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Moto X has cool X factor: customization phone

Moto X has cool X factor: customization phone

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Moto X has cool X factor: customization phone

Moto X has cool X factor: customization phone

In the four decades since Motorola first showed off a prototype of the world's first cellphone, the company has watched Apple, Samsung and other innovators surpass it in sales.

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Google photo tools won't replace humans

Google photo tools won't replace humans

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Google photo tools won't replace humans

Google photo tools won't replace humans

It can take months, even years, for me to share photos from a trip. The more shots I take, the more I dread going through them to delete bad shots and perform tweaks such as brightening dark shots.

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Simple Google phones have hefty price tags

Simple Google phones have hefty price tags

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Simple Google phones have hefty price tags

Simple Google phones have hefty price tags

Two new Android phones will look and sound familiar to those who have been paying attention to phones. That's because these two devices are replicas of Samsung's Galaxy S4 and HTC's One, except they lack most of the bells and whistles added to the original models.

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Bye, Reader: Find your new RSS feed

On July 1, we say goodbye to Google Reader, a handy tool for bringing headlines and articles from your favorite websites into a single place.

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Google's new music app is all-inclusive

Google's new music service offers a lot of eye candy to go with the tunes. The song selection of around 18 million tracks is comparable to popular services such as Spotify and Rhapsody, and a myriad of playlists curated along different genres provides a big playground for music lovers.

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Google Now a fine complement to Siri

Google Now a fine complement to Siri

Google Now became available on Apple devices in the past week. It's particularly useful when traveling, anticipating when you'll need car-rental details, gate numbers and more.

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Google Now a fine complement to Siri

Google Now a fine complement to Siri

Google Now is often compared with the Siri voice assistant on Apple's mobile devices, but its power lies in giving you information you need to know before you have to ask. It works best as a supplement to Siri, rather than a replacement, now that it has expanded from Android devices to iPhon…

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BlackBerry's Q10 is old-school cool

The BlackBerry has finally caught up to the world of touch-screen smartphones. It took time - six years, from the launch of the first iPhone - and it may be too late to save the company that makes it. But the BlackBerry deserves to be taken seriously again.

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HTC One sets bar high for new crop of phones

HTC One sets bar high for new crop of phones

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HTC One sets bar high for new crop of phones

HTC One sets bar high for new crop of phones

Ready for the battle of the phones? This year's crop of high-end smartphones is starting to emerge, like bear cubs crawling out of their burrows, sniffing the spring air.

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Facebook phone app makes itself at Home

Facebook phone app makes itself at Home

These screen images shows Facebook Home running on Google's Android operating system. Home comes installed on the HTC First, which shipped Friday and costs $100 in the U.S. with a two-year contract with AT&T.

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Facebook phone app makes itself at Home

Facebook phone app makes itself at Home

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Facebook phone app makes itself at Home

Facebook phone app makes itself at Home

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Facebook phone app makes itself at Home

Facebook phone app makes itself at Home

When I got my first smartphone in 2010, I checked Facebook obsessively. But over time, the novelty wore off and opening Facebook's app to check photos, links and posts from friends turned into a chore.

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Google's Pixel falls short

Google's Pixel falls short

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Google's Pixel falls short

Google's Pixel falls short

SIEM REAP, Cambodia - Google's first high-end laptop, the Chromebook Pixel, is an impressive machine. It feels light and comfortable in my hands and on my lap. Its high-resolution display makes photos look sharp and video come to life. From a hardware standpoint, it's everything I'd want a l…

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Tablet-PC hybrids don't fare well vs. ol' laptop

Tablet-PC hybrids don't fare well vs. ol' laptop

From left, the Iconia W510 by Acer, the Yoga 13 by Lenovo and the Surface Pro by Microsoft.

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