewable energy, and the transition to a low-carbon future, has long been a priority for Google. However, there is still a long way to go toward the low-carbon future we envision.Electricity generation from fossil fuels accounts for about 45 percent of global carbon emissions yet useful and accessible information to guide the transition to clean energy is still needed. Now with satellite data, cutting-edge science and powerful cloud computing technology like Google Earth Engine, we can achieve an unprecedented understanding of our changing environment and use that to guide wiser decision-making.Today, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and Google, in partnership with leading global research institutions including Global Energy Obread more »

A new public energy tool to reduce emissions

11 Apr 03:32 | SciTech

Renewable energy, and the transition to a low-carbon future, has long been a priority for Google. However, there is still a long way to go toward the low-carbon future we envision.Electricity generation from fossil fuels accounts for about 45 percent of global carbon emissions yet useful and accessible information to guide the transition to clean energy is still needed. Now with satellite data, cutting-edge science and powerful cloud computing technology like Google Earth Engine, we can achieve an unprecedented understanding of our changing environment and use that to guide wiser decision-making.Today, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and Google, in partnership with leading global research institutions including Global Energy Obread more »

How Topcoder crowdsources solutions to tough coding challenges with Chrome Browser

10 Apr 12:00 | Media

Editor’s note: Today’s post is from Kyle Bowerman, Community Architect for Topcoder, a crowdsourcing marketplace that connects businesses with designers, developers and data scientists to build technology solutions. Topcoder uses Chrome Browser as its development environment, creating extensions to GitHub and simulating various device environments.Companies need developers who can create apps that solve complex problems. Developers want to show off their coding skills. That's where Topcoder comes in—we connect the talents of a global community of 1 million developers to companies with coding issues to solve.The process is simple: companies come to us with programming requests, and we create crowdsourcing challenges that let our community of developers demonstrate what they can do. The size and scope of these challread more »

Ongoing Threat of Ransomware

9 Apr 20:38 | SciTech

Original release date: April 09, 2018 NCCIC has observed an increase in ransomware attacks across the world. Ransomware is a type of malicious software, or malware, designed to deny access to a computer system or data until a ransom is paid. Ransomware typically spreads through phishing emails or by unknowingly visiting an infected website.Ransomware can be devastating to an individual or an organization. Anyone with important data stored on their computer or network is at risk, including government or law enforcement agencies and healthcare systems or other critical infrastructure entities. Throughout different ransomware events, NCCIC's best practices and guidance remain the same:create system back-upsbe wary of opening emails and attachments from unknown or unverified sendersensure that systems are updated with the latest patchesNCCIC encourages users and administrators to review its read more »

Ongoing Threat of Ransomware

9 Apr 20:38 | SciTech

Original release date: April 09, 2018 Ransomware, a type of malicious software that infects and restricts access to a computer until a ransom is paid, is an ongoing threat to business and individual networks and devices. Although the individual ransomware may vary (e.g., WannaCry, NotPetya, etc.), NCCIC's best practices and guidance remain the same, including creating system back-ups, being wary of opening emails and attachments from unknown or unverified senders, and ensuring that systems are updated with the latest patches.NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review its Ransomware page for specific guidance and general best practices. This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy. read more »

How to publish VR180

9 Apr 18:00 | Media

Last year we introduced VR180, a new video format that makes it possible to capture or create engaging immersive videos for your audience. Most VR180 cameras work just like point-and-shoot models. However, what you capture in VR180 is far more immersive. You’re able to create VR photos and videos in stunning 4K resolution with just the click of a button.Today, we’re publishing the remaining details about creating VR180 videos on github and photos on the Google Developer website, so any developer orread more »

A new partnership to drive renewable energy growth in the U.S.

9 Apr 17:00 | Media

In our global search to find renewable energy for our data centers, we’ve long wanted to work with the state of Georgia. Solar is abundant and cost-competitive in the region, but until now the market rules did not allow companies like ours to purchase renewable energy. We’re pleased to announce that in partnership with Walmart, Target, Johnson & Johnson, and Google, the state of Georgia has approved a new program that would allow companies to buy renewable energy directly through the state’s largest utility, Georgia Power.Through this program, Google will procure 78.8 megawatts (MW) of solar energy for our Douglas County, Georgia data center, as part of our effort to utilize renewable energy in every market where we operate. As we build and expand read more »

Coming home to Alabama

9 Apr 16:50 | Media

Editor’s Note:Google is starting construction on our newest data center in Jackson County, Alabama. The new site marks a $600 million investment for our company and will bring as many as 100 high-skilled jobs to the community. This is part of Google’s expansion to 14 new data centers and offices across the country. Today, our head of global technology partnerships for Google Cloud, Dr. Nan Boden, spoke at the groundbreaking in Widows Creek, the site of a former coal-fired power plant where her father once worked.Data centers are the engine of the internet. They help make technological advances around the world not only possible, but accessible to billions of people who use cloud services. Every day, more people are coming online, asking and answering big questions, and identifying new read more »

Announcing high-quality stitching for Jump

9 Apr 16:45 | Media

We announced Jump in 2015 to simplify VR video production from capture to playback. High-quality VR cameras make capture easier, and Jump Assembler makes automated stitching quicker, more accessible and affordable for VR creators. Using sophisticated computer vision algorithms and the computing power of Google's data centers, Jump Assembler creates clean, realistic image stitching resulting in immersive 3D 360 video.Stitching, then and nowToday, we’re introducing an option in Jump Assembler to use a new, high-quality stitching algorithm based on multi-view stereo. This algorithm produces the same seamless 3D panoramas as our standard algorithm (which will continue to be available), but it leaves fewer artifacts in scenes with complex layers and repeated patterns. It also produces depth maps with much cleaner object boundaries which is useful for read more »

Coding for Conservation

9 Apr 13:00 | Media

Working on the CS First team, I love finding ways to get more kids involved with computer science at a young age. Though when I was a kid growing up in Miami, I spent most of my time off computers and on the water, admiring the natural beauty of the surrounding beaches and mangrove forests.I focused my studies and spare time on the environment, and how we could protect and preserve the habitats and creatures that made my home so special. I didn’t quite understand how coding and technology would further my goal of protecting the environment until I got to Google, where I’ve learned that computer science is actually a critical tool for conservation and sustainability.read more »

Get Coachella-ready with a little help from Google Home

9 Apr 10:00 | Media

It’s almost time for Coachella-goers to descend upon the desert. At Google, we’ve been cooking up a few ways to help you get festival-ready, so you won’t miss a beat.Using your Google Home, Mini, Max or the Google Assistant on your phone, here’s what happens when you say “Hey Google, talk to Coachella.”Discover new artists:You know your must-see artists for the weekend, but this year’s lineup is flush with amazing acts that you may not be familiar with. This new feature allows you to discover new artists playing the festival, and gives you exclusive playlists to get you up to speed with the 2018 lineup.Create your festival schedule: Once the artists’ set times are announced, you’ll be able to ask the Google Assistant what time your favorite artists are playing, then add them straight to the Coachooser app. Get answers to festival FAQs:read more »

Get Coachella-ready with a little help from Google Home

9 Apr 10:00 | Media

It’s almost time for Coachella-goers to descend upon the desert. At Google, we’ve been cooking up a few ways to help you get festival-ready, so you won’t miss a beat.Using your Google Home, Mini, Max or the Google Assistant on your phone, here’s what happens when you say “Hey Google, talk to Coachella.”Discover new artists:You know your must-see artists for the weekend, but this year’s lineup is flush with amazing acts that you may not be familiar with. This new feature allows you to discover new artists playing the festival, and gives you exclusive playlists to get you up to speed with the 2018 lineup.Create your festival schedule: Once the artists’ set times are announced, you’ll be able to ask the Google Assistant what time your favorite artists are playing, then add them straight to the Coachooser app. Get answers to festival FAQs:read more »

Get Coachella-ready with a little help from Google Home

9 Apr 10:00 | Media

It’s almost time for Coachella-goers to descend upon the desert. At Google, we’ve been cooking up a few ways to help you get festival-ready, so you won’t miss a beat.Using your Google Home, Mini, Max or the Google Assistant on your phone, here’s what happens when you say “Hey Google, talk to Coachella.”Discover new artists:You know your must-see artists for the weekend, but this year’s lineup is flush with amazing acts that you may not be familiar with. This new feature allows you to discover new artists playing the festival, and gives you exclusive playlists to get you up to speed with the 2018 lineup.Create your festival schedule: Once the artists’ set times are announced, you’ll be able to ask the Google Assistant what time your favorite artists are playing, then add them straight to the Coachooser app. Get answers to festival FAQs:read more »

Behind the scenes with startup founders at Google Demo Day

6 Apr 2018 | Media

Companies all over the world—not just in Silicon Valley—are thinking up their next big idea. Working on the Google for Entrepreneurs team, we see these passionate founders building innovative companies in their hometowns. Google for Entrepreneurs provides financial support and the best of Google's resources to dozens of coworking spaces and community programs across 125 countries. We also create Campuses—physical hubs where entrepreneurs can learn, connect, and build companies—and put on events like Google Demo Day.Demo Day, which just happened in San Francisco on March 28th, brought startups from across the Americas to San Francisco, to pitch and connect with leading investors, to grow and accelerate their businesses. Startups that have pitched at previous Google Demo Days have raised over $259read more »

“A Good Night” with John Legend and Pixel 2

6 Apr 2018 | Media

John Legend just premiered the music video for his new single “A Good Night”—and it was filmed entirely on Pixel 2. We spoke to John about the inspiration behind the video and what it’s like living and communicating in the digital age.Keyword: Tell us about the inspiration behind the music video for “A Good Night.”John: The song and the video are about a magical night where you meet someone you immediately connect with and can envision a future together. You're single, dating, probably using all the apps people use now (I haven't dated since the advent of Tinder, etc., but it's a fascinating era in romance), and not finding someone special. But one night—maybe caught up in the music or the drinks or whatever—you meet someone that changes everything. That's a good night! The video is set in a club and visually represents the swiping left of the apps by literally swiping read more »

Meeting our match: Buying 100 percent renewable energy

4 Apr 2018 | Media

A little over a year ago, we announced that we were on track to purchase enough renewable energy to match all the electricity we consumed over the next year. We just completed the accounting for Google’s 2017 energy use and it’s official—we met our goal. Google’s total purchase of energy from sources like wind and solar exceeded the amount of electricity used by our operations around the world, including offices and data centers.What do we mean by “matching” renewable energy? Over the course of 2017, across the globe, for every kilowatt hour of electricity we consumed, we purchased a kilowatt hour of renewable energy from a wind or solar farm that was built specifically for Google. This makes us the first public Cloud, and company of our size, to have achieved this feat.Today, we have contracts to read more »

Monet was here: Masterpieces and inspirations come to Google Arts & Culture

4 Apr 2018 | Media

Art lovers and historians know that sometimes to comprehend the magnitude of an artwork, you need to see the world through the eyes of the artist and understand what inspired them. This is especially true of an artist as talented and beloved as Claude Monet, whose work many of us know but may not have considered in depth. To reveal these insights, the National Gallery London is opening a new exhibition entitled The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet and Architecture. This new show will open up a new window into Claude Monet’s world through the cities and buildings that brought his masterpieces to life. And to mark the opening of the physical exhibition in London, you can now explore a selection of these works from the National Gallery, and see a stirring retrospective of Monet’s paintings from 17 more museums around the world, online oread more »

Monet was here: Masterpieces and inspirations come to Google Arts & Culture

4 Apr 2018 | Media

Art lovers and historians know that sometimes to comprehend the magnitude of an artwork, you need to see the world through the eyes of the artist and understand what inspired them. This is especially true of an artist as talented and beloved as Claude Monet, whose work many of us know but may not have considered in depth. To reveal these insights, the National Gallery London is opening a new exhibition entitled The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet and Architecture. This new show will open up a new window into Claude Monet’s world through the cities and buildings that brought his masterpieces to life.And to mark the opening of the physical exhibition in London, you can now explore a selection of these works from the Nationaread more »

Her voice helped others find theirs: a Doodle to honor Maya Angelou

4 Apr 2018 | Media

Dr. Maya Angelou used her voice to touch the lives of millions around the globe. As an author, poet, memoirist and activist, her teachings, writings and actions encouraged others to discover their own voices and inspire change.Today’s Doodle celebrates Dr. Angelou on what would have been her 90th birthday, and commemorates one of her most influential tools—her words. Set to her poem “Still I Rise,” the Doodle includes archived audio from Maya Angelou herself, and narration from other individuals she’s inspired—Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys, America Ferrera, Laverne Cox, Martina McBride, as well as her only son, Guy Johnson.Dr. Angelou’s incredible personal journey started with tragedy in her early life: a sexual assault at age seven that rendered her mute for five years. During those years, books and poetry became her solace and constant companions, eventually read more »

Her voice helped others find theirs: a Doodle to honor Maya Angelou

4 Apr 2018 | Media

Dr. Maya Angelou used her voice to touch the lives of millions around the globe. As an author, poet, memoirist and activist, her teachings, writings and actions encouraged others to discover their own voices and inspire change.Today’s Doodle celebrates Dr. Angelou on what would have been her 90th birthday, and commemorates one of her most influential tools—her words. Set to her poem “Still I Rise,” the Doodle includes archived audio from Maya Angelou herself, and narration from other individuals she’s inspired—Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys, America Ferrera, Laverne Cox, Martina McBride, as well as her only son, Guy Johnson.Dr. Angelou’s incredible personal journey started with tragedy in her early life: a sexual assault at age seven that rendered her mute for five years. During those years, books and poetry became her solace and constant companions, eventually helping her find her voice and embarread more »

FTC Releases Alert on Tax Identity Theft

3 Apr 2018 | SciTech

Original release date: April 03, 2018 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are offering consumers a new way to report tax-related identity theft to the IRS online. Tax-related identity theft happens when someone steals your Social Security number to file a tax return and claims your refund. To report such a theft, go to IdentityTheft.gov.NCCIC encourages consumers to review the FTC Alert and the NCCIC Tip Preventing and Responding to Identity Theft. This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy. read more »

How the Dynamic Learning Project is building teacher confidence

3 Apr 2018 | Media

Editor’s note: Last summer, we announced Google’s support of the Dynamic Learning Project—a pilot program from Digital Promise that places technology coaches in 50 high-need schools across the country. Educator coaching has been shown to be effective in subjects like reading and math, but the Dynamic Learning Project is one of the first nationwide programs to apply this approach to the impactful use of technology across subjects. We checked in with one of the 50 schools participating in the program to see how things are going.When Hillsdale Middle School principal Jacob Launder learned about the Dynamic Learning Project, he jumped at the opportunity to transform how his teachers use technology in the classroom.Principal Launder had already invested in Hillsdale’s classroom tech and had a coread more »

Expanding our cloud network for a faster, more reliable experience between Australia and Southeast Asia

3 Apr 2018 | Media

Earlier this year, we announced that we are expanding our global infrastructure with new regions and subsea cables, advancing our ability to connect the world and serve our Cloud customers with the world’s largest network.Today, we’re excited to announce our investment in the Japan-Guam-Australia (JGA) Cable System.  This new addition to the Google submarine network family, combined with investments in the  Indigo, HK-G and SJC subsea caread more »

Search makes it easier to plan movie night

3 Apr 2018 | Media

Going to the movies this weekend? We’re now making it easier for you to make plans while you’re on the go. When deciding what movie to watch, you usually consider the movie itself along with the showtimes and theater options. With our latest update rolling out today, you can quickly compare movies by the factors you care most about—ratings, showtimes, theater location and more—all from the same view. And just as before, you can easily buy your tickets in advance; just click on a showtime to purchase a ticket.read more »

Google News Initiative powers digital journalism training for MENA

2 Apr 2018 | Media

Journalists around the world have access to a wide range of digital tools that can help inform their research and shape their reporting—whether it’s digital fact-checking techniques, mapping tools or data journalism.In the Middle East and North Africa, digital integration in news and storytelling differs across the region—some major newsrooms are experimenting while others still lack the capability to use new digital technology in their reporting.According to a recent survey from the International Center For Journalists, 77% of newsrooms across the region are concerned about their ability to create quality content. There’s a pressing need to support journalists, whatever their experience so far, and help them experiment with digital tools.As part of our efforts on the Google News Initiative we’re annouread more »

NCCIC FY 2017 Year in Review Now Available

2 Apr 2018 | SciTech

Original release date: April 02, 2018 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) is pleased to present the Fiscal Year 2017 NCCIC Year in Review. This review highlights NCCIC’s critical role in protecting the Nation’s cyber and communications systems. Throughout the document, you will find informative data describing our organization, as well as our success stories.NCCIC continuously strives to improve its products and services. You can help by answering a very short series of questions about this product. Please identify "Fiscal Year 2017 NCCIC Year in Review” in the appropriate field. This product is provided subject to this Notification and this read more »

NCCIC FY 2017 Year in Review Now Available

2 Apr 2018 | SciTech

Original release date: April 02, 2018 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) is pleased to present the Fiscal Year 2017 NCCIC Year in Review. This review highlights NCCIC’s critical role in protecting the Nation’s cyber and communications systems. Throughout the document, you will find informative data describing our organization, as well as our success stories.NCCIC continuously strives to improve its products and services. You can help by answering a very short series of questions about this product. Please identify "Fiscal Year 2017 NCCIC Year in Review” in the appropriate field. This product is provided subject to this read more »

ICYMI in March: here’s what happened in G Suite

2 Apr 2018 | Media

Just like that, another month down.In March, we announced a slew of security updates to Google Cloud, including enhancements to G Suite. In a nutshell, G Suite companies can now use advanced configurations to help fend off phishing scams. These updates will continue to help businesses block (ph)ishy activity, like if an untrusted sender tries to share encrypted attachments or if someone tries to trick you by sending information from a domain that looks like yours.With these protections in place, more than 99.9 percent of Business Email Compromise (BEC) scenarios—when someone impersonates an executive to get sensitive information—are automatically moved to spam or flagged to users as shifty. Sorry, Charlie.We also automatically enabled basic device management for mobile read more »

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