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CNET Update: Google adopts Boston Dynamics' animal robots
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CNET Update: Google adopts Boston Dynamics' animal robots

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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.
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