Google's next project: Making Robots Video
Google's next project: Making Robots Video Transcript
-Googlelicious. So delicious. -What's up? Brian Tong here and welcome to Googlelicious. It's all the Google that we could pack into a show each week. So, let's get to it and you know sometimes you'll get the unexpected that keeps the tech world on its toes. And Google pulled one of those moves after it officially acquired Boston Dynamics, the maker of animal-inspired robots. Now, if you haven't seen what this company is capable of, these video clips pretty much say it all. They have robots like the BigDog that can carry and transport 400-pound loads or the Cheetah that can run over 29 miles per hour, it's almost as fast as me. Now the acquisition aligned to a former Android chief, Andy Rubin's robotic push for Google, and it's pretty clear, this is his love of robots and it's his new focus. Oh, and this guy, the PETMAN, that's a robot, not someone dressed up in a suit. So, we'll see what Rubin's team brings us to the next few years, but I'll just start worrying if they name one of their buildings Cyberdime. The Nexus 5 is rated our top product on the CNET 100 right now, that's an algorithm combining CNET's own internal and external data reviews and the input from our editors and really what's hot right now to create text-first of its kind leaderboard. Now the Nexus 5 is only going to get better or really just slightly adjusted after pictures from the XDA developers forum show subtle hardware tweaks to the phone. Now if you guys look carefully, you'll see a larger slightly larger speaker grills because that's obviously important. And the volume and power buttons reportedly have been made to be stiffer, with this simcard tray protruding less compared to initial models, so, good for new users and not so hot for the loyal early adaptors. Now the LG G Flex phone with its self-healing Wolverine like backing, still hasn't officially announced the US carrier, but Evleaks posted the pic that is destined for Sprint according to them. Now there's no price and no availability information. And then it really is a unique device, but we'll see if consumers care about this flexible type display. Also software updates are always happening in the Google world, we talked about 4.2.2 rolling out last week, and now Google Play Editions of the Samsung S4 and Acer C1 are getting them as well, including the LG G Pad 8.3-inch Google Play Edition, that was rumored to possibly be the new Nexus tablet, but it's a Google Play Edition instead. And a good side overall, Google Play Edition models are getting the updates nearly as fast as Nexus devices. Also Netflix for android finally gets the multiple profile support. We've seen this on the set-top box versions and iOS, so it's great to finally see it on android. The update also includes an enhanced search for people and related titles as well as bug fixes. And Google is also adding a feature called Control Room to Google Hangouts on [unk] are starting a game popularity. It will now allow you to adjust the volume level and video levels of other participants for yourself. It will be coming in the next few days and the best part is muting people you don't care about. And a few quick stories, we don't have any movie in shots so you'll just have to use your imagination. But this is pretty awesome after a new Google Glass game called The Last Hunt. Just think of it as Duck Hunt without the ducks or the dog, you know that dog, and you'll be shooting clay pigeons for Google Glass instead. And the Moto X is still a popular phone with customization galore and they offered a teaser on their Twitter account for a new wood backing. Finally-- wouldn't you know it's what everyone wanted in the first place. And check this out, a little Easter Egg for Google Plus users, the big Googs added a cool shake feature on Android, just shake it up and you'll see some awesome auto snow. In fact, we added the same feature to this show so, just try it right now, just shake us, shake us right now, keep shaking and look, see how cool. We have auto snow too. All right, that's gonna do it for this week's show. Now we're gonna be gone on a holiday break and going to CES, so we're going to be gone for a few weeks and we'll return in the middle of January. We're not going away, but we just wanted to let you all know. And remember, you can email us at Googlelicious@CNET.com <mailto:Googlelicious@CNET.com> or tweet @BrianTong and I'll respond to you when I can. Thanks so much for watching. I'm Brian Tong and we'll see you next year for some more of the Googlelicious. -Googlelicious.
Google's flagship phone is official, Google Glass gets an update, and Motorola's Project Ara is awesome.
The latest details on Google's next attempt to rule the living room, Android KitKat gets updated and holiday ornaments that a Fandroid can't resist.
Google flaunts new products like the Nexus 7 tablet and Android 4.1, and gives developers a chance to try Project Glass.
Google makes several changes to its popular 7-inch tablet, T-Mobile sells top smartphones for no down payment, and a Nintendo 3DS update reveals new possibilities for future mobile games.
Can't wait to see what gaming will look like in the next generation? Get a sneak peek with this tech demo of Epic's third Unreal engine.
Google leaks the price point of the Nexus 5 on their own site, Google has their own event on October 24th and HTC wants to make "wearables"
The Nexus Q's striking, orblike hardware can't outweigh the extreme limitations of this Android-only, Google-only media streamer.
Google releases a software update that adds multitouch functionality to the Nexus One. Watch while we pinch and zoom.
Molly Wood opens up Google's new media hub, the Nexus Q. The bowling ball-like device streams Google Play content like music, movies and YouTube, but is it worth the $299 price tag?
Molly Wood drops, freezes, overheats and soaks the Google Nexus 7. Do you get what you pay for with this $199 tablet?