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Do You Know What Happened In Tech The Week Of October 3rd?

Google announced a bunch of products, Snapchat might be making a big move, and Samsung is on fire. Our weekly tech news quiz.

Posted on October 7, 2016, at 2:49 p.m. ET

  1. Google's Daydream VR viewer, announced this week, most resembles which one of these other products?

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    The Oculus Rift headset
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    The Oculus Rift headset
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    A Komodo dragon
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    A Komodo dragon
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    Yeezy sneakers
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    Yeezy sneakers
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    This Japanese vitrine
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    This Japanese vitrine
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    Yeezys

    Seriously, it's like sneakers/sweatpants for your face.

    Yeezys
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  2. This week, Google debuted a product it designed entirely on its own. What was it?

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    Pixel, a smartphone
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    Float, a hoverboard
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    Spectacles, glasses with video cameras on them
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    Flip, a new laptop
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    Meet Pixel, Google's newest smartphone.

    Google's smartphone comes with unlimited photo storage, Google Assistant, and a stabilizing camera.

    Meet Pixel, Google's newest smartphone.
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  3. Google also announced "Home," a competitor to which Amazon product?

    Google

    Google Home

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    Amazon's retail marketplace
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    Amazon Echo and Alexa
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    Amazon Prime Video
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    Amazon's research and development labs
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    Home will compete with Amazon's Echo speaker with Alexa voice control.

    Home is a voice-controlled speaker that STRONGLY resembles Amazon's popular black cylinder.

    Home will compete with Amazon's Echo speaker with Alexa voice control.
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  4. Google announced two other products besides the ones we've mentioned above. What wasn't one of them?

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    New and improved Google assistant AI
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    Chromecast Ultra, an updated version of the computer broadcast equipment
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    Google Light, a line of smart lightbulbs
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    Google Wifi, a mesh network of routers
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    No smart lights from Google yet

    Google announced Google Wifi, Chromecast Ultra, and an update to Google Assistant on Tuesday in a addition to Pixel and Google Home.

  5. The embattled tech company Yahoo was hit with more embarrassing news this week. What was it this time?

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    The pending $4.8 billion sale of their core business to Verizon fell through.
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    CEO Marissa Mayer abruptly quit.
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    A foreign government hacked millions of Yahoo user accounts.
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    Yahoo built the US government custom email spying software that accessed Yahoo customers' accounts.
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    Oops! Yahoo helped the US government spy on its users.

    It came to light this week that Yahoo had built a custom software for US intelligence to spy on Yahoo users' email accounts.

  6. Which of these terrible incidents did not involve a Samsung Galaxy Note7?

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    A Jeep blew up — A Note7 lit a Florida man's car on fire from within
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    Blew up on a plane — A *replacement* Note7 exploded on a flight, grounding it
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    Samsung lost $25 billion in market value — that's the as much as the entire Hewlett-Packard company is worth)
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    Exploded in a child's hands — Little Timmy is now an Apple fanboy for life.
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    No children were harmed in the exploding of this phone

    Thankfully. Also, can we talk about how a REPLACEMENT phone exploded?! Those are supposed to be the safe ones.

  7. Uber and the town of Summit in New Jersey announced a plan to jointly subsidize rides. Uber's trying to get a bigger foothold in what part of America?

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    Urban centers
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    The suburbs
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    Rural communities
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    Immigrant neighborhoods
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    The 'burbs

    Uber and Summit are reducing prices for rides to the local train station. The ride-sharing company is looking to expand from urban centers to more spread out communities.

  8. According to documents leaked to the Wall Street Journal this week, Snapchat's parent company Snap Inc might go public with a valuation of how much?

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    $10 billion
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    $17.8 billion
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    $25 billion
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    Infinity billion
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    A smooth $25 billion

    Like, whoa. And it could happen as early as March.

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