Priced at $199 USD, the new Google Pixel Buds Pro uses Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) with a custom 6-core audio chip that runs Google-developed algorithms and custom speakers to bring immersive sound that adapts to the listener. Silent Seal helps maximize the amount of noise that’s canceled, while built-in sensors accurately measure the pressure in your ear canal to ensure that you’re comfortable even during long listening sessions.
The rumored Google Pixel Fold smartphone could be revealed at its October launch event, with shipments beginning late this year. Due to possible supply chain issues, the device would be far more limited compared to the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, which are also expected to be introduced at the same time.
The Google Pixel 6 smartphone lineup is just around the corner, and technology leaker Jon Prosser gives us a first look. How so? Prosser managed to see some live hands-on images, but decided to not upload those and team up with a CG artist to create these renders. In addition to this handset being powered by the Google-developed “Whitechapel” SoC, it has a all-new camera bar.
Photo credit: Ayush Singh Patel via Yanko Design
Google’s Pixelbook was originally set to be the company’s next-generation series of laptops, successor to the Chromebook Pixel that was discontinued four years ago. Featuring a 12.3-inch touchscreen display that allows you to also use the device like a tablet. Google Assistant can be activated with a dedicated button, while this version of Chrome OS can launch native Android applications through the Google Play store. The talented designer Ayush Singh Patel shows us what a premium version would look like.
Google parent company Alphabet’s Loon is essentially a subsidiary working on providing internet access to rural and remote areas. This is made possible with high-altitude balloons in the stratosphere (11 mi – 16 mi) to create an aerial wireless network with up to 1 Mbps speeds. They’re controlled by adjusting their altitude in the stratosphere, as they float to a wind layer using wind data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Several of these balloons were successfully launched in Kenya’s Rift Valley this past Wednesday.