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One of today's great writers.
 
From the beginning, Delany, in his fiction, has pushed across the traditional boundaries of science fiction, embraced the other, and questioned received ideas about sex and intimacy. Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY MICHAEL S. WRITZ / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER / MCT / LANDOV
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I was happy to act as +JR Raphael's mouthpiece in an effort to find out why my 2013 Moto X is still using Android 4.4.4...
 
Paging the elephant in the room...

Finally, some answers.
Motorola finally explains what went wrong with the Moto X's latest Android upgrade -- and what it's doing now to prevent a repeat performance.
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+Preston Gralla describes ten factors you should consider when/if you decide to upgrade to Windows 10.
Here's the inside info on upgrading to Windows 10 on your PC -- because the upgrade is not as simple as you might think.
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One thing of note is there is a way to force the update today if you haven't already gotten it.

http://pocketnow.com/2015/07/29/force-windows-10-update

I did this and I'm already using Windows 10 this morning. No need to download ISOs.
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I'm a fan of the Moto line of smartphones -- I'm still using my 2013 Moto X and was looking forward to upgrading to the 2015 version. Which is shipping in September and looks like it will be a really nice phone -- and also may be too large for me to use comfortably. Darnit.
Forget phablets. The latest flagship smartphones, such as the new Moto X Pure Edition, demand a reach that some of our hands can't, well, handle.
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+Daniel Sacks​, I'm beginning to think we're not rare at all. There's at least one other blogger at my publication who also noted the increased size with some disapproval. 
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If you need to conduct meetings with remote colleagues or clients, these relatively low-cost videoconferencing devices can enhance the experience.
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Great photo (and great story)! And I remember those puffy sleeves... <g>
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Been wondering if I should replace my 2013 Moto X and now wondering if I want to go with the Moto G rather than the higher-end but possibly too large new Moto X. (I think I'll wait for JR's review before I decide.)
 
A detailed tour of my first two days with the new Moto G. Hell of a device right here, folks.
Android on a budget just keeps getting better. A detailed tour of two days with Motorola's latest affordable device.
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Thanks. My brother bought a Moto G recently on my recommendation (although now I'm sorry he didn't wait a couple of weeks for the new one). He seems happy with it as well.
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I thought this looked like a fun gadget -- especially because I'm constantly nervous about losing my Bluetooth headset.
A new Bluetooth headset called the Clip & Talk comes with a clip for handy carrying, an on-board USB plug and an SD card slot.
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Sounds useful, especially for those of us living in busy urban areas.
 
Do you ever find yourself trying to avoid long lines or wondering when is the best time to go grocery shopping, pick up coffee or hit the gym (hint: avoid Monday after work)? You’re in luck!

Now, you can avoid the wait and see the busiest times of the week at millions of places and businesses around the world directly from Google Search. For example, just search for "Blue Bottle Williamsburg", tap on the title and see how busy it gets throughout the day. Enjoy your extra time!
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+Preston Gralla reviews Microsoft's hopefully better Windows 10, which is being released tomorrow. Short take: He likes it. A lot.
Windows 10 is finally out in the wild, and it is a truly integrated and feature-filled operating system. We take a close look at the final product.
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Apparently, some people are freaking about what the can find in Google's "Your Timeline" and quite frankly, I don't know why.

Google has been sending monthly notices inviting users to check their account preferences for months now, and one the features listed is location services -- which you can then look into to see where you've been. I actually have been checking, out of curiosity, and while is mostly sort of accurate, sometimes it's very much not -- my favorite is when it had me going to Las Vegas and back in about 30 minutes. (My Tardis is still in beta, or I would have done it a bit faster.) 

And each time I go there, I have the option to turn location services off. As do all the people who are now apparently upset that Google has a record of where they've been. It's not like it's been a secret -- this is simply a new way of packaging the data. 
Yikes: Google is rolling out a new Maps feature for Android called Your Timeline -- if for no other reason than to showcase its all-seeing, all-knowing, data gathering omnipotence...
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It may not pay to be too eager to upgrade to Windows 10... Assuming you can.
Many Windows users are looking forward to the imminent release of Microsoft's new operating system. But they may want to wait. Here are 9 possible reasons not to upgrade yet.
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Barbara Krasnoff divides her time between writing short speculative fiction and acting as Sr. Reviews Editor for Computerworld.  In the latter position, she assigns, edits and produces online product reviews; she also blogs and occasionally writes a review herself.

Barbara is a member of the NYC writers group Tabula Rasa, and her short fiction has appeared in a variety of publications, including Crossed GenresSpace & Time Magazine, Electric Velocipede, Apex Magazine, Doorways, Sybil's GarageBehind the WainscotEscape VelocityWeird TalesDescantLady Churchill's Rosebud WristletAmazing Stories, and the anthologies Crossed Genres Year Two, Descended From Darkness: Apex Magazine Vol. I , Clockwork Phoenix 2 and 4Broken Time Blues: Fantastic Tales in the Roaring '20s, Such A Pretty Face: Tales of Power & AbundanceSubversion: Science Fiction & Fantasy tales of challenging the norm and Memories and Visions: Women's Fantasy and Science Fiction 

Recent stories include "Topfuntersetzer" in Perihelion and "The Waterbug" in Triptych Tales. Barbara is also the author of a non-fiction book for young adults, Robots: Reel to Real  (Arco Publishing, 1982). 

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