Each week, our friends at gdgt go through the latest gadgets and score them to help you decide which ones to buy. Here are some of their most recent picks. Want more? Visit gdgt anytime to catch up on the latest, and subscribe to gdgt's newsletter to get a weekly roundup in your inbox.
Motorola Moto X
Although the Moto X has been condemned for its lack of high-end specs, critics seem to love its design and suite of software features, which bring something new to the Android table. With the ability to customize various aspects of the Moto X using Motorola's online "MotoMaker", the phone delivers a host of innovations to Google's mobile platform.
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Everything you need to know before ditching your landline
Sure, we all have cellphones that service about 90 percent of our calling needs, but there are times when having a home phone might come in handy. In our gdgt Central post of the week, we look at whether still having a traditional landline is still worth it, and whether it might make more sense to switch to VoIP service instead.
Sony X900A Series
Despite its very high gdgt Score, we urge consumers to wait on buying the buying the X900A, just like we did with the 84-inch X900. Even though its design, sound, and picture quality are lauded among reviewers, there is simply not enough 4K content available to justify the price.
Does a gold-colored iPhone signal a new direction for Apple?
The idea of a gold iPhone has been floating around for a while now, but in the past week it took one step closer to reality with multiple outlets showcasing leaked photos of a champagne gold handset. In this week's featured discussion, we take a look at what Apple might have on deck for September, what "premium" colors mean for the iPhone brand, and if a gold phone is something we actually want.
Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
The Mega 6.3 is a lot like a Galaxy Note II, but lacks the added benefit of an S Pen. Like the Note II it's quite large and, as a result, difficult to use with just one hand. And even though it's rather slim, making it easy to fit in a pocket, it feels very bulky when you use it. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 isn't going to appeal to everyone. Without the added features of the already niche Note II, it's little more than a phone with a huge screen.
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