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Pixel 3 drops support for Voice Match unlocking

Pixel 3 drops support for Voice Match unlocking

For a while now, you've been able to set up what Google calls Voice Match with the Google Assistant. It recognizes your voice and gives you personalized results, both on smart speakers and smartphones. It would also let you unlock phones to perform actions like making phone calls and sending text messages just by saying "okay, Google" — but that feature isn't available on the Pixel 3.

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JerryRigEverything's Pixel 3 XL test reveals back glass durability

JerryRigEverything's Pixel 3 XL test reveals back glass durability

The Pixel 3 XL is landing on doorsteps as we speak, but how careful do you need to be with your shiny new smartphone? YouTube channel JerryRigEverything is here to absolutely wreck another phone in order to assess its durability. The Pixel comes out of it alright—it won't bend, but you might pick up some scratches.

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[Update: Fix coming soon] Google's Pixel 3 latest phone to suffer from photos not being saved

[Update: Fix coming soon] Google's Pixel 3 latest phone to suffer from photos not being saved

Google's Pixels have some of the best cameras around in our opinion, but there's one avenue in which that pixel-peeping photo performance can still fall short: Once in a while, that snapshot you remember taking won't be saved. And, so far as we can tell, it's still an issue on Google's new Pixel 3 and 3 XL.

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The first Pixel 3 and 3 XL factory images are available for download

The first Pixel 3 and 3 XL factory images are available for download

Today is the "official" launch date of Google's latest flagship phones, so naturally, there are Pie factory images to go along with them. You can download images and OTA files for both the Pixel 3 and 3 XL onGoogle's developer site.

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Google explains how the new Titan M chip makes the Pixel 3 more secure

Google explains how the new Titan M chip makes the Pixel 3 more secure

Google touched on the new Titan M security chip at last week's Pixel unveiling, but hardware czar Rick Osterloh was vague on the details. Now, Google has provided more information about what this new piece of silicon is doing inside the Pixel 3. Not only does it make your lockscreen harder to bypass, it makes the phone's firmware nigh unhackable with so-called "side-channel" attacks like Meltdown and Spectre.

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Eminem's new 'Venom' video shows off the Pixel 3's video prowess

Eminem's new 'Venom' video shows off the Pixel 3's video prowess

On the night of October 6, New Yorkers were confused by an unusual light display on the Empire State Building. Turns out it was for the shooting of an Eminem video that was captured (at least for the most part) on Pixel 3 phones.

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Playground 2.0, Marvel Studios Avengers pack, and more Playmojis can be installed on older Pixels [APK Download]

Playground 2.0, Marvel Studios Avengers pack, and more Playmojis can be installed on older Pixels [APK Download]

The evolution of AR Stickers, Playground, was announced during the Pixel 3 event, and along with it came four new Playmoji packs for Weather, Signs, Sports, and Pets, with two more promised for Marvel and Childish Gambino. However, these were all supposed to be exclusive for the Pixel 3. But as we have learned over the years, the word "exclusive" might be very accurate sometimes, but could be circumvented with a simple APK file in others. That's the case here.

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This is how Super Res Zoom on the Google Pixel 3 works

This is how Super Res Zoom on the Google Pixel 3 works

Google's latest flagships are here, and as with the previous two generations, the headline feature is the camera. Yet more computational magic has made its way into the camera on the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, including something called Super Res Zoom. It's practically the 'enhance' feature we've all been waiting for, but how does it work?

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Smart Compose in Gmail is live on the Pixel 3

Smart Compose in Gmail is live on the Pixel 3

Smart Compose helps you write your emails faster and more efficiently by suggesting the rest of your sentence for you while you're typing it. If you tend to use the same structures and phrases frequently, it can save you a ton of time. The feature is already live in Gmail on the web and was promised to be coming to Android, starting with the Pixels. The short-term exclusivity seems to be more restricted though, as Smart Compose is showing up on the Pixel 3 but not on the Pixel 2 / 2 XL yet.

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Pixel Stand app hits the Play Store [APK Download]

Pixel Stand app hits the Play Store [APK Download]

The Pixel 3 and 3 XL have started shipping, and if you splurged for Google's new wireless charging accessory, the Pixel Stand, then you'll notice that the corresponding app has now hit the Play Store.

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