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Gizmag's pick of the best laptops of 2013

As I type this round-up of top laptops on my own Windows portable desktop replacement, I can't help thinking that maybe it's time for an upgrade. It seems like only yesterday that dual-core processors, 500 GB hard drives, a couple of hours of portable use and screen resolutions of 1366 x 768 were at the very tip of every salesperson's tongue. But these days such machines would probably have a hard time attracting flies. 2013 has been a year of high performance, low power processors, long battery life, and stunning displays. Read on for a selection of top performers that have caused Gizmag's heart to skip a beat or two.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the LG/Google Nexus 5 and Apple iPhone 5s

If you want to pit the most popular iOS and Android phones against each other, then you'd snag an iPhone 5s and plop it down next to a Galaxy S4. But what if you'd rather look at the phones that best showcase iOS and Android? Then you'd be better off swapping that GS4 for the latest "pure Google" Nexus phone. Read on, as Gizmag compares the features and specs of the LG/Google Nexus 5 and Apple iPhone 5s.  Read More

Gizmag compares eight of today's best-known actioncams

There was a time when there were only a few actioncams on the market, made by companies like VIO and Oregon Scientific. In the past several years, however, the product category has exploded. GoPro may have led the charge, but it's by no means the only player on the field. In order to help buyers make a little more sense of all the choices, here's a side-by-side comparison of eight of today's more prominent actioncams.  Read More

Gizmag compares some of the best mid-range DSLRs on the market

You don't need to be spending big on a high-end full frame camera to get a DSLR with amazing image and video quality. There are plenty of options out there which cater to more modest budgets, without scrimping on features. In this guide Gizmag compares the specs of our selection of the best mid-range DSLRs on the market.  Read More

Gizmag breaks down the top e-readers of the 2013 shopping season

Remember when everyone asked if the first iPad was a "Kindle killer?" Well, although tablets have certainly put the brakes on e-readers' momentum, the Kindle is still alive and kicking. Is it your best e-reader option this holiday season? Join Gizmag, as we break down several of the top e-readers you can buy today.  Read More

Gizmag compares the latest flagship game consoles of the 2013 shopping season

If you're looking to snag a new game console this holiday season – whether for yourself, a child, or a child at heart – you have more choices than ever. How do you decide among some of the biggest and best consoles you can buy today? Join Gizmag, as we break down the features and specs of the flagship gaming consoles of the 2013 shopping season.  Read More

Both phones come with a sturdy plastic back

In the world of Android flagship phones, there's plenty of competition and even more opinions about which phone(s) are best, but it's undeniable that two of the phones that generated the most hype and attention in 2013 were Samsung's Galaxy S4 and Google's Nexus 5 (another was from Motorola – also read my hands-on comparison of the Moto X and the Nexus 5). The GS4 hit the market in Q2, while the Nexus 5 arrived just about a month ago. There's been a Galaxy S4 in my house since the summer and I borrowed a Nexus 5 from Google for almost a full month, so at this point I've a strong enough handle on the strengths and weaknesses of each to help those of you still trying to decide between one or the other.  Read More

Gizmag compares some of the best high-end DSLRs on the market

Even entry-level DSLRs are now capable of producing very good quality images. But the high-end market, where cameras cost thousands of dollars, is about much more than that. These cameras are designed for enthusiasts and professionals who demand the ultimate in autofocus speed and manual controls, along with image and build quality. In this guide Gizmag compares our pick of the best high-end DSLRs currently on the market.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the iPad mini with Retina Display and 2013 Nexus...

If you're looking to pick up a smaller tablet this holiday season, it's hard to beat Apple's Retina iPad mini and the Google/Asus Nexus 7. If you've narrowed your search down to these two, do you go with the bigger screen or the smaller price? Join Gizmag, as we compare the features and specs of the iPad mini with Retina Display and 2013 Nexus 7.  Read More

Gizmag goes hands-on with Apple's 2013 iPhones: the more advanced iPhone 5s (left) and the...

If you're shopping for a new iPhone this holiday season, Apple has two new handsets to choose from. The iPhone 5s is the higher-end model, but are its upgrades worth the extra US$100? Or do you thumb your nose at its "forward-thinking" features and go with some fun new colors instead? Let Gizmag try to help, as we go hands-on to help you decide whether you're better off with the iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c.  Read More

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