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CNET Update: Colorful Moto X gets free Skip clip

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CNET Update: Colorful Moto X gets free Skip clip

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Order Moto X with Moto Maker and get a password-skipping NFC clip, Samsung may soon launch its smartwatch, and Disney Infinity goes mobile with apps.

It's time to color your phone and collect new toys. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET Update. The Moto X marks the first time that you can customize your smartphone in different color combinations. But you can only do that if you're with AT&T. That's because AT&T has the exclusive rights to the Moto Maker online store, where you can pick different colors for the back, the camera rim and buttons. And you also have the option to add textures or have a phrase printed on it. You can put special text on the screen when it boots up or for $50 more, increase the storage to 32 gigs. We got an early sneak peak at the Moto Maker site which you can read more about on cnet.com. The Moto X arrives August 23rd at AT&T for $200 under contract. And those that buy the Moto X through the Moto Maker get a free accessory called the skip. It's an NFC clip that you would touch to assure or pocket. And if you tap the phone to the clip, it'll unlock without you having to enter in a password. Other carriers will sell the phone in stores in the coming weeks. But they only have the option of black and white and that clip will cost you extra. We're keeping our eye on Samsung, which is said to debut its new Smartwatch on September 4th, two days before tech event in Berlin. Both Bloomberg and the site Sam Mobile have reported that the Smartwatch would be revealed the same day that Samsung shows off the Galaxy Note 3. Earlier this month, Samsung did file a trademark for a Smartwatch and called it Galaxy Gear. Disney Infinity is arriving in stores, and this new video game combines real-world toy figurines of Disney's movie characters like Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc. and Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean, much like Skylander, she put the toy on the scanner to play that character in the game. Each character has a game-based on their own Universe but in Toy Blocks mode, all characters can play in one open world that you build. You haven't seen Disney mash-up multiple franchises in one game before like this. Its launching with 18 collectible figures at first but there are many more to come including Sorcerer Mickey and there are 21 power discs, which cost $5 for a mystery pack of two. The starter pack with the game cost $75. This is a big deal for Disney, which has struggled in its video game division. Disney Infinity has the potential to be huge considered just how many characters can be programmed into this with kids trade-in or collecting them all for $13 a pop. And what have Disney starts to add in Marvel and Star Wars characters. To promote it, Disney-- also launching mobile apps with Disney Infinity action. Players can make movies that feature the game characters and props. The app is available for Windows and iOS and soon Android. That's your tech news update and you can read more details at cnet.com/update and follow along on Twitter. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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