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Alyt is a voice commanded smart home integration system powered by Android

The trickle of devices looking to turn the family home into smart homes whereby residents can remotely control everything from household lighting to security systems has turned into a flood recently. The latest device promising to help usher in this suburban technological utopia is the Alyt, an Android-powered smart home system that can be controlled not only through an app on a mobile device, but also via voice commands.  Read More

The LG G3 features a 5.5-inch Quad HD display

LG has raised the curtain on its latest high-end smartphone offering. The flagship device features top tier specs including an impressive Quad HD display, that should help it compete with top Android handsets like Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and HTC’s One (M8). Despite its branding as a “simple” device, the G3 holds some very impressive specs.  Read More

Videostream for Chromecast makes it easy to send your local videos to the big screen

Google opened up the Chromecast SDK to developers earlier this year, and some new and exciting apps are starting to pop up. One of them is Videostream for Google Chromecast. The developers describe it simply as "What you bought your Chromecast for." It allows you to stream your local videos from your computer, NAS, and other network locations to the big screen. The big draw here is that it supports virtually any video or audio file type you have.  Read More

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Tab 4 Education aimed at schools

Samsung has announced a new addition to its Galaxy range of tablets. The Galaxy Tab 4 Education is the company's first tablet designed for use in schools and can be used at both primary and secondary levels. It will provide access to education-focused apps, books, and videos.  Read More

Gizmag shares some hands-on impressions of the HTC One (M8) and Samsung Galaxy S5

Wondering which Android phones are some of the best right now? Look no further. Samsung and HTC have made two terrific 2014 flagships that are both worth a look for your next smartphone purchase. Join Gizmag for a hands-on comparison of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8).  Read More

Cue examines a droplet of saliva or blood to calculate a digital measurement of your healt...

Not so long ago, self health monitoring was largely limited to weighing ourselves to see how a diet was going and sticking a thermometer under our tongue to see if we were getting sick. For everything else we went to the family doctor. That was in the past. Technology has put health and fitness monitoring firmly in consumers’ hands. Starting with pedometers in the 1980s and progressing to the myriad wearable fitness trackers flooding the market today. The grip has just tightened again with Cue – a device that allows users to run medical diagnostics from the comfort of their own home.  Read More

The HTC One Mini 2 takes significant design cues to from its big brother

HTC has announced the successor to last year's One Mini smartphone - the One Mini 2. The device, which doesn't make use of its big brother's 'M8' moniker, features mid-range specs including a 720p display and quad-core processor. Putting aside the device’s obvious naming fiasco, the One Mini 2 looks to be a solid, if somewhat conservative addition to the company’s 2014 line-up.  Read More

The Modillion smart strap turns a mechanical watch into a smart one

A mechanical smartwatch may sound like a contradiction in terms, but a Tel Aviv-based company has come up with a way of making one. Instead of requiring the wholesale replacement of your existing watch, Modillian is a “smart strap” that turns a mechanical or "dumb" wristwatch into a smartwatch by pairing with Android smartphones via Bluetooth.  Read More

It's a sub-$200 smartphone showdown, as Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Moto...

When you cover mobile technology, it's easy to zero in on the high-end. And for good reason: Gizmag is about emerging technology, and you usually find the most "emerging" features in expensive devices. But sometimes breakthrough pricing can be a cutting-edge feature in itself. Let's take a look at the specs and features of two devices that push that barrier, the Motorola Moto E and Moto G.  Read More

The MightyRC channels infrared signals from different household appliances and transmits t...

Having already replaced standalone cameras for many people, the smartphone also has the humble remote control in its sights. MightyRC is the latest in a line of products looking to reduce remote control clutter in the environment where they have multiplied the most over the years – the living room. It allows all appliances compatible with infrared remotes to be controlled via a single app on a smartphone or tablet.  Read More

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