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Why creating inclusive classrooms matters

Editor’s note: In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Google.org is working with DonorsChoose to continue their support for more inclusive classrooms through the #ISeeMe campaign. Mr. Andy Yung, a classroom teacher from New York City, shares the power ...
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Stadia Savepoint: April updates

It’s time for another update to our Stadia Savepoint series, recapping the new games, features and updates on Stadia.In April, players took up detective work in Judgment as well as within The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark, solving everything...
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This new emoji has been years in the making

When Jennifer Daniel, Google’s creative director for emoji, first joined the Unicode Technical Committee, she wondered, what’s the deal with the handshake emoji? Why isn’t there skin tone support? “There was a desire to make it happen, and it was possi...
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New resources on the gender gap in computer science

When it comes to computer science, we still have a lot of work to do to address gaps in education. That’s evident in our latest report with Gallup, Current Perspectives and Continuing Challenges in Computer Science Education in US K-12 Schools. This re...
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A Matter of Impact: April updates from Google.org

Last week we celebrated Earth Day — the second one that’s taken place during the pandemic. It’s becoming clear that these two challenges aren’t mutually exclusive. We know, for example, that climate change impacts the same determinants of health that w...
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Finding the intersection of social justice and tech

Welcome to the latest installment of our series, “My Path to Google.” These are real stories from Googlers, interns, and alumni highlighting how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s p...
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AI assists doctors in interpreting skin conditions

Globally, skin conditions affect about 2 billion people. Diagnosing and treating these skin conditions is a complex process that involves specialized training. Due to a shortage of dermatologists and long wait times to see one, most patients first seek...
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Tips and shortcuts for a more productive spring

In my previous life as a startup entrepreneur, I found that life was more manageable when I was able to stay organized — a task that’s easier said than done. At Google Registry, we've been keeping an eye out for productivity and organization tools, and...
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Helpful tools for when you’re ready to travel

As vaccines become more available, many people are eager to start planning vacations again. We’re seeing more searches for travel-related destination information — like travel restrictions by country and where to travel, which both recently hit all-tim...
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Supporting India during the current COVID crisis

Right now India is going through our most difficult moment in the pandemic thus far. Daily COVID-19 cases continue to set record highs, with hospitals filled to capacity and in need of urgent supplies to cope with the increasing number of patients. Our...
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Discover the people behind Japanese gastronomy

Last year, we introduced the ‘Meshiagare!’ exhibition, showcasing thousands of photos and videos exploring Japanese cuisine. Today, we’re revealing the second installation of this mouth-watering project, with a focus on the people putting food on the t...
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So…what does a technical writer actually do?

When I started college, I was dead-set on becoming an accountant. I loved the logical nature of writing, rewriting, and trying to find the perfect, most concise way to get my point across. Because of this, I thought the logic of debits and credits and ...
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A CODA story: Why accessible technology matters

I’ve been a Googler for over four years, but many of my coworkers only recently learned that I’m a CODA or “child of a deaf adult.” And in my case, I’m the child of two because both of my parents were born deaf. Growing up in the ‘90s, communicating wi...
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Finding more accessible ways to connect

In 2020, global searches for "how to say i love you in sign language" reached an all-time high. While social distancing has been difficult for everyone, it’s disproportionately affected people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Wearing face masks and con...
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Embedding Web Stories across your site

Web Stories are a great way for content creators to bring enhanced experiences to their users  and thousands of creators and publishers are using them. Tools for creating stories are available to a global audience, and Google products such as Search an...
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The most affordable Fi unlimited plan is here

Everyone needs something different from their phone plan. Some people love the freedom of a plan that works seamlessly at home and abroad. Others just need the essentials: unlimited data, talk and text on a fast network with great coverage. So today, a...
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A whale of a tale about responsibility and AI

A couple of years ago, Google AI for Social Good’s Bioacoustics team created a ML model that helps the scientific community detect the presence of humpback whale sounds using acoustic recordings. This tool, developed in partnership with the National Oc...
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How we’re minimizing AI’s carbon footprint

The book that led to my visit to Google.When I first visited Google back in 2002, I was a computer science professor at UC Berkeley. My colleague John Hennessey and I were updating our textbook on computer architecture, and Larry Page — who rode a hot-...
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Your Chromebook gets a little more helpful

Chromebooks are designed to be powerful and easy-to-use devices. In our latest release, your Chromebook is getting new helpful features that make it easier to get answers, troubleshoot, scan files and more.The answers you need, one tap awayYou might al...
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Join us for our first virtual Web Stories workshop

The Web Creators team at Google is inviting anyone who creates content on the web to our first-ever virtual Web Stories workshop. Web Stories are a web-based version of the popular Story format, which allow you to engage your audience like never before...
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A recipe for productivity

Dr. Kapil Parakh is a Medical Lead for Google Fit and a practicing cardiologist at the VA in Washington, D.C. During the week he splits his time between seeing patients, developing technology that improves wellbeing and staying active with his family. ...
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Eat your way across Russia

Spanning 17 million square kilometers and 11 time zones, Russia is teeming with taste. The stunning landscapes of the Southern District are littered with vineyards. The Northwest has a growing reputation for seafood, and a long-standing tradition for t...
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Google News Showcase is launching in Czechia

Google News Showcase, our new product and licensing program backed by our recent $1 billion global investment in news, will begin rolling out with Czech publishers starting today. Czechia is the first Central and Eastern European country to launch News...
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Get ready for Hollywood’s big night with Google

Sure, spring is nice, and there’s so much to celebrate in the winter but my favorite season is easily awards season! 2021 marks 93 years of Hollywood’s annual film celebration, and this year’s Academy Awards will be a combination of in-person and virtu...
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Gopi Shah’s guide to shaping clay: a Web Story

Gopi Shah began working with clay at age 14, and has now spent nearly 20 years making ceramic cups, dinnerware, sculptures and decorations. From her one-woman studio in Long Beach, California, she crafts designs inspired by Mesoamerican and Andean art,...
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Culture needs us, as much as we need culture

Last month, a horn player sounded an 18,000 year-old conch shell, discovered in 1931 at Marsoulas Cave in France. In doing so, he confirmed that the shell was not only decorative, but the oldest wind instrument of its kind. In January this year, on the...
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Ask a Techspert: How can we fight energy rush hours?

In this post: Head of energy partnerships for Google Nest Hannah Bascom explains “energy rush hours,” and how Nest’s Rush Hour Rewards tries to tackle them.Editor’s Note: Do you ever feel like a fish out of water? Try being a tech novice and talking to...
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Meet your new travel guides

Exploring the hidden sites of a city or learning about fascinating places, people and stories can be fun on your own, but it becomes a whole new experience when having exceptional guides.In the newest episodes of the Google Arts & Culture video ser...
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JYSK boosts frontline teams with Android Enterprise

Editor’s note: Flemming Thøgersen is Team Manager and Stinus Stoumann Hoeks is Senior IT Consultant of IT Client Infrastructure for JYSK, an international retailer based in Denmark.JYSK is an international home retailer with Scandinavian roots, and our...
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A more helpful Chrome, throughout your workday

Lately, my productivity has been up and down, following the curves of the pandemic and the seasons. But where I live, spring is here 🌷. And, in addition to spending more time in my garden, I’m finally zeroing in on how I can be more productive working ...
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Hometalk builds a DIY home improvement community

What better place than a website to bring together people, projects and professionals? That’s what Miriam Illions thought when she co-foundedHometalk in 2011. When the site went live, she waited for the homeowner–contractor matchups to begin. Then, som...
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