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1 week ago

Trade in your old phone for up to $300 off a new Moto X from Moto Maker

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Motorola wants you to trade in your old phone for a new Moto X

Motorola has a nifty little trade-in program all set-up for buyers of a new Moto X from the Moto Maker site. When you buy a new custom Moto X, you can send in your old phone and get a Motorola Visa Prepaid Card back in the mail.

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1 week ago

Moto X availability

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Moto Xs

The wait is almost over. For Moto X fans, it's been rough seeing HTC and LG and Samsung and the rest show us new phone after new phone, while we waited to see what sort of goodies Motorola would bring with the Moto X refresh.

I don't think anyone will be disappointed.

You'll be able to buy your new Moto X in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia sometime later this month. It will set you back $99.99 with a new two-year ball and chain through "select" carriers in the U.S. For those looking to buy off-contract, it will be available unlocked and off-contract in the U.S. for $499.99 at motorola.com.

While we all wanted to see it right now, I think we can wait a couple weeks. Maybe. You know I'm buying one — who is with me?

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1 week ago

Moto G availability

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The Moto G, Motorola's best selling smartphone of all time (they need a fancy gold belt to go with that) has been updated to something bigger, stronger and faster. You want to know where to buy one. We want to tell you.

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1 week ago

Moto 360 availability

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Moto 360

We've been looking longingly at the Moto 360 forever (or since we saw it at Google I/O) and the biggest question everyone has is: when?!

Now we have an answer. The Moto 360 will be available in black leather and a limited edition gray leather (with suede finish) in the US today noon EST. You can buy it direct on Google Play or Motorola.com, as well as online at BestBuy.com and select Best Buy stores. The cost is $249.99 US with your choice of three different colors of leather bands.

But wait, there's more! The 360 will be available later in the fall in the two metal options for $299.99 US. If you buy the leather-banded version today, you'll also have an option to buy a metal band for $79.99, or purchase another leather band for $29.99 later in the fall.

Who is buying?

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1 week ago

Moto G (2014) specs

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We've got an all new Moto G on it's way, and it looks to be a great update to the 2013 model — Motorola's best selling smartphone ever. Bigger screens and the latest version of Android (with a promised update to Android L) make the Moto G a favorite all over the world.

While specs are never the defining part of any smartphone, here they are for your approval:

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1 week ago

Moto X (2014) specs

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Motorola has finally made the new Moto X official. And that's the official name, in fact, just "Moto X." It's bigger. It's faster. It's got a better camera.

And these are the complete new Moto X specs:

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1 week ago

Chrome for Android updated with Material Design

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Chrome 37 is now available in the Google Play Store. Today's update is notable for bringing over a new look and feel the Material Design refresh we saw recently in Chrome Beta.

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1 week ago

Motorola Mobility has something to reveal at 2 am Eastern time Friday

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Motorola Mobility will start revealing some new "stuff" they have in the works at 2 am Eastern time early on Friday morning. That's 1 am Central time, midnight in the Mountain time zone and 11 pm tonight if you are in the Pacific time frame.

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1 week ago

Seidio Convert Combo with Kickstand case for the Nexus 5

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Seidio Convert with kickstand

This case probably won't take a bullet, but it feels like it would

When you read most case reviews online, you see words like slim, form-fitting, or not bulky. This review doesn't use any of them, with good reason. The Seidio Convert Combo (with a metal kickstand) case for the Nexus 5 isn't designed to give a bit of protection while keeping everything pocket friendly and slim. It's big. It's bulky. But it's tough as hell and built for folks who need a case that's tough as hell.

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1 week ago

BBM update makes attaching photos and files simpler

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BBM update makes attaching photos and files simpler

The cross-platform BlackBerry Messenger app has received an update today. It's not too big an update but it does seem like BlackBerry has made it simpler to attach photos in BBM. Currently, by default, when you tap the paper clip icon to attach a photo, the voice note option is selected. You then had to tap the picture icon to then get the option to attach one. Now, it defaults to attaching file or photos when you tap the paper clip icon.

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1 week ago

Email app Acompli arrives on Android, helps you focus on what's important

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The popular email app Acompli has been available on iOS for a while now, and today has officially arrived on Android as well. It not only handles many of your email accounts, but it also features a Focused Inbox that really looks to keep you on task when it comes to email. You can easily add in your Gmail, Exchange, Yahoo, or Outlook.com addresses.

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1 week ago

First look at the Alcatel Onetouch Hero 2

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Alcatel Hero2

An octa-core CPU, 6-inch full HD display, integrated stylus and a wealth of connected accessories

IFA 2014 At IFA 2014 in Berlin, Alcatel Onetouch has pulled the wraps off its latest higher-end Android offering, the Hero 2. With a 6-inch 1080p display, the Hero 2 is trying to be a little more than just another "me-too" large smartphone. It has an integrated stylus with some custom applications and a whole host of interesting looking connected accessories to accompany it.

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1 week ago

The Room Three coming to Android this spring

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Fireproof Games has announced that their runaway hit puzzle game series, The Room, will be launching its third iteration this spring. There's not a ton of information to run on here, but the devs promise "to evolve the mysterious story and take puzzle solving to higher and weirder places than ever before."

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1 week ago

Trademark dispute with Twitter forces Twitpic to shut down

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It looks like Twitter is using its legal powers to force Twitpic to shut down over trademark disputes. Effective September 25th, the Twitter-linked photo sharing service will cease to operate. According to Twitpic, a tool should become available over the next few days that will allow current users to export their photos and videos should they choose to archive their shared multimedia content for longevity after the service is gone.

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1 week ago

HP announces two new Chromebooks, including one powered by NVIDIA K1

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Amidst all the IFA madness, HP has announced two new Chromebooks coming to the U.S. this fall. The 11-inch model will be available October 5 for $279.99, with options for white and light blue color schemes. The 14-inch HP Chromebook in silver, orange, blue, or green will be $299.99 when it launches October 22. The latter will be packing the NVIDIA Tegra K1 graphics processor for extra oomph. You'll get 100 GB of Google Drive space for two years when picking either one of these up.

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