Google Hardware Event 2017

Lifelogging once seemed like an inevitability. Between social media and the increasing ubiquity of cameras, we were all clearly moving toward a sort of constant documentation of our lives’ events.…

Can Google’s AI-powered Clips make people care about lifelogging?

Another domino has fallen in the march toward a post-headphone jack world. Today Google became the latest company to drop the once ubiquitous port from its phones, though it hardly…

Google dropped the Pixel’s headphone jack to lay the groundwork for a bezel-free phone

Maybe the biggest surprise of Google’s hardware event today was the launch of Clips, a small stand-alone AI-driven camera that can capture up to three hours of video and images…

The hard tech behind Google’s simple Clips camera

Today’s Google event was a non-stop two hour deluge of Assistant news. Yet one small, overlooked announcement may have been the biggest bit boost to the company’s burgeoning AI ecosystem…

The Pixel 2/Home Mini bundle is a big deal for Google Assistant

Google used its annual hardware event to announce the Pixelbook. This is essentially the third iteration of the company’s Chromebook Pixel laptop, though with the Pixelbook, the company is taking…

The Pixelbook is Google’s first real attempt at a mainstream laptop

Today, Google showed off its answer to Amazon’s Echo Dot. It’s called the Google Home Mini. It’s $49, comes in three colors and is actually a pretty snappy little device…

First impressions of the $49 Google Home Mini

Google’s Pixel Buds are a $159 pair of wireless earbuds that bring Assistant and real-time translation features right into your ears. They’re not quite like the AirPods and they’re not…

Hands-on with the $159 Google Pixel Buds

Google has new AR stickers coming to its Pixel devices, with rollout set to begin later this year. They use Google’s ARCore, which is designed as an easy way for…

Trying out Google’s ‘Stranger Things’ AR stickers on the new Pixel 2

Google’s new Pixel 2 XL phone is a major upgrade in a number of ways. It’s a super sleek device, with a stunning front face design and a remarkably bright…

Hands-on with Google’s Pixel 2 XL

Google sold the idea of paradigm shifts hard on-stage at today’s big event in San Francisco — that, after all, is kind of the company’s M.O. This time out, CEO…

Hands-on with Google’s Pixel 2, a shift away from the war of hardware specs

Today, Google showcased a new version of its Google Daydream headset. It’s a little better in a lot of ways but it’s also $99, $20 more than the previous version.…

Google delivers minor updates to Daydream View headset, bumps up price to $99

Well, that was quick! The iPhone 8 Plus had a short reign at camera testing outfit DxOMark as “the best smartphone camera we’ve ever tested” — the Galaxy Note 8…

Pixel 2 dethrones iPhone 8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8 in camera rankings

One of the surprises we got today from Google’s hardware event were a pair of bluetooth headphones called Pixel Buds. They’re wired behind the neck but they’re every bit a…

Google’s Airpods competitor do real-time language translation

Google debuted a product that basically no one saw coming at its big hardware event today: A camera called Clips. It’s not your typical camera, however – it’s designed essentially for…

Google Clips is a new $249 smart camera that you can wear

A major use case of home assistants is obviously close integration with smart home products, but Home and Echo have both managed to make things a lot more confusing than…

Google Home is getting a lot friendlier with Nest products

Google first demoed Lens, its smart Google Assistant-connected image recognition app, at its I/O developer conference earlier this year. At the time, it was one of the highlights of the…

Google Lens will finally make its debut on Pixel phones later this year

Google unveiled the new Pixel 2 XL smartphone today, and the early leaks proved pretty much accurate: It’s a larger screened smartphone with a new body design that mostly eliminates…

Here’s Google’s new Pixel 2 XL smartphone

They say sequels are never quite as good as the original, but after releasing one of 2017’s best phones, Google’s hoping lightning will strike a second time with the Pixel…

This is the Google Pixel 2, arriving October 17 for $649

The Chromebook Pixel brand for Google’s most high-end and costly Chromebooks is dead, but you can now say hello to its replacement: the Pixelbook. The Pixelbook fits right into the…

Google announces the Pixelbook, its new high-end 2-in-1 Chromebook

Google is bringing new features to Google Home so that kids and families can get more out of it. The device will have some new kid-friendly features that brings story…

Google is making Home better for families and kids

Google Home is getting bigger, in more ways than one: Google announced a few updates for its smart home speaker line, and one is the Home Max, a larger version…

Google’s Home Max brings premium audio to its Assistant speaker

To the surprise of no one, Google today announced a smaller version of its Google Home smart speaker. The Google Home Mini looks like a small hockey puck and will…

Say hello to the Home Mini, Google’s $49 answer to the Amazon Echo Dot

Google announced on stage a few numbers to update its progress on its hardware program – the company said that it’s sold over 55 million Chromecast devices, including Chromecasts and…

Google has sold 55M Chromecasts, and provided 100M+ answers via Assistant
Hardware

Live from Google’s Pixel 2 event

8:55 am PDT • October 4, 2017

After back-to-back events from Apple and Amazon, it’s finally Google’s time to shine — and it sounds like the company’s got some big things planned for today’s happening at the…

Live from Google’s Pixel 2 event

Last week, Amazon went on the offensive. It was a sort an Operation Shock and Awe of Echos, bringing the total line up to six devices — seven, if you…

Will Google Home finally break out of Amazon Echo’s shadow?

Google’s big hardware event is coming up fast – it all goes down next Wednesday, October 4. But we already know (or think we know) a fair amount about what…

What to expect from Google’s October 4 Pixel 2 event