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Moto E third gen smartphone hits the low-end range

Moto E third gen smartphone hits the low-end range

Motorola has launched a new budget smartphone that slots itself neatly on the bottom rung on the product ladder for Motorola. The device is a new third generation Moto E handset that packs in decent specifications considering its low £99 asking price. The updated Moto E features a 5.5-inch screen that has a resolution of 1280 x 720.

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Google’s diverse working women emoji approved by Unicode

Google’s diverse working women emoji approved by Unicode

Emoji are about to become a lot more diverse and gender equal for women. The Unicode Consortium, the organization that oversees adoption and standardization of emoji, has approved a group of characters proposed by Google back in May, which includes depictions of women in new professions. There are 11 new emoji, such as a computer programmer, chef, scientist, graduate, and even a rockstar with David Bowie-like facepaint.

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Why drop tests don’t shatter Motorola phones (like Moto Z Force)

Why drop tests don’t shatter Motorola phones (like Moto Z Force)

Today we've seen another drop test of the Moto Z, this time with the Z Force Droid Edition of the phone. It didn't shatter. It didn't even crack. The reason for this is the application of an extra bit of protection called ShatterShield. This is not the first time Motorola has used this tech - they also had it applied to the Motorola DROID Turbo 2, a device that survived a 900-foot drop (with only a TINY crack to show for it). ShatterShield is an extra layer of protection outside your display glass - a step above your everyday screen protector.

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Five tips I shouldn’t have to tell you about Pokemon GO, but probably do

Five tips I shouldn’t have to tell you about Pokemon GO, but probably do

We're past the stage where gamers emerged, blinking and squinting in the light, and well into Pokemon GO as a cultural phenomenon. Nintendo and Niantic's augmented reality game hit just the right balance of cherished franchise and smartphone-powered location based play, demonstrated by just how many people are up off the couch and out in the streets searching for Pikachu and Pidgey. Problem is, some bad habits have developed along with the hunt...

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Google Play Indie Games Festival kicks off in San Francisco this September

Google Play Indie Games Festival kicks off in San Francisco this September

Competing as a game developer on the Google Play Store can be a tough proposition, especially as we see more and more professional game developers leave their big studios to start or join studios dedicated to mobile games. If you're one of those small-time game developers, good news: Google has announced that it will be giving independent developers a chance to have their moment in the spotlight later this year, when it hosts the Google Play Indie Games Festival in San Francisco.

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Pokemon GO players can now suggest Gym and Pokestop locations

Pokemon GO players can now suggest Gym and Pokestop locations

If you're a Pokemon GO player living in a metropolitan area, chances are you're surrounded by Pokestops and Gyms. For those in more rural areas, though, stocking up on items by visiting Pokestops or duking it out at Gyms proves to be a little more difficult. That might all be changing soon, as Niantic has given Pokemon GO players the tools to suggest locations that would make for good Pokestops or Gyms.

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This Moto Z headphone dongle turns a hot phone into a hot mess

This Moto Z headphone dongle turns a hot phone into a hot mess

Welcome to the future, a place where we're not quite ready to let go of the headphone jack on a phone, but DO want to get rid of said jack anyway. Motorola is the first major brand in the USA to do away with the headphone jack on its hero smartphone, the Moto Z, and today we get our first glimpse of the oddity that is the Moto Z headphone dongle, an accessory that comes with the device right out the box.

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Galaxy Note 7 release date carriers leaked by FCC

Galaxy Note 7 release date carriers leaked by FCC

This morning the folks at the FCC have let it be known that a whole bunch of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices will be released very soon. In their latest certification of said devices, they've revealed the codes SM-N930V, SM-N930A, SM-N930P, SM-N930T, SM-N930R4, and SM-N930W8. These codes correspond to Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and a couple of outliers. These can be connected to the Unlocked trend Samsung seems to be ready to join in on, as evidenced by the Galaxy S7 Unlocked release this June.

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Android Pay is now available in Australia

Android Pay is now available in Australia

Last month, Android Pay broke into Asia by launching in Singapore, and today the service is turning its sights south and launching in Australia. Android Pay will be launching with support from 28 banks across the country, but of the largest four banks in the region, only the Australian and New Zealand Banking Group is supporting the roll out from the beginning.

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Fallout Shelter arrives on PC at long last

Fallout Shelter arrives on PC at long last

We heard earlier this week that the PC launch of Fallout Shelter was imminent, and now it appears that Bethesda has made good on that promise, finally bringing its charming little mobile game to the PC masses. The launch coincides with the release of Bethesda's version 1.6 patch, which has been revealed to be Fallout Shelter's largest content update ever.

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4Moms Moxie stroller keeps your smartphone charged

4Moms Moxie stroller keeps your smartphone charged

New moms and dads take lots of pictures. Just check your Facebook or Instagram for anyone you know with a baby if you need proof. With all the snaps of baby and selfies that moms and dads take, it can be hard to keep your phone charged while out for a walk with your little. This is where the 4moms Moxie stroller comes in. It looks like one of those old-fashioned prams, but it has some cool power-generating tech inside.

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Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner “confirmed” in leaked photos

Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner “confirmed” in leaked photos

With Samsung's next phablet so close to being revealed, naturally the leaks are piling up. We've recently heard about the Galaxy Note 7's possibly thin display and touch sensor combo and have even seen what is allegedly the smartphone itself, complete with curved edges. Now, for a treat, we're seeing yet another aspect of the device, complete with "proof" that it is indeed a Galaxy Note 7. This time, we're seeing the long rumored iris scanner that might be, once and for all, coming to an actual retail device.

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