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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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  • How to root the Nook Tablet

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

The HTC One M8 is available now in the US and Canada

HTC announced its successor to last year's heralded HTC One in New York on Tuesday, which we'll be calling the HTC One M8. Although the main details of the phone had largely been leaked in advance of the event, there were still a few surprises and a lot to like in a phone that keeps and improves upon the best features of the original One, while also adding new features from other top phones of the past year and taking an above-and-beyond approach to customer service.  Read More

The Moto 360 will be available in summer 2014 (Northern Hemisphere)

Motorola announced its first smart watch, the Moto 360, in conjunction with Google's announcement of Android Wear, the company's new port of a modified form of Android and Google Now, which it hopes will serve as a platform for all sorts of wearable devices in the near future.  Read More

Epson's Moverio BT-200 smart glasses can connect to an Android device and a Myo armband fo...

At CES 2014, Epson showed off its Moverio BT-200 smart glasses – just one of myriad Google Glass competitors seen at the show. But this month the company upped the ante by pairing its Moverio glasses with a wearable Thalmic Labs Myo armband that allows for gesture control of applications that Epson says move beyond "Minority Report."  Read More

Five finalists have been selected for the Google Lunar XPrize competition (Photo: NASA/JPL...

Five international teams are moving forward from a field of 33 proposals with the goal of performing a robotic landing on the moon, followed by a short drive and high-quality video mooncast, all as part of the Google Lunar XPrize competition to incentivize a new novel, low-cost era of lunar exploration.  Read More

The Phoenix 2 by Beacon Audio

It seems everyone has a Bluetooth speaker in their product lineup today, and selecting the right one is a dizzying experience inciting even more vertigo with each passing week as the mountain of wireless sound options grows bigger. I'm going to walk you through some of the best Bluetooth options in this buying guide.  Read More

LG's UltraWide UM95 packs a QHD (3440 x 1440) resolution

There were a few things that I saw last month at CES 2014 in Las Vegas that didn't really register in my head as big innovations until I got back home. Chief among them is a 34-inch flat-screen 3440 x 1440 HD monitor from LG that most show attendees just wandered right past without giving a second glance. Weeks later I increasingly covet that monitor, better known as the UltraWide UM95.  Read More

ZTE's original Grand Memo – a successor device will be announced at Mobile World Congress

ZTE, the world's fourth-largest smartphone maker, isn't exactly a household name in many parts of the English-speaking world, but that could be changing very quickly. ZTE unveiled the top flight Grand S II with a few nifty features and novel voice unlock at CES 2014, and next up the Chinese company will be showing its 6-inch Grand Memo II LTE and the Firefox OS-powered ZTE Open C at Mobile World Congress.  Read More

A 20-megapixel shooter takes 61 frames in two-second bursts

For some time now, Sony has been offering some of the more underrated Android phones around, led by the water-resistant Sony Xperia Z1. The latest addition to the line is the Xperia Z1 Compact with its 4.3-inch display, which has begun to show up in Europe and unlocked on eBay after being introduced at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.  Read More

The HiSense X1 is a handful with its 6.8 inch display

HiSense, a Chinese-based and state-owned manufacturer best known for its range of white goods and other household electrical appliances, is planning to bring its X1 mobile device to the US later this year. With its 6.8-inch display, the device straddles the blurry phablet line between tablet and smartphone.  Read More

A wall of 4K TVs at CES 2014

Ultra HD 4K displays were everywhere at CES 2014, with super high resolution displays measuring up to 110 inches in size. But the question remains, do we need displays with such high resolution, given that the human eye isn't likely to be able to tell the difference between 4K and 2K in most viewing environments? And who is making content in 4K anyway?  Read More

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