October 5th, 2017 · 54 minutes
The Made By Google event takes center stage next week, as Google unveils the Pixel 2 (and 2 XL), wireless earbuds, a new AI-driven camera, and a premium Chrome OS laptop. Plus there's intelligent assistant news from Sonos, which hooked up with Amazon's Alexa this week.
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Google's new phones bring a refreshed design, an all-new camera and a lot more Google Assistant.
Jon Phillips got his hands on Google's new phones.
Lens brings together a wide swath of Google’s machine intelligence services. It combines the company’s image recognition smarts with the real-time translation of Google Translate and the Google Assistant.
Google is making wireless headphones that are specifically designed to be the first and best option for people who buy Google phones
If you tell Google Assistant to "Help me speak Japanese" and then start speaking in English, the phone's speakers will output your translated words as you speak them.
The Clips figures out when something exciting is happening—happy faces, good lighting, interesting framing—and, when it thinks the time is right, it records (silent) video captures.
Google is jumping back into the premium notebook fray with the Pixelbook. The 2-in-1 is a powerful machine, but will run $999.
Before you do a spit-take at the thought of a $999 Chromebook, check out all the innovation Google has brought to its Pixelbook.
The speaker will cost $199 when it ships on October 24th, which is decidedly pricier than your typical smart speaker, but on par with the One's voiceless precursor.
Sonos and Alexa, sitting in a tree...
According to Google, Assistant on Sonos One will be the same Google Assistant that it offers on all of its other devices, although Sonos hasn’t clarified exactly how Assistant and Alexa will work side by side on the One just yet.
You'll be able to control a multi-speaker system via your streaming app of choice rather than Sonos' own application.
With the Home Mini and Home Max, Google is going after both Amazon and Sonos.