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The US$199 Wello health monitoring iPhone case

Health monitoring start-up Azoi has announced the availability of a significant product in the form of the Wello, a lightweight smartphone case embedded with sensors that measures blood pressure, electrocardiography (ECG), heart rate, blood oxygen, temperature, and lung functions to a high level of accuracy. With such functionality, the Wello has the potential to become a disruptive technology, enabling people in developed countries to track all their key vital health data, and make more informed lifestyle choices. In developing countries where the healthcare system is poor or non-existent, it has the potential to facilitate much more. Gizmag speaks with Hamish Patel, founder and CEO of Azoi.  Read More

Gizmag reviews the Nokia Lumia 1520, a powerhouse phablet that runs Windows Phone 8

iPhones and Android phones might get the lion's share of attention, but we think Windows Phone is a pretty terrific platform in its own right. What happens when you marry Microsoft's mobile OS to an enormous 6-in phablet? You get the Nokia Lumia 1520, the first of its kind. Read on for our review.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Google/LG Nexus 5

Samsung's Galaxy S5 looks like it's going to be a pretty minor update over the Galaxy S4. But is it an upgrade over the latest Nexus? Let's take the features and specs of the GS5 and Nexus 5, put them in our magical comparison machine, and see what happens.  Read More

The slim Gionee Elife S5.5 features an octa-core processor, Super AMOLED+ HD display and a...

Top 10 smartphone maker Gionee brought what's claimed to be the world's slimmest smartphone to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, this week. The 5.55 mm thin Elife S5.5 features a Full HD AMOLED display at 441 ppi, is powered by an octa-core processor and has a battery that's reported to last all day with heavy use.  Read More

The SPHERES robots are designed for upgrading (Image: NASA)

If you want to know how big the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) is at present, the answer depends on whether or not you’re counting the robots on board. Some of the non-human residents will soon be getting smarter, with NASA announcing that the Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) robots currently on the station will later this year get a new smartphone. The increased capability of the soon to be Smart SPHERES is designed to help transition them from engineering testbeds to workaday companions that can take over some of the duties of the station astronauts.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5s

Until Apple takes the stage to unveil the iPhone 6, this is probably going to be the biggest rivalry in smartphones: the iPhone 5s vs. the Samsung Galaxy S5. Torn between the two? Join Gizmag, as we compare the features and specs of Apple's and Samsung's latest flagships.  Read More

The Boeing Black boasts two SIM cards, allowing operators to switch between government and...

Boeing has stepped outside the field of aeronautics to develop a security focused smartphone – the Boeing Black. The device will be unavailable to the general public, being designed from the ground up to be the go-to device for the US Defense and Security communities. It offers what Boeing describes as “trusted access to data," allowing said agencies to carry out highly sensitive missions.  Read More

The Blackphone is aimed at providing users with control over their security and privacy

Security and privacy are issues that have been brought more sharply into focus than ever of late, following multiple high-profile data breaches and ongoing revelations about NSA spying activities. SGP Technologies, a joint venture between Silent Circle and Geeksphone, wants to tackle these issues with the launch of a new smartphone. The Blackphone is aimed at providing users with control over their security and privacy.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4

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.  Read More

The YotaPhone 2 features an AMOLED color screen and an electronic paper display on the bac...

When Yota Devices released the YotaPhone last year, it was the first smartphone to feature both a standard LCD touch screen and an always-on electronic paper display (EPD) on the back. The Russian firm has now announced a new version of the device. The YotaPhone 2 features a larger EPD with full touch control, as well as an improved AMOLED color display and the Android OS.  Read More

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