Google used a 64-camera rig to train its portrait lighting AI

  • December 12, 2020
Google’s Portrait Light feature can make some of your more mediocre photos look a lot better by giving you a way to change their lighting direction and intensity. The tech giant launched the AI-based lighting feature in September for the Pixel 4a 5G…

Pixel 5 teardown shows how a metal phone supports wireless charging

  • November 1, 2020
Want to know how Google’s Pixel 5 supports wireless charging despite a predominantly metal body? Google explained the essence of how it works, but a video teardown at PBKReviews (via 9to5Google) has eliminated the mystery altogether. There’s a large…

Verizon’s mmWave version of the Pixel 4a 5G costs $100 extra

  • September 30, 2020
Earlier today, Google announced the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, both of which Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) will carry. But if you want to purchase the latter through the carrier, you’ll have to pay $600 or $25 per month on a two-year Verizon Devi…

Here’s everything Google announced at its Pixel 5 event

  • September 30, 2020
Between pre-release leaks and information Google shared ahead of today, there weren’t many surprises at the company’s Launch Night event. We knew the Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, 2020 Chromecast and Nest Audio were coming, but that didn’t make seeing Google…

How and where to pre-order the Google Pixel 5

  • September 30, 2020
After months of rumors, Google’s Pixel 5 smartphone is here. The company announced the handset during an event this afternoon and, as we expected, it’s quite different from the flagship smartphones we’ve seen as of late. Instead of introducing yet an…

Google Photos for Android has a powerful new editor

  • September 30, 2020
Android’s machine learning renaissance is coming to the Photos app, company executives announced during Wednesday’s gloriously brief Pixel 5 live stream event.To start, Google plans to augment its already useful image auto-enhance feature with machin…

The Pixel 5 vs. the competition: Ultrawide cameras all around

  • September 30, 2020
It’s time for the fall phone launch season to begin and, unlike previous years, the first flagship out of the gate is the Pixel 5. At $599, it certainly undercuts its major competition on price. But how much power does Google’s new handset actually o…

Google’s Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 may have surfaced in the wild

  • August 23, 2020
You might not have to wonder what Google’s Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 are like in person — you could be looking at them right now. The 9to5Google team spotted a briefly visible Reddit photo that appeared to show both Pixel phones in the wild, along with…