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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...

  • Moto X (2014) review: There is no justice in the world

    Gizmag has had some time to get to know the new Moto X and found it to be even better than its unappreciated predecessor from last year. In fact, we've reached the conclusion that it may be the best phone history will forget.

All three Nexus devices will run Android 5.0

The whale of a phone known as the Nexus 6 is now an official reality, as is a new 9-inch Nexus tablet made by HTC and an ASUS-made streaming media player running a new platform called "Android TV" that was first mentioned at Google I/O in June.  Read More

Ampy is also pocketable at 3 inches square

Kinetic chargers have been around for a few years, but have typically been big and bulky. Ampy is much smaller and fashionable enough to wear around.  Read More

Origami's guts on display at MakerCon (Photo Credit: Eric Mack/Gizmag)

When I covered MakerCon last month in New York for Gizmag, literally one of the first things I did was text a photo of the 45-lb (20 kg), tote-able laser cutter to my friend who owns a shop back home in New Mexico. As it turns out, that's exactly the type of consumer Pittsburgh startup Red Ant hopes to target with its Origami.  Read More

The Moto X may just be the most unappreciated phone going around

If you're one of the relatively few people who comes to fully embrace Motorola's flagship Android phone, the Moto X, it will teach you things about the world – and I don't just mean that it will help you look up trivia without even having to use your hands via Google Now and Moto Voice, but that's fun too. Get to know the Moto X well and it will teach you that there is no justice in the world.  Read More

Gizmag reviews Apple's new 4.7-in flagship, the iPhone 6 (Photo: Eric Mack/Gizmag.com)

The iPhone 6 is bigger and better than those the came before it. Gizmag has been testing it out in the real world and has this review of a phone that isn't perfect, but might come close.  Read More

The new Moto G is more of a handful (Photo credit: Eric Mack / Gizmag)

The Moto G is the phone taking over the world that many folks have never heard of. Now the 2nd generation of the device is in the wild and Gizmag was among the first to get our hands on one. Let's see if it will continue its global conquest.  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

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

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

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