With the Pixel 3a, you get the same promise of three years of software and security updates. That also means Android updates as soon as Google rolls them out, paired with a clean, uncluttered software experience. There are a ton of smart artificially intelligent (A.I.) features too. For example, Now Playing uses on-device machine learning to recognize songs playing in your surroundings, and show them on the Always-on Display; and Call Screen lets you use Google Assistant to avoid answering annoying robocalls — and those are just two of my favorites. … [Read more...] about The Google Pixel 3a is a slap in the face for people who bought the Pixel 3
But that’s not all. This blending of Google’s and Qualcomm’s technology mean the chips also enable instantaneous access to the Google Assistant on your phone from the earbuds. This means being able to access features like Interpreter Mode, where you can use Assistant to translate languages real time on the fly, as well as Find My Accessory, which will show you the last known location of your earbuds in case you left them somewhere. … [Read more...] about Google and Qualcomm want to make more smart headphones with the Google Assistant
Acer has also updated its thin-and-light productivity champ, the Swift 3. This time around, it gets also gets the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen 7 3700U processor with embedded Radeon RX Vega 10 graphics. With a base clock of 2.3GHz and a max TDP of 15 watts, the new Ryzen is said to be powerful yet frugal. Acer says the power consumption should give the Swift 3 all-day battery life. … [Read more...] about Acer’s new Swift and Nitro laptops are now powered by the latest AMD chips
As with Stadia, mobile is an excellent place to experience GeForce Now. The application is just as light and simple as on the PC, and I didn’t find the login process confusing. Games look better, too, because a smartphone’s display is smaller. A 720p stream looks great on a 5-inch or 6-inch smartphone display. That same 720p stream won’t look awesome on a 24-inch 1080p monitor. … [Read more...] about Nvidia GeForce Now in-depth review: The green team puts Google on notice
Special features There’s support for AR Core, as well as Active Edge, which allows you to squeeze your phone to launch Google Assistant. Now Playing, which displays the name of any song playing in your vicinity on screen, and a few other special features can also be found in the 3a and 3a XL. If you activate your 3a or 3a XL before September 30, you’ll also get three free months of YouTube Music Premium. Since they both offer an identical set of options, there’s no winner here. … [Read more...] about Google Pixel 3a vs Pixel 3a XL: What’s the difference and which best suits you?