If you thought Facebook
was only good for spamming you with Farmville updates and showing you what your high school classmates ate for lunch, think again. The social network just teamed up with a consortium of other tech big-wigs to form Internet.org, an organization dedicated to bringing the internet to the two-thirds of the world that is still without it.
Back in January, we were suitably impressed by the viewing experience offered by the 55-inch curved OLED TVs debuted by LG and Samsung at CES 2013
. Since then, LG has been leading the race to consumer release, beating its rival to both the South Korean
markets. Samsung's TV has now landed on US shores, and is considerably more affordable than LG's similarly-sized goggle-box.
If you're on a quest for a new mini tablet, the brands "Nexus" and "Galaxy" might have caught your attention. Or, more specifically, the new 2013 Nexus 7
and the Galaxy Note 8.0 might have made the cut for your shortlist. Join Gizmag, as we break down the specs and compare the features of the two 2013 Android tablets.
Wearable computing has supposedly been the next big thing for a while now, but what wearables can you actually walk into a store and buy today? Sure, you have Pebble
, fitness trackers
and a few other
smaller projects, but we're still waiting for the big guns from the Apples, Samsungs, and Googles of the world. That may soon change, though, as Samsung is reportedly going to pull back the curtain on its smartwatch
, the so-called Galaxy Gear, next month.
The high-end of the smartphone market
isn't an easy fortress to penetrate. LG has made some solid phones through the years, including the fraternal twins known as the Nexus 4 and Optimus G. But the company isn't usually mentioned in the same breath as Samsung or Apple. Will any amount of hardware or software features be able to change that? Let's try to find out, as we compare the new LG G2
to the Samsung Galaxy S4
Does a smartphone market dominated by Apple and Samsung have room for a third major player? That's what Google-owned Motorola is hoping for, with the new Moto X
. The phone is reportedly going to have an insane half a billion dollar marketing budget, but does it have the goods to back that up? Let's try to get an idea, as we compare it to Samsung's Galaxy S4
There's no shortage of budget 7-inch tablets in your local electronics store. For many people, these portable and affordable devices make for the perfect couch-laden computers. But not all are created equal. Let's take a look at one such lopsided example, as we compare the new 2nd-generation Nexus 7
with Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
Today Motorola and US carrier Verizon rekindled their old romance, releasing three new phones under the Droid
brand. We have the Droid Ultra, a high-end phone with a razor-thin build (but no Razr branding). Then we have the Droid Mini, which offers a smaller form factor without skimping much on quality. The one that really turned our heads, though, was the Droid Maxx, with an advertised battery life of 48 hours
. Let's put it side-by-side with the Samsung Galaxy S4
, and see how they compare.
If asked what would be a great power source for mobile phones, it’s a fair bet that most people wouldn't make urine their first choice. But that's exactly what a group of scientists at Bristol Robotics Laboratory in the UK have done. As part of a project to find new ways to provide electricity for small devices in emergency situations and developing countries they have created a new fuel cell system powered by pee.
We've already seen 1 TB-plus capacity solid state drives (SSDs) from the likes of Smart
, and today Samsung announced it was joining the club with the addition of a new EVO line to its popular 840 SSD lineup. Samsung says the consumer-oriented 840 EVO models will offer up to 1 TB of storage and boast write times up to three times faster than previous 840 Series SSDs.