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The Samsung Galaxy Alpha features stripped back internals and a renewed focus on fashionab...

Samsung has announced its latest smartphone offering in the form of the Galaxy Alpha. The handset’s focus on a solid, stylish build at the expense of top-tier internals is something of a paradox – and represents a slight shift in focus for the company.  Read More

Android Wear has revolutionary potential

Android Wear-powered watches have made their way into the wild, but the wider public of consumers seems to have taken little notice. Join Gizmag, as we list five things that the Android Wear ecosystem could use a bit more of to really get the general public excited about the prospect of wearing Android on their wrists.  Read More

iPin is a handy gadget for those who need to be presentation-ready

Plugging neatly into your smartphone headphone jack, the iPin is a super-compact laser pointer compatible with iPhone and Android phones that comes with a handy presentation control app and is designed to ensure you're always presentation-ready.  Read More

Dog & Bone's Backbone wireless charging case for iPhone 5/5s

With no shortage of wireless charging options for the smartphone, it is getting harder for manufacturers to find a point of difference. Australian company Dog & Bone has unveiled what it says is the world's first shockproof wireless charging case for the iPhone 5. Join Gizmag, as we try the Backbone on for size.  Read More

Gizmag goes hands-on to compare the LG G3 (left) with the HTC One (M8)  (Photo: Chris Wood...

Both the HTC One (M8) and LG G3 are powerful, top-tier Android handsets – and are easily two of the best smartphones of 2014. But do any of their key differences tip the scales one way or the other? Read on, as Gizmag goes hands-on to compare the two smartphones.  Read More

Here's a hands-on look at what you can expect from Windows Phone 8.1 update 1

On the heels of Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft has released the latest update to its mobile OS. Currently available to download for users as part of the free-to-join Preview for Developers program, Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 includes some minor but important enhancements. Here's a look at what to expect.  Read More

The Vibe Z2 Pro is a decidedly high-end effort from Lenovo

Lenovo, a company perhaps best known for its ThinkPad and Yoga laptop brands, has announced a new smartphone that ticks all the high-end boxes. The device sports a 2K display and with a 16 MP rear camera and a range of advanced technologies and settings, gives photography top billing.  Read More

The iPhone 6 is likely to have a larger screen than the last iPhones

That Apple would hold its next iPhone event in the September/October timeframe is hardly a surprise (this would mark the fourth straight year). But a new report claims that Apple has already marked its calendar for an early September unveiling.  Read More

The Ultrapack Go (left) and Petalite Flux (not to scale) can suck in enough power for a fu...

As our dependence on the smartphone has grown, there's been plenty said about the battery life of said devices. Thankfully, external charging solutions provide a way to keep powered up and now there are two that are laying claim to being the quickest of them all. Both the Unu Ultrapack Go and Petalite Flux are pocket-sized portable batteries promising power enough for a day's smartphone use from a 15 minute charge.  Read More

Gizmag reviews HTC's new mid-ranged phablet, the Desire 816

While there's lots of action in the high-rent district of phablet town, HTC is looking to sneak in and grab a slice of the mid-priced pie. But is a device that borrows the best from smartphone and tablet something that should be compromised on? Read on, as Gizmag reviews the HTC Desire 816.  Read More

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