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Android Wear’s Oreo upgrade is ready

Google has been doling out Oreo treats to a bunch of devices of late. The HTC U11 got the bump last week, followed by Android 8.1 landing on Nexus and Pixel devices

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The Morning After: Monday, November 27th 2017

Welcome back from what was hopefully a nice long weekend. We've got our verdict on Google's Pixel Buds, more news on that massive Yahoo data breach, and Time Inc.'s further struggles. Oh, and some new NASA tires inspired by chainmail.

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Google Pixel Buds review: You (and Google) can do better

When Google revealed its new Pixels earlier this year, it made a tacit statement: the age of headphone jacks on smartphones is over. So, what's a diehard Google phone fan to do? Buy Google's new wireless earbuds -- in theory, at least.

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Pixel battery estimates to become smarter, more personalized

You might be surprised to know that the estimated time remaining for your battery life isn’t an exact science. Aside from the fact that it’s called “estimated” in the first place, it usually doesn’t take into account the myriad and inconsistent ways we use our phones until their dying breath.

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Google Lens rolls out to Assistant on Pixel and Pixel 2

A useful new tool is rolling out to both the original Pixel and newer Pixel 2 smartphones: users have found that Google Lens, the visual search feature that relies on the device’s camera, has started arriving in Google Assistant. It’s a gradual rollout, unfortunately, so not every Pixel owner has it just yet, but it a good step towards making … Continue reading

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Google Lens comes to Assistant on Pixel phones

You no longer have to fire up Google Photos if you want to use Lens to glean information from the world around you. Users have noticed that Lens in now available in Google Assistant on both original Pixel and Pixel 2 phones. Tap a camera button while...

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Kids can build their own Star Wars video game with Bloxels

There are a whole host of apps and games that are aimed at teaching kids to code, but not all of them come with stellar IP partnerships. But that's just what Bloxels, Pixel Press's video game building system aimed at teaching kids how to be content c...

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Google Pixel Buds have started shipping

When Google revealed that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL had no headphone jack, there was no small amount of consternation among Google and Pixel fans. After all, Google made it a point to ridicule Apple’s removal of the venerable port. Google tried to do a sleight of hand and distract disappointed users with the seemingly magical Pixel Buds, … Continue reading

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The Pixel 2 XL has another screen issue: unresponsive edges

It looks like Google still isn't done fielding complaints about the Pixel 2 XL's display.

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Google updates Pixel 2 XL with new color display modes

Google has been quick to address the flak it caught over the Pixel 2 XL's display color and burn-in issues. Now, it's taking action in the form of a software update, which packs several modifications for the device's P-OLED screen.

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