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May 7, 2014

Engadget Daily: Chromebooks go mainstream, CleverPet trains dogs to solve puzzles, and more!

by John_A

You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours — all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.

Google aims for the mainstream with 20 new, more powerful Chromebooks

Today, Intel announced its plans to release as many as 20 (!) new Chromebooks by the second half of this year. Just as important, this new crop will include a few models with Core i3 processors, making them by far the most powerful Chrome OS devices to date.

Razer Blade review (2014): a ‘no-compromise’ premium gaming laptop

In the past, Razer’s gaming laptops have mainly been criticized for two things: short battery life and lackluster displays. This year’s model, the fourth-gen Razer Blade, packs a beautiful 3,200 x 1,800 screen, but its battery life falls two hours short of the last-gen model.

Don’t touch this toilet

Toilets are gross: it’s a fact. But what if you didn’t ever have to touch them? Well, Kohler has an intuitive solution that lets you flush simply by waving your hand.

CleverPet makes every dog Pavlov’s dog

Are you looking for a way to keep your furry friend occupied while you’re out of the house? If so, CleverPet might be for you. The nifty contraption uses classical conditioning to train your dog to solve puzzles, rather than chew your seat cushion.

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