The OnePlus One was finally unveiled earlier today in China after weeks of waiting in anticipation. The hardware of the smartphone was no surprise to us as the company has been dropping hints periodically regarding the specifications of the device. The pricing however has taken us by surprise, in a good way. The smartphone which will come in 16 and 64GB models has been priced at $299 and $349 unlocked and sans contract. European prices for the smartphone have been set at €269 and €299 respectively, which is very decent considering...

Losing a smartphone can oftentimes be a disrupting experience. Aside from the monetary value of the device there’s also the concern that the data stored in the device might end up in the wrong hands. There are several ways to track down a lost smartphone such as Google’s Android Device Manager which lets you locate, ring, or wipe the data on the device. The problem with this however is that your device must have a data connection to work. Innova Technology might just have the best solution for the lost smartphone problem with its...

Sony has just released a software update to the Smartwatch 2 that fixes some of the bugs present and introduces new features. One of the things lacking in most smartwatch models is that users have limited options in customizing the device. Sure there may be apps that you can download but then when you look at the display it still looks the same. The latest update changes this. What’s probably the most visible feature of the update is that users will now have the ability to customize the watch face. This can be done through the smartwatch...

Xiaomi is one of the most popular smartphone companies in China today. It’s so popular that once the company releases a smartphone it gets sold out in a matter of minutes. This doesn’t happen only in China but in other markets as well which the company already has a presence such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore. With former Google executive Hugo Barra in charge of Xiaomi’s global expansion, the company is planning to penetrate more markets in the Asian region this year. In line with this, its website has been given...

The FunBox Android game console which was recently launched in China is now available for the international market (unofficially) from popular online retailer aliexpress. The device costs $159 which doesn’t include the shipping fee which varies for different countries. The FunBox is one of the most powerful Android gaming consoles to hit the market lately. It uses an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor combined with 2GB of RAM to provide a smooth Android gaming experience. This is the same processor being used by the NVIDIA Shield. The difference...

Intel wants a piece of the Android tablet market and has just launched an alternative to ARM processors called the Intel Bay trail processor. This processor is designed to consume low power while providing twice the CPU and GPU performance of previous Atom processors. The company claims that typical tablets using this onboard will have a battery life of 10 hours while also having a standby time of up to three weeks. Several Chinese device makers have already signified their interest in using the Intel Bay Trail processor and in fact some...

According to a new report, the upcoming Amazon smartphone could sport tilt based controls in addition to the 3D features that have been rumored for a while now. We saw the handset leaking out in pictures a few days ago which revealed quite a bit about its looks, although the body was covered by an external shell. Speaking more of the tilt based controls, BGR claims that this could be more of a substitute to the menu button with a tilt allowing users to see more options within an app such as a movie listing or a search result. If this...

Rumors surfaced recently that Google would begin selling the Nest thermostat in Google Play directly to consumers. Now it’s official. For those unfamiliar, the Nest Thermostat is a smart air conditioning unit. You can control it directly from your mobile devices and web apps. The nest also learns your schedule that you want, so if you’re gone during the day, it won’t change the temperature by sensing you are not present. The Nest also sends you a monthly energy consumption report so that you know how much energy you...