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Wyze captures the banality of suburban life in its newest video doorbell ad (and it’s not pretty)

The typical sell for a video doorbell is: “You need to see what’s going on at your front door from your phone so no one steals your Amazon packages.” Smart home company Wyze has gone a step further, warning its prospective users: “You need a video doorbell so your neighborhood kids don’t put flaming bags […]

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Snapchat says the Pixel 6 is ‘the fastest phone to make a Snap’

At today’s Pixel event, Google dove into the details about the Pixel 6 series devices and outlined a brand new feature that will make sending Snaps even faster. The new feature, called Quick Tap to Snap, adds a camera-only version of Snapchat directly to the lock screen of the Pixel. To access it, all you […]

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Nikola allowed to proceed with $2 billion patent lawsuit against Tesla

Hydrogen trucking startup Nikola is being allowed to continue its three-year-old $2 billion patent lawsuit against Tesla. A federal judge shelved the suit earlier this month after the two companies stopped responding to the court’s orders. The case against Tesla will still remain “administratively closed” but won’t be dismissed, Judge James Donato said in a […]

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The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro can make calling customer service less nightmarish

The Pixel 6 is Google’s first phone with a custom-designed SoC, and the appeal of the Tensor chip isn’t in raw power, it’s what the combination of hardware and software can do. Speech and image processing that happens on device are great for Google Assistant or improving photographs, but a feature many owners will appreciate […]

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Google’s new Pixel Stand supports up to 23W wireless charging

Google revealed a new second-generation Pixel Stand wireless charger on Tuesday. The new charger offers charging speeds of up to 23W with “compatible Pixel phones” and up to 15W with other Qi-certified devices. To keep the stand cool while it’s charging at those higher speeds, the new Pixel Stand has a “nearly silent built-in fan,” […]

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The Pixel 6’s Tensor processor promises to put Google’s machine learning smarts in your pocket

Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are officially here, and with them, the debut of Google’s new Tensor chip. Google has finally revealed more information on what the new SoC can actually do, for the fastest Pixel phones ever. The initial reveal of the Pixel 6 and the Tensor chip was largely centered on […]

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Android 12 is now available for Pixel phones

The final version of Android 12 has been available to developers and eager fans for a few weeks on AOSP, but today, it officially launched for people who want to easily pick up the update over the air. It’s available to install right now on Pixel 3 and up, including the Pixel 3A, Pixel 4, […]