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The LG G3 wasn't a perfect phone, but it still cracked our list of the top handsets of 2014. Can the company's 2015 flagship, the LG G4, do better? We can start by comparing the two phones' features and specs. Read More
Google's Project Ara might be a way off getting a full consumer launch, but a new crowdfunding project hopes to scratch that modular itch in the meantime. Nexpaq is designed for selected iOS and Android handsets, providing users with a choice of add-ons that can be clipped into the back of the case, with options that increase battery life, add an SD card slot and much more. Read More
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. Read More
Your smartphone already has a powerful processor and multiple sensors, so why pay for all those things over again when buying a drone? That's the thinking behind the PhoneDrone, which utilizes its user's smartphone as its brains. Kind of like a flying version of the Romo or SmartBot robots, it requires users to dock their phone into it for each use. That approach helps keep its price down ... and also serves as an added incentive not to crash the thing. Read More
LG's latest flagship handset offers an optional leather back, improved display and new camera tech, but are those changes enough to make the G4 standout among some seriously stiff competition in 2015? Read on as Gizmag takes its first look at LG's brand new flagship. Read More
LG's flagship smartphones don't have the marketing clout of rivals from Apple and Samsung (and apparently LG also lags behind in secrecy, as the new LG G4 was leaked from here to Timbuktu before today's announcement). But the G4 will be worth keeping an eye on, with some key improvements to its display and rear camera over last year's G3. Oh, and there's also that cowhide you'll find on its backside. Read More

Having already bestowed some flattery upon the iPad mini with its Mi Pad, Chinese electronics giant has continued the theme with its latest (upper) mid range smartphone, the Mi 4i. Revealed at an event in New Delhi yesterday, the Mi 4i looks a bit like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s had a love child, but packs an impressive set of specs for its budget price. Read More

We've already seen Samsung's and HTC's high-end handsets for 2015, and now Sony has joined the party. The Xperia Z4 offers a small specs bump and a similar design to last year's Xperia Z3, as well as a front-facing camera designed to make your 'selfie' shots the best they can be. Read More
The integration of cameras in smartphones and tablets has seen many become accustomed to the oversized viewfinder provided by such mobile devices. But such devices can't compete with dedicated DSLRs or mirrorless cameras when it comes to image quality and features, which is why Vancouver-based Camlet Products and New York-based IC Art NY have created the Camlet Mount to connect a mobile device to your camera. Read More
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
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