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Moto X4 specs: 1080p 5.2-inch display, IP68 water and dust resistant, more

Motorola has officially unveiled the Moto X4, bring the X line back from the dead. Just like this year’s Moto Z2 Force, the X4 features a dual camera setup. The biggest difference is the fact that the second lens on the X4 will be used to take wide-angle photos. The midrange handset has also been updated with a new refreshed design that is highlighted by the all-glass build…
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Material Design adds new Color tool, guidance on color systems, right-to-left icons, more

Material Design is adding more guidance on color systems and usability, with a new tool to easily design palettes when creating interfaces. The April 2017 guideline update also adds new recommendations for text fields and designing right-to-left icons. Simplifying the process of creating, sharing, and applying color palettes, the new tool is web-based and features a simple, clickable interface. […]

The Google Pixel 2 has nearly twice as many volume steps for more precise control

Audio performance is a bit of a mixed bag on the Pixel 2. We now have front-facing speakers, but there’s no headphone jack. Quietly, though, Google also brought along another small audio feature. In short, Pixel 2 owners will have much more precise control over volume levels compared to just about every other Android phone.

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Nest Cam IQ: Incoming update will include more accurate person alerts, full duplex audio, more

The Cam IQ is Nest’s top-of-the-line 4K security camera, capable of zooming in and following objects when it detects motion. While it’s set to receive Google Assistant functionality later this year, Nest has just emailed Cam IQ owners about three new features coming to the security camera in the next several days or weeks…

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