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How does Google Night Sight work?

How does Google Night Sight work?

Today we're taking a peek with Google at their Night Sight feature for the Google Camera app on Pixel phones. The basic concept begins with keeping the Pixel's camera's shutter open longer than normal - allowing more light in on the camera's image sensor. With more light comes more information with which the camera can create a less dark image. That's where Google started - they then brought in the Machine Learning to do some magic.

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Google Night Sight just released for Android (for some)

Google Night Sight just released for Android (for some)

The time for Night Sight for Google Pixel devices is here, and the release time is imminent. Google revealed this morning that they were prepared to release this next-gen camera feature for their Pixel 3 family of devices in the coming days, but before then - features. Google shared a bunch of new information on the Night Sight feature and on how to make the most of it as it's released to the public.

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How to download Pixel Night Sight for your phone now

How to download Pixel Night Sight for your phone now

There's a really awesome feature called Night Sight out in the wild right now for Google-made Pixel phones. This feature isn't yet officially activated, but it was mentioned by Google during its most recent press conference. Lucky for us, we've got one massively talented community over at XDA that's found a way to (fairly simply) activate this feature in the Google Camera app. Now all we've gotta do is download and load.

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MKBHD attention on phone’s pink line makes it a priority issue

MKBHD attention on phone’s pink line makes it a priority issue

Like it or not, Marques Brownlee has one whole heck of a lot of eyes and ears on him, and when he's got an issue with a phone, brands pay attention. This week Brownlee (aka MKBHD) posted a Tweet on Twitter about his Google Pixel 3 XL, showing a distinct pink line of pixels running vertically down the near-center. He reported this situation on the 24th of October, and on the 25th of October, he seems to have an answer on why the line appeared.

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Google Camera Night Sight unofficially available for Pixel phones

Google Camera Night Sight unofficially available for Pixel phones

Google just loves making magic using algorithms, accomplishing through software what would normally require hardware to pull off. From HDR to bokehs, Google’s Pixel phones have rivaled smartphones with more cameras precisely because of that. With the Pixel 3, Google teased a new Night Sight feature that has yet to officially arrive even on the Pixel 3. Good thing, then, that this is Android and Pixel owners of all generations can unofficially marvel at the feature before it even becomes officially available.

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Pixel 3 XL iFixit teardown confirms Samsung display and lots of glue

Pixel 3 XL iFixit teardown confirms Samsung display and lots of glue

The Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL are nearly upon us, but before they land, iFixit has gotten its hands on the Pixel 3 XL to give us an idea of how easy it'll be to repair. Of course, we don't expect an effort-free teardown and repair process for any flagship phones these days, but still, some phones score better than others when it comes to iFixit's ratings. Is the Pixel 3 XL one of them?

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Google is phasing out Android’s brand ubiquity

Google is phasing out Android’s brand ubiquity

The brand name Android might not be around in a few years time. Google's latest in a long line of cuts to the brand happened right before our eyes, this week at the company's Pixel event. While the company launched several products that ran with or on Android, the word Android wasn't used one single time. Not in the official on-stage presentation, anyway.

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Pixel 3 freebie disclaimers: The fine print

Pixel 3 freebie disclaimers: The fine print

Today Google launched the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL with a couple of pretty enticing freebies onboard. One was a half-year of YouTube Music Premium for free, the other was unlimited photo storage with Google Photos (including original size photos and video, etc). Let's talk about the limits to these enticing bits before you jump in headfirst!

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Latest Pixel 3 teaser keeps us guessing about Super Selfie Mode

Latest Pixel 3 teaser keeps us guessing about Super Selfie Mode

With Google's Pixel 3 reveal event just around the corner, the company has started pumping out teasers. Earlier this week, we saw a teaser that mocked the Pixel Ultra rumors from earlier in the summer, but this time around, the teaser has to do with an actual Pixel 3 feature. That's the presumption, at least.

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Pixel OG fast charging bug fixed in October update

Pixel OG fast charging bug fixed in October update

One of the perks of owning a Google phone is that you are guaranteed regular monthly updates for up to two or three years, depending on what kind of update. What you're not guaranteed, however, are completely bug-free updates. Owners of the first Pixel and Pixel XL "Made by Google" phones learned that the hard way when they discovered almost two months ago that the Android 9 Pie update broke fast charging capabilities. Now two months later, the fix is hopefully rolling out to everyone.

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Pixel Ultra trickery: It’s easy to fake a flat smartphone

Pixel Ultra trickery: It’s easy to fake a flat smartphone

Another misleadingly realistic image of a so-called "Google Pixel Ultra" is in the process of snapping up clicks across the web. This one's using a previously leaked image of a Pixel 3 XL to act as a starting point for an edited final product. With an application like Photoshop, making one image into another - especially one like this - is super simple.

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Rootless Pixel Launcher is dead, long live Rootless Launcher

Rootless Pixel Launcher is dead, long live Rootless Launcher

Who would have thought making an Android app launcher would be this much trouble. Amir Zaidi probably didn’t think so when he tried to make users’ lives easier and safer by putting the popular Rootless Pixel Launcher up on Google Play Store. But trouble he did encounter and a bit of drama did ensue. The good news: Rootless Pixel Launcher is now back on Google Play Store. The bad news? You will need to do a bit more to make it work perfectly.

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