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Eric Mack

Eric Mack
Eric Mack has been covering technology and the world since the late 1990s. As well as being a Gizmag regular, he currently contributes to CNET, NPR and other outlets.
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  • Nexus 5 vs. Galaxy S4: Under the microscope

    Gizmag regular Eric Mack has spent at least a month with both the Nexus 5 and the Galaxy S4 and goes in-depth to pick a winner between the pair in five categories, helping Android fans decide between these two top phones.

  • How to root the Nook Tablet

    A guide for rooting the Nook Tablet to add the Android Market and Honeycomb.

  • The Nexus 5 for 10 days: A detailed review

    Gizmag's Eric Mack has spent over a week with a Nexus 5 since the phone was officially unveiled on October 31. While it might not be the sexiest smartphone ever, it is a solid choice for Android lovers, and far and away the best value in any new smar...

  • Review: A month with the Samsung Galaxy Mega

    Samsung's huge 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega sprang forth from the company's spirit of concocting a flavor for every taste last month, and Gizmag has spent the past few weeks putting it through the paces. Check out a few of the conclusions we reached over the...

  • Android 4.4 KitKat for two weeks: A detailed review

    After months of anticipation, Android 4.4 KitKat was finally released on Halloween in the United States. Gizmag's Eric Mack has spent the past few weeks integrating the new mobile operating system into his daily routine and has this review.

Intel hopes to put 3D scanners in consumer tablets in 2015

Intel has been working on a 3D scanner small enough to fit in the bezel of even the thinnest tablets. The company aims to have the technology in tablets from 2015, with CEO Brian Krzanich telling the crowd at MakerCon in New York on Thursday that he hopes to put the technology in phones as well.  Read More

Intel's wireless charging bowl concept Intel CEO Brian Krzanich told the crowd during his closing keynote at MakerCon in New York on Thursday that the wireless charging bowl he showed off at CES 2014 would be hitting the market by the end of the year.  Read More

Green Bean connects to GE appliances

What if your dryer could send a notification that would buzz your phone or smartwatch to let you know your laundry is done? Well, it may be easier to tap into the brains of your appliances than you might think, with the US$20 open-source Green Bean module announced today by GE at MakerCon in New York.  Read More

The 3D Idea Builder will be available in November

Dremel, the company best known for its rotary power tool that's used for everything from routing and sanding to carving and engraving, has announced that it's taking a leap into the 21st century with its first consumer 3D printer – the Dremel 3D Idea Builder.  Read More

The Moto 360 is available now, starting at US$249 (Photo credit: Eric Mack/Gizmag.com)

After many months of waiting, the Moto 360, Motorola's stylish round-face Android Wear smartwatch, is finally available and Gizmag has spent over a week now with a review unit. So let's get right to the bottom line, which is that this is the best smartwatch the world has seen so far. But that may not be saying much, as smartwatches still have some growing up to do.  Read More

The Apple Watch comes with a number of ways to personalize

It's official. Apple is making a smart watch called simply "Apple Watch," but you're going to have to wait for the opportunity to pay at least $349 for one until early next year. If the Apple Watch works as well as the company claimed during its lengthy unveiling on Tuesday, it just may be worth the wait.  Read More

The new Moto X has been upgraded as well as upsized (Photo: Eric Mack/Gizmag.com)

It's not called the Moto X+1, but there is a new Moto X and it is bigger and better than the first one. Motorola announced the successor to its acclaimed Android smartphone during an exclusive event at its headquarters in Chicago on Thursday and Gizmag was there to get an early look.  Read More

The Moto 360 is available for $249

When we first learned that Motorola had a round face Android Wear smart watch in the works a few months ago, it seemed like a wearable worth waiting for. As of today, the Moto 360 is officially a reality and available in the US, but the competition has started to catch up. Fortunately, Gizmag was among the first outlets to spend some hands on time with the Moto 360 at Motorola headquarters in Chicago on Thursday and I've also been able to put a review unit to good use in the real world. So far, it appears this could be the timepiece we've been waiting for since, well... since the beginning of time.  Read More

The Charger SRT comes several weeks after the reveal of the 2-door Challenger SRT

The world of four-door sedans is about to get real, thanks to the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, unveiled Wednesday at a special event in Detroit. Dodge claims it is the most powerful mass-produced sedan ever, at 707 horsepower, as well as the fastest, with a top speed of 204 mph (328 km/h) and the ability to cover a quarter-mile (0.4 km) in 11 seconds.  Read More

Android Wear has revolutionary potential

Android Wear-powered watches have made their way into the wild, but the wider public of consumers seems to have taken little notice. Join Gizmag, as we list five things that the Android Wear ecosystem could use a bit more of to really get the general public excited about the prospect of wearing Android on their wrists.  Read More

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