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2 weeks ago

Qualcomm solidifies its role in medical tech with connected glucose meters

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The company has teamed up with Johnson and Johnson's Diabetes Care Companies to help bring wireless capabilities to an oft-used blood glucose meter.

Qualcomm's subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Inc., announced that it is taking steps to help solidify its role in medical tech by hooking up with the makers behind connected blood glucose meters.

Qualcomm plans to bring better wireless capabilities to LifeScan's OneTouch Verio Flex, which already syncs data through Bluetooth. The technology will essentially help streamline the current wireless process so that those who suffer from diabetes don't have to feel constantly tethered to their personal monitors.

From the official press release:

By using Qualcomm Life's medical-grade 2net™ solution, physicians will be able to conveniently access all of the patients' blood glucose data from Lifescan's OneTouch Verio Flex blood glucose monitoring system with built-in Bluetooth Smart Technology, which wirelessly sends data to the OneTouch Reveal cloud-based application. Prior to leveraging Qualcomm Life's 2net solution, the data capture process was manual and cumbersome for physicians, requiring multiple cables and software versions. This new connected diabetes care provides streamlined access to a patient's historical and recent blood glucose levels, empowering physicians and the care team to make more proactive, informed care decisions based on data trends.

Both Qualcomm and Lifescan plan to debut the upgraded glucose monitoring system later this year and expand the program globally in 2018.

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2 weeks ago

A larger version of Google's Pixel XL may be in your future

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It's probably not going to be called the Pixel XXL, but wouldn't that be fun?

What's better than a big smartphone? An even bigger one. And with the Galaxy S8+ and iPhone 7 Plus making waves in their own right, it's possible Google hopes to jump on that bandwagon, too.

According to Android Police, there are rumblings that Google has shelved its plans to release one of its upcoming Pixel smartphones in favor of a larger device.

The device, which was originally codenamed Muskie, was supposed to be the followup to the Pixel XL. Instead, we'll be met with Taimen, according to a rumor put out earlier this year by Droid Life. It's expected to have a larger display and chassis compared to the Muskie.

The Walleye is likely still making its way into your hands later this year, as that's the codename behind the smaller second-generation Pixel device Google will introduce. We'd reported a few months back that the moniker had already been mentioned in the Android Open Source Project's gerrit, or code repository.

For those who aren't aware, Google typically chooses the name of a water-dwelling creature as the alias for any upcoming smartphone and tablet.

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2 weeks ago

The OnePlus 2 isn't getting Android Nougat, company confirms

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OnePlus 2

Marshmallow is the end of the road.

Confirming what we all expected, Android 7.0 Nougat won't be coming to the OnePlus 2 after all. It was just about this time last year that the OnePlus 2 was getting Marshmallow, but a similar platform jump won't be made in 2017 according to a OnePlus representative who confirmed the news to Android Central.

Despite not moving up to Nougat as the OnePlus 3 and 3T did, the OnePlus 2 had received incremental Marshmallow updates as recently as two months ago, which kept hope alive. But alas, Marshmallow is indeed the end of the road.

The first platform update is all but guaranteed — it's the second one that's a question.

For a phone that is just shy of its second birthday, it's a tough bit of news for the extremely dedicated OnePlus owner base to take. Phones are typically expected to get a single major platform update, but as we all know the second big Android update is far from guaranteed. There's little doubt that the enthusiast community surrounding OnePlus will continue to release custom ROMs for the OnePlus 2.

OnePlus has of course updated the OnePlus 3 and 3T to Nougat, arriving very quickly after Google's release, and the company has confirmed that Android O will come to those phones as well. If there's one positive that could be picked out here, it's that OnePlus has seriously improved its update reliability and cadence since the OnePlus 3 was launched.

Of course OnePlus has always had a reputation for focusing on looking forward — with the launch of the OnePlus 5 just a week away on June 20, it will be just about all hands on deck for the release of the latest phone.

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2 weeks ago

Everything we know so far about Fallout 4 VR

Everything we know so far about Fallout 4 VR

What do I need to know about Fallout 4 VR?

At E3 2017, Bethesda released a new trailer for the highly anticipated Fallout 4 VR. There are still quite a few questions that need answering, but we already have a good idea of what the game is going to look like. Here's everything we know so far.

Read more at VR Heads!

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2 weeks ago

Google flexes machine learning muscles with new features for Gboard

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Gboard update includes new enhancements to make typing and searching easier.

Google has added some fun and helpful new features to Gboard, which highlight its latest machine learning capabilities. In a blog post, Google showed off a new doodle-search function for emojis, predictive phrase suggestions for texting, and enhanced results for searches made from within the keyboard.

Look for the enhanced feature to pop up in the latest update for Gboard in the Google Play Store.

The feature you're likely to use most often is the new predictive phrase feature, which is integrated into the same space as word predictions. It is currently exclusive to the English keyboard and offers up logical phrase suggestions to help complete your current sentence. For instance, if you type "looking forward" Google will suggest "to seeing" or "to it" as popular options to complete or build on the thought, and saving you the time of having to type it all out yourself.


Search integration has also been improved and will now display multiple search results making it easier to use the Gboard to find and share information on the fly while in any other app. Since it's built into the keyboard, you have access to smarter search results from Google, including better integration with Google Maps and YouTube where applicable. The intention here is to make it easier to pull up information from Google without having to back out of the app you're currently using.


Last but certainly not least is the new drawing function for searching for emojis. When you tap to search for emojis with the latest Gboard, you'll find a drawing pad underneath the search bar that allows you to quickly sketch out an emoji. While it's clearly the most fun feature added here and might feel a bit gimmicky to some, it's also one of the clearest examples of how Google has been using its A.I. Experiments projects to develop smart new tools for users. In this instance, the fun little drawing game Quick, Draw! has transformed into a fun way to save time searching for the perfect emoji.

It's cool to see how Google can package an interactive machine learning experiment into a fun, viral game and then turn around and use all that data to create an intuitive new feature that's both fun and useful. Google announced that Gboard now supports over 200 languages and is bringing features like suggestions and gesture typing to more and more languages, including Azerbaijani (Iran), Dhivehi, French (Belgium), Hawaiian, Maori, and Samoan.

See at Google Play Store

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2 weeks ago

How to turn off screen overlay on Samsung Galaxy S8

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Galaxy S8 screen overlay

It's an odd warning message, but it's fixable.

There's an interesting issue that crops up now and then on Samsung Galaxy phones pertaining to "screen overlay" settings preventing you from using some apps. It's an issue most people aren't used to seeing all that often, and to be fair the settings for screen overlay are deep and not explained very well.

The issue has been mitigated some in the last year, it seems, but the settings remain in the Galaxy S8 in case you're running into issues running some apps and seeing this screen overlay error message. Here's how you can fix it.

To provide a bit of background, "screen overlay" is the system by which an app can overlay elements on top of other apps. The most popular example would be Facebook Messenger's "Chat Heads" feature that lets little bubbles persist as you change apps, but other apps can use the feature in many ways. These apps need your permission to run screen overlays for security reasons — for example, an unwanted app could put a button on top of another button, unbeknownst to you, getting you to select something you didn't mean to.

You may run into situations in which you'll have to head into your settings to enable screen overlay so an app like Facebook Messenger can provide a feature, but more likely to happen seemingly randomly is the requirement to disable screen overlay so the foreground app can work properly. In either case, here's how you can manage screen overlay on an app-by-app basis so everything works.

How to turn on or off screen overlay

  1. Launch Settings from your home screen.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Apps.
  3. Tap the overflow menu button in the top-right corner and tap Special access.
  4. Tap on Apps that can appear on top.
    • See how this is confusing? "Screen overlay" wording isn't used consistently.
  5. Find the app you expect to be causing issues, and tap the toggle to turn it off.
    • Or, to keep screen overlay enabled, tap the toggle to turn it back on again.

Galaxy S8 screen overlay

Now in the case of needing to enable screen overlay for an app, you'll have a good idea of which app to toggle on. But in the case of needing to disable screen overlay to use a different app, you may have to play the guessing game a bit. Toggle off apps one by one as you go back to the primary app you're trying to use, and you'll eventually find the culprit.

Unfortunately due to the security concerns highlighted above, there's no full-on "fix" for the issue of screen overlays blocking the use of other apps. If the app you're using doesn't permit the use of screen overlay while running, you'll just have to use these toggles more frequently.

Questions?

Let us know in the comments below if you continue to have these problems on your own Galaxy S8.

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2 weeks ago

Is the Galaxy S7 edge still an essential buy in the Galaxy S8 era?

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The Galaxy S7 edge may be getting up there in age but it's still a great phone.

Now that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been around for a few months, we've been exposed to the best and worst traits of the company's new phones. Along with that big, beautiful Infinity Display and slightly more power from the Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 comes a host of compromises, from a higher base cost to a fingerprint sensor that may be more trouble than it's worth.

One forum member poses a question that's worth thinking about these days: with the Galaxy S7 edge on the same software track (for now), and available for much less money, is it worth considering buying over the Galaxy S8 given that it's still a powerful, well-made product?

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hidinho97 06-10-2017 09:23 AM “

So im from england where the s8 is about £750 and s7 edge is around £570. I want to know if payin almost £200 more for the s8 is worth it rather than buying the s7 edge.

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In markets like the UK where phones are typically purchased outright, the price difference between the Galaxy S8 and the S7 edge is substantial. One member follows up with his thoughts on why the S8 is a better buy, raising a good point about the fewer accidental touches on the curved display.

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TylerLV76 06-10-2017 09:38 AM “

The curved edges on the S8 are substantially better and far fewer accidental touches. The battery life on the S8 is on par with the S7 Edge but the S8 runs smoother and cooler. Cameras are basically the same. S8 uses facial recognition and iris scanning for security but the FPS is still in a weird place for my tastes. Aspect ratio is a personal preference. Some like the new ratio, some dont. ...

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Another member brings up the fact that if camera performance is a top priority, the S7 edge offers practically the same experience. But casual users of both phones may not notice the difference between the S8 and the S7 edge, so it really comes down to whether you need that bigger, taller screen and slightly faster performance.

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A lot comes down to personal preference. If you like big curves, then the Galaxy S7 Edge is for you. Otherwise, the more tame curves on the S8 is the one to get. 😃 Is the S8 worth £200 more? I would say no (for the average user) It's definitely an improvement in the screen and processing departments but if you just a casual user then it won't make that much of a difference. The cameras are...

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padding-bottom: 100%; position: relative; } .article-body-wrap .ggsub img, .article-body .ggsub img, .article-body .ggsub img.image-large, .article-body .ggsub img.image-xlarge, .article-body .ggsub p img.image-large:only-child, .article-body .ggsub p a img.image-large:only-child, .article-body .ggsub p img.image-xlarge:only-child, .article-body .ggsub p a img.image-xlarge:only-child { height: 100%; left: 50%; max-width: none; min-width: 100%; position: absolute; transform: translate(-50%,0); width: auto; } .article-body-wrap .ggsub h2 { color: #363636; font: 250% "geomanist-book",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; margin: 60px 60px 30px; text-align: center; } .article-body-wrap .ggsub h2 + p { color: #898989; margin: 30px 60px 60px; text-align: center; } .article-body-wrap .ggsub p:last-of-type { bottom: 25px; color: #363636; display: block; font-size: 300%; left: 50%; margin: 0 auto; position: absolute; text-align: center; transform: translate(-50%,0); width: calc(100% - 40px); } .article-body-wrap .ggsub a.cta.shop { font: 45% "geomanist-medium",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; margin: 0 0 20px 5px; padding: 15px 25px; text-transform: uppercase; vertical-align: 7px; } .article-body-wrap .ggsub a.cta.shop:before { display: none; } /* Odd Number End Subs */ @media all and (min-width: 801px) { .article-body-wrap .ggsubs > .ggsub:last-of-type:nth-of-type(odd) { padding-left: 50%; width: calc(100% - 40px); } .article-body-wrap .ggsubs > .ggsub:last-of-type:nth-of-type(odd) p:first-of-type { position: absolute; height: 100%; left: 0; padding-bottom: 0; top: 0; width: 50%; } .article-body-wrap .ggsubs > .ggsub:last-of-type:nth-of-type(odd) p:last-of-type { left: calc(75% + 10px); } } @media all and (max-width: 800px) { .article-body-wrap .container:not(.expando) .ggsub { padding-bottom: 20px; width: 100%; } .article-body-wrap .container:not(.expando) .ggsub p:first-of-type { padding-bottom: 66%; } .article-body-wrap .ggsub img, .article-body .ggsub img, .article-body .ggsub img.image-large, .article-body .ggsub img.image-xlarge, .article-body .ggsub p img.image-large:only-child, .article-body .ggsub p a img.image-large:only-child, .article-body .ggsub p img.image-xlarge:only-child, .article-body .ggsub p a img.image-xlarge:only-child { height: auto; max-width: 100%; top: 50%; transform: translate(-50%,-50%); } .article-body-wrap .container:not(.expando) .ggsub p:last-of-type { bottom: auto; left: auto; position: relative; transform: none; } } @media all and (max-width: 600px) { .article-body-wrap .ggsub { margin: 10px; } .article-body-wrap .ggsub h2 { margin: 30px 30px 20px; } .article-body-wrap .ggsub h2 + p { margin: 20px 30px 30px; } } /* EXPANDOPRESTO */ .article-body-wrap .narrow.expando { max-width: 1200px; overflow: hidden; } .article-body-wrap .expando input { cursor: pointer; display: table; height: 60px; left: 50%; opacity: 0; position: absolute; top: 0; transform: translate(-50%,0); width: 350px; z-index: 1; } .article-body-wrap .expando input + p { display: table; height: 60px; margin: 0 auto; position: relative; transition: 1s; } .article-body-wrap .expando input + p:before, .article-body-wrap .expando input + p:after { bottom: 0; border: 2px solid; border-radius: 50%; content: "|"; font-size: 20px; height: 30px; left: 50%; line-height: 32.5px; position: absolute; text-align: center; transform: translate(-50%,0); transition: 1s; width: 30px; } .article-body-wrap .expando input + p:before { border-color: transparent; transform: translate(-50%,0) rotate(90deg); } .article-body-wrap .expando input ~ .expander { display: flex; max-height: 0px; transition: 2s; } .article-body-wrap .expando input:checked + p { margin-top: -25px; } .article-body-wrap .expando input:checked + p:before, .article-body-wrap .expando input:checked + p:after { line-height: 31px; } .article-body-wrap .expando input:checked + p:before { transform: translate(-50%,0) rotate(-45deg); } .article-body-wrap .expando input:checked + p:after { transform: translate(-50%,0) rotate(045deg); } .article-body-wrap .expando input:checked ~ .expander { max-height: 10000px; transition: 5s; } .article-body-wrap .expander { display: flex; flex-wrap: wrap; } /* Expansion blocks */ .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub { padding-bottom: 60px; } .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub p:first-of-type { padding-bottom: 66%; } .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub h2 { font-size: 200%; margin: 30px; } .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub h2 + p:not(:last-of-type) { display: none; } .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub p:last-of-type { bottom: 5px; font-size: 200%; } .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub a.cta.shop { font-size: 55%; vertical-align: 4px; } .article-body-wrap .expander > ul { column-count: 2; column-gap: 40px; margin: 20px auto; max-width: 800px } .article-body-wrap .expander > ul li { padding: 20px 0 0; } .article-body-wrap .expander > ul li:before { display: none; } .article-body-wrap .expander > ul li a { color: #484848; } .article-body-wrap .expander > ul li a:hover { color: #72b825; text-decoration: underline; } @media all and (min-width: 1201px) { .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub { width: calc(25% - 40px); } .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub:first-of-type:nth-last-of-type(4n+3):nth-last-of-type(n+3), .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub:first-of-type:nth-last-of-type(4n+3):nth-last-of-type(n+3) ~ .ggsub:nth-of-type(-n+3), .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub:first-of-type:nth-last-of-type(4n+2):nth-last-of-type(n+6), .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub:first-of-type:nth-last-of-type(4n+2):nth-last-of-type(n+6) ~ .ggsub:nth-of-type(-n+6), .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub:first-of-type:nth-last-of-type(4n+1):nth-last-of-type(n+9), .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub:first-of-type:nth-last-of-type(4n+1):nth-last-of-type(n+9) ~ .ggsub:nth-of-type(-n+9), .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub:nth-of-type(3):nth-last-of-type(3), .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub:nth-of-type(3):nth-last-of-type(3) ~ .ggsub, .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub:first-of-type:nth-last-of-type(3), .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub:first-of-type:nth-last-of-type(3) ~ .ggsub { width: calc(100% / 3 - 40px); } .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub:first-of-type:nth-last-of-type(5), .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub:first-of-type:nth-last-of-type(5) + .ggsub, .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub:first-of-type:nth-last-of-type(2), .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub:first-of-type:nth-last-of-type(2) + .ggsub { width: calc(50% - 40px); } } @media all and (max-width: 1200px) and (min-width: 801px) { .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub { width: calc(100% / 3 - 40px); } .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub:first-of-type:nth-last-of-type(3n+2):nth-last-of-type(n+2), .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub:first-of-type:nth-last-of-type(3n+2):nth-last-of-type(n+2) ~ .ggsub:nth-of-type(-n+2), .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub:first-of-type:nth-last-of-type(3n+1):nth-last-of-type(n+1), .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub:first-of-type:nth-last-of-type(3n+1):nth-last-of-type(n+1) ~ .ggsub:nth-of-type(-n+4), .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub:first-of-type:nth-last-of-type(2), .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub:first-of-type:nth-last-of-type(2) + .ggsub { width: calc(50% - 40px); } } @media all and (max-width: 800px) { .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub { width: calc(50% - 40px); } .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub:last-of-type:nth-of-type(odd) { padding-left: 50%; width: calc(100% - 40px); } .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub:last-of-type:nth-of-type(odd) p:first-of-type { position: absolute; height: 100%; left: 0; padding-bottom: 0; top: 0; width: 50%; } .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub:last-of-type:nth-of-type(odd) p:last-of-type { left: calc(75% + 10px); } } @media all and (max-width: 600px) { .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub { padding-bottom: 70px; width: calc(50% - 20px); } .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub:last-of-type:nth-of-type(odd) { padding-left: 50%; width: calc(100% - 20px); } .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub h2 { font-size: 150%; margin: 10px 20px; } .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub p:last-of-type { font-size: 175%; } .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub a.cta.shop { font-size: 66%; padding: 10px 15px; vertical-align: 2px; } .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub:last-of-type:nth-of-type(odd) { padding-top: 10px; } .article-body-wrap .expander > ul { column-count: 1; } } @media all and (max-width: 480px) { .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub p:last-of-type { font-size: 150%; } .article-body-wrap .expando .ggsub a.cta.shop { margin: 0 0 20px; padding: 10px; } } .fb_like_and_share { margin-top: 25px; } /* SEASONAL */ /* father's day body { background: #553d9d; } body.im .header__brand { filter: brightness(50%) invert(1) sepia(1) hue-rotate(300deg); } .header, .swiper-container, .recent-posts, #page-top, .recent-posts .topics, .header__navigation-item, .top-header--scrolled .top-header-inner, .nav-drawer__header { background: #44318b; color: #fff; } .header__navigation-item a, .header__navigation-item--icon a, .header__navigation-item--icon button, .header__navigation-item--special a, .header__navigation-item--special button, .header__navigation-item--icon a:hover, .header__navigation-item--icon button:hover, .header__navigation-item--special a:hover, .header__navigation-item--special button:hover { color: #fff; } #header-navigation-right>ul>li, .header #navigation ul ul, .header #header-navigation-right ul ul { border-color: #684fb4; } .header:after, .header #navigation ul li:hover, .header #navigation ul li.active, .header .header-navigation ul>li:hover, .header .header-navigation ul>li.active, .header #header-navigation-right .search.active, .navigation-right .menu ul li:hover a, .navigation-right .menu ul li.hover a, .navigation-right .menu ul li.hover-f a, .header #header-navigation-right ul ul li:hover a, .header #navigation ul ul li:hover a { background: #684fb4; } .article-body .ggsite img { filter: sepia(0.5) hue-rotate(200deg); } a.cta.shop, ul.cta.shop { background-color: #d6ff41; color: #000; } a.cta.shop:hover, ul.cta.shop:hover { background-color: #41d9ff; } .article-body-wrap .gghero.gghero-color-1 { background: #684fb4; } .article-body-wrap .gghero.gghero-color-2, .article-body-wrap .gghero.gghero-color-10 { background: #553d9f; } .article-body-wrap .gghero.gghero-color-3, .article-body-wrap .gghero.gghero-color-9 { background: #503b9a; } .article-body-wrap .gghero.gghero-color-4, .article-body-wrap .gghero.gghero-color-8 { background: #4c3794; } .article-body-wrap .gghero.gghero-color-5, .article-body-wrap .gghero.gghero-color-7 { background: #44318b; } .article-body-wrap .gghero.gghero-color-6 { background: #3b2a7a; } */ body { background: #237e75; } body.im .header__brand { filter: brightness(50%) invert(1) sepia(1) hue-rotate(130deg); } .header, .swiper-container, .recent-posts, #page-top, .recent-posts .topics, .header__navigation-item, .top-header--scrolled .top-header-inner, .nav-drawer__header { background: #184356; color: #fff; } .header__navigation-item a, .header__navigation-item--icon a, .header__navigation-item--icon button, .header__navigation-item--special a, .header__navigation-item--special button, .header__navigation-item--icon a:hover, .header__navigation-item--icon button:hover, .header__navigation-item--special a:hover, .header__navigation-item--special button:hover { color: #fff; } #header-navigation-right>ul>li, .header #navigation ul ul, .header #header-navigation-right ul ul { border-color: #369086; } .header:after, .header #navigation ul li:hover, .header #navigation ul li.active, .header .header-navigation ul>li:hover, .header .header-navigation ul>li.active, .header #header-navigation-right .search.active, .navigation-right .menu ul li:hover a, .navigation-right .menu ul li.hover a, .navigation-right .menu ul li.hover-f a, .header #header-navigation-right ul ul li:hover a, .header #navigation ul ul li:hover a { background: #369086; } .article-body .ggsite img { filter: sepia(0.5) hue-rotate(130deg); } a.cta.shop, ul.cta.shop { background-color: #fff0af; color: #000; } a.cta.shop:hover, ul.cta.shop:hover { background-color: #184356; } .article-body-wrap .gghero.gghero-color-1, .article-body-wrap .gghero.gghero-color-7 { background: #459b92; } .article-body-wrap .gghero.gghero-color-2, .article-body-wrap .gghero.gghero-color-6, .article-body-wrap .gghero.gghero-color-8, .article-body-wrap .gghero.gghero-color-10 { background: #3e8c84; } .article-body-wrap .gghero.gghero-color-3, .article-body-wrap .gghero.gghero-color-5, .article-body-wrap .gghero.gghero-color-9 { background: #2a8078; } .article-body-wrap .gghero.gghero-color-4 { background: #18756d; } /*-->*/ /*-->*/ //-->

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Moto E4 and E4 Plus hope to bring a touch of class to the entry level

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Motorola is on a hardware tear, revealing two new entry-level devices in the Moto E lineup.

Motorola has unveiled yet another set of phones this week, after the entry-level Moto C series in May and the near-flagship Moto Z2 Play in early June.

Moto E4 Plus in Iron Gray

These ones, the Moto E4 and E4 Plus, fit somewhere in the middle of the company's lineup, and reinforce a design language that debuted with the new Moto G lineup in March.

We'll start with the Moto E4: it looks a lot like the Moto G5, with a 5-inch 720p display, a quad-core Qualcomm 425 (or 427 on Sprint) or MediaTek6737 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, an 8MP rear camera and 5MP front-facing camera, and a 2,800mAh removable battery. It's not entirely metal but, like the Moto G5, has metal accents.

The Moto E4 Plus is a bit more substantial, adding more aluminum to the design along with a larger 5.5-inch (still 720p) display, 2-3 GB of RAM, and a massive 5,000mAh battery that Motorola claims lasts two days on a charge. Around back is a 13MP rear camera, with a 5MP front-facer, along with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 in the U.S. and MediaTek SoC in the rest of the world.

Moto E4 and E4 Plus specs

Both phones will be available in the U.S. and a number of worldwide markets. The Moto E4 is even coming to U.S. carriers through Verizon, Sprint and MetroPCS. The Moto E4 starts at $129.99 USD and €149, and will also be an Amazon Prime Exclusive later this summer. The Moto E4 Plus starts at $179.99 and €199 and will mainly be sold unlocked in the U.S.

Who's buying?

Read: Moto Z2 Play review

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2 weeks ago

New Amazon Fire 7 is a modest upgrade and still a top cheap tablet

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Amazon's latest revision to its cheapest tablet is definitely the best it has ever been.

That the 'all-new' Amazon Fire 7 would be a good, cheap tablet was probably never up for debate. We've been recommending its predecessor for some time because you can actually spend just $50 and get a good tablet.

That hasn't always been true of the Android hardware ecosystem, and the Fire 7 is still probably unique in its recommendation at that price point.

So, Amazon made it a little bit better and kept the price the same. It's a modest upgrade, but an upgrade nevertheless, though whether you should ditch your old one is a tougher question to answer.

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