Commentary: Google, Microsoft and Apple all pitch high-end tablets as multifunctional laptop replacements, then charge a hefty premium for the extra parts needed to match the hype.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Google debuts an updated Chromecast with multi-room audio support and support for 1080p streaming at 60fps, available now for $35 — In the years since the first Chromecast hit store shelves in 2013, Google’s $35 plug-in streaming dongle has come to dominate the set-top landscape.
Google’s new Pixel phones are finally here. After weeks of increasingly ridiculous leaks, the company finally revealed the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL during a press event in New York.
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL build on last year’s Pixel design. The most noticeable change is the addition of a sizable notch on the display.
Both phones come with upgraded cameras that have been with infused with new AI-powered capabilities.
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will be available in thee colors: black, white, and a new pink color Google is reportedly calling “Sand.” The new phones ship with USB-C headphones in the box and run Android Pie. Read more…
Looks like the leaks were right after all. In addition to announcing new flagship phones today, Google took the wraps off a new premium tablet called the Pixel Slate.