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SideSwipe is said to be far more energy-efficient than camera-based gesture recognition sy...

Imagine if your smartphone was ringing away in your bag or pocket, and you were able to silence it simply by waving your hand in the air – without even taking the phone out. Well, that could soon be a reality, thanks to technology being developed at the University of Washington. Known as SideSwipe, the experimental system allows a phone to recognize gestures via the manner in which the user's hand reflects back the phone's own wireless transmissions.  Read More

Gizmag takes a quick hands-on look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (left) and iPhone 6 Plus (...

In 2011, Samsung created the first "phablet" with the original Galaxy Note. Now that Apple has a large-screened smartphone of its own, wouldn't it be nice to plop down the iPhone 6 Plus next to Samsung's flagship phablet (at least until next month), the Galaxy Note 3? Read on, for Gizmag's initial hands-on thoughts.  Read More

Gizmag takes a first look at Apple's first phablet, the new iPhone 6 Plus (Photo: Will Sha...

Apple may have taken its sweet time jumping into the big-screen smartphone game, but now that it finally has, you can't accuse the company of doing things halfway. The iPhone 6 Plus isn't just bigger than older iPhones – it absolutely dwarfs them. Join Gizmag, as we take a quick first look at the first Apple phablet.  Read More

Before publishing our full review, Gizmag takes an early look at the iPhone 6 (Photo: Will...

The iPhone 6 is officially here, and Gizmag is putting our review unit through the paces. Join us for some early impressions of Apple's new 4.7-in flagship.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the iPhone 6 and HTC One (M8)

If you want a smartphone with a premium metallic build, then Apple and HTC are the two companies to look at. And now that Apple is getting into the large-screen phone game, the iPhone and HTC One are more direct rivals than ever before. Join Gizmag, as we compare the features and specs of the iPhone 6 and HTC One (M8).  Read More

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (left) and OnePlus One (right)

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is a high-end, feature-packed phablet boasting the latest high-end specs. But how does it compare to 2014’s (nearly-unattainable) budget hero, the OnePlus One? The OnePlus handset may offer less frills than the Samsung device, but holds its own in more categories than you might think. Read on, as Gizmag compares the two smartphones.  Read More

The first three Android One smartphones for India – the Karbonn Sparkle V (left), Mircomax...

Google’s Android One initiative, outlined at I/O 2014, is designed to bring quality, low-cost smartphones to developing countries, catering to specific needs while tackling key issues with the current crop of locally available hardware. Today, the company has taken the wraps off the first wave of certified smartphones that are available to purchase in India right now.  Read More

Here's how to back up your photos from any mobile device to one location

A lot of us have mobile devices on multiple platforms. Maybe an iPod, an Android tablet, and/or a Windows Phone. Or perhaps you have a BlackBerry or Kindle Fire to throw into the mix. Whatever your combination of devices, it can be cumbersome accessing each platform's respective storage service to manage photos and videos you take. An easier solution is to use one service to consolidate all of your photos and videos in one spot. Both OneDrive and Dropbox have apps for each of the major mobile platforms and will back up photos and videos automatically – no matter which device you're using.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 4

For the last few years, Apple's iPhones were looking very small next to the competition. But those days are now over, as Apple is launching two bigger iPhones. Let's see how the larger of those two, the iPhone 6 Plus, compares to its most obvious rival, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5

With last week's announcement of the Galaxy Note 4, the Galaxy S5 has a new big brother. Maybe you're torn between the two? Let Gizmag lend a hand, as we compare the features and specs of Samsung's flagship phone and flagship phablet.  Read More

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