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Google Pixel XL 128GB Refurb

Google's Pixel XL 128GB 5.5" Smartphone comes factory unlocked and is certified refurbished, making it a perfect backup device, or for use when traveling abroad, all for $298.66 shipped, originally $750. Great for playing games and multitasking, it is equipped with a quad-core processor so that you can run multiple apps without lag. The phone has 128 GB of built-in memory, providing the space you need for an extraordinary user experience. Featuring a 12.3-megapixel resolution camera, it is great for capturing incredibly vivid photos. Choose the Pixel XL for your connectivity needs. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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DeepMind AI Quake 3



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First, OpenAI's bots were trained to defeat human opponents in DOTA 2 (bottom video), now, Google's DeepMind AI has exceeded human-level gameplay in Quake 3. The DeepMind agents go into the game without any instructions, and then start competing against themselves until they develop winning strategies - an AI agent plays against an identical clone. Well, the research team went above and beyond by training 30 agents in different play styles. It took nearly half a million matches each lasting five minutes, to train the agents to exceed human-level gameplay. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one ten life hacks for summer.

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Google Pixel 3 XL

Based on leaked images and analysts reports, Google's Pixel 3 XL is reported to have an edge-to-edge display as well as two front-facing cameras. To make this happen, Google is allegedly partnering with Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn, better known as the iPhone manufacturer, to build "new display hardware." Continue reading for more pictures, another video and additional information.

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Kitty Hawk Flyer

Kitty Hawk, a company backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, has made its "Flyer" a reality. This single passenger, all-electric flying vehicle is not only ultralight, but enables pilots to lift 10-feet off the ground whiling sailing through the air at 20mph. Best of all, you won't need a pilot's license to get going. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Google Pixel 3 XL

Google's Pixel 3 XL has allegedly been leaked by a user at the XDA forums, and they confirm previous rumors of a notch, chin, stereo speakers, and a single rear camera. While the dual front-facing cameras inside the notch seem to exist, the function of the second sensor is still unknown. Continue reading for a video, two up-close images, and more information.

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Google Project Oasis

Google has quietly revealed "Project Oasis," an AI-powered terrarium called that works with Google Assistant to gather weather data from around the world and realistically simulate those conditions within the device. For example, if it's raining in New York City, water will start dropping in the terrarium. Best of all, programmers can build their own terrarium using the official Project Oasis Github page. Continue reading for a video of it in-action.

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Google Pixel 3 Pixel 3 XL

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It's almost time for a slew of new smartphones to be released, and Google's Pixel 3 / Pixel 3 XL are two of them. Bloomberg states that the Pixel 3 XL will have an edge-to-edge display with a notch that is narrower, but taller than the one in the iPhone X. This enable sthe XL to boast stereo speakers. However, both models should feature dual front facing cameras, and only one lens on the back. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Google Chrome Dinosaur Game

Yes, it's been years since this Easter egg was discovered, but now, a programmer has trained an artificial intelligence neural network to play Google Chrome's dinosaur game. This time waster is only accessible when the browser detects you're offline, and on the 'Unable to connect to the Internet' error page. If you're at said page, simply press the space bar to get T-Rex jumping, while the ground beneath him will extend to the right, and then start running. "Using NEAT I created an AI to play the Google Chrome Dinosaur Game, and its awesome," said the programmer. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including seven more kitchen gadgets put to the test.

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Google Selfish Ledger

In 2016, Google created a slightly unsettling video, titled "The Selfish Ledger," that imagines a future where an evolving record of our online data could be used to direct human behavior. It was created by Nick Foster, Google's head of design at their research-and-development division, X, and says this could be used so it not only tracks our behavior, but offers direction towards a desired result. "We understand if this is disturbing - it is designed to be. This is a thought-experiment by the Design team from years ago that uses a technique known as 'speculative design' to explore uncomfortable ideas and concepts in order to provoke discussion and debate. It's not related to any current or future products," said a company representative. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing how high-speed movement can forge metals, which is also known as friction welding.

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Google AI Assistant

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Google introduced its all-new AI assistant that can now make realistic phone calls to businesses using a human voice, which means you'll soon be able to book a haircut, make a restaurant reservation, etc., by just simply telling it to do so. The technology is officially called Google Duplex, and this demo is currently one of the most sophisticated examples of AI-powered conversations with humans. "Even in the U.S., 60 percent of businesses don't have an online booking system set up. We think AI can help with this problem," said CEO Sundar Pichai. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of detailed Marvel superhero masks that can move.

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