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Starwood hopes that the new check-in system will alleviate the stress associated with the ...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc has begun the process of implementing an innovative smartphone-based system that will allow customers to check-in and access their hotel room via an easy-to-use mobile application. It is hoped that the convenience of the SPG Keyless system will eventually do away with the hassle and tedium inextricably associated with the traditional hotel check-in desk.  Read More

Acer's Aspire Switch 12 is can be used as a tablet, notebook or all-in-one

Acer has produced a number of hybrid systems over the last year, but the Aspire 12 is one of its most versatile machines yet. The new system offers five different usage modes, including all-in-one functionality.  Read More

The supercapacitor-powered Hydrogen portable speaker from Blueshift recharges in five minu...

Rechargeable batteries are the Achilles heel of portable electronics, requiring hours to recharge and generally having a life of around 1,000 recharge/discharge cycles before charge capacity starts to fall noticeably. To avoid both these problems, Sam Beck from Portland, Oregon-based Blueshift has created portable Bluetooth speakers that can be charged within five minutes and boast rated lifetimes of 500,000 charges thanks to being powered by supercapacitors.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the iPad Air 2 and 11-in MacBook Air

Can a tablet replace a laptop? Or, more specifically, can an iPad Air 2 replace a MacBook Air? The answer, of course, will depend on what you're looking for ... but perhaps comparing their features and specs could be a start.  Read More

The new look of Android

Android 5.0 lollipop is finally in the wild. After first getting a lick of Android "L" back at Google I/O in June, Google announced today that the official roll-out of the biggest changes to Android in years, including its new "Material design" look, begins now.  Read More

Gizmag reviews the latest Nexus tablet, the HTC/Google Nexus 9 (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizma...

Though Nexus phones have been around since 2010, Nexus tablets only started popping up a couple of years ago. Do the same things that worked in the Nexus 7 also work on a 9-inch sequel? Read on, for Gizmag's take on the new HTC-made Nexus 9.  Read More

The Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 are scheduled to arrive first in China this November

In recent months, Samsung has placed a stronger emphasis on premium build materials for its smartphones. The Galaxy A3 and A5 continue that trend, being the first full metal handsets we’ve seen from the company. However, neither device is flagship smartphone material, with mid-range specs across the board.  Read More

Gizmag shows you how to jailbreak any iPhone or iPad running iOS 8 through 8.1 (Photo: Wil...

Though iOS gets more advanced every year, there are still plenty of iPhone and iPad owners that want to break down Apple's walled garden and jailbreak their devices. If you think that might be you, read on for Gizmag's iOS 8 jailbreaking tutorial.  Read More

Researchers have found a simple risk score could help improve mobile device security (Phot...

Next time you download or update an app for your smartphone or tablet and blitz through messages asking for permissions approval, you may be unnecessarily exposing your personal information to possible cyber violation. Researchers suggest this issue could potentially be addressed through better consumer education and an easy to understand risk score for each app.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the iPad Air 2 (left) and Samsung Galaxy Tab S 1...

Earlier this year, the iPad got its toughest competition yet, in Samsung's Galaxy Tab S. Join Gizmag, as we compare the features and specs of the new iPad Air 2 and the Galaxy Tab S 10.5.  Read More

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