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Google Home Hub is all about simplifying the smart home experience

Google introduced its new third-generation Pixel 3 mobile phones, a new Google Home Hub with a screen and its first Pixel Slate tablet computer. There's also a physical mute switch at the back you can flip to prevent Home Hub from listening. But the Google Home Hub isn't the hub I wanted.

This time around there are three different colours to choose from, there is the usual Just Black and Clearly White but a new colour called "Not Pink" which is pink but just a very toned down colour.

The Google Home Hub, competing against Amazon's Echo Show, was unveiled at a NY media event at which the tech giant also announced its upgraded Pixel 3 smartphone and a new tablet computer dubbed Pixel Slate. The screen came with a 5-inch display, 1080 x 1920 resolution and AMOLED technology, making for a handsome display - although the Pixel 3 does trump it slightly in that regard now. You'll see a transcript of the caller's responses in real-time. A thankful Google Engineer was eventually reunited with his tester phone, but not before the Lyft driver shared the news with AndroidPolice.com.

Credit: Tom's GuideThe new Echo Show has a much larger 10.1-inch display. Amazon's device has excellent speakers with booming bass - I could feel the table under it vibrating as it played music, and I would definitely use it at a party.

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Graeme Souness also doubts Chelsea, who have also won their first two Europa League games this year, will challenge for the title. Ahead of the game, Klopp tried to play down Mohamed Salah's slump in form after an incredible 44-goal debut season at Anfield.

If you've read Dave Eggers' novel The Circle about a social media business which wants its users to share everything about their lives - "sharing is caring" - Portal will sound like the ultimate realisation of that nightmare vision.

The Google Home Hub officially goes on sale October 22.

You can use the Home Hub to show you a photo gallery when it's asleep, making it a digital picture frame. "We consciously made a decision to not include a camera on Google Home Hub, so you feel comfortable placing it in the private spaces of your home, like the bedroom", Google said. On Tech Tent we ask whether the two Silicon Valley giants can persuade consumers to pay for devices when they are used to getting their services for free. Although portraying a generic overall design, its anodized aluminum build provides sturdiness to the device. Spotify, Pandora and iHeartRadio are also supported if you have subscriptions, as is YouTube. If you're looking for all-around smarts, get the Home Hub.

Unfortunately, you have to dig through the developer options. However, as the technology advances, so is the need for a Smart Speaker that can do more than just that, which is what led to the creation of Google's Lenovo Smart Display. That further distinguishes it from Facebook's device, which sports a camera that toggles around the room while video chatting. This time, Google didn't even really mention Android during the presentation, but its subscription apps came up a lot.

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