Highlights from the 2014 LA Auto Show

Mobile Technology

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition is a durable, child-friendly tablet

Amazon has announced an all new addition to its tablet line, known as the Fire HD Kids Edition. The device, which comes in 6 and 7-inch variants, is an augmented version of the company’s refreshed Fire HD tablets, and packs a range of child-friendly features, from added durability to parental controls.  Read More

Samsung announced that the Galaxy Note 4 will be launching on October 17 (Photo: Will Shan...

When Samsung pulled back the curtain on the Galaxy Note 4, all we knew is that it would launch sometime in October. Today the company got more specific, and announced that the phablet will start rolling out on October 17, with pre-orders beginning soon.  Read More

Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD 6 costs just $99

When the Kindle Fire HD was first announced in 2012, it sneaked in at just under US$200. The just announced 6-inch version will cost half of that. Founder and CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos claims that the Fire HD 6 is the most powerful tablet for under $100.  Read More

The new Kindle Voyage takes over as Amazon's premium eReader

Amazon has expanded its Kindle eReader range by unveiling its 7th generation Kindle. Supplanting the second-gen Paperwhite as Amazon's premium eReader, the Kindle Voyage is billed as the company’s most advanced eReader yet, coming in lighter and thinner than any previous model and sporting a more advanced display and user interface.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the iPhone 6 and HTC One (M8)

If you want a smartphone with a premium metallic build, then Apple and HTC are the two companies to look at. And now that Apple is getting into the large-screen phone game, the iPhone and HTC One are more direct rivals than ever before. Join Gizmag, as we compare the features and specs of the iPhone 6 and HTC One (M8).  Read More

Today Amazon unveiled its modestly upgraded 2014 tablet, a new Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Up to this point, Amazon has updated the Kindle Fire's hardware once a year since it launched. It looks like this year's upgrades, though, are going to be the most modest by a huge margin. Today Amazon took the wraps off of the 2014 edition of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.  Read More

iOS 8 is available to download starting today

The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 8, is now available to download starting today. The release brings with it a range of small but significant tweaks to the popular platform, as well as new developer tools. The software is compatible with the iPhone 4s and iPad 2 onwards.  Read More

The SanDisk Extreme PRO 512 GB SD card at Photokina 2014 (Photo: Paul Ridden/Gizmag)

SanDisk has announced its, and the world's, highest capacity SD memory card so far. Designed with professional videographers and photographers in mind, the 512 GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card couples high capacity with write speeds of up to 90 MB/s and transfer speeds up to 95 MB/s.  Read More

Motorola's updated Moto X is looking to rival heavyweight devices like the HTC One (M8)

We already know that HTC’s popular One (M8) smartphone ticks a lot of the boxes for a high-end smartphone in 2014, but how does the refreshed Moto X compare? Read on as we highlight all the key differences between the two handsets.  Read More

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (left) and OnePlus One (right)

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is a high-end, feature-packed phablet boasting the latest high-end specs. But how does it compare to 2014’s (nearly-unattainable) budget hero, the OnePlus One? The OnePlus handset may offer less frills than the Samsung device, but holds its own in more categories than you might think. Read on, as Gizmag compares the two smartphones.  Read More

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