Google Chromecast 3: New Chromecast released

Mae Love
October 11, 2018

Privacy and security features also could be top talking points about the Pixel 3 as Google and other big US tech companies try to bounce back from recent data breach scandals.

Google has made the batteries in the new smartphones more user-friendly.

The key difference over the original Pixel Buds, though, comes with their method of connectivity.

Google's unnervingly human-like voice system, Duplex, is gaining new responsibilities, the tech giant announced at the launch event for its Pixel 3 smartphone today.

READ NEXT: What is Google's answer to the Amazon Echo Show? The omission of headphones has always been a curious move by Google given it's a standard accessory for most phone makers. They include Ireland, Japan and France for the first time. Microsoft's latest update to the Surface Pro line features an eighth-generation Intel Core i5 in the base model (there's also a Core m3 version, but that just seems to be a rehash of last year's model, and is not even featured on Microsoft's own store). It'll be available first in the US, UK, and Australia.

If we've learned anything from 2018, it's that Google is really bad at keeping secrets.

"Some of the stuff they are doing with software and artificial intelligence is certainly leading edge", he said.

Controlling playback on the Chromecast is still handled with a smartphone, tablet, or browser tab inside the Google Chrome desktop app.

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The most exciting productivity-focused app Google announced at its event was Adobe Acrobat, allowing users to create PDF files. It's a new "convertible" device, which is to say that it can be used as a tablet , or as a laptop, or as a digital sketchpad.

We won't know about battery life until we've tested the phone properly with our video-rundown test and used the phone in anger, but the battery is worryingly small at 2,915mAh. The new Pixel phones are also expected to follow the trend of expanding the phone screen almost to the edges of the device.

The Google Pixel 3 XL is priced at $899 for 64GB and $999 for 128GB while the Note 9 128GB is priced at $1099. In response, Google doubled warranties to two years. Verizon will sell the Google Pixel 3 XL, but to use it on other carriers you need to purchase it through the Google Store online without getting the chance to hold one in your local carrier store.

Other new camera features include a Photobooth mode (AI that snaps photos when it detects facial expressions), selective color mode, a Playground mode for playful photos (with stickers and captions), and super smooth video (with Motion Auto Focus and front-facing video stabilization).

In case you want to gift a device or want to pick up one for yourself, remember that pre-orders for both the smartphones begin from October 11, with sales starting from November 1.

Plus Google has become, in part, a hardware company, so not all of its drive will be to make revenue from selling data grabbed by software.

Google said in a blog post on Tuesday that it recently delivered some Google Home speakers within 10 minutes of ordering using drones from Alphabet's Wing.

Shares of speaker maker Sonos Inc were down 5.6 percent on Tuesday.

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