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.
Asus announced its ZenFone 2 Android handset at CES 2015 this week. It's a solid flagship phone that really only has two features that make it stand out from a crowded field of smartphones, but they're arguably the two most important features.
In the United States, more and more television programming has become available for streaming online thanks to names like Hulu, Amazon and many of the TV networks themselves, but being able to watch live television and events like sports and live news online has remained elusive for cord cutters. Dish took a big move towards changing that here at CES 2015
, announcing the launch of Sling TV to deliver live channels to connected devices like Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Xbox and others.
The mobile world moves at lightning speed. A few months after the specs on the Droid Turbo
wowed us and just one day after the LG G Flex 2
showed off a new top-of-the-line chipset, we meet the Saygus V2, a smartphone from a little company out of Salt Lake City, Utah with ambitions to take on the biggest names in the business.
If you've got plenty of disposable income to spend on an ostentatious smartphone and don't mind that it also shows you don't know much about smartphones, then Tonino Lamborghini Mobile (yes, that Lamborghini) has one for you: the brand new 88 Tauri.
Lenovo joins LG in kicking off the year of the 64-bit smartphone at CES 2015, unveiling one powered by a 64-bit Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and another packing the latest 64-bit Intel Atom processor. These were announced alongside a new wearable and selfie flash that is basically a modern iteration of the old-school flash cube.
The first new smartphone unveiled at CES 2015
is a follow-up to the LG G Flex
, which was on display here in Las Vegas at CES 2014 a year ago. The LG G Flex 2 brings back the curved, (slightly) flexible form factor of the original, but gives a major boost to its hardware and software.
is a name with some history behind it that shows no signs of slowing down, even after two decades, the sale of the laptop and tablet line to Lenovo from IBM, and Apple's more successful co-opting of the word "pad" as a suffix in the name of its hit tablet. To kick off CES 2015
in Las Vegas this week, Lenovo announced a refresh of its 14-inch ThinkPad ultrabook and the ThinkPad Stack, a collection of stackable accessories to increase the capabilities of a tablet or notebook.
Astronomers have created a simulation of the universe that includes more realistic galaxies similar in mass, size and age to real observed galaxies, enabling better research into how the cosmos evolved into its current state over the past 14 billion years.
A team of scientists has found what they claim is the oldest Earth-sized planet in the Milky Way, hinting at the possibility of ancient life elsewhere in our galaxy. Located about 117 light years from us in the constellation Lyra, the star KOI-3158 is estimated to be 11.2 billion years old, give or take 900 million years or so. For some perspective, our own sun and solar system is believed to be less than 5 billion years old.
When we visited Motorola's Chicago headquarters
in September, one of the most intriguing new gadgets wasn't quite ready for the press to try out. But now we've been able to spend some quality time with Moto Hint, the company's next generation Bluetooth earbud. Though it's a step in the right direction compared to the wonky things some of us stick in our ears, there's still some room for improvement.