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Here’s all the new hardware Google announced today

Justin Sullivan  Getty Images Google CEO Sundar Pichai Justin Sullivan Getty Images Google CEO Sundar Pichai
Roberta Sherman | 10 October, 2018, 12:42

The Pixel 3, priced at $799, and larger sibling Pixel 3 XL, priced at $899, mark Google's latest entries into a phone lineup it hopes will someday be as popular as Apple Inc's iPhone.

Last year's Pixel 2 arrived with bugs that prompted user complaints about unwanted noises during calls, a crashing camera app and an unexpected screen tint.

According to MySmartprice.com the new Google Pixel Slate, which is reportedly codenamed "Nocturne", will rival Microsoft's Surface Pro lineup of convertible laptops and runs Google's Chrome OS. You can set the Pixel Slate in as many angles as you like and be confident it won't slip or topple over. That starts with answering the phone for you. With Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back, on the Pixel 3 that division between matte and glossy finishes is rather remarkable. Its most recent data breach, affecting 50 million users and forcing 90 million to login to their Facebook accounts again, left personal data exposed and third-party sites using Facebook as a login tool vulnerable. So they can direct stereo sound out toward you, instead of out toward the walls or the floor. The Pixel 3 XL, on the other hand, rocks a 6.3-inch 1440 x 2960 display with a notch. What's important is that the ppi - pixels per inch - remains high so that the display is capable of showing fine details. The keyboard also has a full-size trackpad that offers traditional functionality.

There is a Snapdragon 845 chipset under the hood of both phones but the cores are clocked at 2.5GHz and not 2.7GHz or even 2.96GHz as we have seen on other phones with the same chipset.

We're going to have to applaud Samsung for its design with the Note 9, not only because it definitely stands out for its premium construction, but also for its engineering marvel! Oh, and there's a fingerprint scanner on the side in the power button that utilizes Google's new Titan security chip.

Red Sox move on to ALCS with heart-stopping win over Yankees
He got a fly out to deep right-center, a slow chopper to third base and then fanned Hicks looking on a slider at the knees. You can always, if you're inclined this way, look at these Yankees-Red Sox games through the well-smudged lens of history.

In real teams that might not make a huge difference to your day-to-day experience with the Pixel 3, but as we progress into 2019, this phone might begin to feel a little more dated. In celebration of Marvel Studios' 10 Year Anniversary, you'll enjoy seeing the characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (exclusively on Pixel) react to each other and to you.

The 7mm-thin Google Pixel Slate will ship in now fewer than five configurations starting with a more budget-friendly option powered by an Intel Celeron Kaby Lake processor backed by either 4GB or 8GB RAM. The Pixel 3 has a 2,915mAh battery, while the XL's is 3,430mAh; both support wireless charging.

It works with Google's Assistant and hardware.

There is still a single rear camera on both phones.

The rear camera is a 12.2MP sensor with a f/1.8 aperture and a 1.4um pixel size. Top Shot will take photos before you hit the shutter button and present you with the best one, even if you missed the moment or caught someone being ugly.

Macaulay Culkin Attends the American Music Awards 2018!
Additionally, several of gospel and R&B's heaviest hitters will assemble for what's sure to be a touching Aretha Franklin tribute. The 2018 American Music Awards were held on October 9 local time at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Another addition is the ability to change the "aperture" in portrait shots.

Google is undercutting Apple on the pricing of its phones. This will let you pinch zoom to a wider view, so you can get everything into the frame.

The Pixel Slate Keyboard connects to the tablet simply, via magnetic port. The Pixel 3's solution to this is Night Sight (yes, Google has a fancy name for all these features). But Android Pie and subsequent changes within Google core apps show that Android as an ecosystem continues to grow in strength.

Nevertheless, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are now official. That includes many that rely on free software and apps such as the free Android operating system, which powers most of the world's mobile devices, as well as Google's search engine, Google Maps and YouTube.

As to how good the Hub is, we'd have to wait when there are actual units to review.

Microsoft reportedly finalizing deal to acquire RPG gaming maker Obsidian Entertainment
When reached for comment, both Microsoft and Obsidian refused to comment on rumors or speculation. Neither Microsoft nor Obsidian are commenting about the potential acquisition at this time.

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