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Google Looks to One-Up Apple with Face Unlock and New Motion Sense Gestures on Pixel 4

About a month and a half ago, even though we’re still a couple of months out from its expected launch later this fall, Google released the first official pic of Pixel 4 . Then today, Google teased another couple features for its upcoming flagship smartphone including face unlock and a new type of gesture recognition tech. Read More >>

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How Much is Your Face Worth? Google Says £4

How do you train a facial recognition AI reportedly sophisticated enough to rival Apple’s Face ID technology? Simple: You offer strangers $5 if they lend you their faces. Read More >>

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Google Pixel 4 Leaks Purport to Show Huge Front Bezel, Cutout for Mystery Component

Google’s forthcoming Pixel 4 series smartphones will have giant bezels on the front of the device containing space for some kind of mystery component, according to images leaked on Twitter. Read More >>

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What’s Really Going on With These Amazon and Google Gadget ‘Experiments’?

This glorious Monday comes with two interesting titbits for gadget lovers. First off, Amazon reportedly hasn’t ruled out launching another smartphone despite the debacle of its first attempt, the Fire Phone. Second, a CNET interview with Google’s Pixel team lead Mario Queiroz reveals the company is experimenting with foldable phones. Exciting, right? Read More >>

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Google Announced the Android Q Beta Will be Available on Loads of New Phones

Google rolled out the Android Q beta on its Pixel handsets back in March and touched on some of the new features users can expect to see during Google I/O yesterday. If you've been itching to try it on your non-Google handset, you could be in luck. Read More >>

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The Best and Worst From Google I/O 2019’s Day One Keynote

Yesterday, Google executives made the first batch of announcements and took their bows at this year’s I/O Developer Conference in Mountain View, California. That means the world got a sneak peek at new Google products, including some fancy AI software and even a new phone. Some of it looks awesome! Some of it looks awful. Read More >>

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Google Pixel Watch Patent Reveals Quick-Change Straps

Pixel fans have long hoped for a Google equivalent of the Apple Watch, and a new patent suggests they'll get their wish this year. Read More >>

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Uh Oh, Looks Like Google’s Hardware Team Might Be in Trouble

Over the past few years, Google has been pushing deeper into the hardware business with products like the Pixelbook, Pixel Slate, multiple Google Homes, and of course, Pixel phones, with the latter getting a big boost thanks to Google’s $1.1 billion (£820 million) acquisition of tech and personnel from HTC last year. Read More >>

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Apparently Google Has a Bunch of New Stuff to Sell You This Year, Including a Cheaper Pixel

We're a month and a half into a new year, and new years inevitably mean that big companies have a new reason to try and sell you more stuff. Google is one such big company, and a new report has detailed some of the new devices it'll apparently have ready to try and sell people. Included amongst them is the cheaper Pixel we've been hearing so much about. Read More >>

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Leaked Video of Alleged Pixel 3 Lite Details Almost Everything, Including a Launch Date

It seems Google has a real problem with secrets, because after a Russian blog shared info about the upcoming Pixel 3 Lite late last year, now there’s a complete review of what appears to be a pre-production Pixel 3 Lite on YouTube. Read More >>

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There’s Finally A Google-Endorsed Pixel Repair Service In The UK

Google has announced a partnership with phone repair service iSmash, meaning we finally have a Google Authorised Service Partner in the UK for out-of-warranty Pixel repairs. Read More >>

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The Pixel 3 Is Proof That Google Doesn’t Care About Hardware

After a rocky start with the Pixel 1 (which remains one of the ugliest phones made this decade), a big—but still not fully realised—improvement on the Pixel 2, the Pixel 3 came out and finally made good on Google’s homegrown phone initiative. And unlike phones from Samsung or Huawei, the Pixel 3 achieved this not by hitting users over the head with tons of cameras or far-out hardware; it did it in the most Google way possible: With nifty software, intuitive design, and AI-powered smarts. Read More >>

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Is Your Pixel 3 Screen a Knackered Disco Strobe?

More than a few owners of Google's high-priced 2018 Pixel 3 are experiencing problems with their device's screens, which have developed a variety of glitching issues including a disorientating bright yellow flash when switching the screen off; in the same fashion as exhibited by last year's Pixel 2 XL. Read More >>

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The Pixel 3’s Big Bug Fix Update Is Here

Google’s software-first design philosophy has brought about some impressive results – like the kind of pictures you can snap with a Pixel 3, but that strategy can also have some negative impacts too, especially when it comes to bugs. More software solutions mean more potential bugs to break your phone. Read More >>

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Google’s Incredible Night Sight Mode Was Worth the Wait

As good as the Pixel 3 is, when Google released the phone last month, it sort of felt incomplete. Part of that feeling is due to Google’s software-first approach to smartphone design which means there’s always code being tinkered with, but the other part was simply because Google still hadn’t delivered two major Pixel 3 features the company teased prior to launch. Read More >>