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Google's Pixel hardware event

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A giant, clear water bottle from the Google Pixel event today in San Francisco.

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A foreshadowing of the new Pixel phone's camera.

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The @CNET squad @techledes @richardjnieva @lexysavvides and @stshank front and center at the Google Pixel event.

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Google's CEO Sundar Pichai.

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Pichai discusses the possibilities of machine translation.

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Current machine translation is better than more widely used phrase-based translation.

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Introducing the Google Pixel.

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Google sought to create a simple user experience for the Pixel with both its hardware and software.

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The Pixel has Google Assistant built-in.

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Google Assistant can understand both voice input, as well as recognize onscreen data.

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The Pixel's camera stack: 12.3-megapixel with an aperture of f/2.0

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An image taken with the Google Pixel.

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The camera-testing website DxOMark has given the Pixel's camera a score of 89 -- the highest of any phone.

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The Pixel comes with unlimited storage of full-resolution photos and videos (even 4K) on Google Photos.

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Quick charging: Google claims 7 hours of battery life with just 15 minutes of charging.

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Both Pixel phones come in three colors: Quite Black, Very Silver and Really Blue.

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There are two sizes: The Pixel with a 5-inch screen and the Pixel XL with a 5.5-inch screen.

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Google is also making cases for the Pixel -- $35 on the Google Store.

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Starting at $649 US, the Pixel is available to preorder starting today.

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The Pixel also supports Google's Daydream VR platform.

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Google announced the Daydream View VR headset for US$79.

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The Daydream View's well-thought out design even includes a clever place to store the controller.

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The Daydream View will be available in November.

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Google has reached out to the likes of Netflix, Hulu and HBO to make apps for the View.

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The Daydream View will be available in three colors.

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Meet Google Wifi -- a system of routers to broadcast Wi-Fi more reliably throughout your home.

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The Google Chromecast Ultra. Ultra stands for 4K.

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The original Chromecast was US$35.

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Not only does the Chromecast Ultra play 4K content, Google claims it's also 1.8 times faster.

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This is Google Home.

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It is your 24/7 Google Assistant.

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Google touts the Home as being able to deliver audio with a "hi-fi sound."

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The Google Home costs US$129.

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The Home comes in a variety of colors.

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