The Official Google Blog (26)

Google Cloud at HIMSS: engaging with the healthcare and health IT community

At Google Cloud, we're working closely with the healthcare industry to provide the technology and tools that help create better patient experiences, empower care teams to work together and accelerate research. We're focused on supporting the digital transformation of our healthcare customers through ...

Get in the game with NBA VR on Daydream

Can't get enough dunks, three pointers, and last-second jumpers? Experience the NBA in a whole new way with the new NBA VR app, available on Daydream.Catch up with highlights in your own virtual sports lounge or watch the NBA's first original VR series, House of Legends,' where NBA legends discuss ...

Bringing digital skills training to more classrooms in Korea

Recently a group of Googlers visited Ogeum Middle School in Seoul, where they joined a junior high school class that had some fun trying out machine learning based experiments. The students got to see neural nets in action, with experiments that have trained computers to guess what someone's ...

Three ways to get started with computer science and computational thinking

Editor's note: We're highlighting education leaders across the world to share how they're creating more collaborative, engaging classrooms. Today's guest author is Tim Bell, a professor in the department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Canterbury and creator of CS ...

Shielding you from Potentially Harmful Applications

Earlier this month, we shared an overview of the ways we keep you safe, on Google and on the web, more broadly. Today, we wanted to specifically focus on one element of Android security—Potentially Harmful Applications—highlighting fraudsters' common tactics, and how we shield you from these ...

Play a duet with a computer, through machine learning

Technology can inspire people to be creative in new ways. Magenta, an open-source project we launched last year, aims to do that by giving developers tools to explore music using neural networks.To help show what's possible with Magenta, we've created an interactive experiment called A.I. Duet, ...

Start shopping with the Google Assistant on Google Home

What do you need to get done today? If picking up paper towels or stocking up on coffee is on your list, consider it done. To help you keep up with your busy schedule and shop for the things you need, we're introducing shopping with your Google Assistant on Google Home.Starting today, you can shop ...

Bringing the We Love You Project to Google Arts & Culture

Editor's Note: Today we're launching a new exhibit in Google Arts & Culture featuring the work of photographer Bryon Summers. We've invited Summers to share more about the We Love You Project in this post. In 2016 I set out to create 1,000+ portraits of Black men of all ages. From the moment we're ...

Partnering with Telenor to launch RCS messaging in Europe and Asia

Over the past year, we've worked with the mobile industry on an initiative to upgrade SMS for people everywhere, providing a more enhanced messaging experience through RCS . Today, we're excited to announce that we're partnering with Telenor to enable the launch of RCS messaging to their 214 million ...

How online courses can help teach computational thinking and CS

Editor's note: We're highlighting education leaders across the world to share how they're creating more collaborative, engaging classrooms. Today's guest author is Rebecca Vivian, one of the keynote speakers from Education on Air, Google's free online conference which took place in December 2016. ...

Expanding Fact Checking at Google

Over the years we've heard from Google News users that our efforts to label stories ranging from local to satire to user-generated have helped expand their view of what is happening in the world. Last October we added a new Fact Check tag to help people find news stories that have been fact checked, ...

Making it easier for developers to create spatialized sound with FMOD and Wwise

Recreating spatialized sound the way humans actually hear it can greatly improve the sense the immersion in any game or app experience. But for developers, battling with various unconnected spatial audio tools can be both confusing and time-consuming. We've worked closely with Firelight Technologies ...

By Washington's teeth! U.S. presidential history, now on Google Arts & Culture

Did you know that the Bush Family has a favorite taco recipe, which First Lady Barbara Bush described as loved by all who love Mexican food'? Or that George Washington's dentures were not made of wood as is popularly thought, but actually from human and cow teeth as well as ivory? Or how about that, ...

Did you know...Google Search now has easy-to-find fun facts?

Did you know a cat can't chew big pieces of food because their jaw can't move sideways? Or that hamsters got their name from the German word hamstern' which means to hoard? And how do we know this? Starting today on Google Search, you can find fun facts about living creatures from around the world, ...

Looking forward to Next '17: 8 G Suite sessions you don't want to miss

We're three weeks away from Google Cloud Next, one of the largest events Google has ever hosted. As we get ready to welcome you on March 8th, I'm reminded of how exciting it is to be in the cloud computing industry right now, helping shape how businesses will work together in the coming years.About ...

Google Cloud Next '17 daily programs announced - day passes now available

In early March, thousands of developers, IT decision makers and cloud industry leaders will descend on Moscone Center West in San Francisco for Next '17, Google Cloud's premier annual conference. Today, I would like to share more information on the major themes for each day as well as more speakers ...

Keep track of your favorite places and share them with friends

Is your bucket list etched in your memory, or scribbled on a dozen post-it notes scattered around your home? Have you ever promised out-of-town guests an email full of your favorite spots, only to never get around to clicking send? Starting today, you can create lists of places, share your lists ...

Woo your pango-love with Google's latest Doodle game

Editor's note: Pangolins are the most poached and trafficked mammal in the world. We hope that by playing this Doodle game, you can learn a bit more about these wonderful creatures. To get more information and see how you can help, check out this page on the World Wildlife Fund site. This ...

Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort engages guests with Chrome signage

Editor's note: Today we hear from Chet Patel, director of Information Technology at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Read how the resort uses Chrome digital signage to inform guests about events and staff about important news.At the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort, we're constantly ...

Time to discover new places in Africa. Ghana, Senegal and Uganda now on Street View

From the lovely scenic mountains of the south, to the beautiful beaches of the west, and the exotic parks of east, the regions of Africa contain some of the most breathtaking views in the world.Starting today, you can take virtual tours of some of the most iconic landmarks and monuments in Ghana, ...

Your music. Your home. Better together.

It's never been easier to enjoy the perfect music for any moment with Google Home and Google Play Music. Forget digging around for cords or adapters, needing to find your phone, or combing through your CD collection—when you combine Google Play Music and Google Home, you can enjoy the perfect song ...

The new, improved ChromeVox screen reader

Worldwide, 285 million people are visually impaired; 39 million are blind and 246 million experience low vision. As two people with visual impairments, we've experienced firsthand the transformational effects of assistive technology—specifically screen readers, which enable people to read' the ...

With VR in your browser, see the world like a Grizzly

Editor's Note: Support for Origin Trials of WebVR launched in Chrome M56. WebVR allows web developers to build VR experiences with a single web app that can reach people through all compatible browsers and VR headsets like Daydream View.We're exploring some of the early WebVR content that's ...

Experience Virtual Reality on the web with Chrome

Virtual reality lets you tour the Turkish palace featured in Die Another Day,' learn about life in a Syrian refugee camp firsthand, and walk through your dream home right from your living room. With the latest version of Chrome, we're bringing VR to the web—making it as easy to step inside Air ...

How three districts help their teachers learn and grow throughout the school year

Throughout the year, teachers are hard at work preparing lesson plans and improving their skills. And after school, on the weekends and during breaks, they also invest time in professional development, to expand their knowledge base and learn from their peers. We asked three school districts to ...

A new home for Google in the Philippines

A lot has changed in the four years since we opened the doors to our first office in the Philippines: another 20 million Filipinos have come online, and with the number of smartphone users expected to hit 70 million people next year, Filipinos are consuming more online content than ever before. Our ...