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Best of IFA: The eye-catching new gear you need to see, from dirt-cheap PCs to smartwatches galore

The annual IFA trade show in Berlin was home to a slew of big-name gadget reveals. Here's a rundown of the devices you need to know about.

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Hands-on with the impressive new Moto X and Moto G

Motorola continues its comeback with some big improvements to its best phones.

on greenbot.com

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Isis Wallet mobile payment service changes its name to Softcard

The startup wants to avoid association with the Islamic militant group known as ISIS

Video from IFA: Samsung goes curvy with Note Edge

Get a closer look at Samsung's new Galaxy Note Edge, which uses a sliver of curved glass to deliver news, messages, and additional functions to the phone.

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What to expect from IFA 2014: Phablets, tablets, and a hoard of smartwatches

It started with rumors and immediately escalated to pre-announcements. Here's what to expect from Berlin's annual tech show.

on greenbot.com

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The HTC Desire 510 is the first 64-bit Android phone

The latest from HTC has an impressive chip trapped inside a mid-range smartphone.

on greenbot.com

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OnePlus One apologizes for exploding battery

A combusting phone is just the latest problem to hit the smartphone maker.

on greenbot.com

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T-Mobile pushes paid data plans, makes room for bigger families

Not to complain too much, but it's getting tricky to keep track of all these promotions.

on techhive.com

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California passes law mandating smartphone kill switch

The law is likely to affect smartphones sold around the world

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Pay $5 more, get four times the data with T-Mobile's revised Simple Starter plan

Wireless carriers continue to one-up each other, as T-Mobile boosts the data offered through its entry-level wireless plan to 2GB.

on techhive.com

Up close with the Aquos Crystal phone and its edge-to-edge screen

Sharp's skinny bezel Aquos Crystal smartphone is launching in the U.S. on Sprint and its prepaid brands Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile.

World Tech Update: Microsoft, Samsung hope new phones will drive sales

Microsoft and Samsung introduce new smartphones, a high-ech helmet goes on sale, and tech CEOs join the ice bucket challenge.

Latest OnePlus One update kills battery life, fix is on the way

CyanogenMod says it is working on pushing out a fix.

on greenbot.com

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Android, iOS gobble up even more global smartphone share

So do the math: If Android and iOS have more share, that means Windows Phone and its competitors have even less share than before. Less than 3 percent, according to IDC.

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Moto 360, Moto X+1 may finally appear September 4

A Motorola press invite teases what could be the anticipated Moto 360 smartwatch and successors to the Moto X and Moto G.

on greenbot.com

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Samsung unveils Galaxy Alpha with a new design approach

Samsung's latest smartphone tries to catch up to higher-end devices with more robust design and construction.

on greenbot.com