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Ever wonder what I've been up to the past week? Well, lots and lots of Note 7.

This is easily the best Galaxy Note to date, despite not immediately screaming NOTE at you when you see it. That means it'll appeal to even more people this year, and it also means I think it's the best phone out there right now.
Samsung took a calculated risk by aligning the Galaxy Note 7 with the Galaxy S series, further distancing it from Notes of the past. But that isn't an issue — the Galaxy Note 7 is the best Galaxy Note yet, and a fantastic phone in just about every way.
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I'm really tempted to get this, but I want to see what the Nexus is going to have. Plus I really like my 6P since launch. 
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I wasn't on this one ... so I listened. Good show!
 
Podcast: Moto Z, the end of PokeCivilization as we know it, and more Q&A!
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Seems like Moto did well here. Worried about the camera, though, and this long Verizon exclusivity is horrible.
The (new) new Moto has a slick phone on its hands with the Moto Z. (And Verizon's upped it even more with the Moto Z Force.) And the optional Moto Mods are brilliant. The question is whether they alone are worth investing in this new Android ecosystem.
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+Andrew Martonik A Moto X is coming. The unlock model says droid in the phone model section. It's an unlock droid. 
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I seriously wish every Android phone had this type of switch. It just makes so much sense.
 
Should every Android have an Alert Slider like the OnePlus 3? We sure think so.
The OnePlus 3's Alert Slider is such a simple thing ... yet nobody else is doing it.
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I do miss that ring/silent switch from my iPhone 3Gs days... 
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Google Local Guides is pretty neat.
I earned 50 points by sharing my local knowledge on Google and now I've got an official Level 3 Local Guides badge to prove it.
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Sergey with the Crocs ... always.
 
Thanks to +U.S. Department of State Secretary Kerry for stopping by and taking a look at our prototype vehicle!
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An update on what's happening in the +Android Central world right now.
Some Sunday musings as we get ready for the silly season.
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I actually think the Acer Chromebook R11 is a pretty solid Chromebook buy for $275 (w/ 4GB RAM), but don't go into it thinking it's going to be a spectacular machine. It's just a good, solid Chromebook.
 
Acer's Chromebook R11 is a solid laptop, but a mediocre convertible. Our review:
Sure the Acer Chromebook R11 can run Android apps now, but that's not the biggest reason to buy it. There are a lot of really good features on offer here, and it turns out to be a solid Chromebook, before you bring Android apps into the picture.
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A good cheap battery that offers 5V/3A charging for Nexuses.
 
Need a portable battery that can charge up your Nexus 6P as quick as possible? Monoprice has you covered.
Nexus fans deserve a battery pack made just for them, too. Monoprice's Select Series battery offers USB-C input _and_ output, with 5V/3A Nexus Rapid Charging speeds to boot.
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This is precisely the same reaction I had when everyone was touting how many "skills" the Amazon Echo has ... if you have to learn every single voice command verbatim in order to use it, how is it a good product?
Someone put some serious work into this. Twenty-one categories so far. I don't know how many different commands. Basically everything you can ask Google, all in one place. It's wonderfully done, and one hell of a tool. It's also exactly what we don't want.
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The lists are good in that they give you an idea what it can do, but Discovery is also good and I'm sure Google likes that: they can see what's been requested and add the more popular/useful ones as time goes on.
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I really wish OnePlus hadn't addressed the (generally baseless) complaints about RAM management in the OnePlus 3 ... but here we are.
Now a couple of weeks removed from the launch of its latest phone, OnePlus is working to push out a maintenance update with a handful of tweaks to the OnePlus 3.
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Can confirm no lightning bolts come out of the battery when you lift it off of the Moto Z.
 
Get more battery in a snap with the 22-hour Incipio OFFGRID Power Pack. Exclusively for the all-new Moto Z. See more #MotoMods at motomods.com http://bit.ly/28L6M5L
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+James Middendorff there are various backs, but that one shown makes it like 10 mm or something?
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Great remodeled old building. Rooms were designed really well. Rooms facing Post St. were pretty loud in the morning, though.
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