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6 days ago

Moto X available from Verizon starting tomorrow

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The new Moto X will be available for Verizon Wireless through Moto Maker beginning tomorrow, September 26. The new Moto X was initially available in the U.S. to customers purchasing the phone from AT&T or buying the GSM unlocked version.

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6 days ago

The Angry Birds Transformers gameplay trailer is all kinds of awesome

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The most awesomely epic Angry Birds variant is on the way and will be arriving on iOS October 15th and Android on October 30th. Today we get a look at the official gameplay trailer for Angry Birds Transformers — a side-scrolling, run-and-gun style game that pits you again towers of nasty pigs, only this time you get way more firepower than just a simple slingshot.

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6 days ago

Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch now available in 'Stone' leather from Best Buy

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A new "stone" leather version of the Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch is now available for sale on Best Buy's website for the device's regular price of $249.99.

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6 days ago

Moto X (2014) Review

Moto X in black leather

Android's most unassuming smartphone gets even more impressive in its second iteration

There's nothing overly surprising about the new Moto X. Let's just get that out of the way. There's no one real whiz-bang feature that you're going to see repeated in commercials, or hear heralded by bloggers.

No, truth be told, the new Moto X — same name as last year's model — is one of those rare phones that is a near seamless transition from one model to the next.

And you know what? That's not a bad thing at all.

And that's not to say that we don't have a lot to talk about. Because we do, both good and bad. So let's jump into it. This is the Android Central review of the 2014 Motorola Moto X.

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6 days ago

CreditCards.com's new WalletUp app makes sure you get the most out of your purchases

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The number of different rewards credit cards out there is astounding, and CreditCards.com and Wallaby are hoping to help you manage it with a new app called WalletUp. Tapping into the services of both companies, WalletUp aims to make it simple to choose which credit card to use for each of the purchases you make every day to get the most rewards. Whether you're getting cash back on purchases of gas, travel points on flights or extra coupons from an online store, WalletUp will have you covered

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6 days ago

Ingress Missions let you create your own real-world treasure hunts

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Ingress users will soon get an awesome update, adding in new Ingress Missions. With the new update, players will be able to create their own missions (scavenger hunts) that include a start point, waypoints, and an end point. Missions will start at existing Ingess portals, but can include waypoints based on Field Trip locations.

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6 days ago

How to make a video highlight reel on the new Moto X

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Moto X video highlights

The Moto X can turn your pictures and video into a little something special

Video highlights aren't exactly new to smartphones — HTC has made a big deal out of them, and Samsung has dabbled in the past as well. And now Motorola has added the feature to the new Moto X, and with it you can take your still photos and videos and have them automatically compiled into a cool little montage, completely with soundtrack, that you can share with your friends.

Here's how it works.

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6 days ago

Two new Humble Bundle deals offer big savings on Android games

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The Humble Bundle team has not one but two new deals that it launched this week that will be of interest to Android gamers who want to save some big bucks on a bunch of titles.

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6 days ago

Fight for the forest in Animals vs Mutants

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Netmarble is South Korea's largest mobile game publisher, but they've never had much of a US presence – until now. The newly-formed Netmarble US has just released its first game: Animals vs. Mutants. It's available for free on both Android and iOS.

Sure, Animals vs. Mutants is a different name for a game. But not that long ago, you'd have said the same about Plants vs. Zombies. The concept is sound – an evil scientist has started experimenting on woodland critters, turning them into malicious mutants. Only the player can rescue the remaining animals, by fighting it out on foot and summoning animal helpers to aid in the battle.

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6 days ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for September 25

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We've dug up some solid deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets. If there's something you've been wanting to get your hands on, check out the list below. As always, if you find any discounts out in the world that isn't listed, let us know in the comments!

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1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge will be produced as a 'limited concept' device

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The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, with its unique display that curves on one side of the smartphone, may be harder to purchase than previously thought. This week, Samsung Electronics president D J Lee was quoted on ZDNet Korea as saying that the Galaxy Note Edge will be made as a "limited concept" product, rather than a mass produced device like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

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1 week ago

The Revolv Hub is the center of your connected universe

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If you have more than one connected device in your home, chances are you'll also have more than one app to control said devices. As you add more toys, you also get bogged down with more apps, more hubs, and an all around bigger mess. That's where Revolv comes in. The $299 Revolv hub sets out to automate all of your connected devices — from lights to door locks to home audio — all from one streamlined app. It's great if you're already loaded up with a bunch of connected devices, but if you only have a few, you may not even need it. Lets jump in and see what makes Revolv tick.

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1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Samsung finally does metal

In years gone by, Samsung phones have been synonymous with unspectacular plastic construction. At one time it was shiny, slimy plastic that the No. 1 Android phone maker utilized. More recently Samsung has veered towards faux leather and dimpled soft-touch plastic. In any case, the company seemed content leaving more exotic materials to the likes of Apple and HTC.

No more.

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha sees the Korean electronics giant finally taking premium materials seriously as a point of differentiation, while offering high-end specs in a device smaller than the typical 5-inch Android slab. It's available now in Europe; on Sept. 26 it launches on AT&T in the U.S.

Samsung calls it the future of its smartphone design language. We say it's a great phone with just a couple of tragic flaws. Read on to learn why.

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1 week ago

The Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact launch in India with hefty price tags

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At a media event in New Delhi, Sony launched the Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact for the Indian market. The Xperia Z3 is priced at Rs. 51,990 ($850) in the country, while the Xperia Z3 Compact will set you back Rs. 44,990 ($735). Both handsets will be available from brick and mortar stores as well as online retailers starting today.

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1 week ago

Vertu Aster and its premium looks sail through FCC

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The Vertu Aster has passed through both the FCC and Tenaa (China's equivalent), meaning consumers be able to pick up this premium smartphone soon enough. Just in case the Vertu Ti and Signature Touch weren't quite up your street, the company will be releasing yet another premium Android device.

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