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Tested: Motorola Moto X

Yet again, Motorola has the chance to hijack the industry-wide road map for mobile development and design. Its latest creation, the Moto X, was destined by birthright alone to make headlines as the first smartphone fully conceived and nurtured under the wing of Motorola's new parent, Google. Still, few expected the type of heir that was eventually unveiled

That's because the Moto X refuses to compete in the specifications arms race currently occupying the rest of the Android market, (arguably sparked by another Motorola Device -- the original Droid) and instead dares consumers and competing manufacturers alike with another question. Is a top-notch mobile user experience really still dependent on top-notch specs?

It's a familiar concept for Apple devotees. But to somehow dismiss the X's accomplishments as a simple grafting of Apple's strategy onto the Android platform is a serious misjudgment. This phone blazes several important new trails, including taking the crown as the first smartphone to be made (or more accurately, assembled) right here in the U.S.A.

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Today in Gear: April 8, 2015

Adidas debuts the first fully asymmetrical golf shoe, Fjallraven's No.6 duffel bag, mimicking monochrome film with your phone and more.

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... And Hopefully Those Damn Stickers Too

Decrypted: The Specifications War is Over

If the topic of mobile technology happens to come up at your local water cooler, it’s unlikely that a fight will break out concerning which colleague’s phone has the most RAM. Tech specs used to be consumers' top priority; what do the numbers mean to us now, with supercomputers in our pockets?

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Wear Them Well

The State of Wearables, 2014

Wearable tech is a growing and increasingly diverse market; they all track distance and calories, and most tell time. They all have their pitfalls -- battery life, compatibility, reliability, size, price -- but what determines the best device is your individual needs. Do you need to streamline your workflow or measure how streamlined your backstroke is? Do you need a sleek timepiece or do you dig the outright nerdy look? Weigh your responses and use our guide of the best options.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: September 9, 2014

Today in Gear: Motorola's new line of products, the Honda Shadow Aero, Polk's wireless audio system and more.

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Today in Gear: May 14, 2014

Today in gear we examine, Motorola's most affordable smartphone yet, a shower for road trips, a light bulb that dims like a sunset, Dropcam's new tabs and post shaving solution from the Dollar Shave club team.

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Best Smartphones

We know what you're thinking. Making three picks for the best smartphone of 2013 instead of crowning one ultimate winner is a total cop out. But our job here was clear: highlight innovations that benefit us all as users of smartphones. If there's one defining comment to draw from our award winners below, it's that a deliberate collaboration between hardware and software is critical to creating an excellent mobile device. Each of our Best Smartphone picks -- the Nokia Lumia 1020, the Motorola Moto X and the iPhone 5s -- pushes the boundaries of consumer technology and attempts to redefine the mobile experience in its own way.

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Today in Gear: September 16, 2013

Motorola-Sliver-II-Bluetooth-Earpiece-Gear-Patrol Motorola Sliver II Bluetooth Headset
One objection to Bluetooth headsets is that people like to walk around quiet areas and carry on private conversations at terrifying volumes. The other complaint is that they're ugly as all hell. The Sliver

Today in Gear: August 22, 2013

Motorola-Skip-Gear-Patrol Motorola Skip NFC Tag
Motorola says the average Joe spends over a minute each day simply unlocking his smartphone. A MINUTE. You could do a lot in a minute. You could tie your shoes -- with double knots! You

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Tested: Motorola Moto X

Yet again, Motorola has the chance to hijack the industry-wide road map for mobile development and design. Its latest creation, the Moto X, was destined by birthright alone to make headlines as the first smartphone fully conceived and nurtured under the wing of Motorola's new parent, Google. Still, few expected the type of heir that was eventually unveiled

That's because the Moto X refuses to compete in the specifications arms race currently occupying the rest of the Android market, (arguably sparked by another Motorola Device -- the original Droid) and instead dares consumers and competing manufacturers alike with another question. Is a top-notch mobile user experience really still dependent on top-notch specs?

It's a familiar concept for Apple devotees. But to somehow dismiss the X's accomplishments as a simple grafting of Apple's strategy onto the Android platform is a serious misjudgment. This phone blazes several important new trails, including taking the crown as the first smartphone to be made (or more accurately, assembled) right here in the U.S.A.

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Dialed In: 10 Best Smartphones Available Now

There was a time when shopping for a cell phone was ridiculously simple. You’d waltz into the nearest Radio Shack, browse through a handful of demo devices anchored onto the wall, and spend a good four to five Benjamins on a BlackBerry 8700 or RAZR V3 (or the Nokia with the changeable covers, which was awesome). What hasn't changed: we're enslaved to our mobile devices. What has: the field of competitors.

Over the past few months, we’ve seen new entries from every major smartphone manufacturer spread across all four mobile platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and believe it or not, BlackBerry. The result for you: choosing the right smartphone can be an overwhelming decision at the moment. Well, we took the liberty of breaking down the top handsets on the market to help simplify the process. Here are the 10 smartphones worthy of your upgrade.

RAZR'ing the bar

Motorola Droid RAZR HD, Maxx HD and M

From the StarTAC, to the original RAZR to the Droid, Motorola has led the way for mobile hardware on quite a few occasions. Now, firmly entrenched under the wing of its Google mothership, Motorola is kicking off the new era with

Round Two

Motorola Xoom 2

The original Motorola Xoom caused a huge stir in the tech community as the first legitimate Android tablet with a chance of challenging the iPad. Once on the market, it then fizzled out in a style that made Lebron's finals performance

Nice Slice

Motorola Droid RAZR

The original RAZR kept Motorola's Mobile Devices division in pay dirt throughout the late 90s, but surprisingly when the smartphone revolution came, the company pushed in a new branding direction with the Motorola Droid. For those reasons alone, the fact that

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2011 Tablet Buying Guide

2011 is the year of the tablet, no matter how hard we and our wallets squirm over having another gadget thrust into our lives. But why now? A discussion on that topic could take longer than the birther diatribe if

Taking a #2 on #4

Droid X

iPhone 4 fever got you sick? Behold the Motorola Droid X ($199) for Verizon. The Droid X comes packed with 720p high def video capturing (since when did we lead a list of phone specs with resolution?), 3 mics for

Military Spec Ruggedness, Android Flexibility

Motorola i1

The Motorola i1 marks the first push-to-talk Android phone for iDEN (Sprint/Nextel Push-to-Talk). Like many other iDEN phones, the Motorola i1 is ruggedized for high-impact environments where iDEN phones are typically used. The i1 is also equipped with features unexpected in

Motorola RAZR 2

motorola_razr2.jpgThe iconic RAZR is back with an all new metal and glass design that is actually smaller than the previous RAZR. It features

  • Incredible QVGA screen (two screens actually)
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • CrystalTalk active sound-quality management
  • Opera web browser
  • Built in E-mail (free)
  • Bluetooth
There's no denying the lustworthiness of

Motorola MOTOPEBL Orange GSM

Motorola PEBL Orange GSMMOTOPEBL is the essence of mobile sophistication and stylish simplicity. Hold it in your palm and you'll understand its mysterious pull. Enjoy both form and function, with complete imaging, video capture and playback, and voice recognition features.Design at its