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.
Microsoft did some public experimenting with the Surface lineup (and got off to quite the shaky start), but the company finally struck gold with the Surface Pro 3
. Maybe you're hanging onto an older Surface, and wondering if the Pro 3 is worth the upgrade? Join Gizmag, as we compare the features and specs of the first five Surfaces.
Samsung was the first big mobile company to stamp its name on the budding virtual reality craze, by teaming up with Oculus for the Gear VR. Now LG is using the developer-focused Google Cardboard platform to launch a G3-compatible VR headset of its own – and it isn't going to cost a penny to new G3 buyers (at least in select markets).
Samsung's Galaxy Note series has been around for four generations now. Maybe you're hanging onto an older model, and wondering if the Note 4 is worth the upgrade? Or perhaps you just want to see how much the quintessential phablet has evolved through the years? Read on, as Gizmag compares the Galaxy Notes I, II, 3 and 4.
It looks like we now know the date for Samsung's next flagship reveal. The company today sent out invites for its "Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015" media event at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, where the company is expected to reveal the Galaxy S6.
This latest batch of iPhones marks the first time Apple released two flagships at once (the year before, the iPhone 5s
was clearly superior to the 5c
). How do you choose between the 4.7-in iPhone 6 and 5.5-in iPhone 6 Plus? Join Gizmag, as we take a hands-on look at the two best iPhones.
Normally we compare smartphones to help you make the best buying decision. But this time we're going to line up the original 2007 iPhone
with Apple's latest handsets, the iPhone 6
and iPhone 6 Plus
– because, hey, isn't it fun to see how far we've come?
Earlier this week, we took a look back
at the innovation of the original iPad, five years after the fact. But that got us thinking: what's been the biggest mobile innovation in the five years since then? Take Note: it belongs to Samsung.
The Samsung Gear VR
is the best piece of virtual reality kit you can buy today, but it has one problem. The Note 4
that sits inside of it, acting as its brains, needs a fan blowing on it continuously to avoid overheating. We have some ideas about how some recent reports might all tie into this.
In the world of smartphones, we typically shine our spotlight the brightest on the latest high-end flagships. But ZTE just announced an interesting mid-ranged device with some potentially standout features. And it's hopefully going to be interesting for more than just its iPhone-inspired look and Samsung-inspired branding.
When Apple announced its Apple Watch last September, all we knew about its release date is that it would be "early 2015." Today CEO Tim Cook snuck a more specific nugget of info into its Q1 earnings call: the company expects Apple Watch shipments to start in April.