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September 5, 2014, 3:20 PM

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Nicole Lee / Engadget:
New Moto X available later this month starting at $499 unlocked, with bigger 5.2" 1080p display, aluminum frame, and leather back option  —  The Moto X returns: high-end specs, aluminum frame and leather back  —  As a half dozen of my colleagues toil away in Berlin bringing you the latest news …
David Pierce / The Verge:
Motorola Hint is a $149 Bluetooth earbud with smartphone voice control features, coming this fall  —  The Moto Hint is the future of the Bluetooth headset  —  Are we all about to start talking to our phones again?  —  Don't call the Motorola Hint a Bluetooth headset.  It makes everyone at Motorola wince.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
David Pierce / The Verge:
Moto 360 review: understated elegance, first “real” smartwatch, but battery lasts less than a day  —  Moto 360 review  —  Motorola's long-awaited smartwatch is finally ready for your wrist  —  I lost my phone this morning.  —  Normally that's impossible.
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
New, larger iPhones to offer one-handed mode for easier typing; iWatch circuit board is “tiny”  —  Apple Plans Smartwatch and Larger iPhones  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When Apple wants to make a big splash, it returns to its history.  —  Thirty years ago at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts …
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Next-gen iPad Air with Touch ID, new gold color option may also debut at Apple's Sept. 9 event  —  At a media event already expected to be packed with the unveiling of two new iPhone models and a so-called “iWatch,” the company may also showcase its next full-size iPad Air with Touch ID fingerprint sensor …
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Tim Cook says Apple will send alerts when users add devices or change passwords, and broaden its use of two-factor authentication  —  Tim Cook Says Apple to Add Security Alerts for iCloud Users  —  Apple Will Alert Users Via Email and Push Notifications  —  Apple Inc. said it plans additional steps …
Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
Google Glass Explorer Edition Now Live In The US Play Store With All Accessories  —  You may remember Google's launch of the Glass explorer program in the UK, which saw the device listed in the Play Store just before I/O. This seemed a little odd at the time, given that the Glass shopping experience …
Stewart Rogers / VentureBeat:
Study: In social advertising, YouTube converts more customers than anyone else  —  When it comes to paid advertising on social platforms, YouTube is the clear winner in introducing new products and helping consumers make their purchasing decisions, according to a new study Aol Platforms released today.
Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Intel's Core M Strategy: CPU Specifications for 9mm Fanless Tablets and 2-in-1 Devices  —  Continuing our coverage of Intel's 14nm Technology, another series of press events held by Intel filled out some of the missing details behind the strategy of their Core M platform.
Brandon Butler / Network World:
Microsoft rolls out migration tool for porting apps into Azure cloud  —  Cloud migration services are an upcoming battlefield in IaaS  —  One of the big problems with IaaS cloud computing is how to get apps up into the cloud.  There are a variety of emerging technologies for solving this problem …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
DigitalOcean Partners With CoreOS To Bring Large-Scale Cluster Deployments To Its Platform  —  Since its launch just a few years ago, DigitalOcean quickly made a name for itself as a hosting platform for affordable virtual servers.  The company's ambition goes far beyond hosting your WordPress blog …
Derek Walter / TechHive:
Hands-on: Tempo brings its super-smart calendaring to iPad  —  Tempo, a powerful calendar app for the iPhone, goes beyond just displaying events and dates, instead pulling together multiple calendars and contextual data to serve as a digital assistant.  It's a productivity powerhouse on the iPhone …
James Kanter / New York Times:
Microsoft and German publishers say their experiments show the proposed EU antitrust settlement with Google would be ineffective  —  Opposition Grows in Europe to Google Antitrust Proposal  —  BRUSSELS — Microsoft and the German publishing industry on Thursday stepped up pressure …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Former Twitter Chief Scientist Launches Steven, An Emoji-Based Social App  —  I can't quite put my finger on why I keep using this new app called Steven - yes, Steven, like a boy's name - but I do.  The app itself is sort of silly - it offers you a way to log your activities and location using emoji …
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Beats co-founder Steven Lamar introduces Roam's first product, Ropes, $299 wireless earbuds  —  Disgruntled Beats co-founder starts new audio company with $299 earbuds  —  Roam's Ropes are Bluetooth headphones that sit on your neck  —  About a week before Apple agreed to buy Beats for $3 billion …

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