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Moto X is still alive and kicking, new one coming this year

It was widely expected that the Motorola and Lenovo merging would see the end of the Moto X brand in favor of the Moto Z. It now appears that the Moto X lives on and there will be a new one coming this year. A new leak has surfaced that gives a glimpse into what the Moto X 2017 may have in store for us. Of most interest is probably the fact that the new Moto X will not support the Moto Mods since it will not include the necessary magentic pins to connect to them. With the following specs, the Moto X 2017 definitely…

Propelify tech and innovation festival returns May 18

Propelify, a gathering of innovation, tech, speakers, investors, and other startup-minded attendees returns in just ten days. Billed as one of the biggest innovation gatherings in the Northeast, it brings together folks from all seemingly connected areas. This year promises to be quite the affair as it offers up some 40+ speakers across two stages. Taking place on May 18 in Hoboken, New Jersey, the festival will play host to all sorts of great things, including drone races, startup/tech exhibitors, VR Theather…

What we know so far: OnePlus 5 edition

With the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 releases behind us, what’s the next best thing to look forwards to? OnePlus’ next-gen flagship, for sure. The phone has already made quite a fair share of headlines and we’re more than excited to see it arrive on the market this summer, as OnePlus itself confirmed no more than a few days ago. So what will the OnePlus bring to the table in 2017? Nothing has been confirmed just yet, but the rumor mill provides us with enough speculation on the matter. And in anticipation of the big…

Fugoo launches the Style-S and Go speakers for active users

Bluetooth speaker specialist, Fugoo is this week extending its “Go Anywhere” lineup by adding two new products, the Style-S and Go. The Style-S is a water-proof, dust-proof, mud-proof and shock-proof Bluetooth speaker that can deliver up to 93 dB loudness. Fugoo says the speaker weighs only 1 pound and 7 ounces, so it can fit almost anywhere. It can be used as a speakerphone by virtue of the omni-directional microphone with echo cancellation and background noise reduction. The Style-S supports Apple’s Siri and Google…

Google Pixel 2 codename Walleye may be on the horizon

With Google I/O 2017 approaching, attention turns to the next iteration of the Pixel hardware despite not actually likely to appear at the actual Google event. The Pixel 2 is expected to be released this year as the successor to the popular Pixel range Google released in 2016. It seems that this device already exists, at least internally, as references to the codename, Walleye, have begun appearing in Android AOSP code commits. Looking through the history of a code commit, comments are made in relation to testing a…

Acer’s Holo 360 is an odd Android camera that can place calls

When you hear the name Acer your mind naturally conjures up images of cheap notebooks and monitors, but certainly not cameras. But this might soon change. The Taiwanese device maker which recently hosted an event in New York put on display a pretty bizarre object – it’s called the Holo 360 and yes, it’s a camera that can shoot 360-degree images and video. But that’s not all, the gizmo is powered by Android and in the good tradition of Google’s mobile operating system, it can also make calls. You can’t really purchase…

First look at the Motorola Moto E4 Plus

Motorola have already revealed some of its devices this year, while others have leaked. We can now add to this list the upcoming low-end Moto E4 and E4 Plus devices that the company are said to be launching in the next few weeks. New images have surfaced online that claim to be genuine shots of the new devices. The design of the Moto E4 is very similar to the various leaks that have been circulating previously and show the device to pack a massive 5000mAh battery and removal back cover. The Moto E4 and E4…

Google won’t be providing security updates for the Pixel beyond 2019

As part of the ongoing effort to improve the security of Android, monthly security updates are provided for each device to include the latest security patches so you don’t have to wait for a major release.These updates are only provided for a certain amount of time before it is considered you should really be upgrading to a new device given the age.Google has updated its support page that lists when it will stop providing updates for the Nexus and Pixel devices. Google specifies that it won’t guarentee regular…

You can opt-out of Google Location services tracking your wifi hotspot or router

To improve your location accuracy and the services based on Google using this data, Google uses publicly broadcast Wi-Fi data from wireless access points and GPS, cell tower, and sensor data. While this is useful for improving the accuracy of your location, you might just simply not want Google using your access point to offer tracking all the time. This is especially a problem if you use your device as a hotspot regularly and find your location is often affected by this. To opt out, change the SSID (name) of your…