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Senior Mobile Editor — Engadget
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Senior mobile editor @Engadget, formerly of @TechCrunch. I've got war in my bones.

YotaPhone 2's US launch canceled after crowdfunding success — We sort of loved the dual-screened YotaPhone 2, and we weren't alone -- nearly 450 people ordered devices from the company's Indiegogo campaign earlier this month, and a few of them are going to be very disappointed.
Jul 31, 2015

Bummer to hear that YotaPhone 2 won't be making it to the U.S. I loved the idea of its E-ink back display.

Living with Cortana, Windows 10's thoughtful, flaky assistant — "Hey Cortana, give me a printout of Oyster smiling." It's a joke, couched in a bit of memetic stoner humor, but I couldn't help myself. After all, Cortana -- the digital assistant baked into Windows 10 -- feels like a potent mashup of Google Now's worldliness and Siri's charm. Scheduling reminders?

Motorola's software chief on talking to phones and life after Google — Between showing off three new smartphones and two seemingly random pairs of Bluetooth headphones, it's safe to say Team Motorola had a pretty busy morning.
Jul 28, 2015

Had a grand ol' time chatting with @seangchau, who has the best, black Saffiano leather finish on his Moto X Style

This year's Moto G feels like another cheap champion — It's a little hard not to look at the Moto G as one of the less interesting devices we saw today -- after all, it got unveiled in India well while plenty of us were sleeping and it was quickly overshadowed by the unlocked beauty of the Moto X Style.
Jul 28, 2015

RT @engadget: Now we have a video hands-on with the Moto G (2015) waiting for your eyes!

We're live from Motorola's 'Relationship' event! — Weeks of leaks and an early Moto G unveiling in India didn't keep Motorola from putting on a show here in New York (oh, and London too). And why should it? We're expecting to see a brand new Moto X take the stage this morning, and if we're really lucky, we might catch a glimpse of a shiny new Moto 360 to go with it.

ZTE Axon review: a powerhouse that punches above its weight — A few weeks ago, I got a look at a curious kind of mobile marketing head-fake: A new company called "Axon" no one had ever heard of promised the moon and stars in the form of a shiny, seemingly impressive $450 smartphone.

Here's what happened at last Friday's #EngadgetLive in Boston! — Engadget Live Boston 2015 was... sort of a blur. Sure, I remember the broad strokes -- our first live meetup of the year saw 1,500 people checking out great gadgets and downing drinks in the Royale once more, and the complimentary selfie sticks floating around kept us all from taking ourselves too seriously.

NASA discovers a 'close cousin' of Earth around a sun-like star — Talk about plucking a needle from a cosmic haystack. NASA just announced that its planet-hunting Kepler telescope has discovered Kepler 452b, an exoplanet that exists inside the habitable zone around a G-type star (that is, a star that's awfully similar to our own sun).

Microsoft makes it way easier to report revenge porn — Revenge porn is disgusting, destructive and getting to be tragically common, so much so that titans of the web have been cooking up ways to deal with it. Microsoft is the latest to join the fray, as it just joined Google in giving victims a way to shut down illicit stuff they don't want seen.

Unlocked phone shootout: Meet the Huawei P8 Lite and Oppo R7 — It used to be, not too long ago, that buying an unlocked smartphone online from some unfamiliar Chinese OEM was a sure-fire recipe for frustration. The thing is, the bar for no-contract phones has gotten so high within the past two years or so that you could easily ditch the common flagships down at your local carrier store and live the unlocked life with a great device you've never even heard of.
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Aug 01, 2015

RT @aramosorg: Hilarious internal memo from Alexis Park about @_defcon_ 9 (never knew how it ended up inside my bags :-)

Jul 30, 2015

RLRT: “I was still laughing in the bathroom and there were OTHER WOMEN IN THE BATHROOM” cc: @danawollman

Jul 29, 2015

RT @jguynn: This analyst's question has more clauses than any sentence I have ever heard. $FB

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