Product Hunt Daily Digest
May 7th, 2019

Google's big day 👀
The Google Rabbit Hole

Yesterday Google held its annual (giant) developer conference Google I/O, where the company demoed all the products it's been working on.

There was a big emphasis on privacy — Chrome will reportedly implement anti-fingerprinting tech and Incognito Mode will soon be available with Google Maps. The company also pulled back the curtain on a slew of new products that are available now:

📱Google Pixel 3a is Google's new 'affordable' smartphone (it's $399). The phone will also be available (for the first time ever) from carriers other than Verizon, possibly swaying buyers away from Samsung Galaxy devices and iPhones.

📸Google Lens, the company's image recognition software, is now competing alongside Snap, Pinterest and others to digitize and index the real world. As of yesterday, Google Lens lets you snap a photo of a food menu to look up a dish before you order. The feature is available as an app and is also built into the cameras of Google Pixels.

🏠Nest Hub Max is Google's first smart display with a camera. It's 10 inches, and you can use it for things like video calls or home security monitoring. Google also announced it's renaming Google Home Hub to Nest Hub.

👀Google Duplex, Google's AI assistant, is coming to the web. Specifically, the AI will be focused on car bookings and movie ticketing to start.

HIGHLIGHT

NEW POD! On this week's episode of Product Hunt Radio we talk with Carrd founder AJ about:

👀 How Carrd started as a side-project
🤔 What it's like to work at a single-person startup
🎤 An unexpected takeover of Carrd by K-Pop fans

Listen now and big thanks to our sponsor Pilot for their support. 😸

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