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Gizmag looks back at the top mobile and wearable stories of 2014 (Photo: Will Shanklin/Giz...

2014 saw smartphones get bigger and faster, with sharper screens and better cameras ... in other words, exactly like every other year. But with wearables gaining some traction, tablets' "post PC" aspirations screeching to a halt, and VR waiting in the wings, we did see some significant developments this year. Join Gizmag, as we take a look at the year in mobile and wearables.  Read More

One day virtual reality and exercise bikes could team up to spice up your workout (Origina...

VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and Gear VR are great for gaming and immersive 360-degree videos. But what about exercise? Though the idea isn't without its flaws, virtual reality could one day add an exciting new dimension to stationary workout machines. Gizmag chatted with a researcher in the field (and went for a mind-bending VR spin of our own) to investigate.  Read More

If you've thrown down US$200 for the Samsung Gear VR headset, we have some tips and tricks...

The first consumer version of the Oculus Rift isn't quite here yet, but Galaxy Note 4 owners can already get an Oculus-powered experience on Samsung's Gear VR. If you're among the early adopters rocking Samsung's virtual reality headset, read on for Gizmag's tips and tricks.  Read More

Gizmag steps into the looking glass and reviews the virtual reality launch lineup of the G...

The Oculus-powered Samsung Gear VR marks the commercial arrival of modern virtual reality. Its excellent (Galaxy Note 4-powered) hardware isn't in question, but what about its software? Join Gizmag, for a quick review of the highlights (and lowlights) of the Gear VR's launch lineup.  Read More

Gizmag reviews the first commercial Oculus-powered headset, the Samsung Gear VR (Photo: Wi...

When we met with Oculus VR earlier this year, the team mentioned that future versions of the Rift headset could skip the PC, and instead use mobile devices for brains. Now we see what they were cooking up. Read on, as Gizmag reviews Oculus' collaboration with Samsung, the Gear VR Innovator Edition.  Read More

Gizmag goes hands-on to compare the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (left) and Google Nexus 6 (Photo...

If you're shopping for a huge smartphone this holiday season, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Google Nexus 6 are two of your best options. Let's take a quick hands-on look at the two phablets.  Read More

Gizmag reviews Samsung's curved variant of the Note 4, the Galaxy Note Edge (Photo: Will S...

Apart from growing bigger (and bigger ... and bigger ...), the fundamental design of the smartphone hasn't changed a lot since the first iPhone back in 2007. But Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge, with its curved "Edge Display," is the rare phone that breaks the mold. Is it worth buying? Read on, as Gizmag reviews the Galaxy Note Edge.  Read More

Gizmag goes hands-on to compare the Google Nexus 6 (left) and Apple iPhone 6 Plus (Photo: ...

The Nexus 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are two of our three favorite phablets of 2014 (along with the Galaxy Note 4). We have both in house right now, so why not take a quick look at how the two size up?  Read More

Samsung's Gear VR headset is now availability in the US, aimed squarely at developers and ... Remember when we got some eyes-on time with Samsung's Oculus-powered VR headset earlier this year? Well, the Gear VR is now on sale in the US, though the company is making it clear that this is a product aimed at early adopters and developers, and not yet ready for mainstream consumption.  Read More

Gizmag reviews the big, beautiful, Lollipop-running Nexus 6 (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.c...

At what point does a phone get so big that it becomes a tablet? Whether you call it a huge phone, small tablet or just a "phablet," Google's Nexus 6 is a beast. Read on, as Gizmag reviews one of the best ... mobile devices of the year.  Read More

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