Motorola announces updated Moto X and Moto G smartphones, Moto Hint Bluetooth headset

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Motorola has just announced the newest additions to its smartphone lineup: the second-generation models of the Moto X and Moto G, and a Bluetooth headset called Hint.

First up is the new Moto X. It looks a lot like the previous model, but don’t be fooled: it’s got an entirely new spec list and even some tweaks to the design. The display is now 1080p versus the first-gen’s 720p version, and has gotten a slight size bump up to 5.2 inches. The edge of the phone is also now wrapped with aluminum rather than plastic. The camera has been bumped to 13 megapixels and now shoots 4k video (compared to a 10 MP still shooter with 1080p video support on the last model).

The Moto Maker online tool for customizing your phone has also been updated with new options, including custom colors for the volume rocker and power button. New back plate options include the previous wood design, as well as a line of all-new real leather options.

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WSJ Moto 360 review says the device has to be charged twice a day, praises Google Now integration

Motorola is set to unveil a variety of new products tomorrow morning, but the Wall Street Journal posted its video review of the Moto 360 a tad too early, giving us a more in-depth look at the watch before its public unveiling tomorrow.

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Motorola’s new Moto G leaks on video ahead of tomorrow’s unveiling

Motorola is about to unveil all of its new products at 1AM Central Time early tomorrow morning, but its next-generation Moto G smartphone appears to have just leaked ahead of the announcement. AndroidPolice points us to the video above that was originally leaked by a Brazilian retailer before being pulled. Read more

Watch Motorola unveil its new products live at 1:30 PM CT September 5th (Video)

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There is definitely a lot of confusion surrounding what day Motorola is actually announcing their new products, and while the company sent out invitations for what was an event on September 4th, it turns out the official public announcements aren’t happening until 1:30 PM CT on September 5th. The wait to hear about the new Moto X, Moto G, and the Moto 360 smartwatch (and some kind of ear accessory) is almost over, and you’ll find the streaming video below.

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Sprint launching LTE-enabled variant of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 next week

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If you’re just itching to grab the Samsung Galaxy Tab S, but just can’t take the plunge without Sprint’s “Spark” LTE, you might be glad to know that the wait is almost over. Sprint has announced that their own LTE-powered version of the tablet, which is just a slight variation on the Tab S that has been on the market since June, will be available from September 12th onwards.

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Samsung announces Galaxy Tab Active, ideal for watching movies in the bath …

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Granted that isn’t Samsung’s official reason for launching the ruggedized version of the Galaxy Tab, which is both water and dust resistant, and protected against 1.2 metre drops. Samsung says that the Galaxy Tab Active is likely to appeal to business users who need to use tablets in places like construction sites and transport depots.

Along with the protective casing, the device has what is described as a tougher C-Pen stylus. You might wonder how many Galaxy Tab variants are needed, but the company says that it consulted with Fortune 500 companies to determine what was needed from a professional tablet …  Read more

Hands-on: Meet Samsung’s Oculus-powered Gear VR (Video)

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Along with the announcement of the Galaxy Note 4 and Note 4 Edge, Samsung unveiled the long-rumored Gear VR headset. This headset provides an immersive virtual reality experience, without most of the complexities that come with an Oculus Rift. Oddly enough, Samsung’s Gear VR was created through a partnership between Facebook owned Oculus and Samsung…

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Hands-on with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 (Video)

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Samsung recently announced the Galaxy Note 4 at a press conference during IFA 2014 in Berlin and the hype is real. The Galaxy Note 4 is equipped with a new design that features a metal frame and stronger 2.5D glass on the front to help prevent scratches. Along with that, we’re getting beefed up internal specifications, better camera performance, and new software features…

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