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Microscopes can be expensive pieces of gear, making access difficult – or non-existent – for students and medical staff in isolated and poorer locales. To help address this, researchers at the University of Houston (UH) have fashioned a lens designed to fit on almost any smartphone. It has the ability to magnify images up to 120 times their original size, and at an estimated production cost of just three cents per lens.

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Microsoft's first two generations of the Surface 2-in-1 were intriguing enough, but they were also pretty compromised. And though the Surface Pro 3 was a huge leap forward, at nearly US$1,000, it also isn't the cheapest device around. That brings us to Microsoft's lightest and thinnest Surface yet – with a lower price to boot. Read on for Gizmag's Surface 3 review.

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QromaScan is a simple scanning setup which might mean you finally get around to digitizing and organizing those boxes of old photos you've got gathering dust in the attic. The system, which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, combines the camera and voice recognition of an iPhone, with a green-screen lightbox to make it quick and easy to produce digital files of printed photos.

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The LG G4 is a phablet that can almost pass for a "regular"-sized smartphone. Let's see how its features and specs compare to those of the iPhone 6 Plus.

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Microsoft has really picked up its Surface game in the last year. First the Surface Pro 3 took a big step forward, and now the Surface 3 brings many of the same principles to a smaller and cheaper device. Read on for Gizmag's Surface 3 early impressions.

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The smartphone world is one of never-ending oneupmanship. About a month after the launch of two of the best phones we've seen, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, LG is trying to knock the new kings of the mountain off their perch. But can the LG G4 keep up? Let's compare the G4 to the Galaxy S6 and GS6 edge.

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The LG G3 wasn't a perfect phone, but it still cracked our list of the top handsets of 2014. Can the company's 2015 flagship, the LG G4, do better? We can start by comparing the two phones' features and specs. Read More
Google's Project Ara might be a way off getting a full consumer launch, but a new crowdfunding project hopes to scratch that modular itch in the meantime. Nexpaq is designed for selected iOS and Android handsets, providing users with a choice of add-ons that can be clipped into the back of the case, with options that increase battery life, add an SD card slot and much more. Read More
LG's latest flagship handset offers an optional leather back, improved display and new camera tech, but are those changes enough to make the G4 standout among some seriously stiff competition in 2015? Read on as Gizmag takes its first look at LG's brand new flagship. Read More
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