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Google Releasing Air Quality Data for Scientists

While the full data set is not available to the public, scientists have been asked to request access through a form

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As part of a larger effort to track pollution, Google is releasing air quality data for scientists that it collected from California’s Bay Area and Central Valley with its Street View cars under Project Air View.

The data was captured over the last three years and includes measurements that were taken after wildfires in the Wine Country region and from the agricultural areas of the Central Valley, Engadget reported on Wednesday.

Google first began equipping its Street View cars with air pollution sensors in Oakland in 2012 after a proposal by the Environmental Defence Fund.

The company already has similar projects underway in Houston, Salt Lake City, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and London.

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Delhi air quality continues to be ‘very poor’. VOA

By the end of 2019, the search engine giant plans to expand Project Air View to other continents including Asia, Africa and South America.

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In addition, the company is also planning to equip 50 more Street View cars with air quality sensors by the end of the year, the report added.

While the full data set is not available to the public, scientists have been asked to request access through a form. (IANS)

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Latest Beta Update on Google Gboard Makes it Faster, Gets Better Support for Handwriting

With the new beta, handwriting input in English language will now support spelling corrections, as well as next-word predictions

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Gboard has been steadily increasing its features and support with each update, and the latest beta continues that trend by introducing word prediction and spelling correction for handwriting input. Wikimedia Commons

Gboard, a virtual keyboard app developed by Google for native Android and iOS devices, in its latest beta is apparently faster and includes support for handwriting.

Gboard has been steadily increasing its features and support with each update, and the latest beta continues that trend by introducing word prediction and spelling correction for handwriting input, as well as a layout for handwriting in Tibetan, Android Police recently reported.

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Gboard, a virtual keyboard app developed by Google for native Android and iOS devices, in its latest beta is apparently faster and includes support for handwriting. Pixabay

With the new beta, handwriting input in English language will now support spelling corrections, as well as next-word predictions.

Any improvements to latency and start up-time are a boon, and adding more features for tablet users is a promising sign of things to come.

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If you’d like to try out these features-or provide feedback-you can enrol in the Gboard beta here, the report added. (IANS)