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iCandy: Connecting the Dots

Gadgets allow communication, location, and identification

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Photo: Google
Google intends to leave no point on the globe uncharted, it seems. The Internet-search-and-aspiring-to-be-everything-else giant has introduced the Street View Trekker, a package of electronics created to capture images of places that can’t be reached by car, boat, or bike. The gadgets, including multilensed Street View cameras, have been shoehorned into an 18-kilogram pack that an intrepid cartographer can carry as he or she hits the slopes or hikes a trail.

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back view of man in baseball cap holding controllers for robot arms, which are in silhouette in front of him, just outside of the shadows

Video Friday: Good Behaviors

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