– Google’s Gemini AI model will bring new AI capabilities to the Pixel 8 Pro, making it the first AI-focused phone.
– Apple is expected to release new M3-powered iPads and MacBook Airs in 2024, with the iPad Pro potentially featuring an OLED screen.
– The iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 will receive Qi2 wireless charging support through the iOS 17.2 update.
– ExpressVPN now supports Apple TVs, allowing users to watch region-locked content.
– Google is introducing a feature-rich Android 14 update for Pixel cameras, including enhanced video capabilities and improved photo quality for pets.
– Logitech G Astro A50 X wireless headset solves the issue of compatibility across multiple consoles and PC.
– Keychron has launched a Kickstarter for the Keychron Q1 HE mechanical keyboard, which features Hall effect switches.
– Master & Dynamic MW09 ANC earbuds offer premium audio quality and design.
– Microsoft will continue providing security updates for Windows 10 until its official support ends in 2025, but users will be required to pay for them.
– WhatsApp’s latest iOS update allows users to send images as documents, preserving the original image quality.
Gemini, Google’s ambitious new AI for phones, will make its way to Pixel 8 Pros next week. On the Apple side, we might begin to see M3-powered iPads and MacBook Airs hitting store shelves a lot sooner than we expected. Gizmodo’s consumer tech team has all the latest news and more. Here’s a roundup of our most-read stories this. —Jorge Jimenez
If you’re the proud owner of a Google Pixel 8 Pro—or are soon to be one this holiday season—you’re about to be the latest guinea pig for the company’s big AI experiment. Google’s flagship Android phone is going to be held aloft in a sweeping round of new AI capabilities thanks to the company’s new Gemini AI model. The company says several AI features will start to run directly on users’ devices beginning Wednesday. – Kyle Barr Read More
Apple may be done for the year releasing any new hardware, but fans will only have to sit tight for just a few months into 2024 for brand-new tablets and laptops. A new report claims that Apple will share details on new, more powerful iPads and MacBook Airs soon. Everything is supposed to get a shiny, new M3 chip installed, but the iPad Pro might finally hit store shelves sporting a swanky, long-awaited OLED screen. – Kyle Barr Read More
There’s good news for iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 users still holding off on upgrading to an iPhone 15. 9to5Mac reports that the iOS 17.2 update will offer Qi2 wireless charging support — like on the iPhone 15 — to iPhones 13 and 14. – Dua Rashid Read More
Tired of not being able to watch region-locked content through your Apple TV? ExpressVPN declared it was launching an App for Apple TVs Tuesday, along with a few upgrades that make it a little easier to use and sign in. – Kyle Barr Read More
The big Gemini AI announcement from Google was inevitably going to suck all the air from any other big Pixel product updates. However, amid all the talk of native AI on Pixel 8 Pros, Google is also dropping a big feature-rich Android 14 update for Pixel cameras that the company claims will enhance your videos while finally letting users sharpen up those blurry photos of their furry companions. – Kyle Barr Read More
The Logitech G Astro A50 X promises to solve a pretty common issue for console gamers. What issue exactly? Find a single wireless headset that works across multiple consoles and connects to your PC without needing to connect multiple USB dongles. – Dua Rashid Read More
Keychron, the brand behind some of Gizmodo’s favorite mechanical keyboards for beginning enthusiasts, has launched a Kickstarter for a keyboard with a new switch. It’s called the Keychron Q1 HE, with “HE” referring to the Hall effect switches featured on this board, which use magnets rather than pins to detect keypresses. – Florence Ion Read More
If there’s one thing repeatedly brought up in our M&D reviews, it’s how stunning their products are. You do feel like you’re paying for something premium. The MW09, like the models that came before it, proves that M&D isn’t just about aesthetics. The buds sound as good as they look. – Dua Rashid Read More
All good things must come to an end, and a decade after its first release, Windows 10 will finally be sent to a farm upstate. It had a good run, though Microsoft plans to keep dropping security updates after the OS’ demise on Oct. 14, 2025. Just be aware that the tech giant will force you to dip into your wallet to keep accessing security fixes and small bug hunts. – Kyle Barr Read More
You no longer have to worry about sending low-quality images on WhatsApp. Well, at least on iPhone. According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp’s latest software update for iOS allows you to send images as a document (just like on Gmail), meaning the original quality of the pictures is retained without you having to do any extra legwork. – Dua Rashid Read More
AI Eclipse TLDR:
Gemini, Google’s new AI model, is set to be integrated into the Pixel 8 Pro smartphones next week. This move is expected to transform the Pixel 8 Pro into a true AI phone, with several AI features running directly on the device. Meanwhile, Apple is reportedly planning to release M3-powered iPads and MacBook Airs in 2024, equipped with a new M3 chip and potentially OLED screens. In other news, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 are expected to receive faster wireless charging support through an upcoming iOS update, and ExpressVPN has launched an app for Apple TVs, allowing users to watch region-locked content. Additionally, Google is introducing an Android 14 update for Pixel cameras, improving video quality and enabling users to unblur photos of pets.