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Simon Crisp

Simon Crisp

Simon is a journalist and photographer who has spent the last ten years working for national UK newspapers - but has never hacked a mobile phone - and specializes in writing about weird products and photography technology. When not writing for Gizmag, Simon is often found playing with LEGO and drinking far too much coffee.

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— Wearable Electronics Review

Review: Fitbit Charge HR fitness tracker

By - February 2, 2015 17 Pictures
The new Fitbit Charge HR has got a lot of competition in the increasingly crowded fitness tracker market. With countless devices vying for the chance to monitor your activity and tell you you're not doing enough exercise, can the Charge HR stand out with its built-in heart rate monitoring, activity tracking, and gentle encouragement? We've recently spent a couple of weeks with one to discover whether it can encourage us to be more active. Read More
— Mobile Technology

Moment Case turns your iPhone 6 into an even better camera

By - January 28, 2015 12 Pictures
After launching a pair of photography-improving lenses for smartphones last year, Moment is back on Kickstarter with a new case which aims to turn the iPhone 6 into an even better camera. The Moment Case features a multi-state shutter button enabling more traditional DSLR-like shooting, and a built-in mount which allows users to easily attach the firm's interchangeable lens. Read More
— Digital Cameras

Panasonic announces the novice- and selfie-friendly GF7

By - January 20, 2015 7 Pictures
Panasonic has updated its GF series of mirrorless cameras with the GF7. The interchangeable-lens camera follows in the footsteps of the Samsung NX3000, Olympus E-PL7, and Fujifim X-A2 by making it easier to shoot and share high-quality selfies. In addition to a 180-degree tilting touchscreen and hands-free selfie shooting, the GF7 also boasts narcissist-friendly picture effects to make you look more attractive and slimmer. Read More
— Digital Cameras

Fujifilm announces new cameras, including the selfie-focused X-A2

By - January 16, 2015 19 Pictures
Fujifilm has revealed a number of new cameras, with the headline attraction being the X-A2. The new interchangeable lens camera is designed for selfie-obsessed photographers who don't want to compromise on image quality, and is the first X-series model to feature a 175 degree tilting LCD screen. Other selfie-friendly features include Eye Detection AF, and a Portrait Enhancer mode which makes a subject's skin look brighter and smoother. Read More
— Digital Cameras

Nikon finally adds a touchscreen to a DSLR with the D5500

By - January 6, 2015 10 Pictures
Nikon has revealed its first DSLR to feature touchscreen capabilities, the entry-level D5500. While its predecessor, the D5300, was the first Nikon DSLR to boast built-in Wi-Fi, it's the D5500 which finally adds the option of touchscreen operation to the firm's DSLR line-up. A couple of new lenses were also announced, the affordable 55-200-mm F4.5-F5.6G ED VR II, and the surprisingly compact 300-mm F4E PF ED VR. Read More
— Digital Cameras

Hands-on: Pico time-lapse camera controller

By - January 5, 2015 14 Pictures
Just as slow motion video is oddly compelling, there's something equally mesmerizing about watching things unfold faster than they should. Think clouds darting speedily across the sky, day quickly turning into night, or a flower blooming in a matter of seconds. Pico is a recently Kickstarter-funded, smartphone-controlled camera dongle designed to make shooting this sort of time-lapse footage easier. We go hands-on with a beta version to see what Pico can do, and what backers can expect. Read More
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