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As today marks the five-year anniversary of the original iPad announcement, Gizmag takes a...

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.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the iPhone 6 Plus and iPad mini 3

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.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the LG G Flex 2 (left) and iPhone 6 Plus

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.  Read More

The FoxL Dash7 Bluetooth speaker sure is slim at under an inch thick (Photo: Noel McKeegan...

We've come across Bluetooth speakers of all shapes and sizes here at Gizmag, and at first glance the FoxL Dash7 is hardly one to stand out from the crowd. But spending some time with Soundmatters' latest offering you come to appreciate what's inside. The Dash7 might not pack enough punch to keep the neighborhood up at night, but it really hits that sweet spot of great portability without compromising on high-quality sound.  Read More

The ChargeTech adapter can be used with phones and tablets, smartwatches, Bluetooth speake...

ChargeAll’s ChargeTech is a convenient adapter that promises to charge your gadgets significantly faster than stock alternatives. It’s small, allows you to power up two devices at once, and comes in a car charger variant. The company is also in the process of crowdfunding what it claims is the thinnest and lightest iPhone 6 battery case around.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the curved LG G Flex 2 (left) and flagship G3

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.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the curved LG G Flex 2 (left) and Samsung Galaxy...

It's harder than ever for smartphone makers to differentiate their devices, so we're seeing more experiments (of questionable value) like curved screens. Let's look at the features and specs of the latest curved-screen phone, the LG G Flex 2, next to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.  Read More

Using the AutoCharge system, users would just put their phone down anywhere on a regular t...

Wireless charging pads may be more convenient than traditional wired smartphone chargers, but a team from Microsoft Research in China thinks that they're still not convenient enough. According to Yunxin Liu, Zhen Qin and Chunshui Zhao, pads still require users to consciously place their phone in a specific spot, for the express purpose of charging. Instead, they envision a system in which users just toss their phone onto a table, where it's automatically charged using a beam of light. They've already built a working prototype of the system, which is known as AutoCharge.  Read More

The Upp hydrogen fuel cell mobile charger

Portable hydrogen-powered fuel cell chargers, such as the Horizon MiniPak, have been around for a few years now. The Upp ups the capacity offering 25 Wh and works in conjunction with an companion app that provides device info and details of locations to find new cartridges.  Read More

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