It’s official, the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones have arrived. Powered by Google Tensor, the company’s first-ever processor, and shipping with Android 12, they start at $599 or $899 respectively. This chip was specially designed around Google’s industry-leading AI, and opens up entirely new capabilities for your smartphone, thus making the Pixel 6 as well as Pixel 6 Pro more personal. Read more for two videos, including an early unboxing / hands-on look.
Google has added yet another tool, and this time, it’s aimed at musicians. Put simply, it’s an electronic tuner for your guitar or just about any other instrument, and works even on smartphones. Best of all, you aren’t required to download an app, just search “Google Tuner” in the web browser, allow access to your computer’s microphone, and start playing to tune the instrument. Read more for more pictures and information.
The Grand Kitano Tea Ceremony first took place on November 1, 1587, and Google Japan wanted to celebrate the event. So, they released plans for Gboard Yunomi, which is basically a teacup-shaped computer keyboard that is resistant to spills. This keyboard / cup mashup can be built at home, but it does require two different PCBs, twelve strips for the keys and a round/diagonal PCB for the base, along with some soldering skills. Read more for a video and additional information.
So far, it’s rumored that the Google Pixel 6 Pro smartphone will feature a 6.71-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a Tensor chipset that nearly matches the performance of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870, up to 12GB of RAM, 512GB of internal storage, a 5,000 mAh battery, 12MP front-facing selfie camera, and a rear triple camera array consisting of 50MP, 12MP, and 48MP sensors. Read more to see new photograph and video samples leaked that were allegedly captured with the Pixel 6 Pro.
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A Google filing from the Japan Patent Office (JPO) that was released on June 28, 2021 shows a tablet of sorts that resembles its yet to be released Pixel 6 smartphone, which is set to be unveiled on October 27, 2021. The patent sketches appear to have an all-screen design with ultra-thin bezels and rounded corners. Flip the device around, and you’ll find a rear housing that matches the front, but without a camera. Read more for the patent and additional pictures.
Brandon Lee of This is Tech Today may have given us the first look at the upcoming Google Pixel 6 smartphone, or at least one of the of pre-production units. The base model is rumored to have a 6.4-inch FHD+ 90Hz display, Google “Tensor” Titan M2 chip, an under-display fingerprint sensor, a triple rear camera array (50MP Samsung GN1 Main + 12MP Sony IMX386 Ultra-Wide + 48MP Sony IMX586 Telephoto), a 12MP Sony IMX663 front-facing selfie camera and an all-day 4,600mAh battery. Read more for the short video and additional information.
Alphabet’s Project Taara team bridged a connectivity gap between Brazzaville in the Republic of the Congo and Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. These two cities are separated by the Congo River, and despite being just 4.8 kilometers apart, internet connectivity is 5-times more expensive in Kinshasa because the fiber connection has to travel more than 400 kms to route around the river. Read more for a video and additional information.
It’s not everyday that you see an alligator snagging a drone out of mid-air, much less the footage being shared by Google CEO Sundar Pichai. This video was originally posted by TikTok user @devhlanger, and split into two parts. The first part features George the alligator catching the drone in mid-air and bring it down into the water. The second half has the large reptile trying to eat the device. Read more for both parts and additional information.
Way back in 2012, Google released a video showing Google Maps 8-Bit for the NES as an April Fools’ Day joke. This version would let NES users search for famous landmarks and sites around the world, complete with 8-bit Street View. You could also get detailed directions to avoid dangerous paths or battle your way through a world of powerful monsters and mystic treasures. Read more for a video of a programmer who brought this joke to life in 2021.
Google quietly debuted their new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones, both of which will be offered in three different colors. The biggest change? They are powered by Google’s own Tensor chipset rather than a Qualcomm processor. Other features include a 6.4-inch Flat FHD OLED 90Hz display (Base) / 6.7-inch Curved QHD OLED 120Hz display (Pro), a dual (Base) / triple (Pro) rear camera setup and all-day battery life. Read more for two videos and additional information.