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A new Pixel foldable prototype is reportedly codenamed 'Jumbojack'

A new Pixel foldable prototype is reportedly codenamed 'Jumbojack'

We've been hearing that Google is working on a folding phone for over two years now, and we're starting to see some evidence that it might just make it to a real device. Earlier today a leak indicated that an upcoming "bump" version of Android has code made specifically for foldables. Just a few hours later there's leaked news of a codename for a new Pixel device: "Jumbojack." That's different from the previously-leaked Google foldable, "Passport."

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Drool over these hi-res ad shots of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

Drool over these hi-res ad shots of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

David Urbanke, The photographer behind Google's current ad campaign for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, just published eight high-res photos of the two devices in several fun colors to his portfolio, as well as higher resolution shots of the ads that are currently on billboards in places like New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

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Google's Pixel 6 might play interpreter on your next vacation

Google's Pixel 6 might play interpreter on your next vacation

One of the rumored features the upcoming Pixel 6 and 6 Pro would have was improved translation performance. At the time, we didn't actually know it would be a heavily marketed feature; The Verge was merely shown a demo that showed a French to English translation via Live Captions. But according to the folks at XDA Developers, there's more to it than that, and we can anticipate a new branded Live Translate feature to debut with the phone, building on the existing translation systems and features in the Google Translate app, Lens, and Assistant, but with deeper integrations.

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Chrome might be borrowing yet another feature from Microsoft Edge

Chrome might be borrowing yet another feature from Microsoft Edge

Have you ever browsed around a site and wondered, "what's the deal with this place?" According to a couple of tweaks to Chrome Canary, it looks like the browser will soon be able to answer that question with a quick click. It's a feature that was spotted in canary builds of Microsoft Edge recently, also based on the Chromium project.

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Google Meet can now correct the crappy lighting in your home office

Google Meet can now correct the crappy lighting in your home office

Google is going to great lengths to ensure you look your best in video calls. After adding a low-light mode to Meet last year, the company is rolling out a new feature that better illuminates your video when there's too much light behind you, messing with camera exposure.

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Pixel 6 and 6 Pro hit FCC with Wi-Fi 6E support

Pixel 6 and 6 Pro hit FCC with Wi-Fi 6E support

A pile of new Google devices just hit the FCC, and based on the details included, it looks like they are probably versions of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. All are "phones" according to the FCC, and some models have mmWave 5G paired with Wi-Fi 6E support, while other models make do with sub-6 GHz 5G and 6E.

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Android 12.1 spotted with some enhancements for foldables — Google Pixel Fold incoming?

Android 12.1 spotted with some enhancements for foldables — Google Pixel Fold incoming?

Android 12 Developer Preview 2 added a hidden taskbar in the Google Pixel launcher that made it easier to switch between apps on large-screen devices like tablets. However, Google didn't make any major improvements to the feature in subsequent beta releases. It looks like the company has instead been holding it back and worked on improving it behind the scenes for Android 12.1.

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Pixel 6 Pro leak shows it'll be the fastest-charging Google phone ever

Pixel 6 Pro leak shows it'll be the fastest-charging Google phone ever

Phones are getting bigger. The Pixel 6 Pro, for example, will have a massive 6.7-inch screen, the largest of any Google-branded phone yet. Naturally as those screens get bigger and processors get more powerful, the batteries have to get bigger to keep pace (helped along with more internal volume, of course). According to the latest Pixel 6 leak, the Pro will have fast charging at up to 33 watts.

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Google Pay adds dozens of new banks in 9 countries

Google Pay adds dozens of new banks in 9 countries

Google's unstoppable march continues: the company just won't rest until every financial institution on the planet can use the Google Pay mobile payment system. Over the last few weeks we've been cataloging additional banks added to Google's various support pages, and there's been a notable uptick in new entries. That's especially true for Switzerland, where more than eighty banks added Google Pay compatibility last week.

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Crunchyroll's library of anime has been added to Google TV search

Crunchyroll's library of anime has been added to Google TV search

If you're a big fan of anime series like Tenchi Muyo, One Piece, and maybe also some stuff that came out this decade (can you tell I don't know a lot about anime?), try searching for it on the nearest Google TV-powered gadget like the new Chromecast. Crunchyroll's library of popular Japanese exports has been added to the OS-wide search function, the better for you to binge.

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