Google's parade of new productsThe biggest tech headlines of the day include of the new products Google announced including Pixel phones, smartspeakers, new earbuds and more.
This is CNet. And here are the stories that matter right now. Google held an event on Wednesday that saw the debut of the Pixel 2 and 2 XL, the successors to the company's smartphones first released last year. Pixel 2 and 2 XL are water resistant and will come in a five and six inch screen respectively. It boasts the same experience across both devices including an always on display and active edge which requires a quick squeeze to start Google's Visual Assistant. The Pixel 2 and 2 XL can be preordered and now and will start at $649 and $849. Google also announced a new Pixel Book laptop that features a 12.3 inch touch display, 10 hours of battery and instant tethering. It'll come loaded with Chrome OS, which Google says is more secure. A Pixelbook pen can be a so be bought separately for $99 that will interact with the touchscreen on the laptop. The Pixelbook itself will start at 999. A new smaller Google Home Mini was also announced for $49, which is essentially just a smaller version of the company's digital assistant speaker. Google Home max though is a high end speaker that can analyze a room for optimal sound and will go for $399.00 when it arrives in December. Google also used the event to announce Google Lens photo recognition technology that will soon hit all pixel phones, $159.00 Google pixel buds. That will work with Pixel phones and include touch gestures. And finally, Google Clips, a small square shaped camera that will analyze scenes and decide when to capture images and short movies. The experimental camera will arrive later on. For more on what Google announced, as always, tune into CNET. And on the go you can always stay up to date with the latest by downloading the cnet tech today app in the Apple or Google play store.