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Huawei's P8 has a premium design (with more than a little iPhone 6 influence) and less tha...

Huawei may not be a household name in the West (at least not yet), but the Chinese company is quickly carving out a sizable piece of the global smartphone pie, with its flagships that combine mid-range prices with premium designs. Its latest pair, the Huawei P8 and P8max, continue that trend.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the best smartphones you can buy in early 2015

With the first round of 2015 flagship phones hitting store shelves, we thought this would be a good time to revisit our Smartphone Comparison Guide. Join us as we run down the features and specs of some of the top phones you can buy today.  Read More

'Le Superphone' will be the first smartphone made by Chinese company LeTV (Photo: Emily Pr...

Following a questionable marketing campaign in which it compared Apple to Hitler, (and subsequently apologized), LeTV, a Chinese company better known for its video streaming services, has arrived in the US to highlight its move into the smartphone arena with "Le Superphone".  Read More

Plans call for ShakeAlert to be tested along the coast of Chile (Image: US Geological Surv...

While countries such as Japan have sophisticated earthquake warning systems, the fact is that many less-developed countries do not. In order to offer those nations some form of protection, a consortium of US research institutes has devised the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System, in which regular peoples' smartphones could detect earthquakes and send warnings.  Read More

A prototype of the loop heat pipe (Photo: Fujitsu)

Although there definitely are liquid-cooled PCs, there just isn't room for such cooling systems within smartphones – or at least, there hasn't been until now. Fujitsu recently announced development of a loop heat pipe that's less than one millimeter thick, which could help future mobile devices to keep their cool.  Read More

The LG G Flex 2 has a solid all-around set of specs with a curved (and slightly flexible) ...

Is there any point in buying a phone shaped like a banana (or, if you prefer, a smiley face)? And is LG's latest curved phone worth a look, in the face of tough competition? Join Gizmag, for our quick review of the LG G Flex 2.  Read More

LG Innotek's new f/1.8 16 MP camera module (right) and 8 MP front-facing module (left)

LG Innotek has announced that production has started on the widest aperture camera module ever produced by the company. The 16 MP f/1.8 module will feature on the upcoming LG G4 flagship smartphone, scheduled to be announced later this month.  Read More

Gizmag reviews the better-looking version of the best phone you can buy, the Samsung Galax...

In our review, we picked the Galaxy S6 as the best smartphone you can buy today. But how does its curved-screen sibling fit into the picture? Join Gizmag, as we walk you through the minor – but stunning – differences in the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge.  Read More

Patients can snap a shot of the film with their smartphone camera and send it off to a med...

Researchers at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) have created a cheap and simple biosensing platform that is able to detect the presence of various types of harmful bacteria and viruses in a single drop of blood. When used in conjunction with a smartphone, the system offers the potential of diagnosing diseases in remote locations from anywhere in the world.  Read More

John 'Norwood' Fisher of Fishbone wearing a Miles Davis Musical T

The (relatively) brave new world of digital music consumption can arguably more than satisfy the aural needs of most music lovers, but vinyl and CD collectors also enjoy a visual feast in the shape of album art. Sure, you might get some small pixel pleasure with your MP3, and if you're lucky perhaps even a PDF booklet, but you're unlikely to get anywhere near the satisfaction you'd get from some concept art and band info on a 12 inch square of cardboard or a glossy paper flip-book in a jewel case. The high fashion house of Astrella has linked the digital and the physical with a line of t-shirts where streamed music is part of the package. Next month, shoppers at two Bloomingdale's stores will be able to get access to music and more with the help of their smartphones.  Read More

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