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The X factor: Moto X says hi as Xbox boss waves goodbye

It's been a bittersweet week - but we'll start with a hello to the Moto X. The big news from the first fruits of Google's Motorola purchase is customisation: in Chris Smith's words, the Moto X "will be Born in the USA and designed by Y.O.U."

The other big X in tech is of course the Xbox One, so the departure of the Xbox division's president is very big news indeed. Don Mattrick is off to Zynga - a shrewd move by the struggling social gaming firm, but worrying for Microsoft at a critical point for the console business.

X might also stand for X-tremely dangerous, and it appears that the latest Android flaw is just that: a vulnerability in Android versions 1.6 and higher means that 99 per cent of Android devices may exposed. As Hugh Langley explains, it’s down to the way Android app updates are verified, making it easy for malicious devs to release nasty code through the store. 

Have you used a computer in the last 40-odd years? Then it's time to raise your mouse to Douglas Engelbart, who died this week aged 88. Engelbart is most famous for inventing the mouse, but his 1968 "mother of all demos" was even more important. This demo inspired the people who went on to create many of the technologies we depend on today, and with Engelbart's passing the world has lost a true visionary.

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Week in tech: The X factor: Moto X says hi as Xbox boss waves goodbye
Talking points: Samsung vs early adopters, September release for Note 3, Toshiba's 4K price list, and Xbox boss dismisses spec comparisons
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The week's best buys: Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch, Google Nexus 10, and HTC One
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Talking points
Samsung: why do you hate the early adopters?
Samsung's just unveiled the Galaxy S4 Active. It's waterproof, it's sturdy, it's got nearly all the same specs as the standard version. It's the phone for me (writes Phil Lavelle). The problem is, I've just spent a wad of cash on the S4. This strategy of manufacturers, to get us to buy their latest wares, and then unveil a different alternative just weeks later, really sucks. It makes the early adopters - you know, the real fans - look like idiots.. Read more
Galaxy Note 3 release date pegged for September 4
We now have a tentative Note 3 release date. According to AndroidGeeks a source "close to the matter" has revealed that the Galaxy Note 3 release date is being lined up for September 4 at a special Samsung Unpacked event in Berlin. Read more
Toshiba outs pricing and availability details for its 4K TVs
Toshiba has unveiled launch prices for its new range of TVs. Sitting down? Good. The 58-incher will retail at $4,999 (about £3,270, AU$5,400), the 65-inch at $6,999 (about £4,560, AU$7,570), and the mammoth 84-incher will cost $16,999 (about £11,145, AU$18,360). Toshiba has also announced that the new range will be hitting the US in August. Read more
Xbox bigwig: Hardware specs don't matter 'because it's not 1990'
Xbox Head of Planning Albert Penello hit out at Sony for proudly displaying its "numbers", saying discussions about which console had the better specifications were "meaningless". The two consoles have incredibly similar innards, with the PS4 having a very slight edge. But this won't matter, according to Penello. Read more
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With the IdeaPad Z500 Touch you'll find yourself seamlessly playing games, tabbing out to prod your way through Windows and then turning the system to more mundane tasks without stopping for breath. Definitely worth considering if you're in the market for a 15.6-inch laptop and you fancy playing games from time to time.
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The Google Nexus 10 is clearly a brilliant tablet. It has high-end specs at a mid-range price, and that alone makes it deserving of attention. Add to that a generally stunning screen and near faultless performance and it really does start to look like an iPad beater.
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This is the best HTC phone ever, without a doubt. But we'll go further: it's the best phone on the market full stop. For functionality, innovation and just the overall effect it has in the hand, we can't help but recommend the HTC One to anyone looking to buy a new smartphone.
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Microsoft's mood-
sensing phone
@MarcusUV If it senses getting thrown at a wall, you're angry...
@moosamatt Pre-programmed with "Why do you want to smash your phone?"
@stuarthoughton Obvious joke here about all the phones registering "Irritated".
Top  10  tablets
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