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Moto X pre-order starts September 16, plus fresh Moto 360 stock

Motorola's latest flagship handset, the updated Moto X, will be offered for pre-order from Tuesday. Fresh Moto 360 stock has arrived, too, with the well-received smartwatch also going on sale Tuesday.

Android Army

UK mobile retailer Phones 4u files for administrator protection, thousands of jobs at risk

The future of one of the UK's best known mobile phone retailers hangs in the balance this week as Phones 4u announced it's filed for administrator protection and would not be opening its 550 stores Monday morning.


Wallet-friendly Android One smartphones launched in India

Google has teamed up with three Indian smartphone manufacturers to launch the Android One program. These entry-level devices all run stock Android, have local language support, Google-controlled software updates, and competitive prices.


Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of September 14, 2014

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

Cool Tech

What’s the opposite of ‘g’day, mate’? Ford Australia details last-ever Falcon Ute

The next Ford Falcon Ute will also be the last because the Blue Oval is shuttering its Australian division in 2016. In its most powerful configuration, the truck can be fitted with a 4.0-liter turbocharged straight-six rated at 362 horsepower.


Polk Hampden review

With versatility and a golden sound, Polk’s Hampden speakers hit the sweet spot of the desktop genre.

  • Pros: Rich, golden sound , Wide, accurate sound stage , Powerful…
  • Cons: Lead vocals occasionally muffled , Cagey USB cable , Pricey

Why the iPhone 6 doesn’t have a sapphire glass screen

Despite many rumors, the two versions of the iPhone 6 boast ion-strengthened glass screens, not sapphire screens. The reason, apparently, is that sapphire glass screens couldn’t pass drop tests.


Equil Smartpen 2: One digital pen to rule them all, turning ink and paper into digital files

Thanks to the Equil Smartpen 2, lovers of the old-fashioned way of writing and drawing have a nifty bridge between the tangible and the digital: a high-tech pen that captures whatever you write or draw and turns it into a detailed digital file.

Cool Tech

Soundfreaq’s Double Spot speaker aims to double the fun of the Sound Spot

While Soundfreaq's Double Spot may not double the fun of the original Sound Spot, does offer a unique way to get your wireless fix. Those looking for a speaker with original styling and solid sound performance may want to give the Double Spot a spin.

Home Theater

First drive: 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

Aside from the electric drivetrain, the e-Golf is exactly what you'd expect from the venerable VW hatchback. It gives up no passenger or cargo space to accommodate its batteries, so it is as practical and comfortable as the conventional Golf.


Rumored Microsoft acquisition of Minecraft dev aimed at mobile growth

The rumored Microsoft acquisition of Minecraft developer Mojang is expected to be announced on Monday, September 15, and many believe the purchase is aimed at boosting mobile growth.


Alien: Isolation’s message of the day? Running is death

Running equals death in the cat-and-mouse hunt that the Creative Assembly put together for Sega's Alien: Isolation. Check out the latest trailer.


6 problems with the Surface Pro 3, and how to fix them

We round up a list of common Surface Pro 3 problems and identify possible fixes for them. Learn more here.


The miniature radio that could link the Internet of Things

A Stanford professor has produced a working radio-on-a-chip that costs pennies to make, is incredibly small and doesn't require any batteries to run, coming soon to a connected device near you.

Cool Tech

Take a look at the Windows 9 Notification Center in action

Are you all set for Windows 9 in 2015 or has Windows 8/8.1 put you off for life? A new video uploaded over the weekend shows an early version of the new Notification Center being put through its paces.