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Gizmag fires up some of the wackiest, most niche or not-ready-for-primetime wearables we r...

The wearables trend was on full display at CES 2015 in Las Vegas earlier this month, where we spotted lots of new wearables, including many that we'd be shocked to ever see in the wild.  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

The Lenovo P90 was one of two 64-bit smartphones from Lenovo at CES 2015 (Photo: Lenovo)

Lenovo joins LG in kicking off the year of the 64-bit smartphone at CES 2015, unveiling one powered by a 64-bit Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and another packing the latest 64-bit Intel Atom processor. These were announced alongside a new wearable and selfie flash that is basically a modern iteration of the old-school flash cube.  Read More

Gizmag reviews Motorola's attempt at reinventing the Bluetooth headset, the Moto Hint (Ima...

When we visited Motorola's Chicago headquarters in September, one of the most intriguing new gadgets wasn't quite ready for the press to try out. But now we've been able to spend some quality time with Moto Hint, the company's next generation Bluetooth earbud. Though it's a step in the right direction compared to the wonky things some of us stick in our ears, there's still some room for improvement.  Read More

The Power Pen can work as a pen, stylus or a 700 mAh backup battery for your phone

The choices abound when it comes to external charging solutions these days, but one idea we haven’t come across, at least not in the era of today’s smartphone, is a writing pen with a backup battery packed inside.  Read More

1D barcode scanner in action (Photo: Eric Mack/Gizmag.com)

Today's smartphones are really more like pocket computers that also happen to make phone calls. The Gladius 5, a ruggedized phablet from Arbor, takes this truism a step further with a hand-held device that's more like a complete workplace, including the ability to make phone calls via one of two available SIM card slots.  Read More

The Cicret Bracelet will project a tablet interface onto the user's arm

With wearables gaining some traction, smartphones and tablets are by no means the only mobile devices around nowadays. Now, though, Cicret is looking to take things a step farther and turn your arm into a smartphone.  Read More

Researchers have found a simple risk score could help improve mobile device security (Phot...

Next time you download or update an app for your smartphone or tablet and blitz through messages asking for permissions approval, you may be unnecessarily exposing your personal information to possible cyber violation. Researchers suggest this issue could potentially be addressed through better consumer education and an easy to understand risk score for each app.  Read More

Gizmag reviews Google's new take on email, Inbox for Gmail

Google's Inbox is the latest interface for Gmail, both on the web (only through a Chrome browser at the moment) and via mobile apps for iOS and Android. It's a major and almost entirely positive upgrade to the Gmail experience. But if we're honest, the best thing about using it for the past week is finally being freed of that bloated, boring and increasingly clunky Gmail interface that's needed an overhaul for a few years now.  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

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