And so the emerging value of smartphones as a tool for diagnosing various medical conditions
continues to grow. Recent advances have raised the possibility of using phones to detect ailments like ear infections
, cervical cancer
, HIV and syphilis
. Now, researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have created an app they claim can detect sleep apnea with similar accuracy to available methods, potentially removing the need for expensive equipment and overnight hospital stays.
Over the years the smartphone has proved to be a fantastic and versatile tool, with uses ranging from music production
. But one thing it’s rarely good at is looking after itself. If you’re regularly out and about, then you’ll likely want a case for your device that can offer it some serious protection. Read on as we highlight five great options for keeping your precious handset out of harm’s way.
A specially designed robot known as Cubestormer 3 has been used to break the world record for solving a Rubik’s Cube. The robot, which broke the previous record by more than two seconds, is powered by an octa-core Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone.
It's hard to imagine the Samsung Galaxy S5
not being one of the most popular smartphones of 2014. So maybe the real question is whether it's actually any good? Or, more specifically, whether it's worth the upgrade from last year's Galaxy S4? Let's compare the two phones' features and specs and see if we can lend a hand.
While there is no formal ceremony or rite of passage, it seems clear to me that 2013 was the year that Android finally came of age as a fully mature mobile OS to power the world. Rather than a fancy coronation ceremony, let's take a look back at the highlights of the past 12 months in Android.
The holiday shopping season is here, and that means we'll be seeing a lot of deals on smartphones. If you're going to upgrade, which handsets are the best? Let Gizmag lend a hand, as we compare the features and specs of the top smartphones of 2013.
Last year's Nexus 4 was a high-end phone that sold for a budget price. This year's Nexus 5
kicks it up another notch, offering the best specs a US$350 phone has ever offered. How does it compare to 2013's most popular Android flagship, the Galaxy S4
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.
Conscious that the world of mobile devices lacks benchmarking tests to measure the responsiveness of touchscreen displays, app-streaming company Agawi has developed the TouchMarks benchmark to measure touchscreen latency. In a company blog post published last Thursday, the company reveals that, according to its tests, Apple's year-old iPhone 5
screen response time is more than twice as fast as the best Android phone tested, the Samsung Galaxy S4
. The iPhone 4
, released June 2010, was also significantly faster than the non-Apple handsets tested.
Earlier this year, Samsung launched the Galaxy S4
, which some considered to be a minor update over the Galaxy S3. But Apple's new iPhone 5s
might be an even more iterative update, apart from one or two marquee features. Which comes out on top? It's too early to say for sure, but we can start by comparing the specs and features of the companies' two latest flagships, the iPhone 5s and Galaxy S4.