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A supercapacitor-based charger currently under development can load up in only five minute...

An Oxford-based startup has turned to crowdfunding to help develop Zap&Go, a phone charger with an emphasis on speed and portability. Thanks to a graphene supercapacitor and an ad-hoc power supply, the device will reportedly charge to its 1,500-mAh capacity – enough to fully charge an iPhone 5s – in only five minutes and promises to be a much more practical solution than current alternatives, particularly when traveling.  Read More

Spira allows your smartphone to be used as a wall clock while it's being inductively charg...

Smartphones need charging every day, and those hours when they're plugged into the wall and charging is time when they're doing nothing. Not so with Spira, which turns your smartphone into a work of art while its battery is being replenished.  Read More

Gizmag reviews BlackBerry's unusually-proportioned Passport (Image: Chris Wood/Gizmag)

BlackBerry’s latest smartphone is its most unusual and innovative release for years, but does it do enough to make it worth considering among a sea of worthwhile competition? The device certainly has its fair share of interesting features, and won’t have any trouble standing out from the crowd. Read on as we take a close look at the Passport.  Read More

Researchers have developed an app that lets gesture controls be used on existing mobile de...

While touch screens have enabled smartphone manufacturers to increase screen real estate by ditching physical keyboards and other buttons, they do have a downside, with fingers often obscuring the display. Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a new app that overcomes this problem by bringing gesture control to mobile devices using their existing built-in camera.  Read More

HTC may be trying to tap the eternally fickle teenage girl demographic with the Desire Eye

Selfie fans, HTC thinks it has the phone for you. The Desire Eye takes mobile self-portraits to a new extreme with a 13-megapixel front-facing camera.  Read More

A new app can help turn your smartphone into a detector of cosmic rays thought to emanate ...

There are all sorts of apps available for smartphones to show atmospheric phenomena like wind speed, temperature, and rainfall along with other observations for tides and phases of the moon. But how about something really cool like an app for measuring the amount of interstellar cosmic radiation hitting the earth? A professor of physics from the University of Wisconsin thought that would be cool as well, and created an app to turn your smartphone into a cosmic ray detector that works in a similar way to those instruments found in high-tech observatories and mega-expensive laboratories.  Read More

The Moto X may just be the most unappreciated phone going around

If you're one of the relatively few people who comes to fully embrace Motorola's flagship Android phone, the Moto X, it will teach you things about the world – and I don't just mean that it will help you look up trivia without even having to use your hands via Google Now and Moto Voice, but that's fun too. Get to know the Moto X well and it will teach you that there is no justice in the world.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of Apple's first phablet, the iPhone 6 Plus, and Sa...

The Galaxy S5 makes the most sense as a rival to the iPhone 6, but, with a larger screen, it could match up just as easily against the iPhone 6 Plus. Join Gizmag, as we compare the two phones' features and specs.  Read More

Vertu's latest smartphone is a luxury handset with high-end internals

Vertu’s Aster is a luxury Android smartphone that offers solid top-shelf specs and a high-end build quality. But you’ll have to contend with an equally lofty price tag to get your hands on this “Quintessentially English” smartphone.  Read More

LG's F60 is a low-end, LTE-packing smartphone

LG’s F60 is a 4G LTE handset that otherwise offers middle to low-end specs. The smartphone, which is scheduled to land first in Europe, packs in a number of the company’s software enhancements, including Touch & Shoot and Knock Code.  Read More

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