The Morning After: Testing Google’s new Pixel 7 phones and its first smartwatch

Google started promoting the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel Watch, and even the Pixel Tablet months ago. Finally, we have all the specs (and prices). The Engadget team even had to briefly test everything except for the tablet – which will be released next year.

The Pixel 7 Pro is probably the most exciting of the two phones, thanks to the triple-lens camera system on the back. This year it includes an upgraded telephoto camera with the same Quad Bayer PD technology as the main 50MP sensor. It has a 5x optical zoom, and the high-resolution sensors mean you can pull an image cropped with 10x zoom at 12.5 megapixels.

The Pixel Watch – which has been rumored for years – finally launches next week. It’ll last up to 24 hours with its always-on display, and can quickly charge up to 50 percent in just 30 minutes. Can Google make WearOS a compelling smartwatch option? stay tuned

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Sleek design, same great price.

It is the second generation of Google Pixel phones that are powered by the internal Tensor chipset. Next-gen chips come with a next-generation design, with new aluminum camera rails across both the Pixel 7 ($599) and Pixel 7 Pro ($899). The finishes of the two phones differ slightly, with the Pixel 7 getting a brushed aluminum look while the Pixel 7 Pro has a glossy and brushed body. Sam Rutherford from Engadget prefers the matte finish. The Pixel 7 has a 6.3-inch, 90Hz OLED display, which makes it a bit smaller than the outgoing Pixel 6. You’ll have to wait a little longer to get our full judgment on the new camera set, but we’ve already noticed a smoother zoom experience and more detailed shots.

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Very retro.

We are all used to seeing the Instagram version of TikTok. Now, in a new development, TikTok is copying Instagram with a new feature called Photo Mode. The update allows TikTok users to share multiple still images in a post, along with captions of up to 2,200 characters.

New photo posts, which can also contain music, will appear on users’ For You page alongside videos. Social networks are all converging. If you haven’t noticed, in the past six weeks alone Instagram, tik tok And the snap chat They have come up with their own view on French startup BeReal (Instagram hasn’t officially launched yet). Twitter introduced a TikTok-style feed for Full Screen Videos. YouTube also added Shorts, which is itself a clone of TikTok, TikTok style voice overs.

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Chris Pratt, Jack Black and Anya Taylor-Joy star in the blockbuster CG movie.



Yes, we got our first peek at the upcoming Mario movie. The clip shows Bowser (played by Jack Black) terrorizing the penguin kingdom in his quest for an indomitable star. Soon, Mario (Chris Pratt) unexpectedly enters the Mushroom Kingdom, while his brother Luigi (Charlie Day) appears for a brief time as well. Super Mario Bros. The premiere is expected on April 7, 2023.

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Its first smartwatch.



Finally, it is here. Pixel Watch, $349. Cherlynn Low from Engadget says it’s “one of the most beautiful smartwatches” she’s ever seen. (Although I’m not sure I agree.) The device is only available in one size, 41mm, but many of the straps intentionally tread the styles of its rival Apple. On that note, it’s about the same size as the small Apple Watch. The device looks like a polished pebble, and is fortunately covered in 3D custom Corning Gorilla Glass 5, which gives some assurance that it will survive drops or scrapes. Read about our early impressions.

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A new trial date can be scheduled in November.

Twitter v. trial has been suspended. Elon Musk Now that the two sides reach a deal for Musk to complete his purchase of the social media company. On Thursday, Judge Catalin St. Jude McCormick, counsel for the Delaware Chancellor’s Court, suspended the trial until October 28, after asking Musk’s lawyers to set aside the trial. However, if both sides cannot close it by the end of the month, the trial may return.

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It’s an iPhone, but it’s bigger.

If you want an iPhone with a big screen and better battery life without spending a lot of money on a Pro Max model, then the new iPhone 14 Plus is exactly what you’ve been waiting for. Like the standard model, the iPhone 14 Plus features two rear cameras and the A15 bionic chip, but with a larger 6.7-inch screen. It has an amazing battery life that most phones can only dream of.

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