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Big Google TV update: long-awaited full support for different user profiles and more

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Google has unveiled a major Google TV update that brings new features and capabilities to set-top boxes and smart TVs.

Recall that Google TV is not a standalone OS and not a renamed Android TV, but an additional shell for Android TV. She debuted on the Chromecast media player in October 2020. Since launch, Google TV users have started complaining about the lack of full support for multiple profiles on the device, especially child profiles, to keep kids away from some content and apps.

In March 2021, children’s profiles appeared, but without this it did not solve all the problems faced by users of the same device with different Google accounts.

Big Google TV update: long-awaited full support for different user profiles and more

Now Google has finally added real support for multiple profiles to Google TV. This will create a personalized space on the same TV for multiple users with different Google accounts. Each of them can access personalized recommendations, quick access to their browsing list, and so on.

Google notes that Google TV will sync downloaded apps and app login credentials between profiles, so users don’t have to start from scratch when setting up a new profile.

Big Google TV update: long-awaited full support for different user profiles and more

Another change has been made to the Ambient Mode. Now in this mode, you can receive personalized information and recommendations, while viewing your favorite photos from Google Photos. Special cards display information such as game results, weather forecast, news and more. In addition, cards allow you to scroll through the icons on the screen to quickly start slideshows or music. These cards will disappear if the TV remains inactive for a long time – it will automatically switch to photos or selected illustrations.

And finally, the latest innovation – Google TV has integration with the American television provider Philo.

Support for multi-user profiles and hibernation cards will soon be rolling out to Chromecast from Google TV and Google TV from Sony and TCL. While the multiplayer profile feature will be available worldwide, the cards will initially only be available in the US. Philo’s integration will also be limited to the US.

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Xiaomi showed the third custom color Redmi Note 11

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Xiaomi has tried to diversify the color scheme of Redmi Note 11 smartphones with non-standard colors. We have already written about two (dark green and purple), and now the company has presented the third non-standard color of the line. It is officially called the “dream galaxy”, but in fact it is a light blue with a gradient.

Interestingly, until now, such a color version of Redmi Note 11 was not named and was not mentioned anywhere – it was only said that in addition to dark green and purple, there will also be black and gray. It turns out that there will be at least five colors in the color range.

The official premiere of Redmi Note 11 will take place on October 28. On this day, the company will also present the Redmi Watch 2 smartwatch and another wearable device, more affordable – the Redmi Smart Band Pro fitness bracelet with a large screen.

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Google Pixel 6 Pro vs iPhone 13 Pro Max. Which camera is better?

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Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro reviews are finally allowed to be published, and a lot of them have appeared on the web. In this case, we’ll take a look at one of the fairly well-researched reviews that compare the Pixel 6 Pro’s camera to the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s camera.

The first thing the reviewer pays attention to is that the microphones in the Google smartphone work much better in the presence of strong noise in the form of wind. The iPhone 13 Pro Max does not cope, because of which the person’s speech is not heard, but the Pixel 6 Pro is able to save the situation.

The camera in the new Google also works better, providing both better approximation and better detail.

The portrait mode is different for the devices, but each has its strengths and weaknesses. For example, the Apple device is poor at detecting glass objects, with which its opponent has no problems. Macro is definitely better on the Apple flagship due to the corresponding ultra-wide-angle camera mode. The Pixel 6 Pro, on the other hand, plays out when it comes to additional camera features.

As for the most important thing, photography and video on the main camera, everything is more interesting here. In terms of photo quality, smartphones are comparable, although there are many differences. For example, Google’s new product is definitely better at working out the HDR mode. The Pixel 6 Pro also has better night photos. The iPhone still captures video better, and it also has a better front camera, both in photo quality and in video quality.

As a result, it will not be possible to choose an unambiguous winner here. Smartphones are similar in quality in general, but in a particular mode, one or another is better.

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Nikon Nikkor Z 100-400mm f / 4.5-5.6 IS S first image arrives

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The source posted a photo of the Nikkor Z 100-400mm f / 4.5-5.6 IS S lens. This model is featured in Nikon’s mirrorless lenses. It belongs to the S-Line.

Nikon Nikkor Z 100-400mm f / 4.5-5.6 IS S first image arrives

According to reports, this lens will be unveiled on October 28th. At the same time, the manufacturer is expected to announce the development of another model highlighted in the above Nikon mirrorless lens release plan. This is a telephoto prime lens Nikkor Z 400mm f / 2.8 S.

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