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Every case here should afford your Apple or Samsung smartphone some significant durability

Over the years the smartphone has proved to be a fantastic and versatile tool, with uses ranging from music production to gaming. But one thing it’s rarely good at is looking after itself. If you’re regularly out and about, then you’ll likely want a case for your device that can offer it some serious protection. Read on as we highlight five great options for keeping your precious handset out of harm’s way.  Read More

Acer's new Chromebox is small, capable and well connected

Acer’s latest system doesn’t do anything too drastic with the tried and tested Chromebox form factor, but presents a well thought out, focused take on the hardware category. The Chromebox CX1 Series offers solid specs, good connectivity and is designed to feel right at home in small offices, schools and colleges.  Read More

Roku TVs will be available in a range of sizes from 32 to 55 inches

If you’re a fan of top media streaming services like Netflix and Hulu Plus, then you’re also likely aware of Roku, a company that specializes in low-cost streaming boxes that let you throw that content up onto the big screen. The company has announced partnerships with TV manufacturers Hisense and TCL to produce Roku TV, a range of smart TVs that make media streaming more convenient without breaking the bank.  Read More

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy S5 mini may be a similar size, but they're very differ...

Samsung’s latest smartphone, the Galaxy Alpha, marks Samsung's first major foray into the world of metal (well, sort of). The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, meanwhile, is more in line with previous (plastic) Samsung releases. Join Gizmag, as we compare the features and specs of the Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy S5 mini.  Read More

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is a tablet designed specifically for readers, on the softwa...

We’ve known for a while now that Barnes & Noble was set to partner with Samsung to release a Nook branded version of its 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4 slate, but the company has tied things off nicely today, officially launching the tablet at an event in New York. The hardware here is familiar, but the company is branding the release as the first full-featured Android tablet optimized for readers.  Read More

Android launchers provide a quick and relatively easy way to customize the Android experie...

One of the best things about Android is the ability to quickly and easily customize the experience to suit your preferences. Many times this simply involves arranging your favorite apps into folders or throwing in a great widget, but sometimes it’s good to dig a little deeper. Launchers, or home screen replacements, provide a quick and easy way to do this, often drastically altering the look and feel of a device. Read on, as we highlight five great options for customizing your Android experience.  Read More

From left to right: the second prototype Hoverbike, the drone (in flight), and the origina...

Last month we covered the launch of an interesting Kickstarter project that aimed to jump-start sales of a drone version of a fully-functional hover bike. The quadcopter drone acts as a proof of concept for the full-sized manned vehicle, with proceeds from the crowdfunding effort intended to fuel the continued development of the final vehicle. Gizmag visited the Malloy Aeronautics workshop in the UK to take a closer look at the Hoverbike project.  Read More

Read on as Gizmag takes a look at five budget yet capable smartphones

While it’s relatively easy to keep track of key high-end smartphone releases, things get a little more complicated when it comes to low-end handsets. Picking up an affordable but still capable handset can be a minefield, but there are a few gems out there. Read on as Gizmag takes a look at five of the best budget handsets you can buy in 2014.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and HTC One (M8)

The HTC One (M8) and Samsung Galaxy Alpha are notably different handsets. The former offers an expansive display, aluminium build and top-tier internals, while the latter opts for a style-first mentality. The two different approaches can make it difficult to discern which device packs the features that you want in a new smartphone. Read on, as Gizmag compares the features and specs of the two handsets.  Read More

While the Samsung Galaxy S5 (right) focuses on high-end specs, the Galaxy Alpha places an ...

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 1080p display, the Alpha is more interested in being a stylish and (comparatively) compact handset with solid internals. Read on, as Gizmag compares the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Alpha.  Read More

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