May 10, 2023, 10:35 PM

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Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:
Google announces the Pixel 7a with a 6.1-inch 90Hz screen, a fingerprint sensor, Face Unlock, wireless charging, and a 64MP camera, available on May 11 for $499  —  Over the years, Google's Pixel phones have gained a reputation for having an exceptional camera, a clean Android experience, and smarts you won't find on any other phone.
Scott Stein / CNET:
Google unveils the $499 Pixel Tablet with a Tensor G2, an 11-inch display, and an 8MP front-facing camera, available for preorder now and arriving in June 2023  —  Google's got a tablet, again.  The Pixel Tablet, originally teased last year, is finally arriving in June after a detailed reveal …
Sam Rutherford / Engadget:
Google unveils the $1,799 Pixel Fold with a 120Hz 7.6" main screen, a 5.8" exterior screen, a Tensor G2, and 12GB of RAM, for preorder now and arriving in June  —  Google's first foldable phone feels like what I always wanted from the Surface Duo to be.  —  I've been using some version …
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Google Photos gets a Magic Editor feature for more complex edits than Magic Eraser can achieve, like repositioning the subject, coming first to select Pixels  —  Google Photos is expanding its use of AI to help users edit and enhance their photos.  While the company has already leveraged AI …
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David Pierce / The Verge:
Google shows AI features coming to Search, including an AI-powered “snapshot” that summarizes search results with links to sites “corroborating” the information  —  Google is moving slowly and carefully to make AI happen.  Maybe too slowly and too carefully for some people.
David Pierce / The Verge:
Google on YouTube:
A video of the Google I/O 2023 keynote, where the company announced the Pixel 7a, Pixel Fold, Pixel Tablet, its PaLM 2 general-use LLM, Search updates, and more  —  Tune in to find out how we're furthering our mission to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.
James Vincent / The Verge:
Google makes Bard available in English in 180 countries and territories, promises AI image generation from Adobe and integration with services like Instacart  —  Google is adding a smorgasbord of new features to its AI chatbot Bard, including support for new languages (Japanese and Korean) …
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Brady Snyder / XDA Developers:
Google launches a dedicated Labs page, where users can sign up to test Google's early ideas for features and products, including Search and Workspace AI tools  —  Google is using artificial intelligence to improve its existing products, and you can sign up to try them in Labs now.  Here's how to get started.
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Jennifer Maas / Variety:
Disney Q2: Disney+ subscribers down 2% QoQ to 157.8M, vs. 163.17M est., its second consecutive quarterly drop, ESPN+ up 2% QoQ to 25.3M, and Hulu flat at 48.2M  —  On the bright side, the Mouse House also managed to narrow its streaming business losses by $400 million, down 26% year over year.
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Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Sources: EU regulators are set to approve Microsoft's Activision acquisition next week, most likely on May 15, three weeks after the UK CMA blocked the deal  —  EU antitrust regulators are set to approve Microsoft Corp's (MSFT.O) $69 billion acquisition of Activision (ATVI.O) next week …
Karissa Bell / Engadget:
Twitter rolls out encrypted DMs, but both sender and recipient must be verified users, no support for group messages, and message metadata is not encrypted  —  There are still some major limitations to the feature.  —  Twitter is beginning to roll out its long-promised encrypted direct messaging feature.

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