The Moto Z’s Alexa Smart Speaker is mostly useless

The Moto Z is a phone built around a strong gimmick, but it’s a gimmick nonetheless. A little over a year after release, the company has added some interesting Mods to its selection, but none have o

The Moto Z’s latest Mod turns the phone into a Polaroid instant camera

The Moto Z’s selection of modular backings have been pretty hit or miss (largely miss, if I’m being honest), but this one’s pretty clever. Sure, the addition of a Polaroid Insta-Share Printer Mo

The Moto Z gets its very own Alexa smart speaker

It was just a matter of time, really. Motorola’s been teasing Alexa integration since Mobile World Congress in February. Back then, the company previewed a sort of “experimental” Mod for the Mot

Google brings the $399 Android One Moto X4 to Project Fi (and the U.S.)

Google today announced that the Android One Moto X4 is now available for pre-order on its Project Fi page. Like other Android One phones, the mid-range Moto X4, comes with a pure version of Android wi

The Moto X4 has Alexa and a multi-device music streaming feature

LG’s V30 is clearly the most hyped handset at this year’s IFA, but Motorola’s got a surprise contender for the most interesting. While the Lenovo-owned company is clearly pumping most of it

Motorola’s Moto Z gets a 360-degree camera mod

Motorola does the unthinkable and unveils gadget concepts

The gadget world is stale and boring now. Phones look the same. Action cameras copy GoPro, headphone companies copy Beats. Most electronic companies are overly cautious about going to far. Vaporware c

Motorola picks Amazon’s Alexa as its voice assistant

From 'Hey Alexa' to 'Hello Moto'... Motorola has announced a partnership with ecommerce giant Amazon that will see the latter's voice assistant tech embedded natively into most of Motorola's devices i

Motorola’s latest batch of Moto Mod hacks include baby alerts and a breathalyzer

The Moto Z might not have transformed the smartphone world yet, but Motorola’s been doing a solid job generating some interest around its modular smartphone by opening the system up to all intereste

Jiobit finds $3 million for kid trackers that work indoors, not just at the park

Chicago startup Jiobit wants to use wireless technology to bring parents peace of mind whenever and wherever their kids may roam. Its flagship product is a location tracker that can stand up to the ro

Motorola’s hackathon-winning Moto Mods include a gamepad and skin-care monitor

You’ve got to hand it to Motorola, the smartphone maker does appear committed to its nascent modular smartphone offering. The company launched the Moto Z back in July, alongside four magnetic backin

Are smartwatches winding down?

With the coming destruction of Pebble and the announcement by Motorola that it doesn’t “see enough pull in the market to put [a new smartwatch] out at this time,” you would be excuse

Motorola won’t release a new smartwatch any time soon, which doesn’t bode well for Android Wear

Two key things we learned during a Motorola press event in Chicago this week: 1) The company’s bullish on modular phones and 2) Not so much with smartwatches. The Lenovo-owned smartphone maker’s h

The Moto Mods ecosystem expands with a car dock and Mophie battery backup

At launch, the Moto Z was compatible with three different modular backings (four if you count the shell projector): a Motorola pico projector, a speaker from JBL and an Incipio battery pack. Shortly a

Motorola ‘likely’ to launch a Project Tango module for the Moto Z

Slowly but surely the Moto Z is getting an ecosystem. The promising handset launched with some solid specs and a handful of add-ons that made it the most fully formed modular handset to date — w

The Moto Z gets a Nougat update and Daydream certification

The last time we checked in on Nougat market share numbers (a little over a week ago), the latest version of Google’s operating system was ranked below Gingerbread in terms of adoption. Slowly but s

Motorola partners with Indiegogo to try to jumpstart Moto Mod development

The Moto Z is an ambitious and impressive device in and of itself, but its success will, in no small part, ultimately be dependent on accessories. In much the same way a gaming console’s hardware pr

Lenovo’s gutting of Motorola is nearly complete

My first cell phone was a Sanyo. But only because I couldn’t afford a Motorola. I wanted a StarTAC. All the cool kids had a StarTAC. My Sanyo said loud and clear I was not a cool kid. Sometime l

Lenovo undergoes another big layoff round, mostly impacting Motorola

Late last year, Lenovo announced some massive layoffs following a quarter of bad financial news. The company let 3,200 employees go, as decline in PC demand, increased smartphone competition and curr

Hasselblad’s True Zoom Mod turns the Moto Z into a camera with a giant viewfinder

The latest add-on Motorola’s Moto Z line brings some serious photo taking gravitas to the compelling modular offering. The Hasselblad True Zoom essentially turns the handset into a skinny camera wit
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