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Gizmag goes hands-on to compare the Google Nexus 6 (left) and Apple iPhone 6 Plus (Photo: ...

The Nexus 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are two of our three favorite phablets of 2014 (along with the Galaxy Note 4). We have both in house right now, so why not take a quick look at how the two size up?  Read More

Vivo's latest smartphone offers a a thin build and some familiar looking software

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has unveiled its latest smartphone, the X5Max. The handset has a stainless steel construction and high-end internals, but distinguishes itself by offering the thinnest build we’ve ever seen on a smartphone.  Read More

Gizmag reviews the big, beautiful, Lollipop-running Nexus 6 (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.c...

At what point does a phone get so big that it becomes a tablet? Whether you call it a huge phone, small tablet or just a "phablet," Google's Nexus 6 is a beast. Read on, as Gizmag reviews one of the best ... mobile devices of the year.  Read More

The Magnet allows a smartphone to record close up video footage of guitar playing

Playing back recorded video of energetic string picking or frantic fretboard gymnastics in super slow motion can be of great help when trying to nail minor technique problems, but mounting a weighty camcorder to a guitar is not really very practical. Even a minicam can be a somewhat awkward affair. Happily, advances in smartphone technology have come to the rescue of the study guitarist, but that still leaves the problem of mounting. This is a problem for which the Magnet was developed.  Read More

The default home screen on the Nexus 9

Android 5.0 Lollipop has finally begun to arrive on millions of devices worldwide, in addition to the new Nexus devices that also began shipping this month. With this upgrade, Android takes a big step to become a more mature mobile operating system, as does the entire mobile world with it.  Read More

Plan V, by Sydney-based Flintu

Smartphones are more powerful than ever, but they still have an annoying tendency to run out of juice just when you need them most. The Kickstarter-backed Plan V could get you out of such a fix, as it's a small and light keyring-based device that can be used to charge your smartphone from a 9-volt battery.  Read More

Amazon's Fire Phone is now available for $199 unlocked and contract-free

Amazon isn't exactly setting the world on fire with its Fire Phone. We didn't think the "gimmicky and overpriced phone" was worth picking up in our review, and the company is doing away with the second part of that issue now, as it has dropped the off-contract price to US$199.  Read More

Flic is a small, wireless button that can be assigned to trigger any internet-connected ac...

If you're constantly doing the same thing on your phone and you wish there was just a button you could press instead, then you're in luck. Flic is a wireless button that you can set up to do a range of tasks. Examples include controlling lights, snoozing a phone alarm, playing music and triggering photos.  Read More

Gizmag compares 12 of the best smartphones you can buy during the 2014 holidays

We've seen so many great smartphones this year, it isn't easy to pick just one. Let Gizmag try to help with your decision, as we compare the features and specs of some of the best smartphones of 2014.  Read More

The SnapJet creates instant prints by scanning a smartphone's display

Say what you will about the low cost and easy sharability of digital photos, sometimes it's nice to have an actual physical print that you can hold onto or tack up. That said, you likely don't want to carry an instant camera with you everywhere you go. Well, that's where the SnapJet comes in. It's a small device that scans a photo displayed on your smartphone's screen, and reproduces it on Polaroid or Fuji film.  Read More

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