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Motorola Plans Modular Smartphones, Star Wars Blooper Reel Surfaces, Amazon Kindle Matchbook Launches and More

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Motorola Plans Modular Smartphones, Star Wars Blooper Reel Surfaces, Amazon Kindle Matchbook Launches and More
 
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Motorola Plans Modular Smartphones, Star Wars Blooper Reel Surfaces, Amazon Kindle Matchbook Launches and More

Motorola is currently working on an interesting plan that will see it build a highly modular smartphone platform using free and open hardware. The platform is called Ara and devices using the platform are expected to land this holiday season.

If you're a fan of Star Wars you'll want to stop what you're doing and check out this Star Wars blooper reel that has surfaced. The video is about two minutes long and shows a bunch of bloopers from the original Star Wars films that were discovered in the Lucasfilm archives.

Apple will offer in-store pickup for the iPad Air tablet starting with the tablet's launch. The tablet will launch on November 1.

Samsung has announced it will be launching a tablet aimed specifically at kids called the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids tablet. The tablet will start at $229 and will launch on November 10 with pre-orders kicking off November 1.

Amazon has announced the launch of its Kindle Matchbook service . The service offers people who purchased print versions of books from Amazon going back to 1995 the opportunity to buy digital versions at prices of up to $2.99. There are currently over 70,000 books enrolled in Matchbook.

A source has tipped that Google is set to begin mass production of its own smart watch soon . The source says that Google is in talks with Asian suppliers to begin mass production of the smart watch within months.

 

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Rumor: In-store signage outs speed-bumped MacBook Pros, 16GB of RAM to come standard

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A photo out of China on Sunday supposedly shows iPad-based Apple Store signage detailing the company's anticipated MacBook Pro refresh, which is expected to come with an updated processor lineup and 16GB of RAM across the board. ...
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Feedback Loop: Yosemite beta, Kindle Unlimited and more!

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Apple Stores to open up iPhone sales via AT&T Next, T-Mobile JUMP & Verizon Edge

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Drug Culture Thrives Among Techies in Silicon Valley

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The Mercury News reports that a frightening scenario is unfolding in Silicon Valley: employers and employees in the rapid-paced, high-tech culture are turning to illicit drugs as strong as heroin in order to keep up with the frantic pace of their jobs. A seven-minute video exists of one Google executive, Forrest Timothy Hayes, 51, a father of five, dying after heroin was injected into his bloodstream by a reputed high-priced call ...
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Samsung patent application for tablet sleeve uses prior Apple art

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