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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.
Though Pebble has since become one of the most popular smartwatches around, the product began on Kickstarter. So, instead of holding an Apple-like press event for its latest watch, complete with presenters, intro videos and superlatives (which it could have easily done), the company is returning to its crowdfunding roots. Meet Pebble Time. Read More
The 2015 Samsung Ativ Book 9 shows us what Intel Core M laptops will be able to do: squeeze high-end specs into ridiculously light and thin packages with long battery life. How does it compare to one of the best Windows devices, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3? Let's line them up. Read More
Android Wear watches have been trickling out since the first two launched in mid-2014. Let's compare the latest, LG's Watch Urbane, to one of the best watches of 2014, the Asus ZenWatch. Read More
Any company that's been making lenses for 169 years is probably good at adapting. So perhaps it makes sense that German company Carl Zeiss AG (better known today simply as "Zeiss") didn't waste time jumping into the new frontier of virtual reality. Gizmag has been playing with the company's VR One headset for the iPhone 6 – read on for our review. Read More
Samsung and Motorola made two of the most eye-catching smartwatches you can buy today. We have the Moto 360 and Samsung Gear S in house, and have a few thoughts on how they compare. Read More
Will smartwatches ever replace smartphones? And, if so, how will we play Candy Crush and watch Netflix or Sling TV on the go? Neptune, the company behind the ridiculously oversized Pine smartwatch, is back with a new device that tries to answer that question. Read More
LG made one of the best smartwatches of 2014, in the G Watch R. Now the company is back with an all-metal variant called the LG Watch Urbane (no "G" this time around). Let's compare its features and specs to those of the Moto 360. Read More
In the long-term, Android Wear isn't likely to be about just a small handful of watches. Fashion and individuality often go hand-in-hand, and now we're starting to see some of the early Android Wear watch-makers reflect that, making different smartwatches for different styles. The latest? LG's all-metal take on the G Watch R, the LG Watch Urbane. Read More
If you're of a certain age, then you might have fond memories of the View-Master. Pop in a disc, hold the device up to your face, and enjoy some 3D images of, say, the latest Muppets movie or climactic scenes from Chips or The Dukes of Hazzard. Today Mattel and Google announced an update that tries to merge the classic device with modern virtual reality. Read More
Many a Microsoft commercial has compared the Surface (and other Windows 2-in-1s) to the iPad, but we think the Surface Pro 3 makes a lot more sense pitted against the MacBook Air. After working and playing on both the Surface Pro 3 and the newest (2014) 11-in MacBook Air, we have a few thoughts on how they compare. Read More
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