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Google Pixel 2

DBS Designing gives us a look at what one possible design for the upcoming Google Pixel 2 smartphone, which will most likely be manufactured by HTC. Offering a 5.7 inch QHD+ display, 6GB of RAM, dual 12MP cameras, a hefty 3800 mAh battery for extended use, and fast charging, all running Android 8.0 OREO. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Lenovo N42 Chromebook

Lenovo's N42 14" Chromebook is perfect for students and / or casual users alike, and it's being offered for just $139.99 shipped, today only, originally $219. Powered by a 1.6 GHz Intel Celeron N3060 Dual-Core processor and 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM, the N42 Chromebook can multitask and quickly access frequently used files and programs. For pictures, files, and more, it's equipped with 16GB of eMMC flash storage. Product page. Continue reading for a video of a Droptech case for the N42, and more information.

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Pixel 2

We already know that the Google Pixel 2 will most likely be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor, but this is the first time we get a look at its dual front and dual rear cameras. Plus, you also get a curved 5.6" Quad HD AMOLED display, as well as stereo speakers. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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SpotMini

Google's Boston Dynamics has an interesting new robot, called SpotMini, and it's the stuff of nightmares, or so we think. Weighing 55 lbs dripping wet - 65 lbs if you include its extendable arm, it's all-electric, without no hydraulics whatsoever, and runs for about 90 minutes on a full charge. It comes equipped with a variety of sensors, including depth cameras, a solid state gyro (IMU) and proprioception sensors in the limbs. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of the world's first clear Samsung Galaxy S8.

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Kitty Hawk Flyer

Backed by Google's Larry Page, the Kitty Hawk Flyer was designed for use over fresh water, and is [owered by a series of propellers. This means that the vehicle can take off and land vertically, thus making it a breeze to fly over a lake than by using a seaplane or boat. Riders are positioned like they would a motorcycle, with two joysticks as the controls. Best of all, it doesn't require registration or a pilot's license, and is expected to hit showrooms by the end of 2017. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a robot that has mastered the five finger knife stabbing game.

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Android Wear Smartwatch

Most Android Wear devices can be a hassle to use, especially if the watch face doesn't have enough room to fit all the UI elements, but this concept aims to change that. This model features a easy to press "Home" / "Back" button, while the screen displays the current time, missed calls, weather, day, date, SMS, email and social network notifications. Installed apps now feature a vertical scrollable menu, and all the other UI elements are set against a white background. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Google Pixel 2

Google in partnership with HTC won't be left out of the smartphone race, and the Pixel 2 aims to keep them in the game. The 5.1" / 5.5" display will be covered in 2.5D Gorilla Glass, while inside, you'll find a Snapdragon 835 CPU, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, and a 16MP camera with an F/1.7 aperture lens. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Working for Google

Photo credit: Twitter via Bored Panda

Most 7-year-olds are thinking about summer break or just hanging out with friends, but Chloe Bridgewater has far bigger aspirations. In addition to to working at a chocolate factory, she would also like to become an Olympic swimmer. However, her biggest dream is working at Google, because her dad said she can "sit on bean bags and go down slides." Continue reading to see the whole letter and the response she received.

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Hyperlapse Google Maps

Photo credit: Matteo Archondis via Peta Pixel

Graphic design student Matteo Archondis created an incredible visual hyperlapse tour of the world using 3,305 screenshots that were taken entirely within Google Maps. It took him 2 days of work to compile all of the images, and then he spent countless hours over a week editing them together. "Thanks to the developer tools of Google Chrome, I was able to remove all the items that interfered with the user experience. I also removed the labels so that the final image could be as clean and realistic as possible, so that I could concentrate on the camera movements as if it was in real life," said Archondis. Continue reading for seven places you aren't allowed to see on Google Maps. Click here for a few bonus images of sights captured on Google Street View.

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Boston Dynamics Handle Robot

Google-owned Boston Dynamics has a new robot that has yet to be officially unveiled, but a leaked video shows that it's definitely "nightmare-inducing". No technical specifications have been revealed, but as you can see, it rides around upright on two wheels, spins quickly on its axis, and is capable of leaping over obstacles and landing perfectly. "[It's an] experiment in combining wheels with legs, with a very dynamic system that is balancing itself all the time and has a lot of knowledge of how to throw its weight around," said company founder Marc Raibert. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of Adam Savage's custom NERF rifle.

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