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The Accessibility Discovery Centre is open for collaboration
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The Accessibility Discovery Centre is open for collaboration

Have you ever tried lip-reading Mickey Mouse? Six-year-old me definitely did, but without much success. Although I was interested in the colours, the slapstick humour and the endless action, I just didn’t ‘get’ it. And for a good reason — I have been profoundly deaf since I was five years old.Mainstream entertainment took on new…

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TAG Bulletin: Q4 2022

Threat Analysis Group New Iranian APT data extraction tool As part of TAG's mission to counter serious threats to Google and our users, we've analyzed a range of persistent threats including APT35 and Charming Kitten, … Source

25 new startup recipients of the Ukraine Support Fund
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25 new startup recipients of the Ukraine Support Fund

Today, we are happy to announce the newest group of 25 recipients of the Google for Startups Ukraine Support Fund.Ukrainian entrepreneurs continue to show great motivation and dedication, even in the most difficult of circumstances. According to a recent report, Ukrainian startups tripled in combined enterprise value in 2022, growing from €3 billion to €23.3…

A Google engineer’s journey from Cairo to Warsaw
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A Google engineer’s journey from Cairo to Warsaw

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s post is all about Rand El Morry, a site reliability engineer. Rand is a new Googler…

Save money and energy this winter with Nest thermostats
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Save money and energy this winter with Nest thermostats

As we head into winter in many parts of the world, we’re not only bracing for the cold — but for the bills, too: The average cost of heating a home in the U.S. is expected to rise more than 17% compared to last year. There are also big environmental impacts when we turn up…

Special delivery! New Android features this holiday season
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Special delivery! New Android features this holiday season

As we use our smartwatches to get more done, Wear OS tiles make it easy to see important information at a glance. You can already use the Google Maps tile to start navigating to your home or office from anywhere. And now, we’re adding new tiles to help you get more things done from your…

New ways we’re supporting Ukraine
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New ways we’re supporting Ukraine

Providing cybersecurity assistanceThe Ukrainian government is under near-constant digital attack. That’s why shortly after the invasion, we expanded eligibility for Project Shield, our free protection against DDoS attacks, so that Ukrainian government websites and embassies worldwide could stay online and continue to offer their crucial services. Since then, we’ve continued to implement protections for users…

Toyota People: Dave Evans, BJ40 restorer
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Toyota People: Dave Evans, BJ40 restorer

Pull into Dave Evans’s driveway and the first thing you see is a gleaming blue, 2019 Toyota Hilux Invincible Double Cab. Dave is a carpenter on the Isle of Wight and uses the 2.4-litre diesel Hilux as a work vehicle. Parked to its left is a 2019 RAV4, bought at a year old with 9,000…

Google Play’s best apps and games of 2022
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Google Play’s best apps and games of 2022

The winners are in for Google Play’s Best of 2022 awards.Every year we recognize the best apps and games on Google Play and the developers who bring them to life. Their bold ideas and creativity help us reach people across all kinds of devices — from phones and watches to Chromebooks and tablets.Apps and games,…

New details on commercial spyware vendor Variston
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New details on commercial spyware vendor Variston

Stage 1: Remote code executionThe infection chain starts with a client visiting the landing page URL defined in the configuration file. If the validation checks succeed, the landing page is served and 2 cookies are set:A cookie with name wp_blog and value 1 to detect and redirect recurring visitors.A “client identifier” cookie with:A name that…