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This week in tech: Google I/O, new Amazon tablets, and adorable selfie filters

16 serious, fun, and silly tech stories you might have missed

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Hey, did you hear? Google talked artificial intelligence, Android O, and VR at its annual I/O developers' conference. You can read all about that here, but read on to see what else was happening in the magical land of technology this week.

  • Ride-sharing giant Uber announced Uber Freight, a way for truck drivers to connect with cargo.
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