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A Google designer takes us inside Search’s mobile redesign

Via Google Blog 3. Creating more breathing room. “We decided to create a new edge-to-edge results design and to minimize the use of shadows, making it easier to immediately see what you’re looking for,” says Aileen. “The overall effect is that you have more visual space and breathing room for Search results and other content to...

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New global publications sign on to News Showcase

Via Google Blog Local news organizations have always been critical in keeping people informed, and that is more true now than ever before amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With News Showcase, we want to ensure that local news publishers play a strong role in our product. These outlets, with their deep coverage of local events,...

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Cloud Covered: What was new in Google Cloud in December

Via Google Blog December marked the end of a tumultuous year, one that brought new challenges to work, school, and home. At Google Cloud, we helped our customers respond to the challenges and prepare for opportunities in the coming year with new tools, resources, strategies and partnerships.   Google acquires Actifio  Last month, we announced Google...

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The best of Google, now in new devices

Via Google Blog Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, technology should work for you. This week during a virtual CES and Galaxy Unpacked, we were introduced to a lineup of new products that do exactly that, all with the best of Google built in. Whether you’re heading out or staying in, there’s something new...

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Just desserts: Baking with AI-made recipes

Via Google Blog It’s winter, it’s the holidays and it’s quarantine-times: It’s the perfect recipe for doing a ton of baking. In fact, U.S. search interest in “baking” spiked in both November and December 2020. But being in the AI field, we decided to dive a little deeper into the trend and  try to understand the...

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Tackle your health goals in 2021 with Google Fit

Via Google Blog It’s the beginning of a new year, and for many of us, it’s also time for a renewed approach to our health. Maybe you want to figure out a new fitness routine that doesn’t require a gym or finally carve out time for meditation. Whatever your goals are, the most important thing...

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Google Meet and Duo help you share moments that matter

Via Google Blog In 2020, Meet was put to the test. Our team had to really think through how virtual meetings could bring the key part of what in-person meetings provide: human connection. We launched new features like 49-tile layout, noise cancellation, background blur, and low-light mode plus live captions in five languages to help...

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Learn to build no-code apps quickly to simplify your work

Via Google Blog With AppSheet from Google Cloud, anyone can build custom applications without having to write code. Whether you’re part of a large organization seeking digital transformation or a small team in need of creative solutions to organize events during a pandemic, there’s no limit to what you can create.  Our biggest piece of...

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El productor Peter Cottentale captura el 2020 en una canción

Via Google Blog Peter es un productor y músico ganador del GRAMMY por su trabajo con Chance the Rapper. Él mismo lanzó su primer solo álbum, CATCH, a principios de este año. También ha colaborado con artistas de todo el mundo durante la última década como compositor, productor y director musical, así como también como...

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Take a snowy stroll with Street View

Via Google Blog Every year when it gets colder outside, I find myself waiting at the window wide-eyed. I see wind and some rain, and I sometimes see ice, But there’s one particular weather pattern that’s so seasonally nice.  It can be fluffy or sticky, and it’s often bright white,And it’s usually the cause of a most festive...

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How to make and share digital holiday cards

Via Google Blog December 24 is the one of the few days my very large family all gets together. We have dinner and drinks, open gifts, play with the dogs, entertain the babies…it’s chaos, but the best kind. It’s also when we all get to hear what everyone’s been up to, and relive some of...

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Cloud Covered: What happened in Google Cloud in 2020

Via Google Blog 2020 will be remembered as a year of profound change, when the world was forced to adapt to unexpected challenges at work, home, and school. Let’s take a look back at the features, products, and services we built to meet those challenges.  Video conferencing became a critical lifeline  As more employees, educators,...

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How location helps provide more relevant search results

Via Google Blog Similarly, certain information in Search can be more useful if it’s specific to your city or neighborhood. If you were to search Google for “parking information,” you might see information about municipal codes and parking enforcement for your local area that would differ from what someone else might see in another city. ...

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New Cinematic photos and more ways to relive your Memories

Via Google Blog The holidays are always a great time to reflect on what really matters—for me, that’s my family, both near and back home in Europe. With Memories in Google Photos, I’m able to relive the moments—big and small—I’ve shared with my loved ones. Memories surfaces things like the  best photos of me and...

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Use Google TV to create your perfect holiday movie queue

Via Google Blog As it starts to get colder outside, there’s nothing better than snuggling under a blanket with a warm cup of peppermint hot chocolate and enjoying a holiday movie marathon. That’s my recipe for a perfect December evening.  Every year, I watch as many holiday movies as I can—and in the age of...

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Cloud Covered: What was new with Google Cloud in November

Via Google Blog Nearly everything about modern life has changed this year, and in November we announced new features and tools to help you meet the needs of a changing world. Read on for more of what was new last month in Google Cloud. Google and Harvard partner to improve COVID-19 forecastsEight months ago, Google...

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Take holiday photos with Night Sight in Portrait Mode

Via Google Blog Night Sight in Portrait Mode was designed to create professional quality low-light portraits with the tap of a button. Night Sight automatically engages in Portrait Mode when it’s dark enough, and, when you press the shutter button, Pixel’s new exposure bracketing technology will capture, align and merge up to 15 photos to...

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20 years of Year in Search

Via Google Blog Twenty years ago, Google published its very first end-of-year list, called the Year-End Google Zeitgeist. Looking back, it’s clear how much some things have changed (please see the list of the top 10 MP3 music resources), and how much they stay the same (decades later and we’re still watching some of these...

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Turning the page on Google Play Books’ first decade

Via Google Blog With more time on my hands during this pandemic, I’ve learned that I’m not a gardener (yield from 7 tomato plants–> 2 teeny tomatoes), nor am I a furniture refinisher (but it seemed so straightforward on YouTube!). I am, however, a reader. I’ve indulged more in this lifelong hobby in 2020, finally...

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Stadia arrives in eight new European countries

Via Google Blog We created Stadia to make great games more accessible. You don’t need to buy new hardware because Stadia works with the things you already own: laptops, desktops, compatible phones and tablets, and popular game controllers. And Stadia works instantly, without waiting for your games to download or update. Now millions more people...