Seem far smarter and worldlier than you are with Google's new devices

Google’s desire to go head-to-head with Apple and Samsung in the smartphone market has been made abundantly clear with the unveiling of the Pixel 2 and its corresponding earbuds. 

The new Pixel Buds have some impressive functions, including real-time translation in 40 languages, which can be accessed through the Google Assistant simply by tapping on the right earbud.

The phone, which also comes in XL, features the new Google Lens function, which can recognise and give more information on subjects being photographed.

The Pixel 2, which comes in three colours, is set to start at US$649 (RM2,745) for the 64GB version, or US$849 (RM3,585) for the same version of the XL. The company plans to begin shipping out its phones on Oct 17. The corresponding earbuds are expected to go out in November and have a price tag of US$159 (RM670). — dpa