The Moto X introduces some novel features that you cannot find in other smartphones today. Whether or not they are unique enough to actually shift the Android mindshare from Samsung to Motorola is yet to be seen.
The most notable new feature is the always-on and listening microphone, which lets you send commands to your phone without even turning it on. Things like Googling for information, starting a Google Maps navigation or making a phone call can happen without any fumbling around.
A new infographic from Monetate explains the virtues of social, mobile and local media for driving in-store retail sales. In summary, it suggests, “Social drives traffic, local drives action, and mobile drives opportunity.”
A couple weeks ago (July 4), we blogged about Google Now (Android's answer to iOS' Siri) and its incredible ability to know you so well -- literally predicting information you're likely to look up and displaying it for you on your phone. After all, the best personal assistant is the one that knows you best, right?
Layar, a Holland-based leader in augmented reality, has launched a revolutionary new technology called "Creator" that takes its previous technology (which gave static objects additional layers of content) further -- to printed materials.