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Inside Google’s new hardware

How AI turns into products

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On October 4th, Google announced eight new hardware products. Two versions of the Pixel 2, a new Daydream VR headset, two new Google Home speakers, an AI camera called Google Clips, AI-enhanced headphones called Pixel Buds, and the Pixelbook laptop. It was a giant statement from a giant company that it is very serious about making hardware in many different categories.

So we dug in, with exclusive interviews with CEO Sundar Pichai and hardware chief Rick Osterloh, first looks at everything, extensive analysis, and videos of it all.

All of Google’s devices are infused — if not inspired — by artificial intelligence, and so we examined what that means for the future of computing. From the innovative camera on the Pixel 2 to the real-time, intelligent sound of the Google Home Max; this is the inside story of Google’s October 2017 hardware event, as only The Verge can tell it.