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The Amazon Fire Phone (left) is the company's first ever smartphone

The Fire Phone is Amazon’s first, long-awaited foray into the already highly-saturated smartphone market. With its 3D display and image recognition tech, the device already has a lot going for it, but given its high-end price point, some of its spec sheet shortfalls might be difficult to overlook. Read on to see how the device fares against Samsung’s mighty flagship Galaxy S5 handset.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and the Microsoft ...

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S rivals the iPad more than anything else, but the tablet is also launching with a Bluetooth keyboard that can transform it into a faux laptop. And who knows faux laptops better than Microsoft? Let's pit the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 against the Surface Pro 3, and see how their features and specs compare.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and the Apple iPad ...

Samsung has always tried to eat into the iPad's tablet market share, but last week the company got really serious. The Galaxy Tab S is a spec monster squeezed into an impossibly light and thin frame. How do the features and specs of the the 8.4-in Tab S compare to those of the iPad mini with Retina Display? Read on, for Gizmag's look.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and Apple iPad Air

A few days ago Samsung announced its first flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S. Make no mistake: this slate is designed to eat into some of the iPad's market share. How does the 10.5-in Tab S size up next to the iPad Air? Read on, as we compare the tablets' features and specs.  Read More

Gizmag goes hands-on with Samsung's first high-res Super AMOLED tablet, the Galaxy Tab S

It seems like just a few months ago that Samsung was unveiling its first high-end tablets (and, come to think of it, it was only five short months ago). But at an event this evening at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Samsung pulled back the curtain on what it's describing as its first flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S. Gizmag was there for some quality hands-on time.  Read More

The Samsung Smart Bike uses a smartphone – and an Arduino module – as its brains

What do you call a bicycle that doesn't have a motor, but is packed with electronic features? Well, the emerging term seems to be "smart bike." We've already seen one called the Valour, but now there's a new one-off known as the Samsung Smart Bike. Above all else, it's designed to make bicycle commuting safer.  Read More

Ford and Samsung are researching the possibility of a dual-battery system

Lithium-ion batteries are an industry standard for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, and Ford is convinced that they will be useful in cars without electric drive motors, too. The automaker is working with Samsung to research a dual-battery system that increases gas vehicle fuel economy.  Read More

Today the Nook line of tablets only lives on as a modded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

It's easy to forget, but Barnes & Noble's Nook Color was, in a sense, a "Kindle Fire" before the Kindle Fire ever was. Amazon's bookselling rival launched the first budget 7-in e-reader/tablet hybrid in late 2010, a full year before the 1st-gen Fire hit store shelves. Well, fortunes change, Nook tablets weren't exactly smash hits and today all that's left of B&N's tablet strategy is a new partnership with Samsung.  Read More

The Samsung Z - a Tizen-based smartphone with a lot to prove

The South Korean firm, probably best known for its popular line of Galaxy smartphones, has unveiled its first device to run the open source Tizen OS. The handset, known as the Samsung Z (no Android, no Galaxy), looks solid on the spec sheet and will launch first in Russia.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy S5

Though LG's smartphones sell pretty well, they aren't nearly as popular as Samsung's. But is an underdog like LG more likely to push the smartphone envelope? Let's plop down LG's latest flagship, the G3, next to the Samsung Galaxy S5 to compare their features and specs.  Read More

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