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The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus offer larger screens and thinner builds than iPhone 5s

Apple has taken the wraps off of two new smartphones in its popular iPhone line. The new devices, known as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, feature 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays, are powered by the company's in-house A8 chip and are the thinnest iPhones ever.  Read More

The Asus Memo Pad 7 puts fashion first (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)

Asus’ latest 7-inch slate may not be the most exciting product to come out of IFA this year, but it is a very solid tablet, both in terms of specs and how it feels in the hand. The device features a fashion-conscious design and a thin, solid feeling profile. Read on as Gizmag goes hands-on with Asus’ new 7-inch slate.  Read More

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (left) and Google/LG Nexus 5 (right)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Nexus 5 may both be high-end smartphones, but they each offer a very different experience. Samsung’s new handset is a feature-packed flagship phablet (try saying that ten times fast), while the Nexus focuses on delivering the stock Android experience on a budget. Read on as we delve into the key difference between the two handsets.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the new Moto X (left) and the Samsung Galaxy S5

In the last couple of years, we've seen very few smartphones that are truly innovative. But that's exactly what Motorola made with last year's Moto X. And while its sequel may not break much new ground, it is a bigger and better version of that same formula. Let's see how it stacks up next to the most popular Android handset, the Samsung Galaxy S5.  Read More

The Cat S50 smartphone's 4.7-inch touchscreen features Gorilla Glass 3 and wet finger trac...

Caterpillar, a company best known for making construction equipment, is launching a new smartphone called the S50. This device is designed to be rugged and durable, which means it should be able to handle the lifestyle of users who enjoy the outdoors, as well as those who need to use it for work.  Read More

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and HTC One (M8) are both high-end handsets, but there are some ...

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and HTC One (M8) are both high-end devices, and both pack a lot of great features. You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Note 4’s phablet nature is the only significant difference between the two smartphones, but there’s plenty besides to distinguish them. Read on as we delve into all the key differences between the two mobile heavyweights.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (left) and LG G3

Not long ago, Samsung's Galaxy Notes were pretty much the only phablets worth paying attention to. But with super-sized phones becoming more and more common, the Note series has more competition than ever. Let's see how Samsung's latest, the Galaxy Note 4, stacks up next to one of its biggest rivals, the LG G3.  Read More

The new Moto X has been upgraded as well as upsized (Photo: Eric Mack/Gizmag.com)

It's not called the Moto X+1, but there is a new Moto X and it is bigger and better than the first one. Motorola announced the successor to its acclaimed Android smartphone during an exclusive event at its headquarters in Chicago on Thursday and Gizmag was there to get an early look.  Read More

IK Multimedia unveiled its iRig Mic Field at this year's IFA

IK Multimedia has added a new product to its iRig line at this year's IFA. The iRig Mic Field is a stereo microphone that attaches onto any Lightning-compatible iOS device, turning it into a portable stereo digital field recorder.  Read More

Gizmag reviews the 8-in Toshiba Encore 2 tablet

When Microsoft made its announcement of a new Surface earlier this year, most were expecting a 7-inch Surface Mini. But instead, we got a larger Surface Pro 3. Other manufacturers are making their own mini tablets that run full versions of Windows 8.1, and one of them is the 8-in Toshiba Encore 2 with a price tag starting at US$199.  Read More

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