6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

CNET Update: Google adopts Boston Dynamics' animal robots

About Video Transcript

CNET Update: Google adopts Boston Dynamics' animal robots

2:56 /

Google builds its robot fleet with another acquisition, Sprint may make a bid for T-Mobile, and Amazon sells Kindle Fire tablets on a payment plan.

Prepare yourself as the Google bots are coming but I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET updates. Google is very serious about building its own fleet of robots it has acquired several robot making companies. And most recently purchased Boston dynamics. It's an engineering company that's gained fame for its animal like robots such as the wild cat which can run sixteen miles an hour. Boston dynamics has designed robots for the Pentagon. And it also is working on a humanoid robot called list it can walk through rubble and handle many obstacles. Google told the New York Times that it will honor existing government contracts but it's. To become a military contractor on it sound. You see Google may be working on robots that can help -- work in a warehouse lower manufacturing plant. Or maybe he's robots will eventually help humans in the home Google does have big dreams but it would take many years for that to happen. The guy in charge of this new robot department at Google used to be in charge of the Android operating system. And Google isn't the only one with ambitious acquisitions the Wall Street Journal reports that sprint is working on a bid to -- with T-Mobile next year. Spring to -- -- offering more than twenty billion dollars but. According to the journal sprint hasn't decided yet it's actually move ahead with the bid to buy T-Mobile. In the meantime sprint expanded its four GL TE coverage. To sending more cities and -- Sprint's fast service is now and 300 markets across the US. And it's playing catch up to the other three carriers when it comes to rolling out four GL TE. But sprint has also been -- -- and -- program called sprint spark. It uses new technology to ramp up -- speeds to a possible sixteen -- -- a second. Compare that to four -- average speed at me to bits per second. That means a one hour HD video would download it under three minutes sprint says the technology could go as fast as one Gigabit per second. But right -- sprint spark is only in New York LA Chicago -- and Miami. And you can only reach that speed with the -- and device such as the galaxy S four. Amazon is making a last minute holiday shopping push to sell more Kindle tablets. By -- an interest free payment plan for those that want to -- fire HDX and HDX eight point nine. You can pay for the Android tablets and four installments over the course of nine months so if you want -- seven inch version. He just went down 58 dollars and Amazon -- on and that -- billion the rest every three months Amazon is offering that until December 24. -- your tech news update you can find more details at cnet.com slash update and you can follow along on Twitter. From our studios in New York I'm Bridget Carey.
  • This is the interactive sidebar!

    Click any icon for more information as they appear--don't worry, we'll pause the video and wait for you to come back.

  • Links Polls Galleries
  • Video Review

New releases

McLaren P1: Harbinger of the hybrid supercar revolution (CNET On Cars, Episode 58)
23:31 January 30, 2015
McLaren P1 on the track and on the street, CNET Style. How engines get their names and what it means. Also: CNET's Top 5 cars of last...
Play video
Boost's ZTE Speed is a 4.5-inch, low-priced Android
1:07 January 30, 2015
Featuring a 5-megapixel camera, a quad-core CPU, and a 4.5-inch display, the ZTE Speed is one of Boost's prepaid bargain Androids.
Play video
The LaCie Mirror is perfect for narcissists
2:14 January 30, 2015
CNET editor Dong Ngo totally likes what he sees when looking at the one-of-a-kind LaCie Mirror portable drive. And that's because (you...
Play video
Rid your Android quick settings menu of oddball toggles
1:17 January 30, 2015
CNET's Dan Graziano shows you how to fix one of the most annoying features in Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Play video
Beats Pill XL: Bigger Bluetooth speaker justifies its premium price
1:25 January 30, 2015
We weren't such big fans of Beats' original Pill, but the company's jumbo-sized model is well designed and performs much better.
Play video
Facebook using beacons to show location 'tips'
2:50 January 30, 2015
Social network's new app feature sends location tips to your feed using GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth beacons. Meanwhile, your home Internet...
Play video
Testing out 'Insane Mode' in the Tesla P85D, Ep. 190
4:28 January 30, 2015
This week we get all nostalgic with the Prynt smartphone case that makes your iPhone work like a Polaroid camera, we learn some scary...
Play video
Nvidia G-Sync is a smooth move for PC games
3:01 January 30, 2015
The right graphics card and a G-Sync monitor can make games look better.
Play video