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Pixel Slate review: Paying the “Google” premium for Chrome OS

Enlarge Valentina Palladino Google spent a lot of time and effort trying to convince everyone that Chrome OS isn’t just for laptops. The fruits of the company’s labor have been slowly revealing themselves over the past year through software updates and the few Chrome OS tablets that are already available. But Google officially ushered in […]

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Leaked photos show Google could be working on a budget Pixel 3 with a headphone jack that costs $400 – and it could have the same amazing camera

Google apparently isn’t done with its Pixel 3 smartphone just yet, as a “budget” that costs between $ 400 and $ 500 could have just been leaked via Russian tech site Rozetked.me. We originally saw it on 9to5Google. To compare prices, Google’s flagship Pixel 3 lineup starts at $ 800 for the regular Pixel 3, […]

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How to take great photos with the Pixel 3, the best camera phone around

Simon Hill/Digital Trends If there’s one area where smartphones have really improved over the last couple of years, it’s photography. Google’s Pixel 2 was our reigning champion in the best camera phone category, so it’s not surprising that the device that knocked it out of the top spot was its successor, the Pixel 3. Anyone […]

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The mid-range Google Pixel appears in pictures—complete with headphone jack

The mid-range Pixel 3. Rozetked The back has this strange “C” logo. Rozetked A headphone jack! Rozetked These slots on the bottom edge are new. With the missing bottom front speaker grill, at least one of these is probably a speaker. Rozetked A neon power button. Rozetked Rumors of a cheaper mid-range smartphone from Google […]

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DRM for chargers? Google Pixel 3 locks fast Qi charging to certified chargers [Update]

Enlarge / The Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3. Ron Amadeo Google’s Pixel 3 smartphone is shipping out to the masses, and people hoping to take advantage of the new Qi wireless charging capabilities have run into a big surprise. For some unexplained reason, Google is locking out third-party Qi chargers from reaching the highest […]

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Camera shootout! Testing the latest Pixel, iPhone, and Galaxy Note in real life

Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends Google’s Pixel 3 is one of the best camera phones you can buy, but the competition is stiff. The iPhone XS can take equally great photographs — sometimes even better — than the Pixel 3, while the Note 9 often excels in low light. Can you really tell the difference? See for […]

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iFixit rips open the Pixel 3 XL, finds a Samsung display panel

The Pixel 3 XL, in all its disassembled glory. This looks a lot like the previous model. iFixit The Pixel 3 XL’s vibration motor, which is super tiny compared to Apple’s taptic engine. iFixit The Pixel 3 XL is out, but even after the usual slate of announcements and reviews, there are still a few […]

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Here's how Google's new $800 Pixel 3 compares to the $750 iPhone XR

Drew Angerer/Getty Images If you’re in the market for a new phone right now, you have a tough choice to make: Apple’s iPhone XR, or the Google Pixel 3? The two phones have a lot in common. They both come in fun colors, have standout cameras, pack a ton of impressive features in a somewhat […]

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First Look at the Revamped Chrome OS on Google's Pixel Slate

With the Google Pixel Slate, unveiled on Tuesday, we finally know how Google is planning to light a fire under the currently quite boring non-iOS tablet market. When it ships later this year, the $ 599 Pixel Slate will come with a significantly redesigned version of Google’s Chrome operating system. It’s a secret weapon of […]

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Google Pixel 3 phones launch during privacy storm

Google has launched its latest smartphones under the shadow of a data exposure scandal. The Pixel 3 handsets introduce new photography features including a much higher-quality digital zoom than before. The company suggests the innovation shows it has no need to place more than one camera on the handsets’ rear. The launch comes a day […]

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Coming soon from Google: The Pixel 3, Google Home Hub, Pixel Slate, and more

The third annual Google hardware extravaganza is kicking off in just a few days. On October 9 at 11am, Google will show off its next flagship smartphone, the Pixel 3, along with a few other products. The new Pixel phone is usually the headline launch at these hardware events, but Google often announces four or […]

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Everything you need to know about the Pixel Slate

The Pixel family is about to welcome a new member on October 9: The Pixel Slate (also known under the code name “Nocturne”), a new Pixel tablet that uses Chrome OS and may provide a viable alternative to Chromebooks for many Google fans. But what do we know about the Pixel Slate? Here’s everything we […]

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Google sets October 9th for the Pixel 3 unveiling

Enlarge / Google’s event invite. Google Thirty-three days. That’s how long we have to see Google confirm all the Pixel 3 rumors that have been floating around. Today, Google sent out invites to a “Made by Google Launch Event,” which will invariably include the company’s Pixel 3 smartphone flagship. The event will be held on October […]

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Another Pixel 3 XL leak shows off wireless charging, more photos

More Pixel 3 XL pictures! Rozetked The back. Does that look like two separate panels to you or a single sheet of glass? Rozetked Check out the green power button. Rozetked The leaker says there is a seam between the top glass and bottom matte panel. I don’t see it here. Rozetked There has been […]

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How to fix a dead pixel

While you could pay someone to fix it for you or replace the offending screen entirely, learning how to fix a dead pixel yourself isn’t a complex process. But before you get started, you’ll need to determine whether you’re facing a dead pixel and a stuck pixel. A stuck pixel is generated when one or two of […]