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Voice Guidance by Google Maps

Posted on October 14, 2019 12:53 PM

Google Maps is rolling out a new feature that gives people the ability to receive more detailed voice guidance and new types of verbal announcements for walking trips. This feature is the first in Google Maps to be built from the ground up by, and for, the 36 million people worldwide with vision impairments. With this feature, people can navigate the streets with more comfort and confidence. Google Maps will proactively let people know if they are on the correct route, the distance until the next turn and the direction they are walking in. As they approach large intersections, they will get guidelines to cross with added caution. And if they accidentally leave their route, they'll get a spoken notification that they're being re-routed.

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Happy First Day of Fall!

Posted on September 23, 2019 10:20 AM

Today’s Doodle celebrates the first day of Fall in the Northern Hemisphere! The “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,” as English poet John Keats once described it, brings an end to the long days of summer and the beginning of the harvest season. In the autumn equinox, night and day are about the same. Then, in the northern hemisphere, the day will decrease and the night will increase, until the latter reaches its peak in the December solstice. “To bend with apples the moss’d cottage trees / And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core.”

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Relive the Memories: Google Photos adds new feature

Posted on September 16, 2019 01:34 PM

Google Photos has added a new feature called 'Memories' to help users rediscover old images straight from the app. Machine Learning is used to curate what appears in Memories, so you don't have to parse through many duplicate shots, and you can instead reflect on the best ones The Memories feature would work like the one on Instagram or Snapchat, displaying images taken during the same period a year, two years, three years or longer in the past. The Google Stories feature can be launched by tapping on the small, rounded icon – available on the top of the Google Photos gallery. You can already use Google Photos to quickly find and make memories in a photo book.

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