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.
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.
Five years ago today, Steve Jobs stood onstage and talked about a new kind of mobile device that would sit somewhere between smartphone and laptop. After a spot-on dismissal of netbooks ("they aren't better at anything"), he showed us Apple's answer: the iPad
. Half a decade later, tablets may be well-trodden ground, but there's still no question that the iPad was a breakthrough innovation that changed our world.
As Samsung's sixth smartwatch
in the span of a year, the Gear S was almost easy to dismiss. But after using one all through the insane week known as CES, we think it might be one of the more underrated tech products you can buy today.
As phablets grow in popularity, they also creep into tablets' turf. Perhaps you're wondering how Apple's biggest iPhone compares to its smallest iPad? Let's compare the features and specs of the iPhone 6 Plus
and iPad mini 3
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
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.
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.
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.