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Moto Hint review

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Moto Hint

Motorola reinvents Bluetooth earbuds

The Moto Hint is Motorola's latest accessory. It's a Bluetooth earbud that breaks out of the mold, takes the awkward and very geeky Bluetooth headset and tries to turn it into something you'll want to use, because it looks as good as it works.

Not that Motorola has made a breakthrough with the way a Bluetooth headset (to clarify — we're talking about a single-ear device used for calls and voice actions, not a stereo set) works, or the way it interacts with your phone. What they have done is take the existing technology, and deliver it in a package that's as friendly as it is functional, is stylish yet not obtrusive, and made it into something you'll use because you want to, not because you have to.

You'll see what I mean. Read on.

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1 week ago

LG G Watch currently on sale at Best Buy for just $149.99

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If you really want to get your hands, or rather your wrist, on an Android Wear smartwatch, Best Buy could have something that might be of interest. The retailer is currently selling the LG G Watch for just $149.99.

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1 week ago

Best Android apps and games of the week: Diner Dash and more!

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Diner Dash for Android

We're rounding up the best new Android games and apps for you again this week. This go-around is a healthy dose of casual games, though the more hardcore players will find a great strategy title in the mix here. Among the newest apps this week, we also have a few for the creative types from AutoDesk and Adobe, plus some new communication apps that are worth a gander.

Get cozy with your Android device, and let's crack open the Google Play Store.

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1 week ago

Google releases 64-bit Android L emulator for x86 Intel processors

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Android app developers can now download a new 64-bit Android L emulator image from Google, but there's a big catch: It will only work on x86 Intel-based processors.

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1 week ago

Angry Birds Seasons plays with the NBA with new Android update

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Rovio continues to give fans of Angry Birds Seasons an excuse to check their game for updates. This week, the long running physics arcade game has added a new episode for the Android version called NBA Ham Dunk that's all about the National Basketball Association.

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1 week ago

No typing here, instead draw with Microsoft's Android Wear keyboard prototype

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Microsoft Research today released what they are calling an "analog keyboard" for Android Wear. The keyboard will allow you to input text by drawing letters onto the watch face. It is important to note that, as of right now, the keyboard only supports square screens with a 320x320 resolution, in addition to the Moto 360.

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1 week ago

GoToMeeting adds support for Android Wear in latest update

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Citrix GoToMeeting has just been updated to take advantage of your Android Wear smartwatch. The update, which came out yesterday, introduces support smartwatch support.

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1 week ago

Android Central 206: Destiny in the Loo

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Audio-only stream below

We're back after a crazy week on the road. Phil was in New York City for the HTC Desire EYE and RE camera, and Alex and Richard did Lenovo in London. Plus we weigh in on the major Google Play Store update, and we answer a bunch of your questions live!

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1 week ago

Weekly sidebar poll results: Who is interested in the Nexus 9?

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Nexus

Earlier this week we asked you, the readers of Android Central and the folks who make all this possible, what you thought of the Nexus 9. Specifically, if what we've seen leaked so far had any of us interested when it comes time to produce the credit card.

Like all rumors, and especially Nexus rumors, none of what we think we know may be what we really know after the people who know tell us what they know. You know? We're thinking 8.9-inches, made by HTC, with a 64-bit NVIDIA TK1 under the hood. Of course, Android L (I put Lollipop in the office pool months ago) will certainly make its debut and we'll have all new Nexus software to dig into, play with, and break so bad we need to flash the factory image. Fun times.

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1 week ago

Win an Olloclip for the Samsung Galaxy S5!

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Olloclip

We're coming up to the weekend so what better time for a quick-fire, Android Central giveaway? This past week we looked at Olloclip's first non-Apple compatible lens system available now for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5. Specifically we've got one for the Galaxy S5 and we're going to give it away to one of you!

Olloclip sells its 4-in-1 lens systems for $69.99 but you stand a chance of getting one for the grand total of free. How? Dead simple.

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1 week ago

Makers of the privacy-focused Blackphone say they're working on a tablet

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Silent Circle, the maker of the privacy-focused Blackphone, announced that the company is planning to release a privacy-minded tablet. Jon Callas, founder of the Silent Circle company that produces encrypted communication at the heart the Blackphone, said "we are going to have a tablet soon."

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1 week ago

ShopAndroid Canada Thanksgiving Sale - Save 20% on all accessories!

This year, Canadian Thanksgiving falls on Monday, October 13th, and to help celebrate we're having a sale! From now up until October 14th, if you use the coupon code Thanks20 in any of our stores, you'll receive 20% off your purchase of accessories.

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1 week ago

Glassboard private messaging app shutting down November 1

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The Glassboard business chat service is closing its doors after failing to make money. Glassboard, which offered a way for groups, including businesses, teams, and families, to share a private running conversation, photos, locations, and files, launched in 2011 and has struggled to find a viable business model since then with sustainable revenues. And so, on November 1st, Glassboard is turning off.

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1 week ago

We can save you $200 on your Samsung Developer Conference registration

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OK, folks. If you were thinking about attending the Samsung Developer Conference Nov. 11-13 in San Francisco but were balking at the $499 general registration fee, we're about to make your decision a little earlier.

We're able to take $200 off the registration price. (That's a total of $299, according to us counting on our fingers.) We can help out the first 300 who take advantage of this offer, so you're going to need to hurry. After the first 300 folks use it up, well, it's gone.

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1 week ago

HTC Desire 510 now available from TELUS

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The HTC Desire 510 is now available from Canada's TELUS. The device, which comes in grey on TELUS, is available for free with a two-year contract or $200 with no contract. The Desire 510 is eligible for the T-Up early upgrade program.

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