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Vergecast: hands-on with the Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and Home Hub

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Firsthand from the Made by Google event

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Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Dan Seifert went to Google’s Pixel 3 event this week in New York City. After the event, the trio, along with Paul Miller, got together for an early taping of The Vergecast to discuss Google’s product announcements and their first impressions.

That’s the gist of the show! Of course, there are the weekly segments “This week in Elon Musk” with Liz Lopatto and Paul’s “Meal pods 2: Jeff Bezos edition” that he does every episode, so listen through this feature-length podcast to get all of this week’s tech news.

02:21 - Google Pixel 3 event: all of the latest news

12:48 - First look at Google’s Pixel 3 and 3 XL

17:38 - Google failed to justify the Pixel 3 XL’s massive notch

30:09 - The new Pixel 3’s camera will let AI pick out the best photos for you

45:31 - “This week in Elon Musk” with Liz Lopatto

50:11 - Google announces Pixel Stand wireless charging dock that doubles as a photo frame

56:13 - Google Home Hub hands-on: Assistant gets a screen

1:03:37 - Facebook announces Portal, an Echo Show rival focused on video chat

1:08:15 - Paul’s weekly segment “Meal pods 2: Jeff Bezos edition

11:11:51 - The Pixel Slate: first look at the new tablet

Also, in case you missed it, Nilay talked to the CEO of Ring Jamie Siminoff about wanting to reduce neighborhood crime with his company. You can listen to that along with this episode right in The Vergecast’s feed.