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Both smartphones run Android Pie 9.0 and come with all the new AI and machine learning features that were announced during the Google I/O event held earlier this year.

Nearly all the technical details of the phones had been leaked before the event, but Google did unveil some clever new software features. There are new Pixel phones, a smart display, and a new Chrome OS tablet.

Google Pixel Slate starts at $599 and will arrive "later this year", according to the tech firm. Understandably, this was done for the sake of privacy, however, Lenovo cleverly used a "privacy shutter" in their Smart Display to hide the camera when not in use, which Google certainly could have done.

Google doesn't disclose its phone shipments, unlike Apple, which has sold about 388 million iPhones since the first Pixel came out in October 2016.

ChromeOS has seen many updates and changes to it's operating system to make it that much more powerful and easy to use. It can also bring up contextual info like commute times. Google says it wanted to make this a device people were comfortable putting in all areas of the home. A pen for use on the touchscreen costs US$99. When you point your camera at information you want to remember or don't feel like typing in - like a URL or QR code on a flyer or an email address on a business card - Google Lens suggests what to do next, like creating a new contact. In terms of features, it fails to match the Chromecast Ultra, which remains the feature-packed media streaming device im Google's product lineup.

Hubble space telescope goes into 'safe mode' over faulty gyroscope
Assuming the team can rescue the malfunctioning gyroscope, Hubble will resume operations in its standard three-gyro configuration. The James Webb Space Telescope , Hubble's powerful successor (at least, in the infrared regime), is now set to launch in 2021.

The Pixel Slate is built from the ground up to be a powerful and portable device.

Trond Wuellner, Google's director of product management, spent a lot of time touting the tablets display, citing it's 12.3-inch panel with a resolution of 2,000 x 3,000 pixels. It's got 8MP front- and rear-facing cameras; dual, front-facing speakers; no headphone jack, a built-in Titan Security chip, and the power button at the top doubles as a fingerprint reader. Google is selling versions of this tablet with anywhere from an Intel Celeron CPU up to an 8th-gen Core i7, and RAM swinging from 4GB to 16GB. Storage is 32, 64, 128, or 256GB.

It's also HDR compatible - something that's becoming fairly common now in high-end devices - potentially offering better results when playing compatible HDR video, like some movies offered by Netflix. The same view is also coming to the Google app on mobile phones, so you can access it from anywhere in the world. Yay, you might shout, but instead the Pixel 3 has a rather retro look, retaining a forehead and chin that you might have expected to be designed away. There were rumors of a secret third phone, but of course, that was nonsense. The Pixel 3 underscores this position even further with both the 6.3-inch 3 XL and the standard 5.5-inch 3.

The new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will go head-to-head with Apple's iPhone Xs as an Android alternative and boast improved camera specs as the headline feature. You can also use Google Assistant on the Note 9 so you get the best of both worlds. The smaller model is also getting a better battery, while the Pixel 3 XL has a slightly smaller one.

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