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Another month, another dose of Glass goodness. Here are a few of the new features we’re releasing...

Now on Glass
As you go about your day, Google Now delivers helpful cards with information you need, before you even ask. Now, when you swipe backwards on the touchpad, you’ll find even more useful information like: 

Restaurants, hotels, events  - Be reminded of dinner reservations, hotel bookings and concerts. You’ll see these reminders for places that sent you an email confirmation.
Movies - Find showtimes and movie information for nearby theaters. 
Emergency alerts - Change your plans on the fly when severe thunderstorm or flash flood warnings are in effect.

These new cards join other useful Now updates, including:
Traffic  - Get traffic conditions and alternate routes before you leave for work.
Weather - Know how to dress before stepping out the door.
Sports - See live scores for your favorite teams.

New voice commands
You can now add voice commands from other services to the main menu. To kick things off, we’re introducing two new voice commands: “Post an update” (first supported by Path), and “Take a note” (first supported by Evernote). Updates and notes are just the beginning; soon you’ll be able to use your voice to trigger all sorts of services. We’ll keep you posted (pun very much intended) as we roll out more. #canttouchthis 

If you’re a developer, check out how to enable these commands for your service. Details here: developers.google.com/glass/contacts#declaring_voice_menu_commands

Video Player: Find the right moment
Now when you’re watching your videos or video updates from CNN, you can tap to pause, play and swipe to fast forward or rewind, letting you skip to the moment you care most about. 

These updates will be rolling out automatically to your Glass over the next couple days. Find other improvements in our Help Center (support.google.com/glass/answer/3284654).

Until next month...

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By popular demand, we’re rolling out a feature that lets you disable comments and lock your posts before sharing to the Google+ stream. Watch the video to see how it works, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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Hi! My name is Ebby and I’m an engineer on the Google+ Sharing team.

One of my favorite parts about Google+ is how circles help me control who I share things with. And if I want to go a step further, I can do things like disable comments, or lock my post to make sure no one reshares it.

We've heard from many of you that you want these disable and lock options before you share, not after. So today I'm happy to say that we're doing exactly that. Let me show you how it works.

Say I want to share this picture from my friend's party. As usual, I choose the circles I want to share with. But as I hover over the sharebox, you’ll notice I can now disable comments and lock the post -- before sharing to the Stream.

We hope these features help you feel even more secure about sharing on Google+. We'll keep listening, and rolling out more improvements in the coming weeks and months, so let us know what you think!
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n 1998, Microsoft turned down Google! 2011, Google pls do hire me, I promise you plenty more billions.
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News: August 26, 2011 Well, this record may stand for a while. 57 panels, baby. Also, Phil and I figured out some extended periodic table elements. Who can tell me the abbreviation for Element 5885? D...
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New Google+ features! Ignore and block explained.
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Hi everyone!

We want to make sure you can represent your real-life relationships on Google+ -- whether you want to connect with someone or not :-) So starting today, we're rolling out a new option to Ignore people, in addition to the existing (and stronger) option to Block them.

Ignore means you'll see less of what a person is sharing (i.e., you're just not interested). Block additionally limits the ways a person can interact with what you're sharing (i.e., you don't want anything to do with them). And in either case, we don't notify the person that you've ignored or blocked them. (Help center articles are
available at http://goo.gl/HQ7AS and http://goo.gl/KNW7L )

Let us know what you think in the comments!

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One of my favorite parts about Google+ is how Circles let me connect with my friends, family and other people I want to hear from, in a way that reflects my real-world relationships.

Of course, in real-life there are also people you don't know, don't like or don't want to hear from. And we want to give you the ability to define these relationships in Google+ as well. That's why today we're introducing a new "Ignore" option, alongside the stronger "Block" option. I’ll talk about Ignore, and my co-worker +Sean Purcell will talk about Block.

Ignoring someone is basically saying you’re just not interested -- maybe you don’t know them, or maybe you don’t want to see what they’re sharing. When you do Ignore someone, a few things happen on Google+, including:
- you won't see any of their posts in the Incoming stream
- you won't get notifications about their activities
- you won’t see them on your Circles page

The Ignore option is available from multiple places on Google+. And importantly: we don’t notify people that you’ve ignored them. Let me show you how it works:
- first, you can ignore someone from Notifications in the Google+ bar, or the Notifications stream. Just click Ignore next to their name, and you'll see a confirmation message.
- you can also ignore someone from Incoming, and again you’ll see a confirmation message.
- finally, you can Ignore one or more people at once from your Circles page. Just highlight them, and click ignore.

If you change your mind you can always find the list of people you’ve ignored under More Actions on the Circles page. You can un-ignore directly from here, or by adding people back to a circle.

Blocking someone is much stronger than Ignoring them -- it’s basically saying you don’t want anything to do with them on Google+. After you choose this option, a number of important things happen on Google+, including:
- they’re removed from your circles and your extended circles
- you won’t see any of their new posts in the Stream
- they won’t see anything you share with your circles
- and they can’t comment on your posts

Block is available on a person’s profile, and everywhere Ignore appears. And once again: we don’t notify people that you’ve blocked them. Let me show you.
- here I am on +Vic Gundotra’s profile. I can block Vic, confirm, and he’s blocked. And if I change my mind, I can unblock Vic directly from his profile
- another place to block someone is from the notifications widget. Click on your notification, click ignore, and you’ll have a second option to Block them if that’s more appropriate
- finally, I can always unblock people from my Circles page. I just click More Actions, View blocked, and unblock them

Between Ignore and Block, we want to help you bring the nuance and richness of your real-life relationships to Google+ -- whether you want to connect with a person or not.

Over the next weeks and months we’ll be working to improve both Ignore and Block, but please let us know what you think of today’s features in the comments!
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Google+ just keeps getting better! Thanks Google team! Keep up the great work!
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We have a new iPhone version of Google+ being rolled out right now.

I hope you like our new user experience.

Expect this to show up on Android in the next few weeks (with a few additional surprises).

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/google-mobile-app-with-sense-and-soul.html

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Awesome video!
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Street View can be used in many ways, from scouting out a neighborhood you might move to next (http://g.co/maps/bk79s), showing off your college campus (http://g.co/maps/vfk8h), or doing a virtual journey around the world (http://goo.gl/gh08E).

There are hundreds of amazing landmarks and landscapes to explore in Street View. Whether you’re planning a vacation to New York (http://g.co/maps/bgctb) or want to walk the streets of Rome from your living room (http://g.co/maps/m55st), your journey can start here.

What are some of your favorite spots in Street View? Share links in the comments.
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4,287 piece lego set + drinks = epic night with +Sean Liu +Travis Green +Eric Ruth +Emma Burrows +Kate Cushing +Jeff Chang and +Prabhu Balasubramanian

Special contributions from +Y. Joy Ding +Bradley Horowitz +Jonathan Terleski and +Balaji Srinivasan via hangouts!
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Don't miss this video doodle!
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We'll be running our Freddie Mercury 65th birthday logo (a video doodle) tomorrow in the U.S. :) It's up now! http://www.google.com
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So cool! And it's a plus that it's Sept 13. =)
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