And gadget fans have just been given their first idea of when to expect the new Google flagship.
YouTube creators and marketing agencies use Famebit as a middle ground to coordinate sponsored content. Brandon Lee of AndroidPolice and YouTube channel This is Tech Today identified a posting on Famebit requesting promotion for the Pixel 3.
Considering that both the original Pixel and the Pixel 2 were released on this date in 2017 and 2016 respectively, you may be forgiven for thinking there wasn't a lot of detective work that went into this.
Even though the supposed launch date is now less than two months away, Google has not historically shipped the Pixel to regular consumers until about two weeks after the unveiling at a "Made by Google" event. The source can not verify that Google shared the aforementioned date, in other words, created the ad in question, but it's highly likely that the two phones will drop on October 4. This particular ad is for the Pixel 3 and is looking for Canadian influencers to switch to the Pixel 3 upon release.
Popsicle and Pancake regrets aside (everybody likes pancakes, don't they?), we're obviously excited to hear Pixel phones are looking at over-the-air updates to (stable) Android 9 "starting today", with official Beta program participants from third-party companies set to follow suit soon enough.
Unexpected dip in Saudi output lifts oil
Fears that Chinese demand could taper fuelled the pullback on Friday after state oil major Sinopec cut its purchases of USA crude. Spot Brent crude oil futures were at $73.42 per barrel at 0653 GMT on Monday, up 21 cents, or 0.3 percent, from their last close.
Radio telescope picks up new frequency in space
The question that remains is uncovering where these signals have come from, with many possible theories being thrown into the mix. As a result, scientists believe that the source (whatever it is - PRESUMABLY ALIENS, THOUGH) is likely to be extremely powerful.