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Google Daydream headset release date and pricing revealed

Google Daydream headset release date and pricing revealed

In addition to all of the new hardware Google has announced today, the new Daydream View headset stopped by the keynote to make an appearance. Google is looking to corner the mobile VR market with this new headset, making it work with the Pixel or any Daydream-compatible phone. At first blush, the Daydream View seems similar to Samsung's Gear VR, but there are a few notable differences worth pointing out.

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Chromecast Ultra officially revealed for November launch

Chromecast Ultra officially revealed for November launch

As the rumors foretold, Google dedicated a little bit of time at its keynote today to reveal the Chromecast Ultra. A new version of the Chromecast meant for folks who are looking for a more premium media streaming experience, Chromecast Ultra will ship at a higher price point than the standard Chromecast, but it'll also support more features - the most notable of which being support for 4K HD.

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Google Wifi detailed : daisy-chaining the internet

Google Wifi detailed : daisy-chaining the internet

This morning Google revealed Google Wifi, a device that can be paired with others of its own kind to enhance home internet. This "disk" as they call it will work as a router, but wirelessly, aiming to enhance internet signal and allow the user greater control over their internet signal at home. This system will handle Wi-fi automatically, allowing channels to be picked to keep strongest signals moving to the user's device - and it has a smartphone app that'll allow granular control as well.

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Google Pixel hardware details revealed in full

Google Pixel hardware details revealed in full

We've already heard about the Google Pixel's camera, and as impressive as it is, there are certainly a lot more pieces to this puzzle. Google delivered a full spec sheet for the Pixel phone today during its keynote event, and in addition to the 12.3-megapixel camera, there's some solid hardware under the hood.

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Google Pixel release date and pricing with Verizon

Google Pixel release date and pricing with Verizon

Google Pixel will be made available online and through Verizon starting very, very soon. This set of devices - Pixel and Pixel XL - will be made available starting at $649 or $27 a month. What's odd about this release is not its pricing, though, but its connection to a carrier. Google worked with T-Mobile USA for its very first Nexus smartphone, and there's been a Nexus released with Verizon before, but this release seems to be - at least a little bit - unique. Here, Google appears to be making "The first phone made by Google inside and out" - even if it really isn't.

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Google Pixel camera detailed: top DXOmark, unlimited cloud storage

Google Pixel camera detailed: top DXOmark, unlimited cloud storage

Google's long-anticipated Pixel press conference is underway, and as we all expected, the company has revealed its new Pixel phone. Dubbed simply Google Pixel, the new phone is meant to represent the intersection between hardware and software, and while AI is a cornerstone of the new device, it also looks like it'll be equipped with one powerful camera.

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Google Pixel device leaks at last minute before event

Google Pixel device leaks at last minute before event

The past several weeks have been a bit of an incremental leak-fest for Google for their Pixel phone set. Today is the day in which the company reveals the whole shebang, but not before the primary smartphone in the set comes to light in all its glory. This device isn't meant to destroy the competition with specifications, it seems, but branding. This will be the first Google-branded device completely devoid of indication that it's made by HTC.

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Google Daydream headset to debut tomorrow with a low price

Google Daydream headset to debut tomorrow with a low price

As if the hype train weren’t already full, another one jumps in at the last-minute. Destination: Google’s October 4th press event. Although the intended highlight is, of course, the two new Pixel smartphones, given how those have been practically leaked to death, we might be easily distracted by other things. Like the very first Google Daydream VR headset that will allegedly also make an appearance Tuesday. And while details are still slim, one piece of rumor already has our curiosities piqued: the wallet-friendly price tag.

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Google’s big Android TV announcement “leaked” by Xiaomi

Google’s big Android TV announcement “leaked” by Xiaomi

While we've been seeing Google's next piece of hardware in the Android TV market for weeks and months, it's only today - less than a day before Google's big event - that the device has been "leaked." Of course that "leak," as it's being called on Twitter and live blogs aplenty, wasn't actually a leak at all. It was revealed by Xiaomi itself. This Xiaomi Mi Box was shown to the world (again) today by former Google exec and current Global VP of Xiaomi, Hugo Barra.

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Google Pixel details : release all about perception (and HTC)

Google Pixel details : release all about perception (and HTC)

The Google Pixel phone has arrived, in two sizes, complete with the company's new public image for their brand. The letter G, simplicity in all things, the absence of over-thinking names for apps and connecting devices to other smart devices and those devices to the web. If we're to believe Google will do what we're fairly sure they will do, this isn't going to be about a spec war. Google has long since discovered that their biggest competitor(s) don't play on that basketball court, anyway.

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Pixel, Pixel XL beans spilled by Carphone Warehouse

Pixel, Pixel XL beans spilled by Carphone Warehouse

It seems that carriers and retailers might have been just a tad too excited for the upcoming Pixel and Pixel XL. Hot on the heels of images “accidentally” leaked by Canadian carrier Bell, UK’s Carphone Warehouse has practically outed the smartphones in their entirety. Give or take a few weird bits and pieces. While the specs don’t really reveal anything we haven’t heard before, the press materials practically complete both the image and the idea of what the “Phone by Google” would be like.

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EU to Google: stop Android anti-competitive deals, or else

EU to Google: stop Android anti-competitive deals, or else

Google's problems in Europe is about to reach a new level as the European Commission is close to giving the US tech giant an ultimatum over anti-competitive business practices. This time, it is Android that is on the hot seat, with EU’s antitrust regulators telling Google to stop paying or discounting OEMs to pre-install its Google Play Store and services on Android devices. Depending on how the events turn, Google could end up paying a hefty fine based on profits extending as far back as 2011.

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