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30
Aug
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Recommended Reading: The (second) rise of virtual reality


Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you’ll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Virtual Reality
by The Verge

Unless you’ve been under a rock the last couple of years, you’ve read some collection of words about the return of virtual reality at the hands of Oculus and others. Thanks to a multifaceted interactive piece from the folks at The Verge, you can get caught up on the technology’s history, its current state of affairs, VR in pop culture and more. Heck, there’s even a look at a step-by-step process for building a simple, 3D-printed headset for an iPhone.

What Happened to Motorola
by Ted C. Fishman, Chicago Magazine

Wondering how Motorola went from a formidable tech company to its Motorola Mobility sector losing $198 million during the first quarter of 2014? This piece for Chicago Magazine takes a look at the history of the company that dates back to 1928 through present day — a few months after Lenovo snatched up its smartphone business from Google for a cool $3 billion.

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Why Top Tech CEOs Want Employees with Liberal Arts Degrees
by Elizabeth Segran
, Fast Company

While you might think you’ll need a degree in science, engineering, math or computer science to nab a career in tech, industry CEOs are saying not so fast. Company heads are holding fast to the idea that folks with liberal arts degrees can make an impact based on education in disciplines like philosophy, religion and other humanities.

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Metro Redux: What it’s Really Like to Develop for PS4 and Xbox One
by Richard Leadbetter, Eurogamer

We’ve placed selections that examined the challenges of developing games for both the Xbox One and PS4 in this roundup before, but here, 4A Games’ Oles Shishkovstov gets pretty detailed about the process in a Q&A with Eurogamer.

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How Steve Ballmer Became a Rookie Basketball Mogul
by Monica Langley
, The Wall Street Journal

By this point, you’ve likely read one or two headlines about former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer snatching the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers for a cool $2 billion. Now, The Wall Street Journal has a look at the events leading up to the new owner closing the deal.

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24
Aug
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LG will reveal a circular smartwatch next week to compete with the Moto 360


Of the three Android Wear smartwatches introduced at Google’s developer conference in June, the Moto 360 was by far the crowd favorite; its circular watchface gives it a classic, elegant look, and a stark contrast to the squarish Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch. It turns out that LG wasn’t very excited about its first Wear watch either: It’s going to introduce a round-faced sequel — called the LG G Watch R — next week in Berlin, shortly after Motorola officially launches its new timepiece.

The teaser, provided to us by a trusted source, is currently unlisted on LG Mobile Global’s YouTube channel and embedded above. Plenty of details are left out — gotta leave something for the big reveal, of course — but you can clearly see a circular display (we’re assuming R stands for Round) with several new watchfaces. And unlike the original G Watch, the R comes with a button on the side. We also caught a few brief glimpses of a digital step counter, distance meter and compass. Finally, the teaser proclaims that we’ll learn more at IFA 2014 next week.

The short turnaround between G Watches (2.5 months) is indicative of LG’s strategy. A typical product development cycle spans the course of several months, and depending on the device, could take up to a year or more. This means the G Watch R was in development alongside the original, so the square model was likely a proof of concept; something to satisfy the early adopters and work out bugs while the stylish version wrapped up development. In other words, the R is the marquee smartwatch LG’s really banking on, and the fact that it’ll be introduced just hours after the 360′s launch means that all of the momentum and hype Motorola has spent months building up may quickly vanish. Whether it was a stroke of luck or brilliant timing on LG’s part, it shows either way that the competition will be heating up next week.

LG’s not the only manufacturer coming out with a new watch soon. ASUS will launch one at IFA as well (though its shape is square in its teaser); HTC has something in the works for later this year; Samsung could easily launch another Gear or five for the holidays; and let’s not even get into the Apple watch speculation. The Moto 360 is still the best-looking smartwatch we’ve seen thus far, but the space is becoming much more crowded than it was two months ago, and it may not retain that top-dog status for long after it finally gets released.

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Source: LG Mobile Global YouTube

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23
Aug
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Possibility that Motorola’s new flagship will actually be called the ‘Moto X One’



Moto X OneAs is often the case in the land of rumours, a device doesn’t necessarily end up with the name that we think it should – case in point, the HTC One M8 wasn’t called ‘The All New HTC One’. So it’s with this knowledge that we approach the Motorola Moto X+1′s name, one that has stuck with us since the rumours started, but hasn’t really been challenged. According to a post on Droid Forums though, the name of the Moto X+1 might actually be the ‘Moto X One‘, but the name of the device isn’t the most interesting thing here – it’s the source.

Moto X OneThis information comes to us from a casting call email that calls for female actors to appear in a commercial with a mobile device called the “X ONE”. While this could always just be a paraphrasing of the name for simplicity, but we’re not one to ignore information we see; having said that though, we acknowledge that this evidence is extremely tenuous so we’ll just have to put this one on the backburner till the device is launched next month.


What do you think about the name ‘Moto X One’? Do you think this could be the real name of Motorola’s new flagship? Let us know your opinion in the comments below.

Source: Droid Forums via TalkAndroid


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22
Aug
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Moto X+1 press images get leaked out by @evleaks, no less



moto X+1 press imagesLong live the king, it seems. @evleaks has come out with what he calls his “retirement gift” to us, a series of Moto X+1 press images. The Motorola device pictured appears to confirm all the rumours that we’ve been hearing, like the dual speakers and continued support for wood back covers. We recently allegedly saw the Moto X+1 line up against its predecessor, the Moto X, however the Moto X+1 in these press images seem to be subtly different in a few aspects, including the size of the speakers and the position of the infrared sensor. It’s possible the phone shown in the previous leak was just an early prototype, or is actually one of the many other phones that Motorola is supposedly cooking up before Christmas.

The Moto X+1 is allegedly going to feature a 5.2-inch 1080p display, and the jury is still out whether it will carry the Snapdragon 800 or 801. Regardless of what it does have inside, it seems likely Motorola is going to produce another pleasantly good flagship device that will be running Android KitKat. The press images in question are for the Verizon branded Moto X+1 which is rumoured to be announced on September 25th in just over a month. We’re not anticipating any exclusivity of the device on any carriers, so expect to hear about those as the announcement date nears.


What do you think about the appearance of the Moto X+1 press images? Let us know your thoughts on the device in the comments.

Source: Twitter via Phandroid


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21
Aug
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Seven phones and a Nexus: Motorola preparing several handsets for release soon



motorolaIf you thought Motorola didn’t have enough going on lately with the release of the Moto X+1 and Moto 360 expected next month, it seems likely they’re going to be even busier towards the end of the year. TKTechNews is reporting that Motorola might have up to 8 devices preparing for launch before Christmas, one of which is the widely anticipated “Shamu” Nexus 6. The devices include a new DROID, DROID Turbo, DROID Maxx, Moto X+1, Moto G, Moto X Play, Moto S and the Nexus.

Most interesting about this report is that some of these devices may not even come to market depending on the performance of another device. Key among these dependencies is the fact the DROID Turbo may not be launched if the Moto X+1 does well and that the Moto X Play and Moto S may be interchangeable depending on which screen size is preferred. It’s also postulated that the Moto S, a 5.9-inch beast, will serve as the basis for the Nexus 6 regardless of if it is dumped in favour of the Moto X Play. No exclusivity for any of the devices has been specified, which is good news for everybody, but no prices were hinted at.


I’m a bit hesitant to believe this claim, simply because it assumes Motorola would be willing to dump a line of devices on such short notice after presumably developing them for at least a few months before that. Also, we’ll never really know what plays out behind Motorola’s doors except for which ones make it through, but I guess the real moral of the story here is to be ready when Christmas comes to pass if you’re looking for a Motorola handset.

What do you think about this rumour of the eight Motorola devices? Let us know your opinion.

Source: TKTechNews via Phone Arena


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17
Aug
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Moto 360 smartwatch listed at BestBuy


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Motorola’s long-awaited smartwatch seems to be close to release. Motorola announced their press event will take place at IFA on September 4th by teasing Moto G, Moto X and Moto 360 along what seems to be some sort of bluetooth headset or something. Surprisingly, Moto 360 has been listed at BestBuy today. The biggest surprise… Read more »

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17
Aug
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Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch pops up at Best Buy two weeks early


A pair of Moto 360 smartwatches

You don’t have to wait until Motorola’s September 4th event to get more details regarding the Moto 360 smartwatch, it seems — Best Buy appears to have the scoop over two weeks early. The big-box retailer has posted a product listing for the timepiece that appears to reveal many (though not all) of the specifications. Reportedly, the device’s signature not-quite-circular display is a 1.5-inch, 320 x 290 LCD. You’ll also find a heart rate sensor and a pedometer, so the 360 may be a good fit if you’re an amateur athlete.

Best Buy isn’t saying just when the gadget will ship, although it’s listing the same $249 price that we saw a couple of months ago in a contest. That’s a good deal for what’s arguably much nicer-looking wristwear than either the G Watch or Gear Live. However, it’s probably wise to take the pricing (and possibly the specs) with a grain of salt. Motorola warned us back in June that pricing wasn’t set in stone, and the mention of 802.11n WiFi is odd when existing Android Wear devices only use Bluetooth to communicate with your phone. As such, it won’t be alarming if there are at least a few surprises left when the Moto 360 makes its official debut next month.

Moto 360 at Best Buy

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Source: Best Buy

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16
Aug
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Leaked photos show side-by-side comparison of the Moto X+1 and Moto X



comparison of the Moto X+1 and Moto XIt looks like there’s a new leak regarding the Moto X+1 every day. Motorola‘s follow-up to last year’s surprising, but under-appreciated, flagship smartphone, the Moto X, is set for a release sometime next month, so it’s unsurprising to see an increasing number of leaks of the device. The last leak comes from HelloMotoHK who has acquired photos which show a comparison of the Moto X+1 and Moto X as they sit side-by-side. As you can see from the photo above, the Moto X+1 (left) is noticeably taller than the Moto X (right) and its screen is just about the right size for a 5.2-inch panel as suggested in the more recent rumours.

comparison of the Moto X+1 and Moto XPerhaps interestingly, the front of the device appears to bear two speaker grilles, at the top and bottom, much like the HTC One design. This lines up with previous rumours about the device and the absence of a speaker grille on the back cover, though this latest leak appears to show a device much closer to production quality. It also appears like the infrared sensor has since been shifted to under the top speaker grille, a position not often travelled, but we’ll see how that pans out.


Are you looking to get the Motorola Moto X+1 when it is released? What do you think about the comparison of the Moto X+1 and Moto X? Let us know your thoughts.

Source: HelloMotoHK via TalkAndroid


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15
Aug
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Moto X+1 benchmarks point to a Snapdragon 800 SoC and a 5.2″ display


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Alleged Moto X+1 appeared on Geekbench recently showing us partial specifications of Motorola’s upcoming flagship. Those benchmarks indicated that the device will sport a Snapdragon 801 SoC, at least if we look at the cores’ clock speed of 2.5GHz. XT1098 model showed up yet again, this time on GFXBench website. This new benchmarks actually confirms… Read more »

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14
Aug
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Motorola hosting launch event on September 4


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Motorola looks to be unveiling a number of products at a September 4 press event, or at least that’s what we’re gathering from the early invitation. Clicking on an email we received this morning we are brought to a website that features one of those fun fortune teller paper games. You have to watch closely but… Read more »

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