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A day with Moto X: The anti-Droid made for everyone, not just geeks (hands-on)

That the Moto X doesn’t feature the absolute fastest mobile processor doesn’t matter much. It’s all about simplicity, comfort, and some forward-thinking features. It’s a friendlier Android phone for people who would typically go for an iPhone.<p>It is, in many ways, the anti-Droid.<p>In 2009, Android …

The Moto X is Here, An Always Listening Smartphone That Offers Exceptional Battery Life

The Moto X is no secret thanks to a variety of leaks – some planned, some not. This included Google’s own Eric Schmidt talking on the phone a few …

Trace Will Monitor Your Activity While You're Out Surfing, Skating or Snowboarding (video)

Action sport enthusiasts are hardcore and now they can easily track and monitor their activity with Trace, the Kickstarter gadget that makes action …

Canon's Vixia mini combines a flipping touchscreen with an HD webcam

While other cameras look out to the world, Canon's new Vixia mini points the camera back at you. Geared towards the aspiring YouTube star or blogger upgrading from a lower quality webcam to full HD video, the Vixia includes an ultra wide-angle fisheye lens and a flip-up 2.7-inch touchscreen display …

Google engineer blasts domestic spying after receiving NSA award

Google engineer Joseph Bonneau is the first person to be awarded the NSA's "Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper" award for his paper "The Science of Guessing," which analyzed over 70 million user passwords in an effort to study why we're all so horrible at making strong passwords. "Even seemingly …

Asus Memo Pad HD 7 Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET

<b>The Asus Memo Pad HD 7 is priced like a champ and also comes in pink. Pink.</b> Asus<p>Well, that didn't take long. Less than two months after I posted this review of the Memo ME172V, Asus has revealed its younger, more powerful sibling: the Memo Pad HD 7 -- formally known internally as the sequentially …

Gear & Gadgets

Why You Should Never Digital Detox Alone

For the first time in years, I spent 72 hours without Internet or cell phone reception. While I didn’t experience any life-altering epiphanies that some claim comes from a digital detox, I now enjoy a handful of very meaningful relationships that never would have existed, with the constant …

Beats exec: new Studio headphones show 'we're serious about sound'

Think about "Beats by Dre," and you might think of an overpriced red headset that makes your brain rattle with bass. Luke Wood, president and COO of Beats Electronics, wants to change that image. And he believes the company's latest product, the new Beats by Dre Studio headphones, will be a major …

With The ASUS G750JX, Is The Hunt For The Perfect Gaming Laptop Finally Over?

There is one common, unfortunate theme when it comes to laptops — something I’ve dubbed “almost perfect” syndrome. Whether it’s genius design marred by a sub-par display or a powerful desktop replacement dragged down by unappealing aesthetics, that one niggling problem consistently rears its ugly …

Memorability Lets You Create & Narrate Beautiful iPad Photo Books, No Printing Required

There’s no shortage of mobile photo book applications on the market today, but a majority of these are focused on taking digital creations and turning them into offline, printed products. Memorability, a recently launched iPad photo book app, is different. Instead of bringing online web printing …

Should Microsoft keep bashing Apple, Google?

Despite financial disappointments, Microsoft has offered a new, more aggressive stance toward competitors. Instead of telling people that Apple is bad, should Microsoft start telling people why it's good? Or is that too hard?<p>When I think of Microsoft these days I think of a slightly aging mastiff …

Bill Gates

xRec app brings screen recording to non-jailbroken iPhones

Screen recording directly on iOS devices has usually required the device to be jailbroken. Rather than recording sans-PC, the general solution is to hook up the iPhone/iPad to a computer and use some sort of a mirroring app then record the computer’s display. Now, the app xRec has made its way into …

Inside the insane 50,000-watt Ibiza speaker stack built by LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy

One of the most impressive sound systems on the planet<p>Image credit: Robert Martin<p>The sound system is the foundation on which entire genres of music have been built. A hulking, pulsating, blinking mass of wood, metal and plastic that delivers one crucial thing to any party — volume. Without the …

Get Paid to Use Your Phone by Putting Advertisements on Your Lock Screen

According to the data, most look at their phone's lock screen more than a hundred times a day. With a new app, every one of those looks or swipes …

Android Phones

Locket pays you pennies a day to cover your Android lock screen with ads

It turns out you <i>can</i> make money by wasting time on your smartphone. Locket is a new Android app that places advertisements on your phone's lock screen and rewards you for swiping through for more information. Once you've downloaded and installed Locket, it requests three pieces of information; your …

New Nexus 7 tablet flaunted on video before possible launch next week

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>The wait for a new Nexus 7 tablet appears to ending next week. Android Central got its hands on a refreshed model of …

How to turn an iPhone into a professional video camera

The Telegraph used an iPhone to film, edit and upload instant video reviews from Glastonbury festival. Chris Stone reviews the accessories he used to do it.<p>Mention filming on a smartphone in professional video circles and you'll generally be met with a barrage of derision. While camera phone design …

Wimbledon 2013: Nadal's shock exit will see questions return

Few players handle defeat with the dignity or perspective Rafael Nadal brings to that morale-crushing experience. If there were triumph to be …

Apple Introduces iOS 7

We heard it would be flat. We heard it would be black and white. We heard that it would be a totally different experience.<p>It is. iOS 7, the latest version of Apple’s flagship mobile operating system, is here, and it’s almost entirely different from the versions that came before. Gone are the …