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The new Walkman will launch in the first half of 2015

The original Sony Walkman was introduced over 35 years ago, and has since been supplanted in popular culture by first the iPod and more recently iPhones and other smartphones. But Sony isn't giving up on its original portable music brand that easily – the company introduced a new high resolution digital Walkman at CES 2015 and we had the chance to test it out.  Read More

Google's Project Ara modular smartphone will go on sale in a limited trial later this year

We first caught a glimpse of Google's Project Ara modular smartphone early last year, but the company has just shown off a working prototype, and says an initial pilot program will begin in Puerto Rico in the second half of 2015. The update came at Project Ara's second annual developer conference held at Google's headquarters in in Mountain View, California.  Read More

The TextBlade puts touch-typing capabilities in your pocket

We've looked at various folding portable keyboards designed to make it easy for those that like some tactile feedback when entering text on mobile devices. But California-based WayTools has taken a different approach with the TextBlade keyboard, which it claims is the "most compact touch-type machine ever produced" and literally pulls apart to fit in a pocket.  Read More

Google has updated its Google Translate app for Android and iOS

Not so long ago, the idea of a universal language translation device making the jump from science fiction to reality seemed preposterous. Google Translate, however, is fast becoming that device. Its most recent update includes seamless conversation and foreign text translation.  Read More

ZTE's new device on display at CES (Photo: Eric Mack/Gizmag)

The Spyro 2 is versatile, compact multi-function smart projector from ZTE. Running on Google’s Android OS, it offers both mobile hotspot and portable projector functionality in a compact, aesthetically-pleasing package.  Read More

Three apps running side-by-side in 'phone mode' (Photo: Eric Mack/Gizmag.com)

It was an unusual year for mobile tech at CES 2015, with two of the most intriguing mobile devices coming from companies we'd never heard of before. The smartphone we drooled over most was the Saygus V2 from a small American company, and as for tablets, it was the Chinese startup founded by a trio of ex-Googlers called Jide and its upcoming "Remix Ultra Tablet" that was the most intriguing large screen device.  Read More

Toshiba's Encore 2 Write tablets offer digitizer stylus input and Windows 8.1 (Photo: Eric...

Toshiba’s new Encore 2 Write tablets are designed to provide high-precision, digitizer pen input without breaking the bank. There are two sizes of the Windows-based device available, which offer mid to low-range specs across the board.  Read More

The Polaroid Zip is a new wireless mobile printer

Sharing photos on social media is fun, but it's still nice to have printed copies of our favorite shots. A new mobile photo printer from Polaroid lets users print out photos that they have taken on their smartphones. The Polaroid Zip produces small color prints in around a minute.  Read More

The ZenFone 2 looks like it's among the best smartphone values announced at CES 2015 (Phot...

Asus announced its ZenFone 2 Android handset at CES 2015 this week. It's a solid flagship phone that really only has two features that make it stand out from a crowded field of smartphones, but they're arguably the two most important features.  Read More

Wikipad's Gamevice turns the iPad and iPad mini into the powerful gaming machines that we ...

CES is full of gaming gear from companies of all sizes, hawking their goods to anyone who will listen. Wikipad, though, has an accessory that can do something you might actually be looking for. It takes the iPad and unlocks its full gaming potential. Meet the Gamevice.  Read More

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