Google Hardware Event 2017

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

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’ event

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

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 devoted any time to

The hard tech behind Google’s simple Clips camera

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 and then automatically

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

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 so far. T

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

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 a ne

First impressions of the $49 Google Home Mini

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 that's worth taking a look at.

Hands-on with the $159 Google Pixel Buds

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 quite like anyt

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

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 Android developers to bring augm

Hands-on with Google’s Pixel 2 XL

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 and vibrant display that renders

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

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 Sundar Pichai hit the stage to

Here’s everything Google announced today

Google held a press conference today in San Francisco, where the company announced everything from new phones to crazy machine learning-powered wearable cameras. It was a flurry of news. Don’t h

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

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. It looks largely the same

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

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 tied it after only a few weeks. And n

Google’s Airpods competitor do real-time language translation

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 competitor

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

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXh1yyvXpwo&w=680&h=383] Google debuted a product that basically no one saw coming at its big hardware event today: A camera called Clips. It’s n

Google Home is getting a lot friendlier with Nest products

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 they should be when it comes t

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

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 show, but like

Here’s Google’s new Pixel 2 XL smartphone

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 the front be

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

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 2. The company is teamin

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

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 (short) line
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