Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

05
Sep
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The new Moto X makes a good first impression, but that's as much to do with the software as with the hardware. Luckily, owners of last year's Motorola devices won't be left in the dust. Motorola's Punit Soni has confirmed that all the new software features will be ported to the last generation devices, provided there is hardware support.

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05
Sep
2014-09-05 01_52_44-Moto 360 by Motorola

Update: It appears the links are working, and the watches are showing In Stock once again after an overnight hiatus. Order away, folks!

The Moto 360 is supposed to go on sale in the U.S. at noon ET September 5th (that's tomorrow if you're reading this as it's posted). However, it appears that you can add the two available variants to your cart and checkout with the right links, which we are happy to provide.

04
Sep
2014-09-05 00_28_25-Choose Moto 360 - YouTube

Motorola is taking to YouTube with demo videos of its new device before updating the website. If you fancy a closer look at the Moto 360, we've got the official video right here. Spoiler: it looks sweet.

04
Sep
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It looks like Motorola decided to keep it simple when naming this year's flagship phone. The video below is the first official public appearance of the new Moto X. Not the X+1, not the X2—just the Moto X. Motorola's website is still updating, but the new devices are starting to roll out.

04
Sep
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Motorola is still teasing us all with a few more hours of waiting before the X+1, Moto G, and everything else is official, but the phones have apparently broken cover on the website of German retailer Media Markt. The pages have a few images, but we've seen those leaked already. What's of primary interest here is the full spec list for both devices.

2014-09-04 17_05_41-MOTOROLA Moto X ™ (2nd Generation) black _ black 16 GB buy smartphones at Media

The page calls the new X simply "Moto X (2nd generation)," so perhaps the rumored name isn't accurate, or Media Markt is still using a place-holder.

04
Sep
2014-09-04 15_07_10-Smartphone Motorola Moto G2 DTV Colors, Dual Chip, 3G, Android 4.4,... - vidme

Motorola is revealing its new line of products today, but only for press that are in Chicago for the private event. Everyone else gets to wait until 1AM central time for the embargo to drop. Well, a Brazilian retailer called Lojas Colombo may have jumped the gun a little by posting (and quickly pulling) a YouTube video showing off the new Moto G. Don't worry, there's a mirror below.

04
Sep
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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been on a crusade as of late to save the world from in-app purchases, and that's probably an okay crusade on which to be. The news has come down today that Google will be settling an FTC lawsuit by refunding about $19 million in unauthorized in-app purchases made by kids whose parents foolishly allowed them to go tapping around on their Android devices.

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04
Sep
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The last few SwiftKey updates have been focused on making the keyboard faster and more responsive, which has been sorely needed for some time. Whether or not that has been successful depends on who you ask, but the developers have now rolled out another update that is supposed to offer additional performance boosts. Maybe this one will do the trick.

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04
Sep
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The last Ascend Mate from Huawei was an interesting device with an affordable price point, but you had to make some sacrifices to get comfortable with that sweet phablet-y goodness. It was only 720p, had an older processor, and the storage was lacking. The newly announced Ascend Mate7 is a big phone with many fewer sacrifices.

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The specs are a lot more presentable this time around. Here's what we've got to work with.

04
Sep
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All the apps on your phone feed log data into the Android logcat, but maybe you don't want the log to have all that information about what you're doing on the phone. If you're rooted, a new app from Wanam can help. Stop Log disables all Android loggers at the system level.

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