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.
Virtual reality is in an odd place right now. Countless companies are competing to one-up each other, adding features and upgrades to supposedly make their headsets stand out … but most of them are unreleased products. It's essentially unreleased beta hardware duking it out to score public perception points (and, by association, woo developers). Leap Motion
and Razer's OSVR
took the latest step in that game today.
Google's Nexus devices have never enjoyed the mainstream popularity of Samsung Galaxy flagships, but the pure Android handsets are still some of the most significant phones every year. Let's compare Google's latest handset, the Nexus 6
, to Samsung's two big upcoming releases, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge
A couple of weeks ago, Apple announced a product that many notebook users have been waiting on for years: an ultra-light and thin MacBook that also has a Retina Display. How does it size up next to Apple's pro-level laptop? Join Gizmag, as we compare the features and specs of the new 12-in MacBook
and the 13-in MacBook Pro with Retina Display
Now that Apple is set to launch a MacBook
that's lighter than the MacBook Air and
has a Retina Display, where does that leave the 13-in Retina MacBook Pro? And is its new Force Touch trackpad an upgrade-worthy feature? Join Gizmag, as we review the 2015 (13-in) MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
When Pebble announced its Kickstarter record-shattering Pebble Time smartwatch
(and its Steel counterpart
), one part of the announcement that was easy to miss was its smartstraps. The modular component of Pebble Time lets hardware developers create their own add-ons for the watch, to make it as smart as you want it to be. Today Pebble is doubling down on the initiative, pledging US$1 million to fund smartstrap development.
The HTC One M9
doesn't, at first glance, look like a huge update over last year's One M8, but that doesn't necessarily mean it won't be an outstanding phone. Let's see how its features and specs compare to those of one of the best phones of 2014, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Magic Leap just might be the most mysterious company in tech. What we do know is that it's making a head-worn augmented reality device, and it's raised over US$540 million in venture funding (including, most notably, from Google). Today the company got slightly less mysterious, showing us our first (simulated) glimpse of what it's like to use the product.
With the arrival of Intel’s Core M Broadwell
-running devices, we’re seeing some ridiculously light and thin notebooks that make the MacBook Air feel downright beefy. A couple months after Samsung showed off its Core M Ultrabook, the Ativ Book 9
, Apple revealed its own "new MacBook
." Let’s compare their features and specs.