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Google Atlas Robot


We have seen the future of robots, and it includes Google / Boston Dynamics' Atlas. In their latest demonstration video, the biped robot manages to perform a backflip, and quite easily to boot. "Atlas' control system coordinates motions of the arms, torso and legs to achieve whole-body mobile manipulation, greatly expanding its reach and workspace. Atlas' ability to balance while performing tasks allows it to work in a large volume while occupying only a small footprint," according to the company. 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 that explains what happens when you upload your mind to the internet.

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SpotMini Robot


Google-owned Boston Dynamics has unveiled their latest creation, SpotMini, and it moves more fluidly than ever. Unfortunately, it isn't powered by AI just yet, which means it won't be able to charge itself, nor learn new tricks on its own. This version is not just the bare chassis, but rather everything has been covered in yellow plastic, with the 3D vision cameras located on the exterior. To make things slightly less creepy, the company also removed the manipulator arm, which sat up top (bottom video). 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 showing five ice cream gadgets being put to the test.

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Google Link

Let's face it, Chromebooks have not been the most popular laptops on the market, mainly due to their limited capabilities, but what if Google released a product that integrated all of their most popular devices into one? Introducing the Google Link. Simply put, it's a smart device capable of connecting via the internet to all other IoT gadgets in your house. Thanks to its modular designer, you're also able to break it apart into a speaker dock that doubles as an AI Assistant, a wireless speaker too, laptop or tablet. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Pixel 2 Pixel 2 XL

Google officially revealed both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL today at a press event, offering more features than ever in their flagships smartphones. First up, we have the Pixel 2, which is water-resistant, and offers a 5" OLED display, a Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of storage, as well as an "Active Edge" function that lets you squeeze the handset to activate certain functions, all running on Android 8.0 OREO. Continue reading for a hands-on video, more pictures and information.

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Pixel 2 XL

Photo credit: Evan Blass

Smartphone insider Evan Blass gives us a first look at the Google Pixel 2 XL's redesigned home screen, which features a search bar relocated from the top to the very bottom, beneath the app dock. This would enable Pixel users to take advantage of search features much more conveniently, since it's right by the home button. Continue reading for another encased picture and more information.

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Spot Robot


Google's Boston Dynamics has created some interesting robots over the years, and SpotMini is definitely no slouch. It's basically a quad-legged robot robot that maps the space around it, handles objects, climbs stairs - and could soon even be helping you out around the house. On a full charge, the non-hydraulic mini version of the company's Spot robot can run for 90-minutes and has different sensors including depth cameras and a a solid state gyro to help it move around and interact with its environment. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a leaked viral video from a Foxconn plant that allegedly shows the iPhone 8's rear shell.

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Motorola Nexus 6

This Unlocked Motorola Nexus 6 lets you skip the contracts, and it's being offered for just $229.99 shipped, today only, originally $319.99. Featuring a 5.96" AMOLED display, 2.7-GHz Snapdragon 805 CPU, 3GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, and 32GB of internal storage. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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Google Pixel 2 XL

So far, we know that the Google Pixel 2 XL will most likely have a squeezable frame, but these latest renders show us the handset in several colors. The phone still features a glass are in the back, right where the 12-megapixel Super Motion Camera is located, and the fingerprint scanner can be found right below it. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Google DeepMind AI


Google's DeepMind Technologies Inc. has artificial intelligence systems that can beat the world's top Go players as well as old video game, but now, it has managed to teach itself to walk. The goal of this project was to simulate movement as a test for new machine learning techniques, or to be more specific, "flexible and natural behaviors that can be reused and adapted to solve tasks." Some of these AI agents were trained as human-like bipedals, while others as four-legged animals. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the world's largest Super Soaker gun.

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Google Pixel XL 2017

Photo credit: Android Police

Here's a first look at the upcoming Google Pixel XL 2017, also known as the 2 XL. Technical specifications have not yet been released, but it does appear to use an LG-made, low-bezel AMOLED display with a 2:1 aspect ratio. Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are expected to be launched this Fall, possibly after the iPhone 8 announcement, starting at $700. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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