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All Headphones With Google Assistant Will Soon Become Babelfish

Google Translate is full of wizardry that the Big G has historically been pretty bad at shouting about. For instance, hardly anyone seems to know that you can hold your phone camera over a menu in another language and see it in English via the magic of Word Lens, bought by Google in 2o14. Read More >>

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Chromecast is Bumming Me Out

Google quietly released a new Chromecast device at its big event this week. And by quietly, I mean the company didn’t mention it at all. It was just sitting in the bottom of the bag that someone gave me when I left the venue. But hey, it’s new and it’s nice-looking. It’s just a bummer Google still hasn’t made Chromecast more useful. Read More >>

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You’ll Soon Be Able To Talk To Your Android Lockscreen

Asking Google questions out loud hasn't really caught on in the UK in the way that is has in more self-assured countries (read: America), but for those who love hands-free searching, there'll soon be a new way to bug Google Assistant without even unlocking your phone. Read More >>

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Great News Notch Lovers, the Pixel 3 XL Lets You Have Two

The Pixel 3 XL has a notch on the screen. An absurdly large one, even by notch standards. Apparently Google likes notches, and was hoping to add one to the regular Pixel 3 until it discovered there wasn't room. But just in case you're sceptical of Google's new found notch-fetish, you should know that the Pixel 3 XL actually lets you add a second one to the display. Read More >>

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Did Google Finally Fix the Smart Home?

The Home Hub appeared at this week’s Made by Google event like a dessert you forgot to order. Sure, there were plenty of rumours that Google would announce its own touchscreen-enabled Home device. But after spending just a few minutes with the thing, I realised what a treat it might be. This little hub might be the thing that ties the whole smart home concept together. Read More >>

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Google’s USB-C Earbuds are Basically Wired Pixel Buds

There were plenty of rumours regarding Google's slate of announcements last night, among them one claiming Google would be launching a refreshed pair of Pixel Buds. That would have been a welcome update, because Pixel Buds were pretty terrible, but unfortunately nothing was mentioned. As it turns out, Google's new USB-C earbuds are essentially wired versions of the Pixel Buds - with many of the same features and questionable design choices. Read More >>

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Gesture Navigation is Mandatory on the Pixel 3

Phone companies have been ditching physical navigation buttons for a good few years now, but recently they've started gravitating towards gesture-based navigation instead of opting for virtual buttons at the bottom of your screen. Support for this has been available as part of Android Pie, but Google has confirmed the Pixel 3 won't be following in the footsteps of previous Pixels. In other words gesture-based navigation is mandatory. Read More >>

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The Google Pixel 3 Has No Notch, But Google Wanted One

The Google Pixel 3 XL has a massive notch – that black bit that houses the cameras and speaker at the top of the phone, that eats into a bit of the screen. They're not uncommon, with many modern handsets sporting one. It means the phone can have more screen real estate, without having to allow for a thicker bezel at the top of a phone. Read More >>

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Google Finally Dishes the Dirt on the New Chromecast

We knew there was a new Chromecast coming, complete with some sort of revamped design, but for some reason Google chose to ignore it during last night's big launch event. But now that's over we finally have some solid details, beyond 'its got a different logo in the middle'. Unfortunately it's not that impressive. Read More >>

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Google Doubles Down on the Pixel’s Excellent Camera With Tonnes of New Features

Google’s Pixel 2 was a good smartphone with a great camera. For the Pixel 3, the company’s bringing us a bunch of new software solutions to make the photos look even better. Read More >>

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Here’s All the New Stuff Google Announced Today

Google’s attempt at a splashy Pixel 3 launch event today may have been dulled by some of more thorough product leaks in recent memory, but luckily the company had a bit more to talk about than a couple of iterative smartphone updates. Here’s a rundown of everything Google announced today, as well as some of the things it didn’t. If you wanted a pair of fancy, new Pixel Buds or a Pixel Watch, then tough luck, dear friends. Maybe Google will hook you up next time. Read More >>

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Pixel Slate: Google Might Have Finally Made a Near-Perfect Chrome OS Device

After years of trial-and-error Google has finally done what we’ve all asked for and made a Chrome OS tablet. It could be the perfect device for the barebones operating system. Read More >>

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Google Revealed the Pixel Slate, But Told Us Absolutely Nothing of Note

Google insists that tablets are basically just big phones pretending to computers, throwing some subtle shade at the likes of Apple who seem to think tablets are the future. It also has lots of nice things to say about ChromeOS, so it's merged the two together, to create a tablet running ChromeOS that should be actually useful. Cue plenty of bragging,lots of fluff, and no actual information Read More >>

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Everything You Need to Know About the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

So the big event has finally arrived. Google, despite knowing full well that everything has leaked, has come out to try and behave as though those leaks never happened. The Pixel 3 and its XL brother are now official, and we can hear what they have to offer with words from Google - rather than words from random social network accounts, Russian hands-on videos, and journalists who legitimately purchased them from a proper shop in Hong Kong. Here's everything you need to know. Read More >>

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Google Confirms the Home Hub Smart Display is Real, as if We Didn’t Know Already

The age of the smart speaker is over. Now we live in the age of the smart display, which is basically a smart speaker with a screen slapped on to show you fancy pictures. We already have the Echo Show, Facebook's portal, and Lenovo's Google Assistant-powered tablet, but now Google has just confirmed that the HomeHub is indeed a thing - and not a bunch of fake leaks used to screw with overzealous journalists and bloggers. Read More >>