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The Nest devices that save sleep-deprived parents

When my daughter Ruth was born this January, she was a handful. Literally. In the early months of her life, she refused to be put down, fussing and screaming unless we were holding her, walking up and down the hallways of our home. I became a sleep-deprived zombie, shuffling around with one arm free to get some much-needed coffee. And that was on a good day. I needed all the help I could get. And for me, some of that help came in the form of Google Assistant. Thanks to the Google Nest devices ar...
Tags: Google, United States, Nest, Ruth, Google Nest, Google Assistant, Nest Hub Max, Hub Max, Megan Friedman


Music from the heart, with an AI assist

The next time you hear a popular song on the radio, listen to the beat behind the lyrics. Usually, a high-powered production team came up with it—but in the future, that beat could be created with help from artificial intelligence. That’s what Googler MJ Jacob predicts, as he combines his job as an engineer with his love for writing and performing rap music. Usually based in Google’s offices in New York City, MJ is working from his Manhattan apartment these days as a customer engineer for Google...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Virginia, Manhattan, Ai, Googlers, MJ, Passion Projects, Brandon Tory, Megan Friedman, Googler MJ Jacob, New York City MJ, Magenta Google


Googlers get creative while working from home

When the going gets tough, the tough bake sourdough bread. Or take up knitting. Or just really get into a new video game. In the months since the COVID-19 pandemic left many of us working from home and social distancing cut down on our calendars, we’ve had plenty of time to pick up a few new hobbies here and there. Others have spent time figuring out how to adapt their passions to the inside of their homes. And that’s the case for Googlers, too, who are still playing in orchestras and working on...
Tags: Google, New York, Singapore, San Francisco, Googlers, Adam, Sunnyvale California, Palo Alto California, Jason Scott, Real Estate and Workplace Services, Passion Projects, Megan Friedman, Life at Google, Googler Orchestra, Googler Virtual Orchestra, Colton Provias


Kubernetes engineers keep your favorite software running

In Greek, the word "kubernetes" means "helmsman." In tech, it's a system created by Google that uses containers to help software work more efficiently with the server space it has. Just as someone helms a container ship, Kubernetes makes sure everything gets where it's supposed to be.Containers are systems that have everything needed to run a piece of software: the code, the dependencies, and on and on. Companies build their products using containers so they’re standardized, whether it runs in t...
Tags: Google, Developers, Lego, Cern, Mom, Shopify, Legos, Kubernetes, Michelle, Janet, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Google Cloud, Shopify Shopify, Google Kubernetes Engine, KubeCon, Kuberentes


17,572 singers, in perfect harmony (from their own homes)

When you think of a choir, you likely put a descriptor before it: a school choir, a church choir, a community choir. Singing in a chorus usually means you’re standing within a large group of people, belting out songs and nailing those harmonies together. But what happens when you can’t gather in person to sing? That’s where virtual choirs come in. Composer and conductor Eric Whitacre has been putting them together for more than a decade, long before the pandemic left us stuck at home—and his mos...
Tags: Google, Molly, Youtube, Washington, South Africa, Google Docs, North Carolina, Google Translate, Whitacre, Eric Whitacre, Marc Royce, Innovation & Technology, Megan Friedman, Virtual Choir, Molly Jenkins


How sweet it is! This Googler carves fruit into art

During work hours, Leonard Ko collaborates with teams of engineers on Pixel phones. But he’s also known for a unique talent outside of tech: creating intricate sculptures out of fruit. It turns out fruit is just the latest medium for Leonard, who has been creating art for decades—and only recently decided to make his art edible.  Leonard Ko in his kitchen. Leonard has always been interested in expressing himself through art, and first worked on traditional Chinese paintings and oil pa...
Tags: Googlers, Leonard, Passion Projects, Megan Friedman, Leonard Ko


Why Ana Corrales loves ending meetings early

Many people remember a time in their young lives when they loved or at least knew about scrunchies. The colorful hair accessories were a staple both on wrists and around ponytails. While Ana Corrales loved them, too, she took things a step further. “When I was 15, I ran a little business selling scrunchies,” she says. “I think that was the first time where I was like, oh wow, I really love this stuff!” Creating products and organizing her business felt like “freedom” to Ana. “I knew I was really...
Tags: Google, Googlers, Ana, Pixel, Ana Corrales, The She Word, COVID, Megan Friedman, Google Ana, HOLA Google