Moto X review: The Android phone that does surprisingly more with less

Gigaom

By now you’ve likely heard of the Moto X: The first smartphone available with direct design input from Motorola’s parent company, Google(s goog). So far, it’s priced like a flagship phone — starting at $199 with 16 GB and $249 with 32 GB from AT&T(s t) on contract, but no pricing has been announced from other carriers — and has some mid-range hardware components along with some interesting new features. You can customize the phone in your choice of colors and even add an engraving: Motorola will assemble your handset and ship it to you in four days or less.

So how is the Moto X and does it live up to expectations? I’ve used a review unit for the past several days and have answers to that and other questions.

Concept: Smart compromises and the “best of Android” for the masses

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mHealth: the Opportunity for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

The ITU Blog

m-healthMobile phones are the most rapidly adopted technology in the world: next year, there will be more mobile phones than human beings on this planet.

For all of us who work in global health the question is how can we leverage the power of these billions of mobile phones to advance global health goals? This question becomes more tangible when we look at the potential use of mobile technology to prevent and control Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). As IFPMA’s latest report Health at your fingertips shows, this is already happening in a number of countries where pilot projects have been implemented. We now need to bring these pilots to scale.

Recently, I had the pleasure to discuss these issues during a roundtable we organized together with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The ITU and the World Health Organization (WHO) are already working on an intersectoral mHealth initiative

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