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Google to implement encryption by default in Android L

Google to implement encryption by default in Android L

Following Apple's privacy policy statement yesterday, Google is reported to be coming out with a similar hard-line stance in its next Android release. Devices that will be running the upcoming Android L, sometimes called Android 5.0 or Lemon Meringue Pie, will have their phone's data encrypted and password-protected by default, which would hinder both authorities and miscreants alike from gathering users' private data.

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ASUS Nexus Player shows early Android TV promise

ASUS Nexus Player shows early Android TV promise

Android TV, first announced properly at Google I/O this year, is set for release this Fall. Along with the Android “L” release, Android TV will take your living room and give it a very Android feel. The issue to-date is that we need some hardware; hardware we’ve not yet seen. A new ASUS device might just be your first Android TV set-top box.

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Moto 360 teardown: one tiny surprise

Moto 360 teardown: one tiny surprise

If you expected to find a whole lot more inside the Moto 360 this week than you’d seen in our Motorola Chicago tour last week, you’re in for a shock. As iFixit shows us this week, with a score of 3 out of 10 on the repairability gauge, this isn’t the sort of device you want to take apart.

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Is Moto G better than Moto X (2014)?

Is Moto G better than Moto X (2014)?

Last year we had a bit of a chat surrounding our reviews of Moto X and Moto G, and several readers suggested something outrageous. They suggested that the Moto G (2013) might be a better value than the Moto X (2013). This year, the differences between the two devices are more radical than they were last year. Could Motorola have made a mistake, creating too large a value gap between their two hero phones?

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IFA 2014: Best in Show

IFA 2014: Best in Show

This week we’ve seen one whole heck of a lot of new products from some of the top technology brands in the world. While many devices are unique, some products released this week will go head-to-head with their contemporaries’ devices revealed within hours of one-another. What’s are must-see, must-experience, or otherwise most awesome products we’ve gotten up close with this week? Let’s have a look!

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This is the new Moto X for 2014: Hands-on

This is the new Moto X for 2014: Hands-on

As recipes for success go, the new 2014 Moto X has a good one: take the wildly popular concept of a keenly priced flagship smartphone that punches well above its weight, and then refine the heck out of the design, construction, and materials until it can comfortably stand alongside rivals with no shame whatsoever. If you thought the original Moto X was competitive, then its update for 2014 is nothing less than fighting talk from Motorola.

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Moto G 2014 details leak early

Moto G 2014 details leak early

It’s less than a day now before we get full details on the second Moto G device, but it would appear that someone has spilled the beans a bit early. What you’ll be seeing here (for a very short time, presumably) is a video which shows off the Moto G (still called Moto G, not re-named for the second wave) in all its glory.

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HTC Desire 820 hands-on

HTC Desire 820 hands-on

This week HTC is delivering the newest in ideally-combined high-end features with affordable packaging with the HTC Desire 820. The device works with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, a 5.5-inch 720p display, and a variety of colorful options for its back and sides. It’s also got front-facing speakers for extra-loud BoomSound action.

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LG smartwatch details pre-event: round gets real

LG smartwatch details pre-event: round gets real

In the war for most round smartwatch on the market, Motorola had - until now - held the monopoly with the Moto 360. Or they would have, had they actually had the resources - or the foresight - to release the device before the rest of the world had the chance to release one first. LG is taking the open shot - so is Samsung - and now Motorola may be caught with their pants down.

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