Motorola

Moto Z hackathons create more interesting Mods than Motorola

July 29, 2017

Motorola The modular Moto Z was the tool of choice at the latest Motorola hackathon in San Francisco this past weekend. Developers and entrepreneurs took on the task of hacking the mobile phone with a variety of other hardware to come up with innovative add-ons. While available mods are thought of as too high-priced and […]

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The Moto E4 Plus offers a huge battery without a huge price tag

July 29, 2017

Motorola Slowly but surely, Lenovo’s Motorola is updating all of its major smartphone lines. We got the refreshed Moto Gs while traipsing around at MWC, the Moto Z2 Play just recently broke cover, and now we have a new pair of low-cost Moto E4s to consider. For those on a tight budget, the regular Moto […]

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Motorola and Amazon will bake Alexa into Moto Mods and phones

July 29, 2017

Chris Velazco/Engadget You just can’t stop Alexa. According to Amazon and Motorola representatives here at Mobile World Congress, the two companies have teamed up to explore ways to bring Amazon’s voice-controlled assistant onto Motorola hardware. Amazon’s Jon Kirk took the stage at a press event to run through a very short concept video in which […]

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Moto focused on slimming down for the Z2 Play

July 29, 2017

TechnoBuffalo If you liked the original Z Play for its low price and compatibility with Moto Mods, you’ll probably dig the pending follow up, Motorola’s Z2 Play. They pretty much look the same, minus the shape of one of the buttons. If you expected the original’s long battery life, however, the sequel might disappoint you. […]

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Motorola’s Z2 Play sacrifices battery life for sleekness

July 29, 2017

Chris Velazco/Engadget Motorola’s first Z-series smartphones were as impressive as they were divisive. Remember, the Z was insanely thin, the Z Force was nearly indestructible and both could be augmented with Moto Mods, but they were among the first devices to completely give up on the headphone jack. Then came the Moto Z Play, which […]

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The CIA has been rooting around in your WiFi router

July 29, 2017

Bloomberg via Getty Images A recent Wikileaks document dump revealed that the CIA has been hacking wireless routers. The documents suggest it has been going on for years and as many as 25 devices from 10 different manufacturers were targeted. This latest leak included user manuals and installation guides for a number of hacking tools. […]

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Police body cams will soon use AI to find missing people

July 29, 2017

Motorola Motorola Solutions — not to be confused with smartphone maker Motorola — is adding machine learning to its surveillance equipment used by law enforcement personnel. Cops in Chicago’s Waukegan police department are already suiting up with the company’s Si500 body cams. But those same cameras could soon pack AI that could help officers identify […]

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Moto Z2 Force reportedly has smaller battery than its predecessor

July 29, 2017

VentureBeat In April, some spec leaks gave us a look at what Motorola’s Moto Z Force follow-up had in store. We learned that the Moto Z2 Force would have a 5.5 inch display, a Snapdragon 835 chip upgrade, a dual rear camera system and the return of the audio jack. Today, we get some more […]

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Motorola’s Alexa mod is just the start of an important AI plan

July 29, 2017

Chris Velazco/Engadget Motorola might have lured people to its MWC press conference with the promise of new phones, but the real talking point came toward the end of the event. After hyping a pair of midrange devices and some fun Moto Mod concepts, the company confirmed that it’s working with Amazon to bring Alexa to […]

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Moto G5 Plus is now available in an Amazon-subsidized flavor

July 29, 2017

Paul Hanna / Reuters Amazon may have given up on the Fire phone, but the company’s line of low-cost “Prime Exclusive” ad-subsidized smartphones is getting a refresh today. The program launched last year with a respectable lineup of discounted, unlocked handsets that have topped Amazon’s sales charts for ever since. This week, Amazon is adding […]

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