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Google Gemini AI, Apple's M3-powered iPad and other top new products of the week

Gemini, Google's ambitious new AI for phones, is coming to the Pixel 8 Pros next week. From Apple's side, we may start to see the and powered M3s hitting store shelves much 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. — Jorge Jimenez

Google's Gemini turns the Pixel 8 Pro into a true AI phone

The Pixel 8 Pro may finally live up to its promise of being the first AI-focused phone thanks to its Gemini Nano integration.
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If you are the proud owner of one Google Pixel 8 Pro— or is soon to be one this holiday season— you're about to become the latest guinea pig for the company's grand AI experiment. Google's flagship Android phone is set 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 functions will start running directly on users' devices starting Wednesday. – Kyle Barr Read more

Apple will reportedly drop new M3-powered iPads and MacBook Airs in 2024

Three iPad Pro models showing different apps like Final Cut on their screens.

The next big upgrade for the iPad Pro will likely be the switch to OLED and the M3 chip.
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Apple may be done for the year with the release of any new hardware, but fans will only have to hold tight for a few months until 2024 for brand new tablets and laptops. A new report claims that Apple will soon share details of new, more powerful iPads and MacBook Airs. All are supposed to install a shiny, new M3 chip, but the iPad Pro may finally hit store shelves with a sleek, long-awaited OLED display. – Kyle Barr Read more

The and iPhone 14 are set to get faster wireless charging

iPhone 14 Pro in Space Black

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There is good news for iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 users are still waiting to upgrade to one iPhone 15. 9 to 5 Mac states that the update will provide .2 Qi2 wireless charging support — as in iPhone 15 — on iPhone 13 and 14. – Dua Read more

ExpressVPN adds support for Apple TV so you can watch region-locked shows

Man with hand activates new black Apple TV 4K media streamer using remote control

Apple TV added VPN app support earlier this year, although few major providers have yet to offer official apps until now.
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Tired of not being able to watch region-locked content on your Apple TV? ExpressVPN declared released an app for Apple TVs on Tuesday, along with a few upgrades that make it a little easier to use and connect. – Kyle Barr Read more

Google Pixel cameras will finally blur your pets and act as a webcam

Google promises that Photo Unblur will pick out even your fur-free friends.
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ο big Gemini AI announcement from Google it was inevitably going to suck all the air out of any other major Pixel product updates. However, among all the talk about native AI in the Pixel 8 ProGoogle is also falling big Feature-rich Android 14 update for Pixel cameras that the company claims will enhance your videos while ultimately allowing users to sharpen those blurry photos of their furry companions. – Kyle Barr Read more

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ο Logitech G Astro A50 X promises to solve a fairly common problem for console gamers. What issue exactly? Find a single wireless headset that works across multiple consoles and connects to your computer without having to plug in multiple USB dongles. – Dua Rashid Read more

Magnets, how do they work in Keychron's newest mechanical keyboard?

A photo of the Keychron Q1 HE keyboards

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Keychron, the brand behind some of Gizmodo's favorite mechanical keyboards for novice enthusiasts, one has been launched Kickstarter for keyboard with new switch. It's called the Keychron Q1 HEwith “HE” referring to the Hall effect switches shown in this table, which use magnets instead of pins to detect keystrokes. – Florence Ion Read more

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If there is one thing that repeats itself over and over again in ours that's how amazing their products– Dua Rashid Read more

Microsoft will eventually start charging you for Windows 10 security updates

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Windows 10 will lose all official support in 2025. The operating system will not receive any other major feature updates between now and then.
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All good things must come to an end, and a decade after it was first released, Windows 10 will finally be sent to a farm at the top of the state. It's had a good run, though Microsoft plans to keep pushing out security updates after the OS retires on October 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 hunting. – Kyle Barr Read more

WhatsApp will no longer butcher image quality on iOS

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You no longer need to worry about sending low quality images on WhatsApp. Well, at least on the iPhone. According BetaInfothe latest software update of WhatsApp for iOS allows you to send images as a document (just like in Gmail), which means that the original quality of the images is preserved without having to do any extra work. – Dua Rashid Read more


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