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Visible has added eSIM support for Pixel and selected Samsung smartphones

It’s a feature that hasn’t quite made it to prime time yet but eSIM functionality is certainly becoming more popular with more brands including it on their flagship phones. While the carriers aren’t exactly flocking to support eSIM functionality, we do have news that the budget wireless carrier, Visible, now supports the feature on recent […]

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Google Pixel 6a could fix the Pixel 6’s biggest pain point

The Google Pixel 6A seems like it’s going to have a new fingerprint scanner, possibly setting it apart from the rest of the Pixel 6 line’s sensor problems.
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Google’s Pixel Watch is real and it’s coming soon

After years of being nothing more than a rumor, the Pixel Watch has been made real at Google I/O 2022. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
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Google Pixel Watch: Everything we know so far

After years of being in the rumor mill, there’s a pretty big chance Google’s Pixel Watch is finally on its way. Here’s everything we know so far.
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Google’s latest Pixel 6 and 6 Pro update fixes weak haptic feedback for notifications

Google’s recent Pixel software updates haven’t always landed flawlessly. At the end of last year, for instance, the company was forced to pause the release of an OTA after reports that the software caused the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro to drop calls. More recently, the March update introduced an issue that left the company’s latest phones producing much weaker notifications when you got a notification. Many Pixel 6 and 6 Pro owners complained after Google released the update, noting that no matter what they set their phone’s haptic feedback to, they would miss calls and emails because they couldn’t feel their device vibrating.

On Monday, Google began rolling out the May Pixel software update. It includes a fix for the vibration issue. “Improvements for haptic feedback under certain conditions and uses cases,” the company writes on its community website. The update resolves two other issues that affect all recent Pixels devices. The first involves a bug that had caused those phones to wake their displays without any input. The second solves a problem that could crash the Pixel launcher after you restarted your device. The update also includes the latest Android security patch from Google.

According to Google, it will roll out the May 2022 update to all eligible Pixel devices in the coming weeks. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can attempt to install the software on your phone by manually sideloading it. Just note that flashing a device always comes with a degree of risk.

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Google Pixel 6a: Release date, price, leaks, and more

Google is working on its next cheap Pixel, the Pixel 6a. Here’s everything we know so far about the Pixel 6’s cheaper sibling.
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Google’s Pixel Watch looks really round in the latest leaked images, could cost up to $400

Google’s Pixel Watch is finally a thing, and thanks to the unit that was casually left behind in a restaurant we now know that it’s also really round. First, there were images posted on Reddit of the Pixel Watch casing, and now there are pictures of the smartwatch with its strap attached and a separate […]

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Google Pixel Watch spotted in the wild, iPhone 4 style

A prototype unit of the Pixel Watch was allegedly left at a restaurant, giving us glimpse of Google’s first smartwatch and its dramatically curvy looks.
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Google’s Pixel 6a earns FCC approval weeks ahead of launch

Google’s upcoming Pixel 6a has just passed FCC certification, hinting at an impending launch.
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The Morning After: Google and iFixit collaborate on parts to help you repair Pixel phones

Google is the latest phone maker to join Apple and Samsung in giving you resources to fix phones yourself. It’s partnering with the tinkerer of all tinkerers, iFixit, to provide official parts for Pixel phones later this year. Notably, the initiative will cover models ranging from the Pixel 2 (from 2017) through to the Pixel 6 Pro and beyond. According to the announcement, you’ll get access to a "full range" of components, like batteries, cameras and displays, whether you buy them individually or with iFixit’s own Fix Kit tools.

It’s shaping up to be an interesting year for people willing to repair their own phones. We still haven’t had a chance to see how Apple’s iPhone repair proposal will fare in real life — how hard is it going to be? — but Google is being smart by pairing with, arguably, the go-to people for those willing to take their phone’s life into their own hands.

— Mat Smith

 

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Hummer EV first drive

An enormous electric super truck

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The Hummer has always been ostentatious. So it’s no surprise the Hummer EV is not only large but also heavy, and really not all that efficient as an EV. But what it lacks in miles per kilowatt, it makes up for in over-the-top fun.

Roberto Baldwin got to drive the larger-than-life SUV, and it proved to be a capable off-roader that showcases GM’s Ultium platform. It is still, at its core, a Hummer.

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iOS 16 could include upgraded health tracking features

But don't expect an UI redesign.

The next major update of iOS could include “significant enhancements,” according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. In his latest Power On newsletter, Gurman anticipates iOS 16 will include an update to notifications and an assortment of new health-tracking features.

Gurman added that the Apple Watch’s watchOS 9 may include upgrades to its activity and health-tracking features, but stopped short of sharing specifics. Boo.

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‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ has the best opening weekend for a video game movie

Breaking the record set by… the first Sonic movie.

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With a $ 71 million debut at the domestic box office, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has set a new record for the US film debut of a video game adaptation, beating the previous high watermark set by its predecessor in 2020. The sequel made $ 57 million during its opening weekend, and Paramount now plans to expand this success into a cinematic universe. What have you done?

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Police got confused trying to pull over an autonomous Cruise vehicle

‘Step outside the vehicle, please.’

Since February, GM’s Cruise self-driving unit has offered public taxi rides across San Francisco. And so far, the service hasn’t had many issues. A video from April 2nd showed San Francisco police attempting to pull over a driverless Cruise vehicle in the city’s Richmond District, only for the car to temporarily take off.

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Watch the first trailer for ‘Kingdom Hearts IV’

Disney, Final Fantasy and a kinda-Tokyo.

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During an event celebrating the franchise’s 20th anniversary, we got our first proper glimpse at the next Kingdom Hearts game. Kingdom Hearts IV marks the return of Sora after 2019’s Kingdom Hearts III seemingly concluded the story arc that began with the original game in 2002. The trailer showed Sora waking up in a city called Quadratum, a Tokyo-inspired city rendered in a semi-realistic way, marking a major artistic shift for the series. The city is soon attacked by a towering monster and the story-centric opening scenes seamlessly transition to gameplay… and fighting.

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Google’s partnership with iFixit means it’s going to be easier to fix your Pixel phone

Fixing your broken Pixel smartphone could get a whole lot easier from now on thanks to Google’s new partnership with iFixit which will pair up handset owners with official replacement parts for their handsets as well as iFixit-branded toolkits. Being able to access genuine parts for your broken Pixel handset will go a long way […]

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Apple iPhone SE (2022) vs. Google Pixel 5a 5G

Apple’s iPhone SE (2022) is finally here. But is it good enough to take on the Google Pixel 5a 5G? Here’s how the two sub-$ 500 phones stack up.
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The best Google Pixel 6 screen protectors

If you’re lucky enough to own a Google Pixel 6 phone, take a look at our pick of the best screen protectors to keep your handset safe from harm.
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Google Pixel Buds A-Series vs. Apple AirPods 3

Thinking of buying a new set of earbuds? Google’s Pixel Buds A-Series and Apple’s AirPods 3 are two great choices, but which is the best? Here’s what we think.
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Google’s latest Pixel Feature Drop is here with Night Sight in Snapchat, Custom Text Stickers and more

It’s three months since December which means that it’s time for the next Pixel Feature Drop to be announced by Google. This latest drop brings a bunch of new features such as Night Sight in Snapchat and Custom Text Sticks to eligible Pixel handsets from today onwards. Exciting news, yes? Well, there is one fly […]

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The first Google Pixel 7 Pro leaks show few design changes

Google’s Pixel 7 is going to look a lot like the Pixel 6 Pro if these first few renders are accurate.
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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G vs. Google Pixel 6 camera shootout

The Pixel 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5g both offer great cameras on a budget. So we pitted them against each other.
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Google releases its last Pixel 3 security update

Don't expect to receive more updates for your Pixel 3. Esper's Mishaal Rahman has learned Google is delivering one last security update to the Pixel 3 and 3 XL. The company previously said the Pixel 3 would get one last update in the first quarter of 2022, and confirmed to Engadget this represents the device's last hurrah.

It's not certain what the patch fixes. However, DarkPlayer noted the build ID matches that for an October patch that targeted newer Pixel models on Verizon. This is a catch-up release rather than an up-to-the-moment patch.

You can expect more if you have a recent Pixel, at least. Google has posted a February 2022 update for the Pixel 3a and newer phones. The revision tackles several significant problems, including reboots during camera use, Bluetooth audio disconnection and quality problems, carrier-specific connection woes and keyboards that override input text in some cases.

This won't thrill you if you're fond of the Pixel 3 — you'll have to upgrade if you want up-to-the-minute security fixes. Don't fret if you have a Pixel 6, though. Google has promised five years of security updates for its latest phone line, so you might not have to worry about patches until 2026.

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A new Google Pixel 6 update is breaking Magic Eraser

A recent update appears to have broken the Magic Eraser, leaving many users frustrated and unable to use one of Google’s most marketed Pixel 6 features.
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Google sold a boatload of Pixel phones in Q4 2021

The Pixel 6 series may have its share of software issues but there’s no denying that it’s captured the interest of smartphone buyers with its new modern hardware and intriguing design. We know that the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro have sold well since going on general sale, but it turns out that they’ve actually […]

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Google Pixel Notepad: Everything we know about the foldable

Google is likely launching its first foldable pretty soon. Here’s everything we know about the so-called Pixel Notepad (or Pixel Fold) before that happens.
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New leak points to Google finally unveiling the Pixel Watch on May 26th

Every since Wear OS was a thing, there have been countless rumors that this could be the year that Google announces its own smartwatch to complement its range of Pixel smartphones, and every year the rumors are proved wrong. Well, it’s time to strap in once again because it seems that 2022 is the year […]

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The Google Pixel 6 Pro doesn’t deserve its bad reputation

The Google Pixel 6 Pro is facing some bad press, as some phones are hit with software problems. But as we’ve discovered, it’s not entirely deserved.
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Google’s Pixel 6 issues are causing a crisis of trust

Google’s Pixel 6 is suffering from bad PR — and the stakes are higher than ever.
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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE vs. Google Pixel 6: The battle of the affordable flagships

In this battle of affordable flagship phones, we pit the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE against the Google Pixel 6.
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Google’s ‘pausing’ of the December update is bad news for Pixel 6 owners

So, you bought yourself a Pixel 6 or 6 Pro hoping to benefit from being the first to receive timeous software updates. Hmm. Whilst this is often the case, as it should be considering that Google is the purveyor of both the Android OS and the Pixel 6 series, the December Pixel Feature Drop is […]

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Need last-minute gift ideas? Here are 10 great picks for Pixel users

We rounded up the best gifts for Google Pixel users, so if you’re still on the hunt for a good gift, then look no further!
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December’s Pixel Feature Drop is here with UWB support for the Pixel 6 Pro, Now Playing improvements, and more

It’s that time again where Google unveils a ton of new features for its Pixel smartphones and December’s Pixel Feature Drop brings the ability to access Snapchat from the lock screen, Ultra-Wideband support to the Pixel 6 Pro, and Now Playing gets a search button for those rare songs that it doesn’t manage to find. […]

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Here is December’s Security Patch with an impossibly long list of fixes for Pixel smartphones

Besides rolling out the latest Pixel Feature Drop, Google has also taken it upon itself to unload a lengthy list of fixes for its Pixel phones this December. And when I say lengthy, I actually mean mammoth. Basically, if your Pixel still has a bug after the December Patch then it’s a lemon. Or just […]

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Google’s long rumored Pixel Watch may finally be coming next year

Google could finally be launching a Pixel Watch after years of speculation. It may even come as early as next spring.
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Google’s Pixel 6 Pro has quickly usurped the iPhone 13 Pro as my go-to camera

I’ve been using the Google Pixel 6 Pro for around a month alongside the iPhone 13 Pro, and the Pixel has proven to be a software and a camera winner.
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The first Google Pixel 6 Black Friday deal is here — but hurry!

If you’re dying to get your mitts on Google’s newest smartphone but have been waiting for a discount, the first Pixel 6 Black Friday deal has finally arrived. 
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We compared Samsung’s One UI 4 against Android 12 on the Google Pixel 6 Pro

Samsung’s One UI 4 software is available now, and we compared it against Android 12 on the Pixel 6 Pro to see if it can compete with Google’s latest OS.
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The best Pixel 6 Pro screen protectors

The Pixel 6 Pro is the most premium smartphone Google has ever made, featuring a stunning display. Protect it with one of the best screen protectors.
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The best Google Pixel 6 Pro cases and covers

The Pixel 6 Pro features a powerful Google-made chipset and a triple-lens camera. Protect it with the best Google Pixel 6 Pro cases available now.
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Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro buying guide: Everything you need to know

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are finally official. Here’s everything we know about them so far when it comes to specs, features, and more.
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Google may be canceling Pixel Fold plans in face of Samsung’s market dominance

Google is reportedly no longer working on a foldable as Samsung dominates the market.
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AT&T’s Black Friday Deals are here with savings of up to $800 off the Pixel 6 Pro and more

We know it isn’t Black Friday yet but it seems that in 2021 the entirety of November is dedicated to deals and savings. AT&T is getting in on the action early with a bunch of deals and offers on post- and pre-paid services, phones, tablets, and Chromebooks. A selection of AT&T’s Black Friday deals are […]

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Google Pixel 6 review: Don’t overlook the cheaper Pixel

Cheaper means not as good, right? That’s not necessarily accurate, as the $ 599 Pixel 6 proves in our review.
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The latest Google Photos update magically erases the Magic Eraser feature on the Pixel 6

Tired of my complaining about the Pixel 6’s fingerprint issues and explaining why I returned my 6 Pro? Relax, this isn’t one of those articles, instead, we have news of a different calamity to befall Google’s new phones in which the latest update to the Google Photos app magically wipes the Magic Eraser function out […]

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Google could add Face Unlock to the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, eventually

The Pixel 6’s fingerprint complaint doesn’t seem to be going away although it’s important to state that many users have a perfectly good experience unlocking their new Google phones. Still, it’s looking more and more as if Google will bolster the beleaguered fingerprint sensor on its Pixel 6 series with the return of face unlock, […]

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It’s a case of “Oh Dear” as Google’s Pixel 6 Pro maxes out at 22W charging and not 30W as implied

When does a phone with 30W charging not charge at 30W? When it’s a Pixel 6 Pro apparently. In the run-up to the phone’s launch just 2 weeks ago it seemed that Google would finally upgrade the charging rate from a miserable 18W to 30W on the Pixel 6 Pro, but it seems that this […]

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Google’s rumored Pixel Fold could have same camera hardware as the Pixel 5

Google’s Pixel Fold seems like it could come with weaker cameras than the Pixel 6 and use the old Pixel 5 sensors instead.
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Common Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro problems and how to fix them

Technical bugs and glitches getting in the way of you enjoying your new phone? Here’s a roundup of common Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro problems and how to fix them.
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Google Pixel 6 Pro vs. iPhone 13 Pro: Which is more pro?

The Pixel 6 Pro is the most deluxe, feature-packed smartphone Google has ever produced, but can it rival the iPhone 13 Pro? We find out in this comparison test.
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Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL: Everything you need to know

Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are finally reaching their end of life. Here’s everything you need to know about them.
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Google already kicking off work on the Tensor 2 processor for the future Pixel 7

Not one to rest on its laurels, Google has reportedly already begun work on a second-generation Tensor chipset for the Pixel 7.
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Google’s 3-year update promise for the Pixel 6 is disappointing but predictable

The Pixel 6 might be coming with a new Tensor chip, but Google isn’t extending the software upgrade timeline past the current three-year mark.
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Target and Amazon confirm surprisingly cheap Pixel 6 price

A last burst of leaks before the Pixel 6 launch date reveals a surprisingly cheap entry as Google focuses on aggressive pricing.
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Should you buy the Google Pixel 6 or get an older model instead?

The Pixel 6 and its sibling, the Pixel 6 Pro, should be the most advanced Google phones yet, but they cost more. Should you save and go with an older Pixel?
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