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New Moto X vs. Original

New Moto X vs. the original: Worth the upgrade?

To upgrade or not to upgrade? This detailed guide, based on months of real-world usage, will help you decide.

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Moto X (2014) deep-dive review: Android done right -- again

Motorola has introduced this year's version of its flagship Android phone Moto X, which offers a distinctive and customizable design, superb software and exceptional features.

Samsung drops Knox prices and introduces Knox user portal

Samsung announced price reductions and updates for its Knox security and management software for IT shops and a free My Knox service that is directly available to professionals using ActiveSync.


Google to turn on encryption by default in next Android version

Google is turning on data encryption by default in the next version of Android, a step that mirrors broad moves in the technology industry to ensure better data security.


Windows Phone should fear Android One, not the iPhone 6

Windows Phone has nothing to fear from the big-bang rollout of the iPhone 6. But Google's Android One project could well ensure that Windows Phone never becomes a serious smartphone contender.

New Moto X vs. Original: Camera Shootout

New Moto X vs. the original: Smartphone camera shootout!

How good is the new Moto X's camera -- and how does it compare to the first-gen model? See for yourself in this head-to-head photo face-off.

New Moto X Leather Wood Plastic

Hands on: The new Moto X in leather, wood, and plastic

The new Moto X comes in a choice of some interesting and eclectic materials. Here's an up-close look at the three main options.

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Many Android devices vulnerable to session hijacking through the default browser

The default browser in Android versions older than 4.4 has a vulnerability that allows malicious websites to bypass a critical security mechanism and take control of a user's authenticated sessions on other sites.

Moto 360 smartwatch

Moto 360 review: An elegant smartwatch with exceptional features

Motorola's new Moto 360 smartwatch is classy, beautiful and full of great features -- but it needs a little more polish to reach its potential.

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Google debuts first low-cost Android One phones in India

Three Indian vendors have launched smartphones based on a Google reference design starting at around $100 without operator subsidy, in a bid to grab a share of a growing but competitive segment of the country's smartphone market.

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10 years in tech: The crazy cellphone ideas of 2004

In 2004, Apple had just started development of its iPhone and no one outside the company knew about it, Samsung was focused on the South Korean market, and the hottest thing in wireless was the I-mode mobile Internet service in Japan....

Moto 360 Interesting Things

Hands on: 5 interesting things about the Moto 360

Beyond its basic design and features, the Moto 360 has some pretty interesting qualities that set it apart from other Android Wear watches.

Moto 360 Battery Controversy

Motorola responds to Moto 360 battery 'controversy'

A widely cited report claims Motorola is lying about the battery in its Moto 360 smartwatch -- but things on the Internet aren't always what they seem.

Sleek iPhone 6 and 6 Plus feature big displays, NFC payments and new chips inside

Both phones run Apple's new A8 processor and are due to be made available Sept. 19

New Snapdragon chip means cheaper LTE smartphones are coming

Qualcomm hopes to push down the cost of LTE smartphones with the Snapdragon 210 chipset.

New Moto X Hands On

Hands on: The first things you notice about the new Moto X

One of the most anticipated Android follow-ups of the year is finally here. Time to go hands on with the new Moto X.

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Déjà vu -- Europeans restart antitrust probe of Google (is Android next?)

Eric's head just exploded: Google's European frustrations continue. The EC has re-opened its interminable antitrust case, because the proposed settlement doesn't seem to please ministers nor rivals. When will it all end? In IT...

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More evidence of the Windows Phone app gap: FTC doesn't bother to sue Microsoft

Here's one more piece of evidence that Windows Phone lags far iOS and Android in app availability: The FTC, which has gone after Google, Apple, and Amazon for unlawful app billing, hasn't even bothered to target Microsoft.

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