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Moto G review: The Best Budget Android Smartphone

On paper, the Moto G defies all expectations for what an entry-level smartphone should look like. An attractive design, a bright 720p touchscreen and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, all for $179.<p>It just doesn’t add up. Somewhere, there needs to be a compromise.<p>The idea of a mid-range Android …

Google working on RAW support and improved camera features for Android

Nokia may be the first to have delivered RAW photography in a smartphone, but there's evidence to suggest that Google isn't too far behind. A month-old batch of code, recently spotted by app developer Josh Brown, reveals that work has been underway on a new Android camera API that could allow …

Google pays up $17M for ignoring user privacy settings in Safari

Google settled another privacy lawsuit today, promising to pay $17 million for circumventing users’ privacy wishes.<p>The case centered around Apple’s Safari browser, which had certain default privacy settings concerning tracking and cookies. Google, according to this lawsuit, went around those …

Samsung defies critics, ships 800,000 Galaxy Gear smartwatches in two months

Despite strongly negative reviews from almost everyone that cared to touch one, Samsung has shipped 800,000 Galaxy Gear smartwatches in two months. That's according to a Reuters article quoting Samsung officials, and the lofty figure reportedly makes the Gear the most popular smartwatch in the …

'Selfie' named by Oxford Dictionaries as word of 2013

<b>"Selfie" has been named as word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries.</b><p>The word has evolved from a niche social media tag into a mainstream term for a self-portrait photograph, the editors said.<p>Research suggested its frequency in the English language had increased by 17,000% in the last year, they …

Now there’s a Facebook for dead people

An Israeli entrepreneur has spent “hundreds of thousands of shekels” (tens of thousands of US dollars) to photograph and log 120,000 gravestones, in an effort to create a sort of Facebook/Wikipedia for the dead. It sounds ghoulish, but the project, Neshama, is intended to be the opposite: Each page …

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Kindle Paperwhite gets Goodreads integration and kid-friendly reading goals

Not to be outdone by yesterday’s software update for the Kindle Fire tablets, Amazon(s amzn) on Tuesday announced an available upgrade for the Kindle …

Step back, haters: Firefox phone now has ‘thousands of apps’ and global growth

Firefox OS, the web-based mobile operating system from Mozilla, is making progress toward getting a robust app ecosystem up and running.<p>In a blog post today, team members revealed an interesting tidbit about the platform’s momentum.<p>“In just a few months since the Firefox Marketplace opened with the …

Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: Apple Makes Case for Why It Deserves $379 Million More From Samsung

Apple is making its case Tuesday for why it believes it deserves most of the $400 million in damages that is at issue in a partial retrial of last …

Apple’s new iPad Mini retina is in very short supply

Fewer than a third of Apple’s new iPad Mini retina models are currently available for in-store pickup, according to a survey of 172 Apple stores around the U.S.<p>Which means that not only is the Mini retina in hot demand, it’s also in very, very short supply.<p>“With four capacity models (i.e., 16GB, …

Motorola releases Android 4.4 KitKat update for Verizon Moto X

Motorola announced today that the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Verizon version of the Moto X would begin its rollout. This deploy comes a mere three weeks since KitKat was officially launched with the Nexus 5, an impressive turnaround to say the least (it also beats Google to releasing the …

Apple to unveil 12.9-inch iPad, claims report

Apple is reportedly cooking up a tablet that would outsize the current iPad by more than two inches.<p>Citing an official at a Korean Apple supplier, news site Korea Times said on Tuesday that an iPad with a 12.9-inch Retina Display screen will launch in early 2014. The new iPad would boast a better …

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Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

Adventures in Google Self-Driving Cars: Pizza Delivery, Scavenger Hunts, and Avoiding Deer

After 500,000 miles of road tests, Google’s self-driving car team gave New Yorker writer Burkhard Bilger unusually deep access for a profile this …