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Should You Purchase USB-C Headphones for Your Pixel 2?

The Pixel 2, like its competition, has ditched the headphone jack, opting to include a single USB-C port on its bottom. While it makes waterproofing the device much easier, it restricts the kinds of accessories you can connect to your smartphone. Specifically, every pair of headphones you have ever owned, along with…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Here’s How to Translate Languages With Google’s Pixel Buds

Google’s Pixel Buds are the company’s first attempt to make a pair of Bluetooth earbuds. They aren’t perfect, as a slew of reviews have noted, but they do pack a few cool tricks inside their tiny frame. The most tantalizing feature? They can use Google Translate to output your speech into one of 40 different…Read […]

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How to Switch from the iPhone to the Pixel 2

Anyone using an iPhone might think it’s difficult to switch to an Android device. But Google’s latest smartphone, the Pixel 2, alleviates the anxiety of switching by taking care of all the annoying bits, like copying your photos or contacts. You’ll need to change some settings before you can transfer from one…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Swap Your Pixel 2’s Google Assistant for Cortana

Your Google Pixel 2 has a pretty capable built-in butler in the form of Google Assistant. Not everyone with an Android phone, however, is all-in on Google’s ecosystem. In fact, some users might be—wait for it—Microsoft users. And that means Cortana is their go-to virtual assistant. Thanks to Microsoft, you can ditch…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What to Know About the Waterproofing on Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Your new smartphone might be missing a headphone jack, but it’s probably got a cool new feature to make up for it: water resistance. Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones are the latest smartphones from the search engine giant that ditch the 3.5mm jack (boosting the effectiveness of its water resistance efforts)…Read more… […]

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Fast Pair Brings One of Apple’s Best AirPod Features to Android

Yesterday, Google announced an update to the way Android pairs with Bluetooth devices, making connecting some wireless headphones less of a headache. It’s called Fast Pair, and while it only works with a few devices right now, the company’s looking to convince manufacturers and add their compatible Bluetooth devices…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Set Up Google Project Fi on Your Pixel 2

If you’re getting a Pixel 2 (or waiting for the bugs to get worked out in the Pixel 2 XL), you’re probably connecting it to your current wireless carrier as soon as it’s done charging. It’s pretty straightforward if you’re buying the phone from your carrier, but if you’re curious about switching providers, there’s…Read more… […]

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You Don’t Need a SIM Card for the New Google Pixel 2

Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the company’s newest smartphones, but they don’t exactly break the mold. Both run Android 8.0, ditch the headphone jack in exchange for IP67 water and dust resistance, and feature an aluminum body, all table stakes among high-end Android smartphones. But one cool feature inside the…Read more… Continue […]

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The Best of the Google Event, From Around the Internet

With the handful of new smartphones, voice assistants, and accessories announced by Google yesterday, it makes sense to collect a few opinions before diving in and buying whatever your favorite search engine company announces. Sure, some products might look good on stage, but how do they hold up when you get your…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How Does Google’s Pixel 2 Stack Up to Its Predecessor?

Today, Google announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, sequels to its original Pixel smartphones. The two phones would seem to be identical—save for the larger screen on the Pixel 2 XL—and they both run Android 8.0. You might be thinking of upgrading from the original Pixel to the Pixel 2, but before you […]

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Everything Google Announced Today

Google announced some new hardware at a characteristically low key event in San Francisco on Wednesday. Nearly everything had been leaked ahead of the event, but there were a few surprises—some more exciting than others. Inevitably, one thing seemed clear: Google wants to be a gadget company, too.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Our Google Pixel 2 Liveblog Is Right Here

Are you ready for some surprises?! Just kidding. Leaks on top of leaks on top of leaks suggest that Google will announce the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones as well as a new Google Home Mini, a new Chromebook, and a new Daydream headset at Wednesday’s big Made by Google event. Read more… […]

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