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New Pixel 3 phone lends its smarts to your pictures

The Google Pixel 3, which has a tool, Top Shot, that makes it easier to take good photos, in Mountain View, Calif., Sept. 25, 2018. Though sales of its devices have been slow, the search giant unveiled the Pixel 3, a smart speaker with a built-in screen and a tablet that doubles as a PC. (Cayce Clifford/The New York Times) XNYT21 XNYT21

After testing the Pixel 3 for four days, I’m convinced that Google did the right thing by emphasizing its software.

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YouTube goes down for more than an hour

YouTube's video streaming service went out for more than an hour on Tuesday, apparently affecting locations around the world. YouTube acknowledged the outage in a...