Google Pixel shipping on October 20th
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US first Snapdragon 821 device

It looks like that if you order the Pixel by Google Phone, you might get one in the US on October 20th. It looks like that first batch includes both the smaller 5-inch and 5.5-inch version and is tailored for the Verizon network. 

Chrome to be lighter on RAM
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Heavy shoppers might be able to multi-task

Heavy users of Chrome might actually be able to do something else on their high powered PCs and not find that their browser had eaten all their RAM with a side order of other systems resources.

Google hires world's worst gag writers to train AI
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What is the deal with bridges?

Google has decided that its new AI Home assistant needs to have a sense of humour, but unfortunately it thinks that the best people to teach it are some of the least funny people in America.

Google Pixel shipments to reach 3 to 4 million units by year's end
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Pricing, but not performance, similar to latest iPhones

According to new estimates from Digitimes Research, the recently announced Google Pixel smartphone is expected to reach 3 to 4 million shipments in the second half of this year, giving a 10 percent increase in HTC’s total smartphone shipments from the first half.

Google abandons robot arm work
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Even Mr Robot can be fired at Google

The search engine Google did some sterling work researching robotic arms for manufacturing, but abandoned the project because it had no consumer use.

Twitter will have sorted out who will own it by October 27
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Lightning negotiations

Social notworking site Twitter has told potential acquirers it wants to have finished sales negotiations by the time it reports third-quarter earnings on 27 October.

Samsung buys Viv
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06 October 2016

Samsung buys Viv

From Siri's creator

Samsung has written a cheque for an AI outfit called Viv which was founded by one of Siri's co-creators.

Google's Pixel smartphones get scrutinized
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Flagship price but no performance to match

Back when it appeared that Google was finally going head to head with flagship offerings from other companies, including Samsung's Galaxy smartphone or even Apple's iPhone it seems the firm has a long way to go.

Chromecast Ultra is first streaming device to support Dolby Vision
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Google's first 4K media stick will retail for $69

On Tuesday at a Google event in San Francisco, the company announced a  digital media player called the Chromecast Ultra, a successor to the Chromecast 2, that is now capable of outputting in 4K resolution and including an Ethernet port.

Google officially unveils Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones
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Says final goodbye to affordable Nexus smartphones

Google has now severed its connection to the affordable Nexus lineup as it has  unveiled two  premium smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL.