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Google Shows Step-by-Step Instructions

I mentioned a few months ago that Google now answers complicated questions. Depending on your query, you might see a long answer obtained from a web page. Google's answers also include lists. Here are some examples from a Gmail support...Show More Summary

Through the Google lens: search trends June 6-12

All eyes were on Brazil this week, and searches were not far behind. Here’s a look at what’s trending on Google, from the football pitch to the political battlefield.Football feverThe World Cup kicked off yesterday, and it’s safe to say that it’s on pretty much everyone’s minds. Show More Summary

From kickoff to the final goal, Google is your guide to the beautiful game

From the last minute U.S. goal against Algeria in ‘10 to the headbutt watched ‘round the world in ‘06, every four years the beautiful game captures the imagination of billions of people. This year, wherever you are, Google is bringing...Show More Summary

The world is a canvas: introducing the street art project

Here today, gone tomorrow. The transient nature of street art means it can be at risk of being scrubbed out and lost forever to its legions of fans. But long after the paint has faded from the walls, technology can help preserve street art, so people can discover it wherever and whenever they like. Show More Summary

Hangout Bridges: Bringing together young Jews and Arabs

The fortressed city of Acre lies on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in northern Israel. An important Middle Eastern city in ancient times, it’s now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its fortified walls, citadel, mosques, synagogues, khans, baths and Crusader structures, Acre has always been a meeting place for East and West, new and old. Show More Summary

Doodle 4 Google 2014: An inventive doodle for clean water

On today, you may have noticed an intricately drawn version of our logo showing an unusual water purifier, surrounded by a variety of fantastical creatures. This doodle is the result of our seventh annual Doodle 4 Google competition, where we asked kids, grades K-12, to tell us what they’d invent to help make the world a better place. Show More Summary

Through the Google lens: search trends May 30-Jun 5

It’s been a busy week for entertainment junkies, with the return of [oitnb] and a (yet another) huge episode of [game of thrones]. But people searched for more serious subjects, including the anniversary of [d-day] and a changing ofShow More Summary

Take a swim with Street View on World Oceans Day

In celebration of World Oceans Day this Sunday, June 8, today we’re inviting you to explore some of the world’s most beautiful and endangered waters in Google Maps, in partnership with The Catlin Seaview Survey. All you need is an Internet...Show More Summary

Get a front row seat to the games with Google Maps

The world's biggest soccer tournament is here. Whether you’re watching from the comfort of your couch or packing your bags for Brazil, Google Maps is your ticket to the games. To kick off the tournament, starting today you can explore...Show More Summary

Easter Eggs for Google Maps UK Directions

Google Maps has a few funny Easter Eggs for UK directions: a dragon can get you from Snowdon to Brecon Beacons in only 21 minutes the Loch Ness Monster can get you from Fort Augustus to Urquhart Castle you can use the Royal Carriage...Show More Summary

64-Bit Chrome for Windows

After many years of waiting, the 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows is almost ready to be released. For now, it's limited to Canary and Dev Channel and you need to install it manually. 64-bit Chrome is only available for Windows 7 and Windows 8. Show More Summary

GTAC 2014 Coming to Seattle/Kirkland in October

Posted by Anthony Vallone on behalf of the GTAC CommitteeIf you're looking for a place to discuss the latest innovations in test automation, then charge your tablets and pack your gumboots - the eighth GTAC (Google Test Automation Conference)...Show More Summary

Meet the Bay Area Impact Challenge winners

Ten days ago, voting opened for Google’s first Bay Area Impact Challenge, and now the tally is in. On the ballot? Ten amazing nonprofit proposals to make a difference in our community.Between May 22 and June 2, nearly 200,000 votes poured...Show More Summary

Chrome Web Store Links to Android Apps

Chrome Web Store now shows links to Google Play for apps and extensions that are also available for Android. For example, Pocket's page includes this message next to the number of users: "Available for Android. Get it". You can alsoShow More Summary

A Google Translate Experiment Shows Definitions

Google Translate experiments with displaying definitions for the words you're translating. Jérémy Heleine noticed the new feature, which shows a list of definitions, synonyms, examples and related words and snippets. Google also suggests a related translation ("see also"). Show More Summary

Transparency Report: Protecting emails as they travel across the web

When you mail a letter to your friend, you hope she’ll be the only person who reads it. But a lot could happen to that letter on its way from you to her, and prying eyes might try to take a look. That’s why we send important messages in sealed envelopes, rather than on postcards.Email works in a similar way. Show More Summary

Google Home IQ

Christopher Bettig, Art Director at Google, posted some images from a Google mobile app called Google Home IQ."These are some illustrations and some screens of exploratory UI for a mobile app for Android and iOS, which is now a deprecated project. Show More Summary

Go Back to a Specific Date in Google Web History

For some reason, Google Web History no longer has a way to navigate to a certain date, at least not from the UI. Fortunately, you can change a URL parameter and go to a certain date. Here's how to do that:1. use the Unix epoch time converter. Show More Summary

Google Web History, Back to Search History

Back in 2007, Google upgraded the Search History service and renamed it Web History. If you installed Google Toolbar and enabled Web History, Google recorded your entire browsing history and made it available at Your browsing history was searchable and it was used to personalize your search results. Show More Summary

Testing on the Toilet: Risk-Driven Testing

by Peter ArrenbrechtThis article was adapted from a Google Testing on the Toilet (TotT) episode. You can download a printer-friendly version of this TotT episode and post it in your office. We are all conditioned to write tests as we code: unit, functional, UI—the whole shebang. Show More Summary

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