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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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  • LG G3 vs. HTC One (M8): A closer look

    Both the HTC One (M8) and LG G3 are top-tier Android handsets with a lot to recommend them. Read on as Gizmag takes a hands-on look at the two smartphones, highlighting the key differences between them.

  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs. Galaxy S5

    They might both be made by Samsung, but the Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy S5 are notably different devices. While the S5 places an emphasis on high-end internals and an expansive display, the Alpha is more interested in being a stylish and (comparatively) ...

  • A closer look at the Malloy Aeronautics Hoverbike

    With the Hoverbike quadcopter drone-based Kickstarter project already a success, we took the opportunity to head down to the Malloy Aeronautics workshop to take a look at that quadcopter, and the work-in-progress manned craft.

  • Five of the best: Android launchers

    One of the best things about Android is the ability to quickly and easily customize the experience to suit your preferences. Launchers provide a quick and easy way to do this, often drastically altering the look and feel of a device.

  • Moto X (2014) vs. Nexus 5

    The Nexus 5 and Moto X (2014) have a fair bit in common, with both handsets offering great specs at competitive price points. But having been on the market for almost a year, can Google’s handset hope to compete with Motorola’s 2014 refresh?

The Volvorii Timeless pack E Ink panels and link to iOS and Android devices

iShuu Tech's Volvorii Timeless shoes aim to continue the trend of bringing E Ink technology to fashion, integrating a user-customizable, flexible panel into a pair of high heels. The product is currently seeking support through a crowdfunding campaign.  Read More

The technique uses satellite radar imagery to observe ground displacement, giving research...

Researchers from the University of Iowa and United States Geographical Survey (USGS) have developed a method of using satellite and GPS data to characterize earthquake fault lines in real time, helping to deliver aid more accurately and with greater speed than current systems allow.  Read More

The kSafe is a smart safe designed to help users manage their temptations

The kSafe is a smart safe designed to turn temptation into motivation by locking items away until the user has earned them through either hitting an activity goal, spending time at a specific location such as a library, or simply waiting until a pre-determined time for the lid to unlock. The device is currently the subject of a crowdfunding campaign.  Read More

Gizmag headed to Baselworld 2015 to take a look at the latest the watch and jewelery world...

Given the premier nature of Switzerland's watchmaking industry, the level of excitement, glitz and glamor that surrounds Baselworld should come as no surprise. The town of Basel, nestled as it is just minutes from the French and German borders, was littered with banners, flags and posters this month, signalling the arrival of the biggest event on any watchmaker's calendar. Once again, Gizmag joined the thousands of trade, press and public attendees in search of the latest and greatest in wrist-worn fashion and innovation.  Read More

The watch offers industrial styling and an unconventional representation of time (Photo: C...

The Timeburner is a novelty timepiece designed as a tribute to early combustion engines. It features a piston-driven representation of time, and comes in an industrial-looking, distinctive case. Gizmag took a look at the timepiece at Baselworld 2015.  Read More

The team manually identified buildings, using them as examples to train the software to wo...

A team of MIT scientists has developed software capable of analyzing existing satellite imagery to identify separate structures, significantly speeding up the process of deciding where to apportion aid in rural areas in the developing world. The system will be tested against existing methods on a project in India.  Read More

The rare collision is seen here in this composite image from the Gemini, SMA and APEX  tel...

The European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Atacama Pathfinder Experiment telescope (APEX) has been used to solve a 340 year-old astronomical mystery. The findings reveal that an object that appeared in the sky in the 17th century was not a nova as astronomers at the time believed, but actually a rare stellar collision.  Read More

Ritmo Beats and PregSense are designed to make pregnancy more transparent for parents and ...

You might remember Nuvo from its prenatal music system released back in 2010, but the company's latest efforts, known as the Ritmo Beats and PregSense, are decidedly more ambitious. The two products are aimed at consumer and medical users respectively, and are designed to provide in-depth pregnancy data to both parents and doctors.  Read More

Gizmag met with the company at Baselworld to take a look at the luxury bracelet (Image: Ch...

Christophe & Co's high-end Armills are luxury jewelry pieces that offer optional built-in technology, running for a year or more on a single charge. The highest-end model, the Apollo, retails for a US$149,000, making it just about the priciest wearable around. We got the chance to check out the bracelet at Baselworld 2015.  Read More

HYT's latest hydro-mechanical watch presents time in straight lines (Photo: Chris Wood/Giz...

The third iteration of HYT's eye-catching hydro-mechanical watch marks a significant development of the hybrid movement, switching from a circular to a linear portrayal of time. We got a chance to see the unusual new timepiece at Baselworld 2015.  Read More

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