• Tesla is rolling out a cheaper, mid-range Model 3

    1 month ago - By TechCrunch

    Tesla is now offering a new, cheaper mid-range battery version of the Model 3 that starts at $45,000 before federal tax incentives.
    CEO Elon Musk announced the new variant, which has an estimated battery range of 260 miles, via Twitter. The company's website has already been updated. Customers in the U.S. can order the mid-range version as of today and it will soon be offered in Canada as well.
    Musk tweeted that the mid-range Tesla Model 3 costs $35,000 after federal and state tax rebates in California.
    However, for customers to realize the full $7,500 federal tax incentive, they have to...
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  • Surface Pro 6 has significantly better battery life than last year's model

    Surface Pro 6 has significantly better battery life than last year's model

    1 month ago - By Windows Central

    Best answer: Battery life on the Core i5 model is substantially better than the last Surface Pro while also running cooler.
    Microsoft: Surface Pro 6
    Significant improvement on the previous model
    During the course of our Surface Pro 6 review battery life was one of the key metrics we benchmarked. Using the PC Mark 8 Home Battery test, the Surface Pro 6 came away with a score of 5 hours and 25 minutes.
    The Core i5 2017 model Surface Pro, by comparison, scored only 4 hours and 30 minutes. Not only is the Surface Pro 6 better, it's significantly better, with more than 20 percent longer...
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  • Google Pixel 3XL's front-facing speakers have different volume levels by design

    Google Pixel 3XL's front-facing speakers have different volume levels by design

    1 month ago - By Phone Arena

    There have been some complaints made about the just released Pixel 3 XL's front-facing speakers, namely that the speaker volume is not balanced. In other words, one of the speakers seems to push out audio at a lower volume than the other one. The issue was discussed on Reddit, prompting a response from the Made by Google team. According to the company, this is actually done by design.
    Google says that the new Pixel 3 XL employs new amplifier technology, and with "advanced speaker protection algorithms," the company is able to push the speakers hard to get every bit ...
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  • Google Pixel 3 ‘Top Shot' Feature Isn't As Great As It Sounds

    Google Pixel 3 ‘Top Shot' Feature Isn't As Great As It Sounds

    1 month ago - By Android Headlines

    In short: The Top Shot functionality of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL flagships is severely limited in what it can do compared to how Google presented it last week and isn't the best option for salvaging mistimed photographs that the mobile industry can currently offer. While the company made no mention of that fact during its announcement, Top Shot images aren't of the full-resolution variety and are instead limited to three-megapixel results, and that's assuming you're satisfied with one of the several frames the Pixel 3 devices “recommend,” provided there are any to choose from in the...
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  • In Violation of FCC Rules, Verizon Is SIM-locking the Google Pixel 3

    In Violation of FCC Rules, Verizon Is SIM-locking the Google Pixel 3

    1 month ago - By ExtremeTech

    The Pixel 3 and 3 XL appear to be the very first Verizon phones subject to its new, murky SIM locking policy. If you buy a Verizon Pixel, it's really only going to work on Verizon.
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  • Some Pixel 3 users are reporting that photos are disappearing off their phones - and it may be an issue with other Pixel phones, too

    Some Pixel 3 users are reporting that photos are disappearing off their phones - and it may be an issue with other Pixel phones, too

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Some Pixel 3 users are reporting that their phones aren't saving photos after taking them
    The issue has occurred on the original Pixel and Pixel 2 XL phones, too.
    There's no explanation as to what's happening, and Google hasn't yet acknowledged the issue.
    Some Pixel 3 users are reporting on Reddit , Google Support forums , and Twitter that their new Google smartphones aren't saving photos after using the camera.
    Here's how one Pixel 3 user described the issue: After taking a photo, a small thumbnail of the photo appears on the side of the Camera app, which also serves as a shortcut for the...
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  • The Pixel 3 Already Has a Serious Camera Problem

    The Pixel 3 Already Has a Serious Camera Problem

    1 month ago - By Tom's Guide

    Yesterday, the very first Pixel 3 and 3 XL units began reaching customers. And straight away, some owners began noticing a familiar problem with the camera.
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  • Some Pixel 3 Units Have Issues With Saving Pictures: Report

    Some Pixel 3 Units Have Issues With Saving Pictures: Report

    1 month ago - By Android Headlines

    In Short: According to a post on Google Groups, which was submitted on the Pixel User Community, some Pixel 3 phones have issues saving pictures. Truth be said, we did not have such issues on either of our units, but Artem Russakovskii , who shared the post, did, as some other users. He claims that this happens sometimes, and that the circle icon in the gallery actually shows the picture , but when you
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  • Google doesn't need to make a 'cheap' Pixel phone

    Google doesn't need to make a 'cheap' Pixel phone

    1 month ago - By Android Central

    The days of a cheap 'Nexus' phone are dead; it's time to move on.
    Complaints about the Pixel 3's price have been loud. Even louder than complaints about the Pixel 3 XL's notch. It's reasonable to argue whether the Pixel 3 and 3 XL are worth the full freight of $799-899 given their spec sheets. And I think even a $50 lower price on each would've done a lot of good to help change the conversation around just how expensive they are.
    But some have asked why Google doesn't just go back to making "cheap" phones again - as it did in the heyday of the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. A lower price, they say...
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  • What Pixel 3 cases do you recommend buying?

    What Pixel 3 cases do you recommend buying?

    1 month ago - By Android Central

    You've got a lot of great options to choose from this year.
    Google opted for an all-glass back this year with its Pixel 3 series , and while this does allow for wireless charging, it also makes the phones much more prone to scratches and cracks.
    There are a ton of excellent cases out there to choose from, but ones are truly worth your money?
    According to the AC forum community, these are the cases you should be keeping on your radar.
    bhatech 10-12-2018 10:18 AM

    I got the speck presidio and Google fabric case. Presidio case already delivered and fabric case will be delivered next...
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  • Google Pixel 3 has better battery life than the XL model

    Google Pixel 3 has better battery life than the XL model

    1 month ago - By Gizchina

    On October 19th, Phonearena brought a battery life and charging test of the Google latest flagships Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Google Pixel 3 uses a 5.5-inch 2280×1080 OLED display with a battery capacity of 2915mAh. The Pixel 3 XL uses a 6.3-inch 2960×1440 OLED display with a battery capacity of 3430mAh. Both are equipped
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