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Google Photos update makes an already smart app even smarter

Home View in the Google Home Hub. Control smart devices via tap or voice Home View in the Google Home Hub. Control smart devices via tap or voice
Roberta Sherman | 10 October, 2018, 17:00

At the same time, Google's looked to for innovation and fun in the mobile space. The Internet giant has made its own hardware a vessel for its advances in artificial intelligence, which promise to personalize online experiences and save people extra seconds in a multitude of ways. The 128GB Pixel 3 XL, meanwhile, will sell for €1,059 ($1,215) in France.

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. However, on the other hand, the device we got was the Just Black colour variant where smudges and fingerprints are quite visible.

Embracing the shift to 18:9, the Pixel 3 differs from the Pixel 3 XL in that it doesn't have a notch in the design.

The Pixel 3 is a better-looking phone, in my opinion.

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The other major product announced was Google Home Hub, a device that's something of a hybrid between a smart speaker and a tablet, which is created to sit at the center of what Google repeatedly called "the thoughtful home" (it avoided use of the word "smart").

With a new data breach being reported nearly every day, security is an important feature. As detailed in this recent article Bixby serves as a personal assistant to help you use the hardware while Google is an incredible search assistant. "You can decide whether to pick up, send a quick reply, or mark the call as spam". Arguably the coolest feature, Call Screening, does something we all wish we could do - filter out pesky phone calls automatically. If you press that screen button, the Pixel's AI will answer and start asking questions of the caller on your behalf. Ditching the camera means that Home Hub can go anywhere you want it to without you worrying about your "assistant" catching you in your bloomers.

Jason and I are both receiving Google Pixel 3 devices today for further hands-on testing, but after reading the hands-on reports from those in attendance at the Google event yesterday it is clear these are valid reasons to choose the Galaxy Note 9 over the Google Pixel 3 XL.

The smartphones also allow users to take natural photos in dark surroundings without having to use a flash.

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Regardless of which of the myriad options you opt for, the Pixel Slate is consistently priced higher than the Surface Pro 6, not a wise decision when you're the new entrant into a market that is dominated by a giant like Microsoft.

The Pixel 3 XL offers new features such as Top Shot, which is an AI-enhanced burst-shot mode. But once you throw in the accessories, the Slate becomes a bit more pricey. All looks, feels, and sounds pretty solid. But the company did reveal an interesting detail about the Pixel 3 phones that wasn't captured in the extensive leaks we saw this summer: The Titan M.

The first thing you notice about the Chrome OS redesign is a new app shelf. Not when almost all the experts say Google offers the best camera phone.

However while the Portal is designed primarily for making video calls over Facebook Messenger, Google's device does not feature a camera at all.

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"The big breakthroughs you're going to see are not in hardware alone", said Rick Osterloh, Google's senior VP of hardware at Google. This will be another fun one to put through its paces, especially considering how well previous Pixel cameras have done in low light. Miscellaneous Camera Additions • AR Stickers have been renamed Playground, and continue to grow in content, including new Marvel characters and a dancing Childish Gambino character. This can be useful for action photos and videos of any kind.

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