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May 12, 2022

NEWS

The Verge

The technology just fades into the background when you don’t need it. So the devices aren’t the center of the system — you are.” He called the idea “ambient computing,” nodding to a concept that has floated around Amazon, Apple, and other companies over …

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The Verge

Multipoint Bluetooth connectivity is also a feature only the Pixel Buds Pro offer. That means the earbuds can automatically switch between your last two connected devices, including laptops, TVs, tablets, and Android and iOS phones.

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The Verge

Google announced its new mid-tier phone, the Pixel 6A, which will cost $449 when it’s available for preorder on July 21st. The company seems to be flipping its usual script for this phone — previous A models have featured a camera comparable to the one …

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The Verge

The tech giant is working with Ellis Monk, an assistant professor of sociology at Harvard and the creator of the Monk Skin Tone Scale, or MST. The MST Scale is designed to replace outdated skin tone scales that are biased towards lighter skin.

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CNET

The Google I/O preview for Android 13 included updates for phones, more support for foldables and better integrations with your TV, laptop, car, speakers and smart home devices.

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The Verge

The most impressive is Portrait Restore, which Google says can automatically improve and sharpen your image even over a bad connection or through a bad camera. Portrait Lighting, similarly, gives you a set of AI-based controls over how you’re lit.

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The Verge

YouYou can spot an Apple iPhone from 20 paces away. I bet you’d be able to tell a Samsung Galaxy from that distance, too. Yet, until last year, a Google phone didn’t have an eye-catching design language all its own. But this week, Google revealed that …

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CNET

It builds on the changes that came with Android 12 and offers more Material You personalizations, increased tools for privacy and security, more RCS messaging support, a revamped Google Wallet and better integrations with Chromebooks, watches, TVs, cars …

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CNET

The Xperia 1 IV is the world’s first phone with a true optical zoom lens — and yet, most people would be surprised to learn that Sony still makes phones. If you’re a creative type, photographer, filmmaker, gamer or audiophile, Sony and its Xperia line of …

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The New York Times

About 31 percent of American adults said in April that they were “very” or “somewhat worried” about contracting the coronavirus, according to a new Gallup poll released on Wednesday, indicating that about two-thirds was not as worried, even as new …

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