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Will Shanklin

Will Shanklin
Will Shanklin is Gizmag's Mobile Tech Editor, and has been part of the team since 2012. Before finding a home at Gizmag, he had stints at a number of other sites, including Android Central, Geek and the Huffington Post.

Will has a Master's degree from U.C. Irvine and a Bachelor's from West Virginia University. He currently lives in New Mexico with his wife, Jessica.
Top Articles by Will Shanklin
  • The best jailbreak apps in Cydia

    We break down the all-time best Cydia apps for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

  • iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S vs. iPhone 4

    How does the iPhone 5 compare to the discounted iPhone 4S and iPhone 4?

  • iPhone 5s vs. iPhone 5c vs. iPhone 4s

    If you're shopping for a new iPhone, Apple gives you not just one, but three options to choose from. How do you choose between the flagship iPhone 5s, the colorful iPhone 5c, and the aging iPhone 4s? Let Gizmag lend a hand, as we put the three side-b...

  • Under the Microscope: iPhone 5s vs. Samsung Galaxy S4

    Comparing the iPhone 5s to the Galaxy S4 is a lot like comparing the iPhone 5 to the Galaxy S4. But the 5s does offer a few key upgrades, so we thought it was worth revisiting Apple's and Samsung's flagships. Join us, as we go hands-on, and pit the i...

  • iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 4

    For the last few years, Apple's iPhones were looking very small next to the competition. Those days are now over, as Apple is launching two bigger iPhones. Let's see how the bigger of those two compares to its most obvious rival, the Samsung Galaxy N...

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the LG G Flex 2 (left) and iPhone 6 Plus

LG's second stab at a curved and flexible smartphone is a bit less experiment, a bit more flagship. Let's see how the features and specs of the G Flex 2 compare to those of Apple's flagship phablet, the iPhone 6 Plus.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the curved LG G Flex 2 (left) and flagship G3

The original LG G Flex was like a curved version of LG's enormous G Pro 2 phablet. But with the new G Flex 2, LG appears to be modeling it more off of its G3 flagship. Confused by all those Gs? Read on, as Gizmag compares the features and specs of curved and flat.  Read More

Gizmag looks at the burgeoning future of Oculus' virtual reality (Photo: Will Shanklin/Giz...

Virtual reality may not be quite ready for mass consumption, but it is looming on the horizon. And after jamming our eyeballs into the equally mesmerizing Oculus Rift DK2 and Samsung Gear VR (and some brief time with the latest Oculus Rift prototype), we have a few thoughts on how this next big thing could play out.  Read More

At today's Windows 10 event, Microsoft showed off an AR headset that makes it look like vi...

With virtual reality capturing imaginations during the last couple of years, it's easy to forget about augmented reality. But Microsoft has spent years cooking up its own take on AR, and it's ready to bake the technology into Windows 10. Much like how the Surface was introduced alongside Windows 8, Microsoft has its own holographic AR headset to launch with the new Windows.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the curved LG G Flex 2 (left) and Samsung Galaxy...

It's harder than ever for smartphone makers to differentiate their devices, so we're seeing more experiments (of questionable value) like curved screens. Let's look at the features and specs of the latest curved-screen phone, the LG G Flex 2, next to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of Samsung's latest Ativ Book 9 Ultrabook with last...

Ultrabook design has been at a standstill for the last few years, but Samsung is set to break the mold with its 2015 Ativ Book 9. Let's take a look at the features and specs of the new Samsung Ultrabook vs. the 2014 (11-in) MacBook Air.  Read More

Prototype of I Am Cardboard's XG VR, a consumer-grade VR headset built on the company's ex...

Virtual reality headsets are becoming a lot like smartwatches: anyone and everyone who can possibly make one is trying to get a piece of the pie before they go mainstream. I Am Cardboard, one of the most popular assemblers of Google Cardboard headsets, is now asking for crowdfunding dollars to make a consumer-grade headset that builds on the foundations of Google's cheap developer kit.  Read More

Gizmag looks at some ways that the Oculus Rift and virtual reality could change our world ...

Gamers have been buzzing about the Oculus Rift for a couple of years already, and they're going to be the headset's core audience at launch. But in the long run, we believe the product has the potential to transcend gaming. Let's take a look at eight future uses for the best virtual reality headset.  Read More

Gizmag goes hands-on (for a second time) with the Avegant Glyph, which is like a head-worn...

Though some have described the Avegant Glyph as a virtual reality headset, we think that's way off the mark. And having demoed the Oculus Rift just a few hours before test-driving the Glyph, we can attest that the two are completely different products. Read on, for Gizmag's second pre-release look at Avegant's portable movie theater.  Read More

Thync is a product that promises to change your mood – and it actually works (Photo: Will ...

After spending a week walking the showroom floors of CES, a wearable claiming to change your mood is probably going to activate your BS sensors. But today our demo of the Thync wearable was the rare CES meeting that's everything it's pretending to be – possibly more. Your neighborhood drug dealer might want to start looking for a new line of work.  Read More

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