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The Ubi computer waking up to the phrase 'OK Ubi' (Photo: Paul Ridden/Gizmag)

A project to create an always-on connected computer that interacts with its user by voice first kicked off in August 2012. Following its successful crowdfunding bid, the still in prototype Ubi went up for pre-order 2 months later, but it wasn't until earlier this year that the first beta units were ready for early bird testers and developers. Gizmag managed to get on the beta program and found the hardware pretty much ready for prime time, but the user experience still needing some attention. Ubi's creators have been busying themselves ever since and have now announced that consumer-ready computers are available to buy.  Read More

All three Nexus devices will run Android 5.0

The whale of a phone known as the Nexus 6 is now an official reality, as is a new 9-inch Nexus tablet made by HTC and an ASUS-made streaming media player running a new platform called "Android TV" that was first mentioned at Google I/O in June.  Read More

Google's latest operating system provides a fresh new look and longer running times

Google has revealed the official name and new details regarding its latest OS update. Previously known by the letter L, Android 5.0 Lollipop brings with it a new, cohesive design language and new features including better handling of notifications and 64-bit processor support.  Read More

All five of Lenovo's new tablets have asymmetrical designs, with a cylinder sitting on one...

If you're like us, the sight of "product engineer" Ashton Kutcher hocking the latest Lenovo devices makes for some great unintentional comedy. But once you get past the whole "celebrity pitchman posing as serious employee" thing, Mr. Kutcher did show off some unique new tablets at Lenovo's launch event today.  Read More

A USAF F-16D banking over NASA's Dryden facility during testing in 2009 (Photo: NASA, Jim ...

The United States Air Force (USAF) has announced that it is in the process of fitting out its fleet of F-16 fighters with a NASA-developed system that has the potential to save hundreds of lives and billions of dollars by preventing aircraft crashes due to pilot error. The Automatic Ground-Collision Avoidance System (Auto-GCAS) will essentially work by detecting incoming terrain and triggering an autopilot maneuver, safely diverting the plane and its pilot out of harm's way.  Read More

The Moto X may just be the most unappreciated phone going around

If you're one of the relatively few people who comes to fully embrace Motorola's flagship Android phone, the Moto X, it will teach you things about the world – and I don't just mean that it will help you look up trivia without even having to use your hands via Google Now and Moto Voice, but that's fun too. Get to know the Moto X well and it will teach you that there is no justice in the world.  Read More

The Hudl 2 provides a significant upgrade over the first-gen device

Tesco has unveiled the successor to its well specced, low cost tablet. The Hudl 2 is a little more expensive than its predecessor, but still falls into the budget category, while providing a bigger and sharper display, a new design and internal upgrades across the board.  Read More

The new infotainment systems are powered by Nvidia's Tegra 3 processor

Honda has announced plans to put 7-inch Android-powered infotainment systems in a number of its 2015 cars. So far only announced for Europe, the new systems are known as Honda Connect, and will have access to a purpose-built app store.  Read More

Free or inexpensive apps to secure your mobile communications (Image: Shutterstock)

Mobile phone users are becoming more savvy to the potential security risks of standard, unencrypted text messaging and wary of government intrusion into everyday communications. Some consumers require encrypted phone calls for information-sensitive business requirements and others just don't like the idea of others prying into their personal lives. Gizmag takes a look at a sampling of the apps available for iOS and Android (and sometimes desktop) to encrypt mobile communications, both text messaging and phone calls.  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

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