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Dive into the world of Google: Every week, Rachid Finge talks to fellow Googlers about the latest #MadeByGoogle projects.The result? An exciting look behind the scenes.


In a snackable 15 to 20 minutes, they explain how custom-designed hardware, powerful software and advances in artificial intelligence combine to create helpful -- and sometimes magical -- experiences for their users. Each episode promises insights, tips and tricks, a bit of nerd knowledge, and an anecdote or two. Listen to a new episode every Monday.


Get more information about the Made by Google products here: store.google.com



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Join us as we sit down with a special guest from Google to uncover the secrets of the Pixel 8a, the latest addition to the Pixel family. We delve deep into what makes this mid-range marvel stand out, from its powerful AI capabilities and impressive camera to its commitment to sustainability and long-term software support. Discover how the Pixel 8a is redefining value in the smartphone market, bringing flagship features to a more accessible price point. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Ready for a tech world where you can fix what you own?   Join us as we celebrate the Right to Repair movement, and push for a more sustainable and consumer-friendly future.We'll explore why repairing should be easy, affordable, and a joyful act of ownership and how Google is driving meaningful changes in legislation to support a consumer's right to repair.We'll uncover the hidden potential of the things we already have and how fixing them ourselves empowers us.  Plus, we'll spotlight a tech leader changing the game: Google's Pixel. Learn how Pixel is being designed from the ground up to make its phones easier to repair and help usher in a new era of repairable tech. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Join us as we sit down with Ryan Krems, a product manager with over a decade of experience in the world of wearables. From his early days at Fitbit to the Google Pixel Watch, Ryan shares his unique insights into the incredible transformation of wearable technology. Discover how constraints like battery life and size have been overcome, and how wearables have evolved from simple health trackers to powerful, all-day companions. We'll explore the role of Wear OS, the integration of Fitbit's health features, and get a glimpse into the exciting future of wearable innovation. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Struggling to find what you need on your phone? There's a new sheriff in town, and its name is Circle to Search!  This episode dives into this game-changing feature that lets you ditch the app-switching shuffle and search directly from your screen. Imagine – spotting a delicious recipe on Instagram, circling the dish, and instantly finding it online. Or seeing a head-turning outfit on TikTok and hunting down similar styles with a tap.  Join us as we explore the power of Circle to Search and unlock a whole new way to search on Android! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Tired of disappointing videos that look grainy and shaky? Pixel 8 Pro's Video Boost is here to transform your footage! We spoke with product managers Kevin Fu and Lillian Chen, who revealed the secret sauce: by harnessing the power of the cloud, Video Boost applies Google's advanced HDR+ algorithm to the entirety of your video. The result? Studio-quality visuals, even in challenging low-light situations. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Google recently made a splash by announcing an industry-leading 7 years of software updates for its Pixel smartphones. But what does this actually mean for users? In this episode, we sit down with Seang Chau, Google's VP of Devices & Services Software, to break down this unprecedented move. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 March is Sleep Awareness Month, and with busy schedules and endless to-do lists, quality sleep often gets pushed aside. But this year, Fitbit is here to help you prioritize your slumber and unlock the power of a good night's rest. Learn more from Dr. Conor Heneghan, PhD, Senior Staff Research Scientist, and Dr. Logan Schneider, M.D., Clinical Lead for Sleep Health. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Have you ever stopped to appreciate the satisfying clicks, chimes, and melodies that bring your Pixel phone to life? In this episode, we journey into the unseen world of sound design with the Pixel Sounds team, the talented minds behind the unique auditory identity of your Google phone. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Pixel fans, hold onto your hats! The March Feature Drop is here, and we're diving into the coolest new features. From new productivity tools to advanced health features, prepare to be wowed! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Join us as we answer questions submitted by our passionate Pixel Superfan community. We'll cover a wide range of topics, from the latest Pixel features to your most burning questions about Google's hardware and software ecosystem. Whether you're a seasoned Pixel user or just curious about what all the buzz is about, this episode is for you.Learn more about Pixel Superfans here:https://store.google.com/intl/en/ideas/pixel-superfans/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Chip Chat

Chip Chat

2023-11-2321:47

New chip, new episode with Prasad! Rachid Finge is sitting down with Prasad Modali,  one of the experts behind Tensor, to learn about the powerhouse chip that’s powering Pixel’s latest devices. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week, Pixel Safety expert Jill Fairchild joins Rachid to discuss how the latest safety updates on the Google Pixel Watch 2 came to life, including new features like Safety Check and Emergency Sharing.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
You Sound Great

You Sound Great

2023-10-2616:48

You’re going to want to hear this! Make some noise for Pol Peiffer, product manager, who joins host Rachid Finge to walk us through the latest feature updates and improvements to Pixel Buds Pro. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Our next guest doesn’t miss a beat - DeCarlos Love, product management lead for Fitbit and Google Pixel Watch, returns to the MBG Podcast to answer all our questions about heart rate tracking. Join host Rachid Finge as we discover how Google and Fitbit developed the best heart rate tracking yet!To learn more visit: https://store.google.com/intl/en/ideas/articles/pixel-watch-2 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The wind at the beach, the noisy crowd at a concert. If they're ruining your videos, then Audio Magic Eraser, sister-feature to the ever-popular Magic Eraser, is here to the rescue. Lu Silverstein and Lillian Chen join Rachid to chat about how this feature came to be - and the AI of it all!Learn more about how AI-powered video and photo editing tools on Pixel phones can help your content stand out on social media here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Magic Editor cast a spell over many of us when first teased at Google I/O, and we’re thrilled to see it released following the Made By Google event! Zachary Senzer, Senior Product Manager for Google Photos, joins host Rachid Finge to discuss the team behind the feature, why it was created and exactly how the “magic” works.Learn more here: A magical new way to become a top creator Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In the season finale of the Made by Google Podcast, Rachid Finge takes questions from Pixel Superfans about the brand new Pixel Fold to Product Manager George Hwang. Find out what it's like for the team behind Google's first foldable phone to wait for the first product reviews to come out, and why the launch of a device marks a beginning, not an end. The Made by Google Podcast will return for another season later in 2023. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Re: Body

Re: Body

2023-07-1927:54

Fitbit is best known for tracking your activity, workouts, heart rate, and sleep, but Fitbit also has a long history in stress management.In this episode of the Made by Google Podcast, Rachid Finge talks to some of the creators of Body Response, one of the most impressive stress managing features that Fitbit has to offer. Elena Perez, Samy Abdel-Ghaffar, and Isaac Galatzer-Levy discuss how Body Response came to be, what it measures, and how it can help Fitbit users live a more mindful life. They also explore ways in which Fitbit can aid in mental well-being.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
We’ve talked about the new devices launched at this year’s I/O - now it’s time to talk about apps! Including the brand new Home Panel that just launched on Pixel devices, including the brand new Pixel Tablet and Pixel Fold. Google Home’s director of product Anish Kattukaran joins us to discuss all the helpful and easy ways the newly redesigned Google Home app creates the best place to set up, control and automate your smart home.Learn more here: https://store.google.com//ideas/articles/google-home-app-updates Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Our latest Feature Drop is here and it’s jam-packed with health and safety updates for your Pixel and Fitbit devices. Updates begin rolling out to devices today and will continue over the next few weeks.In this episode, host Rachid Finge welcomes back Product Director, Shenaz Zack to explain exactly what are feature drops and how some of our latest updates will help keep you safe, healthy and more.Learn more here: https://store.google.com/intl/en/ideas/articles/new-pixel-safety-features/.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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