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Google Phone: An iPhone killer or silly rumor? (The 3:59, Ep. 69)

We talk about the prospect of a Google-made phone, Volkswagen's hefty punishment and more Amazon Dash buttons.


Google may make its own phone. Or not.

Either way, we talk about why (and why not) a Google Phone would make sense. This comes after a report that Google may move beyond its Nexus program and actually take a more hands-on approach with mobile hardware. The truth may be more complicated than that, though.

We also discuss Volkswagen's settlement to buy back or repair its diesel cars and whether the $14.7 billion punishment is enough. Lastly, we debate whether we need more Amazon Dash buttons in our lives, especially ones for Nerf guns.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by CNET Executive Editor Roger Cheng, Senior Writer Ben Fox Rubin and Producer Bryan VanGelder.

Google Phone: An iPhone killer or silly rumor?


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