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Gizmag reviews Apple's first colorful handset, the iPhone 5c

Every year since 2007, Apple has released one new iPhone at a time. But this year marked the company's first foray into multiples, with the colorful iPhone 5c joining Apple's lineup as the flagship iPhone 5s' sidekick. Is a new look reason enough to buy one phone over another? Let Gizmag help you answer that, as we review the new iPhone 5c.  Read More

Pebble just announced the biggest set of updates to its smartwatch (and its developer tool...

If you own a Pebble smartwatch along with an Android phone, then you can enjoy system-wide notifications. But until today, iPhone users could only get Pebble alerts from a very narrow set of apps. Thanks to a huge update announced today, Pebble owners will soon see every notification from their iPhones on their watches.  Read More

Today Google pushed a big update to its search app for iOS, making Google Now a much more ...

For the last couple of years, you could argue that Google Now was a big advantage that Android had over iOS. Its predictive capabilities and speedy voice search made it much more than just another Siri rival. But with today's update to the Google Search app for iPhone and iPad, Google Now is just about as handy there as it is on Android, with new features that fill in most of the missing pieces.  Read More

Pandora brings another music streaming option to the Google Chromecast

When Google's Chromecast launched in July, it was announced that Pandora would soon be joining the handful of launch apps officially supported by the dongle. That day has arrived with the release of version 5.0 of the Pandora app.  Read More

Handwriting can be displayed instantly on an iOS device using the Livescribe 3 and a compa...

Since the launch of the Pulse in 2008, Livescribe has continued to improve upon its paper-based smartpen technology in subsequent models. The Echo in 2010 brought a rounder shape and micro-USB connectivity and Wi-Fi connectivity was incorporated in the Sky in 2012. The latest addition to the line is the Livescribe 3, which boasts Bluetooth connectivity and iOS device support through a companion app.  Read More

Gizmag tries out the Grip & Shoot

It was just a few months ago that we first saw the Grip & Shoot at CE Week in New York City. The device is a pistol grip attachment for the iPhone (4S and higher), allowing users to shoot stills and video one-handed, without having their fingers awkwardly splayed to reach the touchscreen controls. Its commercial launch has taken place since then, so I recently had the chance to try one out for myself.  Read More

Blow Up Hall: exterior (Photo: Loz Blain/gizmag.com)

I've traveled all the way to Poland specifically to check out one of the world's most unique hotels. Half luxury accommodation, half art installation, Blow Up Hall 5050 is the singular vision of Poland's richest woman. As soon as you step into the lobby, you become part of a giant digital artwork that sets the tone for a strange and wonderful luxury experience. Your door key is an iPhone, there's no room numbers, cameras and screens constantly capture, chop up and spit out your image as you walk through disorienting hallways, and no two rooms are the same. It's quite an experience ... if you can get past the square toilets.  Read More

Gizmag goes hands on, to revisit the latest iPhone and Galaxy flagships

Comparing the iPhone 5s to the Galaxy S4 isn't really all that different from comparing the iPhone 5 to the Galaxy S4. But the 5s does offer a few key upgrades over its predecessor, so we thought it was worth busting out the microscope to revisit Apple's and Samsung's flagships. How do the 5s' new fingerprint sensor, A7 chip, and improved camera stack up next to the GS4? Join Gizmag, as we go hands-on, to pit the iPhone 5s against the Galaxy S4.  Read More

iPhones can now be used to obtain high-quality images of the retina  (Photo: Shutterstock)...

Given that iPhones can already be used to perform skin exams, perhaps it shouldn't come as a surprise that they're now able to do eye exams, too. Researchers from Harvard Medical School's Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary have devised a way of using the phones to perform fundus photography, which is the photographing of the retina. While the iPhone just requires an app and a lens to perform the task, a complete fundus camera can cost tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Read More

The Mipwr Dynamo is an iPhone case with a hidden lever that can be pressed down repeatedly...

There are already a number of gadgets available that are powered through good old-fashioned mechanical energy, but those usually involve cranks that can be uncomfortable to use and bulky to carry around. Mipwr Dynamo represents a different approach: it's an iPhone case with a hidden lever that can be pressed down repeatedly to charge the battery, but is still slim enough to fit in your pocket.  Read More

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