Motorola and Google on Thursday will formally announce details of the much-anticipated Moto X smartphone. The phone, which is the first product developed under the auspices of both Motorola and Google, is highly customizable and manufactured in America. Its launch will be accompanied by a massive $500 million ad campaign . Already the early media buzz has dubbed the phone as a potential iPhone killer and a strong competitor to Samsung's monstrously successful Galaxy line . But can the Moto X really revive Motorola's brand? Will consumers care enough about this phone? See also: 14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed Motorola's Tough Road Motorola is a company that helped definite the cellular phone as we know it. In the 1990s, the Motorola StarTAC was the phone for business professionals. In the early 2000s, Motorola cemented its place in history with the iconic Razr . The Razr was one of the most successful cell phones of all time and Motorola milked that cow … [Read more...] about Can the Moto X Make Motorola Relevant Again?
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WandaVision arrived at its reality-warping end Friday with episode 9 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe show hitting Disney Plus . We've come to the season finale, in the wake of Agatha Harkness ( Kathryn Hahn ) realizing Wanda Maximoff ( Elizabeth Olsen ) is the Chaos magic-wielding Scarlet Witch , and it sure looks like they're gonna fight on the streets of Westview. Sign up for Disney Plus Wanda's husband, Vision ( Paul Bettany ), is also on his way home, having been filled in on his past by astrophysicist Darcy Lewis ( Kat Dennings ). However, we've learned this Vision is a magical construct created by Wanda -- shifty SWORD director Tyler Hayward ( Josh Stamberg ) brought his original synthezoid body back online outside the town, but it appears to be a soulless husk. CNET Culture Entertain your brain with the coolest news from streaming to superheroes, memes to video games. Also in play is the newly superpowered SWORD agent … [Read more...] about WandaVision season finale recap: The ending and post-credits scenes explained