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Pixelbook Go hands-on: Google’s budget Chromebook is all about focus

Pixelbook Go hands-on: Google’s budget Chromebook is all about focus

The Pixelbook Go hides its design charms on the bottom, which seems a pretty strange place at first glance, but then you have to think about how Google's new Chromebook is actually going to be used. The textured base is at odds with what's otherwise a fairly sober, sensible design, but it has some advantages beyond just looking distinctive.

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Google Daydream View VR headset has officially been discontinued

Google Daydream View VR headset has officially been discontinued

Google has officially discontinued support for its Daydream View virtual reality headset, the company has revealed, and its new Pixel 4 handset won't support the existing products. This effectively marks the end of Google's Daydream efforts, putting the entire VR system out to pasture. The discontinuation isn't surprising, however -- the company didn't include support for its previous Pixel 3a model, either.

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Logitech M355 mouse and K580 keyboard are made for Chrome OS

Logitech M355 mouse and K580 keyboard are made for Chrome OS

Logitech has taken the wraps off its first Made for Google K580 wireless keyboard and M355 portable wireless mouse. The two models are designed specifically for Google's Chrome OS, giving Pixelbook owners and other users new portable peripheral options. The products are described as ultra-quiet while offering a high level of precision.

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Pixel 4 officially ends free Original Quality Uploads to Google Photos

Pixel 4 officially ends free Original Quality Uploads to Google Photos

While users can still upload Original Quality media to Google Photos with the Pixel 4 - and other devices - the unlimited storage bit does not apply. This is not the first time Google's removed the original major selling point of the Pixel lineup - it's just the first time it's come as a sort of a miniature shock. The first time this happened, it was with the Pixel 3a.

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TiVo Plus ad-supported video streaming service arrives for DVR customers

TiVo Plus ad-supported video streaming service arrives for DVR customers

TiVo has introduced the previously leaked TiVo Plus ("TiVo+"), an ad-supported streaming service that offers channel-like access to various content from free platforms. The service is made available to TiVo customers, meaning you'll need the TiVo EDGE, Bolt, or other product to access the new offering. TiVo Plus joins other free streaming services like The Roku Channel and Tubi TV.

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Pixel 4 Pokemon Sidekick Live Wallpaper hands-on: Kawaii magic

Pixel 4 Pokemon Sidekick Live Wallpaper hands-on: Kawaii magic

The Pixel 4 has Motion Sense abilities that are demonstrated to the user via a special Live Wallpaper, the Pokemon Sidekick Wallpaper. This system is loaded to the phone right out the box, and includes such lovely little monsters as Pikachu, Eevee, or one of the starter Pokemon from the new games Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. Let's look at this thing, shall we?

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New Google Pixel Buds first look – Enough to intrigue

New Google Pixel Buds first look – Enough to intrigue

First things first: I can't tell you how the new Google Pixel Buds sound. Here at Google's big product gush in New York City, all of the functional second-generation wireless earbuds are safely tethered down or in the cautious hands of the company's demo team. That's because, while they may be getting announced alongside the Pixel 4, the Pixel Buds aren't going to launch alongside them.

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Google Pixel 4 camera features: All that’s new

Google Pixel 4 camera features: All that’s new

The Google Pixel 4 has a set of cameras on its back where previous Pixel device had just one. Because of the added lens, new processing power, and new software, this new device set (4 and 4 XL) have a set of camera features not present on previously-released Pixel smartphones. Today we're running down the new features one-by-one. NOTE: Just because this is a short list, it's not by any means a BAD list - just so long as these features are of the highest quality, of course.

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Pixel 4 hands-on: A better camera is just the start

Pixel 4 hands-on: A better camera is just the start

Google's Pixel 4 is probably the worst-kept secret in smartphones in recent years; all that was missing was the new Android flagship being inadvertently left in a bar and sold. Still, it's a testament to just how excited phone-buyers and tech-followers are about things like Google's computational photography that, even with the cat well and truly out of the bag, interest in the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL remains so high.

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Night Sight starry sky update release for Pixel 3 and 3a

Night Sight starry sky update release for Pixel 3 and 3a

Today we're looking at a wide variety of features released for the Google Pixel 4. One of the most interesting camera features revealed for the Google Pixel 4 will also be available for the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3a. That also includes the Google Pixel 3 XL - and it has a whole lot to do with the devices' already-active Night Sight feature.

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Nest WiFi is Google’s latest attempt at mesh networking

Nest WiFi is Google’s latest attempt at mesh networking

Google has offered a mesh router called Google WiFi since 2016, but today we're seeing the successor to that system. During its Pixel 4 event today, Google got up on stage and announced Nest WiFi, a new mesh router that improves on the Google WiFi formula. For starters, Google says that Nest WiFi is more capable than Google WiFi, boasting as much as twice the speed and 25% better coverage.

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Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL price and release date official

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL price and release date official

Today Google revealed the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL officially. These devices have been rumored for months, and today are getting their first full official unveiling. These devices will be available in black, white, and orange, with accent colors of white and orange - and all three colors have black around their borders. Like they're all panda bears getting ready for slightly-muted-orange halloween.

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