Google is holding an event on October 6th when the company is expected to unveil the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones, as well as the company’s first Pixel Watch. Officially Google hasn’t said when you’ll actually be able to get your hands on one. Unofficially though? They appear to be already shipping to retail partners, so it seems like October 6th is a good guess.

In other recent tech news from around the web, an AMD engineer spotted a no-longer-necessary bit of code in the Linux kernel that could be slowing down performance for modern AMD processors in some tasks, the new Chromecast with Google TV (HD) has a little more storage space free than the HD version, a work-in-progress effort is underway to bring an open source graphics driver to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 tablet with a 7 inch display, and About Chromebooks is tired of people asking why anyone would pay more than a few hundred bucks for a Chromebooks.

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