Deal: Nexus 7 (2013) 32GB for $169 From eBay, $100 Off

Once again, eBay is hosting a deal for the Nexus 7 (2013) with 32GB of storage at a price that no one will be able to beat. At $169.99,  you are looking at a $100 discount from the retail price that Google charges. In the end, though, you will save more than $100, since this deal includes free shipping.

The tablet is “manufacturer refurbished,” so no, it is not brand new. But as we have said countless times through posts like this, refurbishing isn’t always a bad thing.

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Motorola and Sol Republic Have a New Bluetooth, Jambox-Like Speaker to Announce (Updated: DECK HD)

Last year, Motorola unveiled all sorts of special Sol Republic audio products alongside the Moto X. From color-matched MotoMaker ear buds (for free) to the Deck Bluetooth speaker, there were plenty of options to help you live out your audio dreams. According to an FCC filing for a new “Sol Republic x Motorola” product, it looks like Motorola will repeat last year’s audio offerings with the inclusion of an even bigger Bluetooth speaker.  (more…)

Good Read: History of Motorola – From Marty Cooper to the OG DROID and Sanjay to Today

If you were looking for a solid article that covers the history of Motorola from its glorious days of inventing the first mobile phone to its eventual fall, rise again thanks to the original DROID, to its landslide decline again before being sold to Google and then to Lenovo, Chicago Magazine has you covered. In a piece released at the beginning of the week, the story of one of America’s most innovative companies is detailed from the good times to the bad. We’re talking from its founding days in 1928 as Galvin Manufacturing Corp to its current up-in-the-air status with a Lenovo acquisition looming over their new downtown Chicago headquarters.

You should really go read the full article if Motorola’s history interests you at all, but for the sake of saving a bit of time and grabbing your attention, we have pulled out a couple of excerpts on events that stood out to us, starting in the 70s.   (more…)