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Chris Wood

Chris Wood
Chris specializes in mobile technology for Gizmag, but also likes to dabble in the latest gaming gadgets. He has a degree in Politics and Ancient History from the University of Exeter, and lives in Gloucestershire, UK. In his spare time you might find him playing music, following a variety of sports or binge watching Game of Thrones.
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The Lumia 530 is the latest device to speak to the recent trend of cheap, capable handsets

Nokia has thrown its hat into the budget ring with the Lumia 530, an affordable handset with low-end yet capable specs. The 530 is the cheapest Windows Phone device yet, offering a 4-in display and quad core processor.  Read More

HTC's new device is aimed squarely at the Japanese market HTC’s J Butterfly, announced today by a Japanese carrier KDDI, is a brand new regional smartphone that takes some cues from the popular One (M8).  Read More

The Shield Tablet aims to make mobile gaming feel more like its console and PC cousins

Nvidia has announced a new, gaming-focused portable in the form of the Shield Tablet. The device, which packs some high-end specs including an Nvidia Tegra K1 GPU, aims to be the go-to portable for gamers, and supports a specially designed controller. Like the Shield handheld that the company launched last year, the new tablet runs on Android, but also has the ability to locally stream PC games.  Read More

Malloy Aeronautic's latest Hoverbike prototype makes use of a quad rotor design

Having revealed its original Hoverbike design back in 2011, Malloy Aeronautics has been hard at work developing its ambitious, science fiction inspired vehicle. The team has made some significant changes in the last few years, moving from a dual rotor to quad rotor design while adding some serious stability credentials in the process. Chris Malloy has now launched a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter where backers are being offered a working 1/3rd scale version of the second generation Hoverbike, while giving the team a helping hand in the development of the eventual, manned vehicle.  Read More

Gizmag reviews the LG G3, easily one of the best smartphones of 2014

LG’s latest handset isn't looking to rewrite the book on smartphones, and we aren't even sure if that's possible at this stage. What it does want to do is dazzle your eyes with its huge, ultra-sharp display. Is that display, a more restrained take on Android and some genuinely useful features enough to make this one of the best smartphones of the year? Read on, as Gizmag reviews the LG G3.  Read More

The Sova keyboard aims to bring the precision of PC gaming to the couch

Roccat’s Sova modular wireless keyboard aims to tackle sofa-based PC gaming by consolidating the mouse and keyboard onto a single surface without sacrificing precise controls. That’s a pretty big mission statement, and while the prototype unit shown off at E3 shows a lot of promise, the team isn't done with refinement, and is looking for community input to help steer the product towards its consumer release.  Read More

The Passport is one of the more unusual smartphones we've seen in recent years

BlackBerry’s Passport smartphone, which features an unusual large square-shaped display, was met with notable confusion when it was quietly announced during an earnings conference last month. The handset seems to be suffering from an identity crisis – caught between the company’s traditional keyboard-toting smartphones and the larger-screened tablet form-factor. BlackBerry is clearly aware of the issue, and has stepped in to explain why we should be excited about the product’s unusual design.  Read More

The Samsung Galaxy S5 (right) and its newly announced Galaxy S5 mini sibling (left)

Between these handsets, it’s no secret that the fully blown Samsung Galaxy S5 is the more capable of the two. The real question is just how many of the premium device's feature the Galaxy S5 mini manages to retain – and the results may surprise you. Read on as Gizmag compares two of the Korean firm’s biggest handsets for 2014.  Read More

The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is a scaled down yet capable version of its flagship sibling

Samsung has announced its latest smartphone in the form of the Galaxy S5 mini - a scaled down version of its popular S5 flagship. The device, which features the same faux-leather styling as its big brother, offers mid-range specs in a thin and light form factor, while holding on to stand-out features including a fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor.  Read More

The DSN-12 provides a 3D visualization of classic Korg synth sounds

Korg has announced plans to release new software on Nintendo’s 3DS handheld. Known as the DSN-12, and inspired by the classic MS-10 analog synthesizer, the software features a step sequencer, a 3D oscilloscope, and allows users to share their sounds.  Read More

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