Priced from $649, the Google PixelBook Go is not the most affordable laptop, but it does contain some useful features not found in its predecessors. The base model comes with an Intel Core M3 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 64GB SSD. Both models can be configured with a 13.3-inch panel in 1080p or 4K, the latter of which is a Molecular Display, or low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) LCD that offers faster response times and brighter colors. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Priced from $799 / $899, the Google Pixel 4 / 4XL mobile phone models will be available in black, white or orange colors starting on October 28th. Both models feature the Snapdragon 855 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 64GB / 128GB of internal storage, and 2800mAh / 3700mAh battery. Now where these differ are the 90Hz displays, as the Pixel 4 boasts a 5.7-inch OLED screen, while the Pixel 4 XL sports a a 6.3-inch OLED panel. One cool feature that both models have is “Ambient EQ,” which is similar to Apple’s “True Tone” display in that the screen color temperature automatically updates to match your environment. Pre-order page here. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Built upon Google’s Persistent Cloud Anchors platform, Mark AR is a mobile app that lets you create digital artwork that will be visible to other users in a specific location using augmented reality technology. This app, which made its official debut at New York Comic-Con 2019, was created by iDreamSky and Subway Surfers developer Sybo. In the hands of talented artists, the sky is the limit, and we could soon see AR masterpieces all over the world once the app is released. Read more for a video demonstration and additional information.
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Here’s a first look at Google’s next laptop, the Pixelbook Go. This prototype features a keyboard similar to its predecessor, USB-C ports on each side, and a single 3.5mm headphone jack to the left. As you’ll see in the hands-on demonstration, the front-facing speakers are not what you’d expect from a budget-priced laptop and would compete with some of the higher-end offerings. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Former Google engineer and now Essential CEO Andy Rubin has leaked a new smartphone with an unusual stick-like design finished in GEM color-shifting paint. No technical specifications were announced, but it does boast a stick or remote-like design and features a front-facing hole punch camera in the top-left corner and primary navigation buttons up top. The display features a narrow bezel and there’s a small speaker grill near the top edge. Read more for a video and additional information.
Back in 2017, Google revealed their Jacquard-powered clothing line, a project from the company’s ATAP division. It started with the idea of making it simple to interact with your devices through clothing, or by simply touching the fabric. This week, Google announced their updated Jacquard Tag, which is smaller than a stick of gum and has a 2-week battery life, making it even more unobtrusive in these new connected products. Read more for a video and additional information.
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The Google Pixel 4 Astrophotograpy Mode is no night mode, but rather one that required the company to make vast improvements to the Night Sight algorithm. Most photography enthusiasts know that when it comes to photographing the night sky, you need to hold the shutter open for as long as 20 seconds, and if the Pixel 4 can reduce handheld camera shake over such a long length of time, it means that Google just might be the first to offer this function in a smartphone. Read more for another example and additional information.
Google Play Pass is launching this week in the U.S., and it’s a new $4.99-per-month subscription service that gives you access to over 350 paid apps and games without ads or in-app purchases. For those who wish to try before they buy, there’s a 10-day free trial, and if you decide to sign up in the first couple weeks after launch, the Play Pass subscription will be locked in at $1.99-per-month for 12 months before the price goes up to the standard $4.99-per-month. You’ll also be able to share your Google Play Pass subscription with up to five family members at no extra cost. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Google couldn’t keep quiet about their Pixel 4 smartphone after Apple announced the iPhone 11, so this new leak from Vietnam has surfaced of the Pixel 4 XL. In addition to its advanced facial-recognition system and hand-motion gesture controls, this handset apparently sports a triple-lens rear camera system, dual front-facing cameras, a Snapdragon 855 processor, and 6GB of RAM. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
A new hands-on video from Malaysian tech store Halo Mobile has just surfaced reportedly showing Google’s Pixel 4 XL, and as you can see, the large notch from the Pixel 3 XL was replaced with a standard forehead bezel up top. This is where Pixel 4’s radar-based “Soli” sensors will be located and used for advanced facial recognition, like unlocking the device even before it’s picked up by scaning your face from various angles. Read more for the video and additional information.