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.
NASA scientists have used a combination of satellite data and ground-based cameras to study pulsating auroras, which appear as flickering patches of bright light in the night sky. The research gave rise to an unexpected discovery, with the data revealing that secondary electrons may play a bigger part in the occurrences than was previously thought.
HP's new Windows 10 hybrid has a premium build, good specs and puts the keyboard in the box as standard. It's positioned to compete directly with Microsoft's Surface line, and offers some high-end extras, like quad Bang & Olufsen speakers.
Marshall's London smartphone is an interesting animal. On the one hand, it's a pretty mediocre smartphone with a high price tag, but on the other, it's a musician's dream, with hi-def playback and recording, dual headphone ports, and more. Read on for our thoughts on the audio-focused smartphone.
Though Roku's new streaming player has a more angular design than its predecessor, the big changes are on the inside, with the device capable of streaming 4K content. The Roku 4 will even help locate a misplaced remote. The announcement comes hot on the heels of both the updated Amazon Fire TV and new Apple TV, both of which are 4K-capable.
There are a lot of adjustable desk solutions on the market in 2015, from simple bits of kit that sit on top of your desk to provide a raised working area, to more unusual solutions that provide motorized height adjustment. Now crowdfunding project Torax is getting in on the act with a convenient, highly-adjustable product that hits a pretty reasonable price point.
Netflix has made it easier than ever to hit the snooze button on productivity, creating a single button that's your one-stop portal to a lazy evening. Hit that big white button and the lights will dim, pesky smartphone notifications will cease, the streaming service will power up and an order will be placed at your favorite take out. Sounds pretty good, but there is a bit of a catch – you'll have to make it yourself.
WallJax is a simple solution for making wireless charging that little bit more convenient than it already is, providing a fixed home for your charging needs. The product is available in two flavors, and is set to hit Kickstarter early next month.
You might remember the original Fairphone from back in 2013 – at first glance it looks like any other smartphone, but read the small print and you'll find a device built with an emphasis on responsibly sourced materials, and made by fairly paid workers. It's been a couple of years since the original device broke cover, and the company is back to address those aging specs (and to reaffirm its mission statement) with the Fairphone 2.