Google, San Jose begin negotiations on very large campus that would reshape downtown

The first step in an ambitious plan by Google to turn downtown San Jose into a “mixed-use, transit-oriented office space” was approved last night. For the company, the campus portion could fit up to 20,000 Googlers, while the surrounding area would be drastically reshaped.

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Would having a mesh router built into Google Home be useful for you? [Poll]

As the Google Home now works with most smart appliances, its role in people’s households is becoming more important. A report came out this morning suggesting that Google is working on a future device that merges the Google Home and a mesh Wifi router. Would you be interested in picking up a future Google Home device that could be used as an access point?

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If you could, what specs would you upgrade in your smartphone? [Poll]

Whenever new devices come out, there are companies like iFixIt that tear them apart and attempt to see how difficult it is to repair them. In these cases, though, they are only looking at how easy it is to repair broken screens, replace batteries, and fix other minor aspects of the device.

Today, we received a report of a Nexus 5X owner who was able to successfully double the amount of installed RAM from 2GB to 4GB. A while back, another user even upgraded his Nexus 5 with extra storage. If it was possible, would you manually swap out the preinstalled internal hardware for something newer and more powerful?

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Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 could sport a front panel that would bring the screen-to-body ratio to 90%

If there’s one thing that’s sure over at Samsung‘s headquarters, it’s that after the Galaxy Note 7‘s debacle the company will really need to nail it when the time for its next flagship smartphone comes. The firm’s engineers and designers are hard at work to bring the Galaxy S8 on time — and safely — and some more information may help us paint a clearer picture of what’s to come…

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Would you cancel your cable for the new $35 YouTube TV service? [Poll]

Over the past two years, YouTube has been working on building its own online TV service, and today the company officially unveiled it. YouTube TV is a per month service that incorporates Fox, ABC, CBS, and NBC alongside the standard YouTube experience. Is this enough to get you to cancel your cable?

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Would you be more inclined to use YouTube TV if bundled with Play Music/YouTube Red? [Poll]

Currently, if you’re interested in an ad-free experience on YouTube without using an adblocker, you can sign up for YouTube Red. For a month, you aren’t served any ads while still giving creators money for their work and given access to Google Play Music. But with YouTube TV, you don’t get any additional services. If YouTube Red and Play Music were bundled with YouTube TV, would you be more inclined to try out the service?

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Would you buy a ‘premium’ Google Home that had better speakers like the Apple HomePod? [Poll]

Today, at WWDC, Apple unveiled its long-awaited “Siri speaker” which it named the HomePod. Its strange name aside, the HomePod does offer much better sound performance when compared to the Google Home and the Amazon Echo thanks to its seven built-in speakers. Would you buy a Google Home that provided a more premium speaker setup?

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If Google releases three different sized phones, which would you buy? [Poll]

Today, it was reported that Google is currently working on a third phone alongside the two-second generation Pixel devices. While not much is known about this codenamed “taimen” device, we have heard that it will be even larger than the updated Pixel XL. If you were to purchase one of these phones, which size would you choose?

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Is Essential’s 360-degree camera compelling, or would you rather get a standalone? [Poll]

Several days ago, Andy Rubin officially unveiled the smartphone that his new startup, Essential, had developed. What Rubin believes will make the handset stand out is its ability to add accessories via magnetic pogo pins, such as a 360-degree camera. Do you think the 360-degree camera is compelling enough to purchase the phone alongside it rather than a standalone camera?

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Would having no headphone jack on the Google Pixel 2 be a dealbreaker? [Poll]

Removing 3.5mm headphone jacks has been a bit of a trend with flagship devices on the market, but now it seems there’s a possibility that Google could also be ditching the jack with the next-generation Pixel. The big question about this rumor is obvious: Would you still consider purchasing the “Pixel 2” if it didn’t have a headphone jack?
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