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Art Project Google+ Page Adds New Artwork & Museums

Art Project Google+ page, which now has 4 million followers today adds a veritable feast in store with a swathe of fresh artworks, gigapixel paintings and museums on Street View.

New artworks collection of 27 photos from the world-famous photographer Mario Testino, can now be seen online on the Google Art Project.

In total, we have more than 1,500 new high-resolution artworks including masterpieces such as Monet’s “Waterlilies,” Rembrandt’s “Portrait of a Man in a Broad-Brimmed Hat” and Johannes Vermeer’s “The Geographer” (meaning Art Project now houses 15 of his 34 total works, all contributed by different museums).

Gigapixel paintings–very high-resolution works which enable you to zoom in at brushstroke level–now have 16 new ones to add, ranging from famous pieces like “The Scream” by Edvard Munch to those chosen by public vote such as “Whitewashing the Old House” by L.A. Ring.

Through Street View and the Google Art Project, 20 new museums have today opened their galleries to the world. For example, Fondation Beyeler Museum in Switzerland houses a collection of seven Mark Rothko paintings. Now anyone in the world can virtually explore the collection.

16 new gigapixel paintings on Art Project Google+ page: seen here is Fra Stalheim by Johan Christian Dahl

In addition, Google has also launched the first monastery on Street View in the Art Project.

“The Monastery of St. John the Theologian on the Greek island of Patmos was founded in 1088 and is a World Heritage Site. In addition to their 116 contributed artworks, you can also explore the architectural splendors of this ancient building.”

Fianlly, to celebrate International Museum Day, Google is also showcasing some of the great treasures held by museums and cultural institutions the world over. “With more than 40,000 total works and 250+ cultural organisations around the globe, we hope the experience will be more enriching than ever,” Google said.

Visit, Google+ Art Project.

20 new museums launches on Art Project Google+ page

In addition, there’s an easy way now to narrow your Google search results by country. Let’s say you want to search for [hockey] and only want results from Canada. Type [hockey] on Canada’s Google page (google.ca). On the search results page, just click on the Search tools button, click Web and select Pages from Canada. Pretty easy, eh? A look back on the evolution of the web from +Google Chrome:

Also, if you often convert .xls files to Google Sheets, you’ll notice that embedded pictures and chart sheets as well as data validation and conditional formatting import more easily starting today.

Google Sheets conversion

Google has also launched a new SyzyASAN, which is built on top of the Syzygy toolchain and is an instrumentation-based clone of ASAN for detecting heap errors in Chrominu.

AddressSanitizer (ASAN) tool that help finding memory problems and has been used to find thousands of memory errors in Chromium over the last two years. These kinds of errors will typically lead to heap or data corruption and subsequent crashes in random, unrelated code, which make them quite challenging to find and fix without tools like ASAN. However, ASAN is built using LLVM/Clang and is limited to Mac and Linux builds of Chromium.

SyzyASAN consists of three parts:

  • “An instrumenter that injects instrumentation into binaries produced by the Microsoft Visual Studio toolchain.
  • A run-time library that replaces malloc, free, et al.
  • An RPC-based logging server that receives information about detected errors. This lets us get information safely out of sandboxed processes, like Chromium’s renderer,” informs Google

“Translated Foreign Pages” search filter has been dropped from the Google search results page options menu.

Google said the option was removed due to lack of use, but, it adds “they are still committed to making the Web available to as many people, in as many languages, as possible.”

“The translated foreign pages search option enabled searchers to restrict the search results to specific languages only. So, if you want to search for something in English and then show results for that search result in French, you could have used this search option for that,” explains Dan Russell, Google’s Search Research Scientist.

Google has also quietly added support for six additional data types to the data highlighter rich snippet markup tool and they include: “Articles; Movies; TV Episodes; Products; Local Businesses; and Software Applications.”

Google Translated foreign pages option

Google Translated search results for foreign languages

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