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Lilbits: DSL conundrum, Pixel 2 EOL, and a $6K Android camera

My first broadband internet connection was DSL. After years of dialup, the ability to surf the web with speeds measured in MB rather than KB per second felt like living in the future. But these days DSL is aging technology that’s been largely left behind by the proliferation of cable, fiber, and cellular technologies that […]

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Google Pixel 2 XL gets “saturated” color option with November security update

Google is rolling out its monthly security update for Nexus and Pixel devices, but if you happen to own a Pixel 2 XL there are some bonus features in the update, including the ability to change the color profile of the phone’s AMOLED display. When the phone launched, you had two options: the standard view […]

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Google to address (some) Pixel 2 XL screen issues with software updates

The Google Pixel 2 XL is a pretty great phone in most respects. It’s fast. It has a stellar camera. And it has the latest software from Google, along with at least three years of updates delivered directly from the company that makes Android. But then there’s the display. For the past week or so […]

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Pixel 2 smartphones have a custom camera chip called Pixel Visual Core

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have some of the best cameras available on a smartphone. They’re so good that they let a mediocre photographer like me take some pretty stunning shots. Part of that is due to the high-quality image sensors. Part comes from Google’s software which helps with everything from image […]

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Watch Google’s Oct 4th hardware event here, and join the discussion

You may have heard that Google’s got a few things to announce this week. The company is hosting an event on Wednesday, October 4th at 9AM Pacific/12:00PM Eastern. And there’s a live stream. I’ll be tuning in and bringing live updates to the website throughout the day. But you can also watch the video here, […]