Category: SciTech » Computers and Internet

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

17 Feb 15:00 | Media

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 data management at scale and advancements in machine learning for timely and actionable insights.Next week at the HIMSS Health IT Conference, we're demonstrating the latest innovations in smart data, digital health, APIs, machine learning and real-time communications from Google Cloud, Research, Search, DeepMind and Verily. Together, we offer solutions that help enable hospital and health IT customers to tackle the rapidly evolving and long standing challenges facing the healthcare industry. Here’s a preview of the Google Cloud customers and partners who are joining us at HIMSS.For customers like the Colorado Center for Peread more »

Get in the game with NBA VR on Daydream

17 Feb 13:00 | U.S. News

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 everything from pop culture to the greatest moments of their career. The series tips off today with seven-time NBA Champion Robert Horry. New episodes featuring stars like Chauncey Billups and Baron Davis will debut regularly. read more »

Bringing digital skills training to more classrooms in Korea

17 Feb 05:30 | Media

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 drawing, or that turn a picture taken with a smartphone into a song. read more »

Three ways to get started with computer science and computational thinking

16 Feb 18:00 | Media

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 Unplugged. Tim is a recipient of CS4HS awards and has partnered with Google in Australia to develop free resources to support teachers around the world to successfully implement computational thinking and computer science into classrooms. My home of New Zealand, like many countries around the world, is fully integrating computer science (CS) into the read more »

Shielding you from Potentially Harmful Applications

16 Feb 17:00 | Media

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 threats. read more »

Shielding you from Potentially Harmful Applications

16 Feb 17:00 | Media

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 threats. read more »

Team Teaches Science Through Minecraft Video Game

16 Feb 15:12 | SciTech

University of Texas at Dallas team is exploring whether teaching real-world science through a popular computer game may offer a more engaging and effective educational approach than traditional concepts of instruction. read more »

Play a duet with a computer, through machine learning

16 Feb 12:00 | Media

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, which lets you play a duet with the computer. Just play some notes, and the computer will respond to your melody. You don’t even have to know how to play piano—it’s fun to just press some keys and listen to what comes back. We hope it inspires you—whether you’re a developer or musician, or just curious—to imagine how technology can help creative ideas come to life. Watch our video above to learn more, or just read more »

Start shopping with the Google Assistant on Google Home

16 Feb 11:00 | Media

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 for your everyday essentials—from paper towels to vitamins. You'll be able to order from participating Google Express retailers, including Costco, Whole Foods Market, Walgreens, PetSmart, Bed Bath & Beyond and more than 50 other national and locally available retailers.To get started, just say “Ok Google, how do I shop?” or “Ok Google, order paper towels”. read more »

Bringing the We Love You Project to Google Arts & Culture

16 Feb 09:00 | Media

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 born, Black boys are bombarded with images that strip us of our humanity. We see Black bodies cast as criminals and predators, implicitly urging viewers of all stripes to believe these characterizations as unwavering truths of Black male identity. What we don’t see are the smiling, reassuring, loving faces of our sons, brothers, cousins, husbands and fathers. With the We Love You Project, I wanted to show that even though we may feel as if our bodies are under attack, we’re still part of a larger community that loves and supports us.read more »

Partnering with Telenor to launch RCS messaging in Europe and Asia

16 Feb 03:00 | Media

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 (Rich Communications Services). Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re partnering with Telenor to enable the launch of RCS messaging to their 214 million subscribers across Europe and Asia, including Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Hungary, Montenegro, Serbia, Bulgaria, Pakistan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia and India. Subscribers will have access to advanced messaging features as a standard part of their Android device.Features like group chat, high-res photo sharing, read receipts, and more, will come standard on Android. Subscribers will have their SMS experience upgraded through the read more »

How online courses can help teach computational thinking and CS

15 Feb 18:00 | Media

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. Rebecca, a Research Fellow at the computer science education research group (CSER) at the University of Adelaide in Australia, shares professional development ideas for preparing teachers for a classroom focused on computational thinking and computer science. read more »

Cisco Releases Security Update

15 Feb 14:20 | SciTech

Original release date: February 15, 2017 Cisco has released a security update to address a vulnerability in its UCS Director software. Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to take control of an affected system.US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Cisco Security Advisory and apply the necessary update. This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy. read more »

Expanding Fact Checking at Google

15 Feb 13:00 | Media

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, so they can understand the value of what they’re reading. Soon after, we introduced the tag in France and read more »

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

15 Feb 12:00 | US Politics and Govt

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, to celebrate his Inauguration, Theodore Roosevelt received a lock of president Lincoln’s hair as a gift?No, we’re not presidential scholars; we’re just excited for Presidents’ Day! Today, as a follow-up to our Ameread more »

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

15 Feb 12:00 | Media

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, making you the most interesting person at the dinner party or the reigning champ at trivia. Head to Google, ask for a fun fact about something (think plants, animals, fruits and veggies), and ta-da! A trivia tidbit is delivered right at the top of your search results. For the animal lovers out there, fun facts might be man’s (new) best friend. It might surprise you to learn that dogs have three eyelids to help protect and keep their eyesread more »

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

15 Feb 12:00 | Media

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 and Audiokinetic, creators of the popular audio engines FMOD and Wwise, on a suite of streamlined spatial audio plugins that make it possible to add high-quality, spatialized audio into your apps across desktop, mobile, and VR platforms—including Android, iOS, Windows, OSX and Linux. read more »

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

15 Feb 12:00 | Media

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, making you the most interesting person at the dinner party or the reigning champ at trivia. Head to Google, ask for a fun fact about something (think plants, animals, fruits and veggies), and ta-da! A trivia tidbit is delivered right at the top of your search results. For the animal lovers out there, fun facts might be man’s (new) best friend. It might surprise you to learn that dogs have three eyelids to help protect and keep their eyesread more »

FBI Releases Article on Romance Scams

14 Feb 23:01 | SciTech

Original release date: February 14, 2017 The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article addressing the rise of Internet romance scams. In this common type of fraud, cyber criminals target victims, gain their confidence, and trick them into sending money.To stay safer online, review the FBI article on Romance Scams and US-CERT publication ST06-003 on staying safe on social networking sites. Please file a complaint with the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center if you believe you have been the victim of a romance scam. This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy. read more »

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

14 Feb 14:00 | Media

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 six months have passed since we announced G Suite, our set of intelligent apps for business. Since then, we’ve focused on bringing you new collaboration tools, like Team Drives and Jamboard, and have partnered with companies like Boxread more »

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

14 Feb 14:00 | Media

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 six months have passed since we announced G Suite, our set of intelligent apps for business. Since then, we’ve focused on bringing you new collaboration tools, like Team Drives and Jamboard, and have partnered with companies like Boxread more »

Adobe Releases Security Updates

14 Feb 10:57 | SciTech

Original release date: February 14, 2017 Adobe has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player, Digital Editions, and Campaign. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Adobe Security Bulletins APSB17-04, APSB17-05, and APSB17-06 and apply the necessary updates. This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy. read more »

Apple Releases Security Update

14 Feb 08:25 | SciTech

Original release date: February 14, 2017 Apple has released a security updates to address a vulnerability in GarageBand. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Apple security page for GarageBand and apply the necessary update. This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy. read more »

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

13 Feb 11:04 | Media

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 and new ticketing options.The first day (Wednesday, March 8) of Next ‘17 will feature keynotes from Diane Greene, SVP of Google Cloud; Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google; Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Alphabet and Fei-Fei Li, Chief Scientist for Google Cloud Machine Learning and AI and Professor of Computer Science at Stanford. Our lineup of executives will discuss what Google Cloud offers today and discuss Google Cloud's vision for the future. Attendees will also hear read more »

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

13 Feb 11:04 | Media

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, we’re excited to share more information on the major themes for each day as well as more speakers and new ticketing options.The first day (Wednesday, March 8) of Next ‘17 will feature keynotes from Diane Greene, SVP of Google Cloud; Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google; Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Alphabet and Fei-Fei Li, Chief Scientist for Google Cloud Machine Learning and AI and Professor of Computer Science at Stanford. Our lineup of executives will discuss what Google Cloud offers today and discuss Google Cloud's vision for the future. Attendees will also hearread more »

SB17-044: Vulnerability Summary for the Week of February 6, 2017

13 Feb 09:37 | SciTech

Original release date: February 13, 2017 The US-CERT Cyber Security Bulletin provides a summary of new vulnerabilities that have been recorded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Vulnerability Database (NVD) in the past week. The NVD is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) / United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). For modified or updated entries, please visit the NVD, which contains historical vulnerability information.The vulnerabilities are based on the CVE vulnerability naming standard and are organized according to severity, determined by theread more »

Keep track of your favorite places and share them with friends

13 Feb 08:00 | Media

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 with others, and follow the lists your friends and family share with you—without ever leaving the Google Maps app (Android, iOS). Getting started is easy. Simply open the Google Maps app and find that BBQ spot you’ve been wanting to try. Tapping on the place name and then the “Save” icon adds the place to one of several pre-set lists like “Want to Go” or “Favorites.” You can also add the restaurant to a new list that you name yourself, like “Finger Lickin’ BBQ.” To recall the lists you’ve created, go to Your Places (in the side menu) and then open the saved tab. Icons for the places you’ve saved to lists will appear on the map iread more »

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

13 Feb 00:00 | Media

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 Valentine’s Day, we’re telling the tale of two long-distance loves who have been struck by Cupid’s arrow. Writing love letters to each other from far-off places, these pangolins know in their hearts that they’re scaly soulmates. What better day to meet for their first date than the most romantic day of the year? read more »

We Like Taking Selfies But Not Looking At Them

10 Feb 17:11 | Entertainment

While selfies are extremely common, opinions on selfies can vary significantly, with some seeing them as a creative outlet and a way to connect with other people and others seeing them as narcissistic, self-promotional and inauthentic.read more »

Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort engages guests with Chrome signage

10 Feb 14:00 | Media

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 looking for creative ways to put our guests first. That ethos drives our day-to-day work at the resort, where we’re using Chrome-based digital signage as a new way to keep our visitors up to date on activities and events and to communicate with staff. read more »

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

10 Feb 12:30 | Media

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, Senegal and Uganda. That means Street View now covers 81read more »

Your music. Your home. Better together.

10 Feb 12:00 | Media

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 or playlist with a simple voice command.Say you’re making pizza and your hands are covered in flour. Just say, “Ok Google, play music for cooking” and we’ll serve up the perfect tunes, like our R&B Kitchen Dance Party playlist. If you’ve had a long day at work and are too tired to move a muscle, say “Ok Google, play music for relaxing” and get a playlist like Mellow Pop without lifting a finger. read more »

Your Music. Your Home. Better together.

10 Feb 12:00 | Media

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 or playlist with a simple voice command.Say you’re making pizza and your hands are covered in flour. Just say, “Ok Google, play music for cooking” and we’ll serve up the perfect tunes, like our R&B Kitchen Dance Party playlist. If you’ve had a long day at work and are too tired to move a muscle, say “Ok Google, play music for relaxing” and get a playlist like Mellow Pop without lifting a finger.* read more »

Your music. Your home. Better together.

10 Feb 12:00 | Media

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 or playlist with a simple voice command.Say you’re making pizza and your hands are covered in flour. Just say, “Ok Google, play music for cooking” and we’ll serve up the perfect tunes, like our R&B Kitchen Dance Party playlist. If you’ve had a long day at work and are too tired to move a muscle, say “Ok Google, play music for relaxing” and get a playlist like Mellow Pop without lifting a finger. read more »

The new, improved ChromeVox screen reader

9 Feb 18:00 | Media

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 screen with synthesized speech or braille, and provide keyboard shortcuts to help people quickly navigate complex sites and apps. Today we’re introducing a new, more efficient and powerful version of ChromeVox, which is now the default screen reader on every Chromebook running on Chrome OS 56 or above. ChromeVox can be enabled at any time by pressing the key combination Ctrl + Alt + Z.Our new version of ChromeVox makes the existing set of keyboard commands even easier, helping you navigate through sites, apps and the Chromebook interface without a mouse. Theread more »

The new, improved ChromeVox screen reader

9 Feb 18:00 | Media

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 screen with synthesized speech or braille, and provide keyboard shortcuts to help people quickly navigate complex sites and apps. Today we’re introducing a new, more efficient and powerful version of ChromeVox, which is now the default screen reader on every Chromebook running on Chrome OS 56 or above. ChromeVox can be enabled at any time by pressing the key combination Ctrl + Alt + Z.Our new version of ChromeVox makes the existing set of keyboard commands even easier, helping you navigate through sites, apps and the Chromebook interface without a mouse. Theread more »

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

9 Feb 13:05 | Media

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 available now, starting today with the critically-acclaimed documentary Bear 71 VR, produced by the National Film Board of Canada. We caught up with Loc Dao, Chief Digital Officer of NFB, to explore why his team chose WebVR.“The train took me by surprise. I had cubs to defend, and it took me by surprise.I did what comes naturally.I roared. And then I charged.”Bear 71 VR is a fully rendered VR film that explores the disconnect between humans, animals and nature caused by our habit of viewing the worlread more »

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

9 Feb 13:05 | U.S. News

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 available now, starting today with the critically-acclaimed documentary Bear 71 VR, produced by the National Film Board of Canada. We caught up with Loc Dao, Chief Digital Officer of NFB, to explore why his team chose WebVR.“The train took me by surprise. I had cubs to defend, and it took me by surprise.I did what comes naturally.I roared. And then I charged.”Bear 71 VR is a fully rendered VR film that explores the disconnect between humans, animals and nature caused by our habit of viewing the worlread more »

Experience Virtual Reality on the web with Chrome

9 Feb 13:00 | Media

Virtual reality (VR) 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 Force One as it is to access your favorite webpage.For a fully immersive experience, use Chrome with your Daydream-ready phone and Daydream View—just browse to a VR experience you want to view, choose to enter VR, and put the phone in your Daydream View headset. If you don’t have a headset you can view VR content on any phone or desktop computer and interact using your finger or mouse. You can already try out some great VR-enabled sites, with more coming soon. For example, explore the intersection of humans, nature and tread more »

Experience Virtual Reality on the web with Chrome

9 Feb 13:00 | U.S. News

Virtual reality (VR) 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 Force One as it is to access your favorite webpage.For a fully immersive experience, use Chrome with your Daydream-ready phone and Daydream View—just browse to a VR experience you want to view, choose to enter VR, and put the phone in your Daydream View headset. If you don’t have a headset you can view VR content on any phone or desktop computer and interact using your finger or mouse. You can already try out some great VR-enabled sites, with more coming soon. For example, explore the intersection of humans, nature and tread more »

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

9 Feb 2017 | World

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 share their best practices and programs to help teachers sharpen their skills and advance their careers. These programs can serve as inspiration for training programs throughout the school year. Training for teachers by teachersOkeechobee County School District’s professional development program, Camp IT, is democratic: for teachers, by teachers. At the two-day summer training camp, teachers brainstorm topics, such as how to use Schoology or Google for Education to engaread more »

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

9 Feb 2017 | Media

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 share their best practices and programs to help teachers sharpen their skills and advance their careers. These programs can serve as inspiration for training programs throughout the school year. Training for teachers by teachersOkeechobee County School District’s professional development program, Camp IT, is democratic: for teachers, by teachers. At the two-day summer training camp, teachers brainstorm topics, such as how to use Schoology or Google for Education to engaread more »

A new home for Google in the Philippines

9 Feb 2017 | Media

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 team of Pinoy-Googlers working here has grown too, and we recently moved into a new office that’s inspired by famous sites, sounds and a few stars from around the country. read more »

A new home for Google in the Philippines

9 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

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 team of Pinoy-Googlers working here has grown too, and we recently moved into a new office that’s inspired by famous sites, sounds and a few stars from around the country. read more »

Why We Underestimate Time When We're Having Fun On Facebook

9 Feb 2017 | Entertainment

Updating your Facebook status can be a fun way to while away the hours - but now it seems it really is making us lose track of time as we do it.read more »

Step "Into the Wild" with Tango at Singapore ArtScience Museum

8 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

The Sumatran tiger is among the most critically endangered species in the world, with just 400 tigers surviving today. Its natural habitat is also one of the most threatened regions. With a new virtual reality experience, visitors to Into the Wild at Singapore’s ArtScience Museum can get really close to this threatened species, walk through and learn more about its rainforest habitat. All you need to guide you on this educational virtual adventure is a smartphone with Tango, a technology that enables augmented reality experiences. read more »

Step "Into the Wild" with Tango at Singapore ArtScience Museum

8 Feb 2017 | Media

The Sumatran tiger is among the most critically endangered species in the world, with just 400 tigers surviving today. Its natural habitat is also one of the most threatened regions. With a new virtual reality experience, visitors to Into the Wild at Singapore’s ArtScience Museum can get really close to this threatened species, walk through and learn more about its rainforest habitat. All you need to guide you on this educational virtual adventure is a smartphone with Tango, a technology that enables augmented reality experiences. read more »

Step "Into the Wild" with Tango at Singapore ArtScience Museum

8 Feb 2017 | Media

The Sumatran tiger is among the most critically endangered species in the world, with just 400 tigers surviving today. Its natural habitat is also one of the most threatened regions. With a new virtual reality experience, visitors to Into the Wild at Singapore’s ArtScience Museum can get really close to this threatened species, walk through and learn more about its rainforest habitat. All you need to guide you on this educational virtual adventure is a smartphone with Tango, a technology that enables augmented reality experiences. read more »

ISC Releases Security Updates for BIND

8 Feb 2017 | SciTech

Original release date: February 08, 2017 The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) has released updates that address a vulnerability in BIND. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition.BIND 9 version 9.9.9-P6BIND 9 version 9.10.4-P6BIND 9 version 9.11.0-P3BIND 9 version 9.9.9-S8Users and administrators are encouraged to review ISC Knowledge Base Article AA-01453 and apply the necessary updates. This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy. read more »

Four tips for project-based learning in the connected era

8 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Editor’s note: As part of our ongoing celebration of students and teachers, we’re highlighting leaders across the world to share how they’re creating more collaborative, engaging classrooms. Today’s guest author is Claire Amos, one of the keynote speakers from Education on Air, Google’s free online conference which took place in December 2016. Claire, deputy principal at Hobsonville Point Secondary School outside of Auckland, New Zealand, shares how schools can adopt project-based learning to encourage students to think about the connected world. What do “Ender’s Game,” science, gamification and history have iread more »

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