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Major Google Store Pixel 8 leak; complimentary Pixel Watch 2 with pre-order in the United States

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Shortly after the Made by Google event on October 4th concludes, pre-orders for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are anticipated to be accepted. The Pixel Watch 2 will now be given away for free to Americans who pre-order a Pixel 8 Pro from Google, claims a leaked advertisement uploaded by X tipster @Za_Raczke. The new top-of-the-line Pixel and a new Pixel Watch with the Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 chip rather than the outdated 10nm Exynos 9100 from 2018 that powered the original watch are therefore available to U.S. buyers starting at the rumored price of $899.99. This is an improvement above the $200 in Google Store credit that American customers received when they pre-ordered the Pixel 7 Pro last year for those who want to stay current with the Pixel ecosystem. Pre-orderers of the Pixel 7 in the US were given a $100 Google Store credit. Unfortunately, we still don't know what Google will be offering in exchange for pre-ordering the Pixel 8 (rumored to start at $699, $100 more expensive than

Apple is investigating why iOS 17 is resetting certain users' privacy settings.

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 Check your privacy settings again if you have iOS 17 installed on your iPhone because they may have recently changed without your knowledge. This warning was posted on X (the website formerly known as Twitter) by a duo of iOS engineers and cybersecurity researchers named Mysk. They assert that installing iOS 17 may enable your mobile device's Significant Locations and iPhone Analytics again if you have previously disabled them. A piece of software called Significant Locations keeps track of the "places you've recently been, as well as how frequently and when you [visit] them." According to 9To5Mac, the information is used to deliver "app recommendations, Memories in the Photos app, among other things". Since the functionality is end-to-end encrypted, Apple cannot access it. Yet, according to Mysk, this information "can [still] be abused as they record detailed information about the [places] you visit frequently."  Check your privacy settings again

The Google Pixel 8’s latest leak shows off big AI camera updates

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We now have our first comprehensive look at how Google will incorporate more AI into its flagship smartphones according to the leaker Kamila Wojciechowska, who provided 91Mobiles with the Pixel 8 camera specifications and a new AI promo film for the device.  A more powerful version of Magic Eraser, the company revealed earlier this year that Magic Editor will be coming to "select" Pixel phones. It gives you the ability to edit every image you capture to make it seem anyway you like. That is demonstrated in a demonstration in which three photographs of a family riding a carousel are combined into a single image, ensuring that everyone is grinning and looking at the camera simultaneously. The company also uses a photograph to show off Magic Editor by shifting subjects around, removing background elements, and switching out the midday sky for a sunset, which also alters the overall mood of the lighting. Everything resembles what Google first demonstrated at I/O back in May. It a

Analyst sees Apple having to cut the price of two iPhone 15 models, or reduce orders for them

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11 days have passed since Apple revealed the iPhone 15 series, 8 days when pre-orders began, and 1 day since the devices went on sale. We consult Ming-Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst who is renowned throughout the world (at least among fans of mobile devices), to learn how the process has gone thus far. According to Kuo's most recent written report, things are going so smoothly that Apple's Q4 fiscal year iPhone revenue and earnings will both exceed expectations. 76 million iPhone 14 devices were sold during the second half of last year, a 5.3% rise in deliveries over this year. According to Kuo, 80 million iPhone 15 series phones will be shipped during the second half of this year. Of course, the closure of Foxconn's largest iPhone production in Zhengzhou due to China's COVID lockdown had an impact on last year's results. Kuo predicts that Apple increased its order for the top-of-the-line iPhone 15 model to 35 million units, a 25% increase from the 28 million iPhone 14 P

Google DeepMind AI speeds up search for disease genes

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Artificial intelligence has been used by Google's DeepMind AI company to find mutations in human DNA that could lead to disease. 89% of all the significant mutations, in the opinion of the researchers, have been located. The advancement is anticipated to hasten diagnosis and aid in the quest for more effective remedies. According to a renowned independent scientist, the research represented "a big step forward." The European Molecular Biology Laboratory's deputy director general, Prof. Ewan Birney, said: "It will aid clinical researchers in prioritizing where to look to find areas that may cause disease." The method operates by examining the sequence in which the parts of human DNA strands are arranged. DNA serves as the foundation for all living things. The four basic building components used to create it are adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine (G), and thymine (T). These letters are read in the right order during human embryonic development to create protei

Google’s Bard chatbot can now find answers in your Gmail, Docs, Drive

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In order to assist you discover the information you need, Google's Bard AI chatbot can now search through your Gmail, Docs, and Drive in addition to the web. With the new integration, you can ask Bard to perform tasks like locate and summarize an email's contents or even highlight the key passages of a document you have saved in Drive. These integrations, which Google refers to as extensions, have a wide variety of uses, but they should spare you from having to dig through a ton of emails or documents to get a certain piece of information. Bard may then utilize that data in other ways, like adding it to a chart or developing a bulleted summary. This feature is only available in English for now. Although granting Bard access to your private emails and documents may cause you to worry about data usage and privacy, Google assures you that neither human reviewers nor the public model's training process will see this material. Additionally, you are not need to enable the connect

OnePlus Pad Go revealed with lower-res display, allegedly coming October 6

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Although there is no secret about the OnePlus Pad Go, the hype mill is now in full gear as we have received an official teaser, some specifications, and a potential release date. OnePlus has already begun teasing the OnePlus Pad Go on Twitter and X, initially with a somewhat cryptic teaser last week. A complete photograph of the gadget has since been uploaded on the OnePlus India account. Though it has a considerably lighter shade of green and a two-tone design than the standard OnePlus Pad, the design is essentially the same. It looks good! OnePlus confirmed in a statement to the source that the Pad Go will sport a 2.4K display. Compared to the 2.8K panel available in the basic OnePlus Pad, that represents a marginal decrease. Although it's unclear whether the less expensive model will maintain the same 144Hz refresh rate, having a high-res display on a low-cost device will be a pleasant change of pace from the majority of current options. Additionally, OnePlus affirms that the di