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The Choose Your Own Next Gen Android Giveaway - Galaxy S6 vs. LG G Flex 2 vs. HTC M9 - The Choice Is Yours - Galaxy S6 vs. LG G Flex 2 vs. HTC One M9 - The Choice Is Yours
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Same thing at Home Depot, I only realize after I've started paying that it supports NFC. Forget every time until I start paying.
 
Well, this is interesting.  A few weeks ago I noticed that +Wegmans had moved to new point-of-sale (POS) terminals that did not appear to support NFC.  (There was no obvious contactless reader anywhere on their devices.)  At the same time, an optical reader appeared that seemed similar to what MCX is proposing for CurrentC.

It was disappointing to see this happen right around the Rite-Aid/CVS MCX fiasco, making me assume that +Wegmans had chosen to sacrifice their customers' privacy and security and gone with MCX/CurrentC.

Well, it turns out, +Verifone's  highest end POS terminals, such as the MX 925, put the NFC reader UNDER THE TOUCHSCREEN.  I'm kind of surprised the TS doesn't interfere with NFC.  In my opinion, this is a HORRENDOUS UI/UX design, as it isn't clear to anyone that the NFC/contactless tap point IS THE SCREEN ITSELF.

http://www.verifone.com/media/4300597/mx925_ds_ltr.pdf

+Verifone This is horrendous and confusing design that makes retail customers think your terminals don't support something that it does.  A typical retail customer is NOT going to go to your website to find the documentation that makes it clear where they are supposed to tap.

At +Wegmans the indication that contactless NFC support might exist didn't happen until the very last step of checkout, when it was time to swipe a card.  By the time this happens, someone has already pulled out their regular credit card because there is NO indication whatsoever to a user that the terminal is NFC-ready until the last step of the transaction.  With older equipment, there was a contactless tap area with a clear logo that was visible at all times.
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I pulled out this comment I made on +Rado Medz post below about side-by-side comparisons of the new X vs the rest of the industry, based on everyone's kind feedback:
 
With the Moto X, Motorola has changed the paradigm of the mobile phone from raw specs to user experience.  It's about software, not just hardware.  The rest of the industry has not figured out how to catch up with this paradigm shift yet.  Thus, I feel it's really kind of impossible to compare other phones to what any of the Moto X units have to offer, yet.  It's kind of like comparing apples (pun intended) and airplanes.  +Punit Soni  made the comment on a new Moto X comparison review yesterday - the rest of the industry doesn't know how to quantify their phones against the software that Motorola is developing for the Moto X yet - they can't - they are relying on Android and applying bloatware, not developing software that changes how mobile phones are actually used.

Your Classic Moto X can still do things that Apple, Samsung, HTC, Sony, and the others still can't do in their next gen phones.  If you compare them all up against the new X, they may look better in a line-by-line spec sheet (like PhoneArena), but they still don't provide the user experience of even our year old units.  Thus, the kind of comparison you asked for is really kind of irrelevant.
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#Uncarrier

I'm not entirely sure I like T-Mobile's move toward zero-rating some music streaming services.

I suspect that the move comes from having excess capacity at the moment and wanting to actually fill it. Many carrier and ISP decisions revolve around capacity management. If that's the case, T-Mobile's move is probably a good business decision. It would certainly be consistent with some of their other moves (raised data caps, Walmart 5GB plans, unlimited data plans).

Unfortunately, unlike some of their recent changes, T-Mobile's music move also goes against Net Neutrality: with only few mainstream music services to be zero-rated, which typically are only accessible to artists with major labels, there won't be any room left for indie services that might be playing other music.

I've got similar concerns about YouTube's rumored ban on indie music. I think there's a bit of hypocrisy here from Google, by favoring big companies over small ones: if they don't stand for the possibility that small companies might be able to innovate, why do they stand for Net Neutrality? It might simply be that Google's true goal in supporting Net Neutrality is to prevent ISPs from billing them for bandwidth.
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Did you know that Taxi Cab companies are trying to end Taxi Neutrality? They are saying that restaurants and bars are freeloaders profiting on their infrastructure, and they plan to drive customers to restaurants at 5mph unless that particular restaurant purchases a high speed customer transportation service from them. And that's in addition to the normal cab fare you already pay.

In addition, straw manufacturers are trying to end Straw Neutrality, arguing that juice bars are freeloading on their product, and want juice bars to pay them for a premium beverage suction plan for transporting lemonade from the glass to the customer's mouth.

Airlines also want to end air travel neutrality, arguing that touristic destinations and hotels are freeloading on their routes, and want hotels and vacation destinations to pay them to fly customers there. And that's in addition to the air fare you already pay, of course.

Do any of those sound absurd? Well, that's because they are all totally made up. I just invented them. But something very similar is happening on the Internet, and this one is true: internet providers are trying to end Net Neutrality using the exact same logic: web services will have to pay them to be able to provide a service to you. And that's in addition to the normal price you already pay for internet access.
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YEAH!
 
Pushing latest version of KitKat (4.4.3) out within 24 hours of Google's public push.
Bonus: Motorola Alert rolls out to all Moto phones with the push. So all Moto users get a brand new feature!

Hope you guys like it!
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