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    SAN FRANCISCO—To accompany the new Pixel smartphones announced Wednesday, Google debuted new wireless earbuds, dubbed "Pixel Buds." These are Google's first wireless earbuds that are built to be used with Pixel smartphones, but they also give users access to Google Translate so they can have conversations with people who speak a different language.

    All of the Pixel Buds' controls are built in to the right earpiece, which is a common hardware solution on wireless earbuds. You can access Google Assistant by tapping or pressing on the right earbud, and the Assistant will be able to read notifications and messages to you through the Buds.Unlike Apple's AirPods, the Pixel Buds have a wire connecting the two earpieces. However, that wire doesn't connect to a smartphone or other device. Pixel Buds will pair via Bluetooth to the new Pixel smartphones—and presumably any other devices that accept Bluetooth wireless earbuds.

    But the most intriguing feature of the Pixel Buds is the integrated Google Translate feature. Demoed on stage at Google's event today, this feature lets two Pixel Bud wearers chat in their native languages by translating conversations in real time. In the demo, a native English speaker and a native Swedish speaker had a conversation with each other, both using their native languages. Google Translate translated the languages for each user. There was barely any lag time in between the speaker saying a phrase and the Buds' hearing those words and translating them into the appropriate language.

    The Pixel Buds will use Google Translate to comprehend conversations in 40 different languages. This is a unique feature that only a company like Google could integrate into wireless earbuds, thanks to the existing Google Translate data and infrastructure.

    Pixel Buds have a battery that should last five hours on a single charge, which is average for wireless earbuds. They also come with a charging case that can hold up to 24 hours of battery life. Google's Pixel Buds are available for preorder today for $159.

    https://arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/20...-release-date/
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    Nice, here I thought you saw my login going for a wind up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    what's with the black type and roman font...? hasn't anyone fixed this shit yet.??
    Prolly operator error.

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    Just think...one day maybe it'll be possible to understand jeff's posts.

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    Sent three and fourpence , we are going to a dance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    In the demo, a native English speaker and a native Swedish speaker had a conversation with each other, both using their native languages.
    Pointless? Most Swedes speak English. Also Swedish/Dansk and English are related languages.

    Reveals either the naivety or ignorance of Google staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Just think...one day maybe it'll be possible to understand jeff's posts.
    Or even Klondyke's. Maybe.

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    an impressive piece of technology for sure, but let's not get ahead of ourselves.

    have you ever used google translate for languages other than some european languages? for example, chinese, arabic, or even thai? it's not very good. at all.

    i'm not saying the day isn't coming when this is available...just that it isn't here yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Just think...one day maybe it'll be possible to understand jeff's posts.

    Only in your dreams.

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    HuangLao sweet chariot

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    how long brfore it inserts ads on the fly disguised in the subject content

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