"(Samsung) has proposed installing a built-in anti-theft measure known as a 'kill switch' that would render stolen or lost phones inoperable, but the nation's biggest carriers have rejected the idea," wrote the Associated Press.
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.
Samsung published a video back in April 2012 (embedded below), which came to our attention today, via PSFK.
The video is pretty clever in that Samsung puts an augmented reality (AR) experience on a printable flyer so would-be customers can simulate having a new Samsung device in their living room or on their computer desk.
The user simply holds their phone or tablet in front of the wall/desk and the Samsung TV/desktop computer appears on the display, as though it's actually there.
I gotta give credit where credit's due. I've long been a critic of Foursquare, insisting for years now that the app was useless. People would say, "No, I like that it shows my friends where I am." My reply to that was always, "If you want your friends to find you, text them."
With Time Machine, all of your check-in data speaks for itself.
All of that said, I was pretty impressed when I saw Foursquare's new Time Machine dashboard (sponsored by Samsung -- great move on their part, by the way, to brand the interface). It's awesome.