Entries in Google (149)

Tuesday
Nov272018

The Clean Slate: The Google Pixel Slate Review

Anyone wanting a change from decades-old computing nuances, who is mostly web-based, and who can find Android and Linux apps to suit their needs will love this tablet.

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

The Google Pixel Slate is a fresh new take on what a Google-made tablet can offer in 2018. Tablets have been a part of Google’s Nexus strategy in years past as a great adjunct to smartphones for accessing Google’s services and features.

There have been various generations of Nexus 7 and Nexus 9 tablets as well as the elusive Google Pixel C 2-in-1 which is a natural predecessor of the Pixel Slate. The big switch has been that Android was lousy on tablets, but Chrome OS, that has way more potential.

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Wednesday
Nov142018

Google's 'Night Sight' mode for Pixel phones is a game changing low-light solution

Text and photos by Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Google's Pixel smartphones have buiilt a reputation for being the very best smartphone cameras without resorting to multiple cameras or larger image processors. A lot of the advantages of Google cameras lie in the computational power and AI (artificial intelligence) that is built into their devices. More impressive is the HDR + functionality which can pull colour and detail while maintaining depth and clarity.

All generations of Pixel devices now get another superpower in the latest Night Sight mode. This uses computational power to take bright and clear photos even in the dimmest conditions. I took my Pixel 3 with a beta version of the Night Sight feature to New York City and was amazed at the colours and detail of the images I took.

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Tuesday
Oct232018

'Game of Thrones' White Walkers demo productivity and multitasking on the Pixelbook

In the most unlikely team-up the Night King and his fellow White Walkers demo the capabilities of the Google Pixelbook (and all recent Chromebooks, for that matter). Focusing on productivity, multitaksing, multimedia and getting things done. The caper is conquering Westeros' and serves as a useful recap of where we left off in Game of Thrones which feels like it has been off the air for years.

Once an also see this ad as a hint that Chromebooks, like the White Walkers, are a force of nature and will eventually take over the personal computing and their time has come.

Tuesday
Oct092018

The latest 'Made by Google' hardware serves to frame innovative software and services

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

There were few surprises in today's 'Made by Google' event. Many of the devices, including the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Pixel slate 2-in-1 Chromebook and even the new Chromecast, have been outed in various renders, videos and some have been even sold before hand.

The surprises, however, came in the form of software and services which make these devices potential game changers in their specific categories.

The new Pixel 3 smartphones look like mild refinements from last year's duo of impressive devices. This time around they improve on camera hardware as well as feature innovative computational features to ensure the best photo by taking shots even before the shutter is pressed. The new Top Shot feature, which debuts on the Pixels 3, shoot multiple HDR+ shots to ensure you can capture a great image. The new Pixels also promise impressive low-light photography and zoom. Pixel 3 also brings IP68 water and dust resistance.

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