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The 2017 Annual Google Developer’s Conference Held at the GooglePlex in CA

Mountain View, California is the location for the 2017 Annual Developer’s Conference hosted by Google, the world’s largest multi-tech and search engine oriented organization. The Googleplex, which was built in 1996, is the home of innovators and free-thinkers who focus on enterprises such as cloud computing, advertising technologies, Internet analytics, and the development of Web operating systems.

 

This May, the agenda is centered around discussing and inviting new concepts on the new Android O, artificial intelligence, the new version of the iOS Assistant and more. Google has billions of loyal followers, but in 2017, they set their focus on the next billion users coming online and discovering Google; the tech-giant is super-focused on these next users.

 

Google is eagerly looking forward to unveiling a new series of software features and updates that offer new users easier accessibility. They also included renovations to several subcategories of Google including Google Home, Google Photos, YouTube, Gmail, Android OS, and ways to optimize a present device’s performance without purchasing a new product.

 

The Android Go, a simpler version of Android O, has only one gigabyte of memory and will be introduced for entry-level devices. The experts also introduced Lens, a new photographic feature for the phone.

 

Google Assistant was not forgotten, and it also is experiencing improvements as it appears in iOS. Now, the user will be able to type in addition to speaking, and this will be assimilated into several Google products.

 

One of the most significant new features is for the job hunter on Google search. When pertinent job information is entered for a job hunt, the search engine will now pull from Career Builder, Monster, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn, so users will find jobs directed to their specific location and experience.

 

This incredible, innovative, group continues to create state-of-the-art products for the Internet world, and GooglePlex is the spectacular location to encourage that. On the property are fitness and wellness centers, cooking classes, cafes and bike riding across the campus. This is the environment where free-thinking lives.

Is Google Park About to be a Thing?

It seems the giant, creative brains of Google’s Silicon Valley Googleplex facility are innovating again, this time adding parking help to Google Maps. Although the newest version of Maps has yet to be released, a tear down of Google Maps for Android version 9.34 by Android Police has created a lot of buzz around the product. It appears the new version of Maps will tell you how easy or difficult it should be to find a parking space once you reach you destination.

It looks like parking will be rated as easy, medium or limited by the app, but it is anyone’s guess as to how this information will be collected. It is unclear whether Google will base it’s parking information on time of day and regular traffic patterns or offer real-time data based on current local conditions and nearby events.

This release of the app is also expected to allow users to keep north pointing up on their map rather than tilting during navigation. Accidental swipes will also be less likely to cause users to swipe away from the map accidentally mid-navigation. The north-up and better swiping capability are expected to make it much easier for drivers to zoom in on an upcoming turn and then return the map to a broader view quickly and easily.

While California’s Silicon Valley is currently buzzing with anticipation, no one will know for sure if the new traffic feature made the cut until the app’s official release date, which is as of yet unknown. The program is currently in beta, so keep your eyes peeled for it’s release soon.

Google’s New Trans-Pacific FASTER Cable Is Ready

A consortium of six companies, including Google, Global Transit, and Singtel, have successfully tested their new FASTER cable, a system that comprises a single huge cable running underneath the Pacific Ocean from Oregon to Japan. The cable is roughly 9,000 kilometers long, and it boasts speeds of up to 60 Terabits per second. This new addition to the data infrastructure available to Google will allow them to better support the needs of their customers. It is believed that this cable could increase the digital economy not only in the United States and Japan, but throughout the entire Internet.

The FASTER cable is the first of its kind to offer such prodigious speed and connectivity. It was first announced in August of 2014, and the service will go online starting June 30, 2016. Even though it is considered a single cable, it has multiple connection points along the United States west coast, which increases overall speed through the region via a direct connection. In Japan, the cable splits and lands in two main hubs located in Mie and Chiba. The goal of the project from the very beginning was to go as fast as possible, and this consortium of companies succeeded.

The companies contracted the construction of the cable to NEC Corporation, and it was the first cable of its kind built by them. They constructed the cable with the most advanced in data transfer technology, including 100Gbps optical transmission with digital coherence. They were met with many challenges, but they successfully completed one of the greatest technological achievements in recent years.