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Does the Blackberry Passport's touch-enabled physical keyboard make it worth your attentio...

The BlackBerry Passport’s looks may garner the most attention, but the unusually proportioned smartphone also packs some compelling functionality. The device is aimed squarely at the business market, and while it seems unlikely that it’ll be a huge commercial success, it’s easily the most interesting handset we’ve seen from the company in some time.  Read More

Gizmag reviews Apple's first phablet, the iPhone 6 Plus (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)

Apple was in no rush to start making big-screened smartphones. But now that the company's first phablet is here, was it worth the wait? Let's take a look, as Gizmag reviews the iPhone 6 Plus.  Read More

Thanko's thumb extender - 15 valuable millimetres of extra reach.

Got a new iPhone 6 Plus or Galaxy Note phablet? You're probably loving the extra screen real estate. Phones may have become bigger, but the human body hasn't got the memo yet – our fingers and thumbs are the same stubby, inconvenient length as ever. But fear not! The Thanko thumb extender gives you a whopping 15 mm (0.59 in) of extra reach.  Read More

The portfolio screen of Robinhood's zero-commission trading app indicates markets are open

Stock trading has never looked particularly inviting to young, first time investors. Minimum balances and US$8 per trade fees make it hard to dip your toe in the water. Startup brokerage Robinhood, which has just raised some $13 million in venture capital, is aiming to change the game and invite a new generation of mobile investors onto the trading floor with a beautiful, simple trading app for iPhone, and zero-commission, zero minimum balance stock trading.  Read More

The new Moto G is more of a handful (Photo credit: Eric Mack / Gizmag)

The Moto G is the phone taking over the world that many folks have never heard of. Now the 2nd generation of the device is in the wild and Gizmag was among the first to get our hands on one. Let's see if it will continue its global conquest.  Read More

Samsung's Power Sharing Cable lets users easily share charge between their devices

Samsung’s latest smartphone accessory allows users to conveniently transfer a charge from select smartphones and tablets to any Micro USB device. It’s an interesting, if somewhat flawed idea, that highlights a change in our perception of the smartphone.  Read More

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (left) and Moto x (2014) (right)

Motorola's and Samsung’s latest smartphones are two of the biggest Android releases of late 2014, but how do they compare? Read on as we compare the features and specs of the Galaxy Note 4 and 2014 Moto X.  Read More

The Qimini Deuce aims to make wireless charging portable

Wireless charging is still a relatively new technology in the portable electronics arena, but it is rapidly gaining steam. As a result, plenty of companies are embracing it and making use of it in creative ways. Once such firm is Qimini, which is launching a wireless charging device called Deuce that also features its own battery packed in its tiny form factor, allowing it to charge devices without wires while on the go.  Read More

SideSwipe is said to be far more energy-efficient than camera-based gesture recognition sy...

Imagine if your smartphone was ringing away in your bag or pocket, and you were able to silence it simply by waving your hand in the air – without even taking the phone out. Well, that could soon be a reality, thanks to technology being developed at the University of Washington. Known as SideSwipe, the experimental system allows a phone to recognize gestures via the manner in which the user's hand reflects back the phone's own wireless transmissions.  Read More

The AirVR headset combines with iOS devices to deliver a virtual reality experience

The team behind the Oculus Rift may be in no rush to unleash its set of futuristic goggles, but that hasn't stopped a flurry of like-minded parties tossing their virtual reality headsets into the ring. The Toronto-based design studio Metatecture is the latest to get on board, developing a headset called AirVR that is designed to work with the latest iOS devices and offer a low-cost virtual reality experience.  Read More

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