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Daily Roundup: Google's robotic dog, one-way trips to Mars and more!

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In today's Daily Roundup, we marvel over the impressive stabilization abilities of the latest robot from Google-owned Boston Dynamics, get all the details on why people want to go on a one-way trip to Mars and review BlackBerry's latest phone, straight out of 2011. All that and more past the break.

Google's got a robot dog that stalks indoors, haunts dreams

Google-owned Boston Dynamics showed off its latest quadruped, "Spot." This 160-pound robot is able to conquer a variety of challenging situations thanks to an array of sensors on its head that helps keep it balanced.

Here's why people are volunteering for a one-way trip to Mars

A new documentary about the Mars One mission was just released by The Guardian. It interviews three Mars One finalists and asks why they'd want to leave our relatively safe and comforting home for a new life on a planet far, far away.

BlackBerry Classic review: A love letter to fans and few others

The BlackBerry Classic looks like a phone straight out of 2011, but it has a few modern touches to make it interesting. Is it enough to turn things around for the struggling company? Read our review and find out.

New video spec clears the way for 8K laptop screens

We're finally starting to get comfortable with 4K displays, but the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) just unveiled Embedded DisplayPort 1.4a, a new format that lets all-in-ones and laptops use 8K screens. That's a resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 pixels.

Neil Armstrong kept the original moon landing camera in his closet

After returning from the moon, Neil Armstrong stored numerous items from the Apollo 11 moon landing in a closet at home, including the 16mm Data Acquisition Camera used to record the iconic moment he reached the lunar surface. Some of these items will be on display at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum starting on June 8th.

Apple cracks down on accessory makers to discourage leaks

Sources for 9to5Mac claim that Apple is making key accessory manufacturers sign agreements that prevent them from making items for upcoming devices based on factory leaks. If the firms give in to the temptation and ship leak-based products, Apple warns of "penalties."

Samsung swears its smart TVs aren't eavesdropping on you

Samsung's smart TV privacy policy recently left a number of people worried that the manufacturer was eavesdropping on private conversations. The company posted a response clarifying how its voice-recognition features work.

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