Kyle Wiggers(3 posts)

Kyle Wiggers is an avid writer, web designer, podcaster, and video producer with an acute interest in all things technology. When not reviewing or commentating on gadgets, apps, and videos, he enjoys reading New Yorker feature articles, tinkering with computers, and playing the occasional game of Rock Me Archimedes.




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Nvidia solves “mechanical issue,” will ship Shield units July 31

July 21, 2013
After a lengthy delay caused by a “mechanical issue” with third-party parts, Nividia announced today that Shield game console units will ship July 31.
 
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Leaked press photo confirms Motorola DROID MAXX retains Kevlar backing

July 20, 2013
If leaked press images of Motorla’s upcoming DROID MAXX are to be believed, it looks like the company isn’t planning to ditch the ruggedized, masculine look any time soon.
 
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Google experimenting with server-side encryption for Drive

July 17, 2013
Don't trust the government? Google might have a solution for you. The search giant is reportedly experimenting with server-side file encryption for Drive.
 
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Is the GT-I9506 a refreshed, LTE-A international Galaxy S4?

July 17, 2013
Samsung's at it again. Antutu benchmarks suggest the GT-I9506 is a refreshed international Galaxy S4 with a Snapdragon 800 CPU and support for LTE-A.
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280 million unique tweets show geographical distribution of Android, iPhone users

July 16, 2013
"Data artist" Eric Fischer and company MapBox teamed up to do something cool with big data: map the distribution of Android and iPhone users with tweets.
 
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Moto X phone’s Open Mic can make calls, open webpages even when the screen is off

July 14, 2013

The Moto X phone is Motorola’s worst-kept secret. Innumerable photos, videos, and benchmarks have been revealed months before the smartphone’s rumored late August launch, and show no sign of stopping. Today, the leaks continue with a particularly juicy video detailing a compelling aspect of the Moto X: voice commands from the lock screen.

https://vimeo.com/70256940

Called Open Mic, the feature works in tandem with Google Now to perform voice-initiated tasks. Activated either by a custom phrase or the default “ok moto magic,” Open Mic listens for spoken phrases when the Moto X phone’s screen is off. When a command is recognized, the phone is unlocked [...]

 
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AT&T acquires Cricket for $1.19 billion, has a lot to gain

July 13, 2013
With yesterday’s $1.19 billion Cricket buy, AT&T hopes to both expand its prepaid programs and augment its 4G LTE footprint.
 
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CyanogenMod 10.1.2 includes fix for second “master key” Android vulnerability

July 13, 2013
The developers behind CyanogenMod, bless their hearts, have committed code to prevent exploitation of a second, recently discovered “master key” security bug.
 
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Android-powered Peloton Exercise Bike surpasses Kickstarter goal of $250,000

July 11, 2013
Android 4.2.2 -powered exercise equipment is all the rage, apparently. The Peloton Exercise Bike surpassed its $250,000 Kickstarter funding goal today.
 
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New Motorola DROIDs bound for Verizon leak in all their glory

July 11, 2013
Wondering what the new Motorola DROID line for Verizon will look like? Well, you don't have to wait, because we've got a new picture of the phones.
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