Coming soon to the Lone Star State: more office space and a data centerComing soon to the Lone Star State: more office space and a data center

We’re expanding in Texas. Austin has been home to Google for over a decade and today, we’re extending our commitment to the state with a new data center in Midlothian, and the lease of two new buildings for our Austin workforce. These new commitments are part of our larger $13 billion investment in offices and data centers across the United States, which we announced earlier this year.We’re investing $600 million to develop the Midlothian site, which will create a number of full-time jobs, as well as hundreds of construction jobs to build the new data center. As part of this investment, we’re…

Coming soon to the Lone Star State: more office space and a data centerComing soon to the Lone Star State: more office space and a data center

A father-son team uses technology to grow a 144-year-old businessA father-son team uses technology to grow a 144-year-old business

Founded in 1875, Merz Apothecary is considered a Chicago landmark. For five generations, the pharmacy has been home to a collection of unique, hard-to-find goods from all over the world. Abdul Qaiyum bought the business in 1972, managing to grow the business during a time when most independent pharmacies were giving way to large chain drug stores. Abdul’s three sons worked there growing up and today, Merz Apothecary is run by Abdul and his son, Anthony. “We’re not your traditional pharmacy,” says Anthony. “We carry everything from natural remedies to grooming products to home fragrances.”One of the secrets to their continued…

A father-son team uses technology to grow a 144-year-old businessA father-son team uses technology to grow a 144-year-old business

[Update: Clarification] Google Play refund decision wait estimate skyrockets from 15 minutes to 4 days

Update 1: 2019/06/13 9:34pm PDT It seems that we may have spoken too soon. Google has updated the support page to say, “You’ll usually get [the refund] within 15 minutes, but it can take up
In regards to refunds requested through Google Play, the 15-minute decision was always somewhat of a feature to me. Knowing that you can get your money back quickly if something goes wrong with a paid app or an in-app purchase has always been nice. Read More[Update: Clarification] Google Play refund decision wait estimate skyrockets from 15 minutes to 4 days was written…

[Update: Clarification] Google Play refund decision wait estimate skyrockets from 15 minutes to 4 days

Gboard v8.3 brings handwriting support up to more than 200 languages [APK Download]

The ability to handwrite on a smartphone may be a godsend whenever you’re trying to look up something in a foreign language. But for whatever reason you use that feature, it’s important that your phone knows what you’re trying to say. Google has a keyboard app dedicated for handwriting input that officially supports 97 languages. But with the latest update to Gboard, which introduces handwriting support for “more than 200 languages,” that other app may have just been made obsolete. Read MoreGboard v8.3 brings handwriting support up to more than 200 languages [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at…

Gboard v8.3 brings handwriting support up to more than 200 languages [APK Download]

Changing how Google Drive and Google Photos work togetherChanging how Google Drive and Google Photos work together

Many of you store your photos and videos on both Google Drive and Google Photos, which keeps them safe and easy to access. We’ve heard feedback that the connection between these services is confusing, so next month, we’re making some changes to simplify the experience across Drive and Photos.Changes to automatic sync between Google Drive and Google PhotosStarting in July, new photos and videos from Drive won’t automatically show in Photos. Similarly, new photos and videos in Photos will not be added to the Photos folder in Drive. Photos and videos you delete in Drive will not be removed from Photos….

Take your achievements with you, Class of 2019Take your achievements with you, Class of 2019

It’s graduation season, which means that students who have spent years researching, writing and learning are off to the next big thing. But whether you’re bound for college or the workplace, you may want to hold on to your papers and presentations for record keeping or sentimental value. And we have a way to take that work with you.With Google Takeout, you can keep the papers you wrote and submitted in Google Docs, the emails you sent with classmates in Gmail, and the Slides presentations you worked so hard on. Instead of losing all digital work or spending hours downloading and…

Take your achievements with you, Class of 2019Take your achievements with you, Class of 2019

Facebook Suspends Natural News, Founder Calls For President Trump to Use Military Against Tech Giants

Facebook has suspended Natural News from posting on the social media platform where it has amassed almost 3 million followers. Natural News, which pushes wild conspiracy theories and once published an injectable DIY homeopathic “vaccine” for Ebola, had already been banned from Twitter and YouTube. The site was also…Read more……

Facebook Suspends Natural News, Founder Calls For President Trump to Use Military Against Tech Giants

Here are all the little changes in Android Q Beta 3

The Android Q Betas have had a ton of major changes, both in the interface and in the APIs that applications use. However, there are some changes so minor that they aren’t quite important enough for a dedicated post. We already covered the little changes in Beta 1 and 2, so now it’s time to take a close look at Beta 3.
Moved elements in Quick Settings
If there’s one thing Google loves doing in new Android updates, its moving things around in the Quick Settings dropdown. Read MoreHere are all the little changes in Android Q Beta 3 was written by the…

Here are all the little changes in Android Q Beta 3

Become a Stadia “founder” with our first collection of gamesBecome a Stadia “founder” with our first collection of games

Stadia is our game platform that uses different elements of Google technology, from our data centers to our hardware. It brings together people playing games and watching games, and lets you do it from wherever you are. Today we’re announcing the first collection of games coming to Stadia, and we’ll continue to add to this list later this summer.You can now pre-order the Stadia Founder’s Edition at the Google Store—a limited number are available, so if you want to be one of our “founders,” be sure to get it before it’s gone. The Founder’s Edition packs nearly $300 of value into…

Become a Stadia “founder” with our first collection of gamesBecome a Stadia “founder” with our first collection of games

New views of beauty and fragility in underwater Street ViewNew views of beauty and fragility in underwater Street View

Editor’s note: Today’s post is by Lorna Parry, co-founder and managing director of Underwater Earth, a nonprofit that reveals stories about the ocean through technology. In honor of World Oceans Day on June 8, Lorna talks about new underwater Street View images from around the world, and how the images reveal the ocean environment.Under the surface of the ocean lies a magical and beautiful world that most of us never get to see. Along with the beauty, there are also sobering reminders of humanity’s impact on the ocean—like bleached and dying coral and plastics that marine life consume. We hope our…

New views of beauty and fragility in underwater Street ViewNew views of beauty and fragility in underwater Street View

Компания Google встала на защиту Huawei

Google обеспокоена тем, что ей не разрешат обновлять Android на смартфонах Huawei.
Сообщение Компания Google встала на защиту Huawei появились сначала на Чудо техники. …

Компания Google встала на защиту Huawei

Updates in Maps and Search to help during times of crisisUpdates in Maps and Search to help during times of crisis

SOS alerts help you quickly access authoritative, real-time information during times of crisis. Today, we’re improving SOS alerts by adding visual information about natural disasters and a new navigation warning system on Google Maps so you can more reliably know where a disaster is and anticipate where it’s headed. Read on to learn about what’s changing, along with three ways to help you stay connected and informed during times of emergency.Hurricane forecast cones, earthquake shakemaps and flood forecastsWith SOS alerts, you can already see important crisis information—a summary of what’s happening, relevant news stories, emergency phone numbers and websites, Twitter updates…

Updates in Maps and Search to help during times of crisisUpdates in Maps and Search to help during times of crisis

Android Q Beta 4 uses a simple switch for dark mode, quashing hopes for additional themes

At Google I/O this year, Google finally announced a dark mode for Android. We’ve been expecting this ever since the first Q build leaked, but the settings app has always suggested that there could be more than only a white and dark mode. Up until Beta 3, there was a complete theme selector where more options apart from “Dark” and “Light” could’ve shown up. However, the recently released Beta 4 does away with this interface and instead switches to a simple toggle for Dark Theme. Read MoreAndroid Q Beta 4 uses a simple switch for dark mode, quashing hopes for additional…

Android Q Beta 4 uses a simple switch for dark mode, quashing hopes for additional themes

What the future of the classroom looks likeWhat the future of the classroom looks like

In 2019, kids around the world are getting a much different education than their parents did. In addition to traditional subjects like reading and math, today’s children are learning digital skills—and taking more control over their educational experiences. In recent years, new approaches and new tools have led to shifts in the classroom that are more significant than any other period in recent history.Google for Education partnered with a global team of researchers to understand these changes, examining hundreds of research studies and interviewing fourteen global education leaders. Today, we’re rolling out the Future of the Classroom Global Report, which examines…

[Update: 12 more banks] Google Pay adds 43 US banks and credit unions to its already enormous support list

Update 1: 2019/05/20 1:31pm PDT This week’s new additions to the Google Pay bank list are pretty minor. We see a little bit of administrative shuffling — little tweaks like adding a bank’s location in Update 2: 2019/05/21 12:42pm PDT It looks like we spoke too soon about this week’s round of new bank additions being a little light, as just a day after Google extended its list with those Update 3: 2019/05/30 1:28pm PDT Another week, another smattering of new financial institutions connecting their users with the world of Google…

Pick up the pace with three fitness apps, powered by Google MapsPick up the pace with three fitness apps, powered by Google Maps

When I began training for my first marathon 12 years ago, planning my routes was a big challenge. I’d often write directions on my wrist or carry a crumpled up paper map in my pocket. I’ve run many more marathons since then, and just last month, ran the Boston Marathon for the first time. But my training for Boston was vastly different because of my work at Google. I’m on a team that helps businesses—like those who build location-enabled fitness apps—to integrate data and insights from Google Maps into their products. So this time around I relied on a few of…

Pick up the pace with three fitness apps, powered by Google MapsPick up the pace with three fitness apps, powered by Google Maps

Google AR search now pulls animals off the screen and into your room

Is that a panda in your living room?
Yes, yes it is. Google mobile search for different animals on smartphones now brings up the option to view them as augmented reality images that you can place into your surroundings, whether that’s your backyard, on the couch next to your brother watching TV, or in the middle of the kitchen.
According to 9to5Google, as of this week, searches for lions, tigers, bears, alpine goats, timberwolves, European hedgehogs, angler fish, emperor penguins, and giant pandas bring up a 3D image within search that can then be “transported” into your reality through an AR filter. Searches…

Google AR search now pulls animals off the screen and into your room

Improve efficiency and collaboration with G Suite for NonprofitsImprove efficiency and collaboration with G Suite for Nonprofits

Time is important. As a nonprofit, every minute that your staff spends searching for emails or coordinating meetings is time away from making a difference for the communities or causes they serve. G Suite for Nonprofits is designed to help nonprofits work faster, smarter, and more collaboratively across different locations, at no charge. Here are a few ways G Suite for Nonprofits can help your team be more productive.Present your nonprofit professionallyWith Gmail, you can create an unlimited number of personalized email addresses for your team (like [email protected]). Your staff will be able to communicate with volunteers, supporters and the community…

Google Pay adds support for 15 more banks across Europe, Asia, and Australia

Whether it’s adding support for more banks or public transit cards, Google Pay is expanding, both in the US and across the world. The service continues to grow as fifteen more European, Asian, and Australian banks’ payment cards now work with it.
As you may not necessarily be interested in all the new additions, we’re sorted them by country so you can find whether your financial institution has recently signed a partnership with Google Pay:

Australia:

BankVic

Czech Republic:

Banka CREDITAS a.s. Read MoreGoogle Pay adds support for 15 more banks across Europe, Asia, and Australia was written by the awesome team at Android Police. …

Google Pay adds support for 15 more banks across Europe, Asia, and Australia

Finally, I can use my iPhone to ride the NYC subway

This morning, as I've done regularly since moving to New York City years ago, I left my Brooklyn apartment to head to Engadget headquarters in Manhattan. In an ideal world, I would've been able to use my iPhone to get through the turnstile at my near… …