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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.

  • New app listens to your melodies, then writes them out in notation

    ScoreCleaner Notes is an iPhone app that takes a simple melody and instantly turns it into written notation.

  • Spectacular 9-gigapixel image of the Milky Way released

    The European Space Observatory (ESO) has released an impressive 9-gigapixel image of the central part of the Milky Way Galaxy.

  • 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) ...

  • 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?

An artist's impression of the alignment of quasars with the large-scale structure of the U...

Astronomers using the ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile have discovered an unexpected alignment of the spinning axes of supermassive black holes located billions of light-years apart. As if that discovery wasn’t fascinating enough in itself, the team then delved a little deeper, finding that the quasars aren’t just linked to each other, but are also aligned with the large-scale structure of the Universe itself.  Read More

The Jolla Tablet is the world's first crowdsourced tablet Jolla has thrown its hat into the tablet ring, announcing a brand new device that it plans to develop and fund with the help of a community of crowdfunding backers. The device offers both a competitive price point and specs in line with small tablet heavy hitters.  Read More

Nokia's latest hardware comes in the form of a solid, familiar-looking Android tablet

While Nokia may have relinquished its hold on the Lumia brand, it’s not finished making hardware just yet. The company has never been famous for its tablets, but the N1 looks to be a solid offering, with a sharp 7.9-inch panel, 64-bit processor and the latest version of Android.  Read More

The AITT system could turn the whole world into a potential Marine Corp training ground (P...

While products like Google Glass tend to be the most publicized applications of augmented reality, uses of the technology extend far beyond niche consumer tech. To that end, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) has unveiled the Augmented Immersive Team Trainer (AITT), a system that aims to transform any location into a dynamic, cost-effective training ground for Marines.  Read More

Google helped develop the new tool, which aims to help tackle the problem of overfishing

Google has partnered with SkyTruth and Oceana to produce a new tool to track global fishing activity. Known as Global Fishing Watch, the interactive web tool uses satellite data to provide detailed vessel tracking, and aims to harness the power of citizen engagement to tackle the issue of overfishing.  Read More

The Tesla K80 offers twice the power of its K40 predecessor Nvidia has unveiled its latest graphics offering in the form of the Tesla K80 dual-GPU. The new card, which is designed for professional applications, doubles the performance of its K40 predecessor, and packs some impressive specs including a full 24 GB graphics memory.  Read More

The Burg lets users place calls, send messages and more, right from their wrist The Burg 12 smartwatch from lifestyle designer Hermen van den Burg allows users to make phone calls, send messages and more, without the need to connect the device to a smartphone. It’s not the best looking wearable we’ve seen, but it offers significant standalone functionality.  Read More

The image is the first captured by ALMA is its near-final configuration (Image: ESO/NAOJ/N...

The Atacama Larger Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has been used to study the formation of planets in a distant solar system, with the results likely to further our understanding of the process. This latest observation represents the first time the telescope has been used in its near-final configuration, and is the sharpest ever submillimeter wavelength image.  Read More

Sesame aims to provide smartphone access to users with disabilities that prevent them from...

Sesame is a system designed specifically for users with only limited or no use of their hands. The device pairs head tracking software with some familiar hardware with the goal of bringing smartphone functionality to those who would otherwise be unable to make use of it.  Read More

The wearable tracks heart rate by monitoring blood flow in the skin, using an LED and meas...

Though the majority of recent wearables take the form of watches or smart bands, Canadian company BioSensive Technologies is taking a different approach, creating the world’s first smart earring. The Ear-o-Smart may have the look of traditional earlobe jewelry, but is designed to function as a fitness tracker.  Read More

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