Do these new headphones confirm Apple’s plans to kill the headphone jack?

If the name Audeze doesn’t ring any bells, that’s ok. The high-end headphone maker isn’t exactly as popular as Beats. But Audeze just made a move that could be a bellwether for a potentially radical turn for the headphone world — a turn rumored to be led by Apple — and it might just give the company a serious boost in recognition. Say hello to the new EL-8 Titanium, an exciting new iteration on the company’s already revered planar magnetic headphones which includes a new Apple Lightning connected headphone cable, with a digital audio converter (DAC) and headphone amplifier built right in.


Will it be too late? January 2016 rumored for Euro Note 5 release

Much to residents disappointment, Samsung initially decided not to sell the Galaxy Note 5 in Europe, but never said the phone would be kept away forever. The South Korean mobile giant may have now started to reconsider its decision, following an outcry from fans of the Note series and even a petition from UK retailer Clove. Rumors are slowly gathering the Note 5 may finally arrive in the U.K. and Europe, and we’ve gathered them all here.

At the beginning of December, two reports claimed Samsung is preparing to launch the Galaxy Note 5 in the U.K. and in Europe. According to Gadgette’s source sales will begin towards the end of January in the UK, while Android Central quotes another anonymous source that says Europe will see the Note 5 in early 2016. This may indicate a staggered release, although this strategy seems unnecessary for an established model.


Struggling to hold and increase its user base, Dropbox is shutting down its email and photo apps, Mailbox and Carousel.
The company is looking to streamline its core business and is looking to focus and build on its collaboration service, Paper.
“Building new products is about learning as much as it’s about making,” Dropbox CEO Drew Houston and CTO Arash Ferdowsi said in the blog post announcement. “It’s also about tough choices. Over the past few months, we’ve increased our team’s focus on collaboration and simplifying the way people work together. In light of that, we’ve made the difficult decision to shut down Carousel and Mailbox.”

Want to message your PlayStation friends? Sony has an app for you

Sony has released a dedicated messaging app for PlayStation, letting PS users message friends without having to use the crowded PlayStation app for mobile.
The new PlayStation Messages app is available for free on iOS and Android. Once you sign in, all of the conversations with PlayStation Network friends flood into the app, letting you continue conversations started on the console.

PlayStation Messages is split into three sections: Messages, Favorites, and Friends. Messages lets you see all of your recent conversations, Favorites is where you can create group chats, and Friends lets you see who is online at the moment.

Sony preps free online multiplayer weekend for PS4 owners

Sony announced that PlayStation Network members will be able to experience the online multiplayer modes in all PlayStation 4 games free of charge this coming weekend, beginning Friday, December 11th, and extending through Sunday, December 13th.
Online play in PS4 games is normally exclusive to players enrolled in the PlayStation Plus service, but this requirement will be waived for the duration of Sony’s weekend-long promotion.



The original Surface Pro was bulky. Its battery was limited. The keyboard was annoying, the display wasn’t great, and performance was just okay. It was expensive. Worst of all, it was forced to run Windows 8, an awkward operating system poorly suited for dedicated touchscreen use.
Yet, for all its faults, the Surface Pro was also revolutionary.
If Microsoft was as stodgy as its reputation suggests, it would’ve given up on the Pro and set its sights on some other pie-in-the-sky project. Instead, it hunkered down, analyzed the problem, and tried again. And again. And again. After just two and a half years we’re now on the fourth iteration. On average, a new Pro has arrived every eight months.


I have to confess that I’ve never been a big fan of the Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) Zeppelin speakers. Something about the voicing, the price-to-performance ratio, and the shape has always rubbed me the wrong way. And it’s always been disappointing to have to give them poor reviews because, generally speaking, I’m a fan of B&W products. So it was with some reservation that I accepted a review sample of its latest all-in-one speaker, the Zeppelin Wireless.


Buying speakers was a lot simpler back when our entertainment was neatly compartmentalized. You bought home stereo speakers and a receiver for your living-room needs, perhaps a separate system for your kitchen or bedroom, computer speakers for your office, and so forth. But today, those lines are blurring. Your computer, smartphone, and tablet probably get as much facetime as your TV, and speaker systems that connect to just one seem antiquated.


Android co-creator Andy Rubin may want to build an Android phone

Android co-founder Andy Rubin is rumored to be interested in building a smartphone that uses the operating system he helped create. Whether he heads up a new company to do this, or provides one with support through his own startup incubator, isn’t known, according to a report by The Information.
How has all this come about? First, some background. Rubin co-founded Android, then sold the rights to Google and subsequently joined the company itself. This lasted until 2013, when he decided to leave and the Android reigns were handed over to Sundar Pichai. Since then, one of his most prominent business ventures has been Playground, an incubator that has apparently raised at least $300 million.

New Game of Thrones season 6 teaser shows definite signs of Snow

HBO is still getting a ton of mileage out of the controversial (spoiler alert!) presumed death of Game of Thrones‘ Jon Snow (played by Kit Harrington). After being stabbed several times in the season 5 finale, the beloved character is ostensibly expected to be dead, but we don’t know for sure. Thanks to a new season 6 teaser, released today, a surge of uncertainty has swelled again.
The controversy over whether or not Snow is dead is not new, of course, with Harrington having been photographed on set in September after denying a return, not to mention his image appearing on a poster for the new season. Many fans have been insistent since the final episode of season 5 that he wasn’t actually mortally wounded. (Never mind how he survived so much damage.) The teaser feeds the confusion, dedicating over half the video to Snow’s image before a voiceover from ESP phenom Bran Stark says, “They have no idea what’s going to happen.”

Letv provide some interesting insight about who’s exactly using their phones

Despite the fact that we have a tonne of new phone brands coming up every year, Letv is a relatively new one. While the company has been around for a long, long time, it’s phones only came into existence in the first half of 2015.

Now that the brand is already a very popular one (among the youth, you would assume), the company has released some interesting insight into the demographics of the user base.

Letv only offer their phones in China right now (although India is soon going to be added to that list), so naturally, the data applies only to the Chinese users of the company’s ‘Superphones’.


OnePlus X on the receiving end of another OxygenOS update today

If you’re a OnePlus X owner with the phone running OxygenOS, keep an eye on the notification bar for there’s going to be an update about a new OTA that’s rolling out for the phone.

You’ll be running OxygenOS 2.1.3 after the update. Before you get too excited, let me tell you that this is only an incremental update, so don’t expect too much out of it. As for the Android version, it’ll still be 5.1.1 Lollipop.



As I crept up the rotting wooden staircase, I fished a handful of pills out of my pocket and popped them one by one — a mix of amphetamines and painkillers to jack me up for the coming fight. Seeing that was the last straw for Hancock, who pulled me aside to confess his deep admiration for me. I ventured that what we were feeling might be something more than friendship, and damn what anyone else would think. The ghoul smiled and we shared this quiet moment of joy before readying our weapons and rounding the corner to face certain doom at the razor-sharp hands of a monstrous deathclaw. Welcome to life after the end of the world.



A lot of people didn’t understand the first iPad way back when. You’d hear things like “what a dumb idea — It’s too big!” or jokes about it just being a big iPhone. Then the iPad went on to kick off an entirely new era in tablets, phones, laptops, and other gadgets. It’s gotten thinner, sexier, and smarter each year, but not even Apple’s magic has managed to save the iPad from slumping sales.
As our phones have gotten bigger, our need for smaller tablets has all but disappeared. Our real computer is in our pockets, and we don’t need to carry around a slightly bigger version of the iPhone any more. We need something different that changes the game again.



Possibly the most discussed, written about, and argued-over camera in recent memory, the Sony A7R Mark II is causing quite a stir. Sony has been outdoing itself with every new variant of the A7-series, but with the A7R II, it’s gone beyond basic evolutionary upgrades. The mirrorless interchangeable lens camera is packed with cutting-edge parts, as well as a trick or two up its sleeve (hint: Canon users, take note).
Yes, it’s easy to get mesmerized by fancy specs, but the A7R II delivers on quality, too.



I have never wanted to own a TV so badly in my life.
When I was 10 I wanted a TV for my bedroom more than I wanted a waterbed. When I picked my family’s new TV at 16, I wanted a new Toshiba 36-inch more than a car. When I was 26, a Sony Grand Wega took priority over finding a girlfriend – I got neither, by the way. And just 8 short years ago, I lusted after a 60-inch Pioneer Elite Kuro signature series plasma almost as much as I needed the house I ultimately put a down payment on instead.


ZTE Axon smartwatch spied running Tencent OS

ZTE have launched a round Axon smartwatch with AMOLED display and running Tencent OS in China

Axon is ZTE’s new premium brand that until today only specialised in smartphones. Now the brand also boasts a round screen wearable in the form of a smartwatch.

The ZTE Axon watch is a 42mm device with 400 x 400 AMOLED display and 11.5mm thick metal body. The watch has a classic look, comes with a leather strap and there is even a button on the side similar to the winder on a traditional time piece.

OnePlus Mini specs leak via AnTuTu

OnePlus has gone on record as saying that the company looks to release a new smartphone just in time for the Christmas season. Carl Pei, interviewed at the time about the new smartphone in an interview, said that he didn’t know whether it would be a high-end smartphone or not, so eager tech enthusiasts couldn’t get a hint as to what the device would be. Now, however, it seems as though OnePlus wasn’t joking about that before-Christmas device, which could be called the OnePlus Mini.

New specs leaking from AnTuTu show the OnePlus Mini with an “A2301” model number, Full HD display with a 1920 x 1080p screen resolution, 2GB of RAM (registered as 1.9GB in AnTutu), 32GB of storage, 13MP back camera, a MediaTek MT6795T processor, and a PowerVR G6200 GPU, running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The A2301 model number is placed beside “OnePlus,” telling us that this is indeed a new OnePlus smartphone.


BOOM price drop on Xiaomi Mi4c pre-orders now only $249.99

Yes, we only started our pre-orders today but in our quest to keep our prices as low as possible we have dropped the Mi4c pre-order price to only $249.99!

The Xiaomi Mi4ic is a Snapdragon 808 phone with 5-inch FHD display, 2GB RAM, 16GB memory, USB Type C and fast charging. This smartphone is basically everything the Xiaomi Mi4i should have been only better and with a new cool ‘edge tap’ feature.


Oukitel U8, Mlais MX Base on limited discounted sale

Oukitel’s first phone that really caught our attention, the U8, is now on a discounted sale.

The U8 is a decent device with a metallic build and a fingerprint sensor. What differentiates the U8’s fingerprint sensor from the rest is that the fingerprint sensor on the rear doesn’t require you to first wake the phone to unlock it. Essentially, all you have to do to unlock the phone using the fingerprint sensor is put your finger on the sensor.


The first two Motorola-built handsets for Lenovo pass through TENAA

Motorola has had something of a bumpy ride over the last few years. Bleeding cash on its own, the company was acquired by search engine giant Google (now known as conglomerate Alphabet). After some time with its original Moto X devices that didn’t capture much attention, Google decided to sell off Motorola to Lenovo, who acquired the company for $2.91 billion.

Lenovo hasn’t had much good fortune with its own company profits, so the PC giant has now decided to hand over design of their handsets to Moto and sat back with its fingers crossed.

TENAA have just gotten a glimpse of the first two handsets, Motorola-made, on behalf of its acquisitor. The first is a high-end handset dubbed the Lenovo X3c70 (codenamed “Lemon X,”). The phone will feature a 5.5-inch display with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080p, a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor (?) with 3GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 8MP front camera, 21MP back camera. As for microSD storage, it’s still up in the air at this point.

Ulefone sell 30,000 Ulefone Paris sales in 2 weeks

Ulefone have racked up 30,000 pre-orders in just 2 weeks! Have you ordered this $129.99 smartphone?

Ulefone have announced their presale order figures for the newly announced Ulefone Paris phone. The company state that 30,000 people have already pre-ordered the new phone and that number is set to continue.

As far as we know the Ulefone Paris hasn’t been sent to any store or site so far, and no third party has managed a hands on or review of the phone, making the fast adoption of the phone quite something.


LeTV want to launch their smartphones in India

After taking on the Chinese phone market and winning, LeTV are turning their attention to the worlds fastest growing phone market, India!

LeTV are actively looking to expand out of China and hope to launch video streaming services in the U.S that rival Netflix, they also want to launch their range of smartphones elsewhere too, but where first?

CyanogenMod bringing their OS to more Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo phones

CyanogenMod are working on more builds for phones by popular Chinese manufacturers Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo.

With the rise in popularity for Chinese phones, CyanogenMod have pledged to offer more support to owners of handsets from better known Chinese vendors.

The ROM maker plans to continue it’s longterm partnership with Oppo which began with the Oppo Find 5, and release Cyanogen builds for the latest Oppo R7, R7 Plus and R5 smartphones. We will also see the Huawei Honor 4 and Ascend Mate 2 see continued development, plus the company even mention the upcoming Huawei Nexus getting a look in too (perhaps they know something we don’t).


Ramos MOS 1 Max teased to get larger display and 6000mAh+ battery

Tablet maker Ramos released its first smartphone this year and are now teasing a second larger model with 6000mAh battery.

A few months ago Ramos held a press event where the tablet maker released its first Android phone. The Mos 1 costs 1999 Yuan in China, is designed to be visually similar to the iPhone 6 while remaining slimmer and obviously more cost effective. We were impressed to see that the first Ramos phone boasted a slim 1.9mm bezel, 7.6mm thickness while retained a large 3050mAh battery, a still overlooked area by some phone makers.

The battery is once again a point of consideration on a new Ramos phone that is being primed for a launch in October. The new model is called the Ramos Mos 1 Max hinting at a large screen size (possibly 6-inch), and rumoured to get a larger battery to match.

The first teaser shows the battery as a selling phone of the new phone, but if that’s not proof enough then we have a leaked photo of a 6000Ah battery manufactured my BYD that is destined to live in the device too.

Ramos are expected to ramp up the marketing for the Mos 1 Max and we hope to see another Qualcomm powered device with slender design released at the launch.

Huawei Nexus getting the gold treatment, leaked render shows 4 colour options

The Huawei Nexus is a device that has really got me all a buzz, and with the purported launch just days away more renders of the device have managed to surface.

Huawei building a Nexus phone is incredible for someone like me. When I started GizChina, there was no way I would believe that just 6 years later Chinese phones were going to be at the forefront of innovation, and even leading the market with flagship Nexus mobiles. That time has come and I get a little tingle each time I think about it!

LeTV launch new LeTV X40 smart TV for just $266

LeTV have released some interesting TV and content streaming device today, but it is their LeTV X40 smart TV costing only $266 which has me reaching for the credit card!

LeTV are no strangers to the living room, their online video streaming service has been a firm favourite in China for years, and their LeTV branded smart TV’s have been on sale for some time also.

During a launch in China today, LeTV announced a hundle of new  TV’s ranging from the massive Max 65 all the way down to the LeTV X40. As you might have guessed the X40 is a 40-inch screen TV which comes with a 1920 x 1080 FHD resolution, to keep the cost down.

6.9mm Vivo Y27L launches in India

The stylish entry-level Vivo Y27L is now available in India for 12,990 INR or US$196.

If you’ll be purchasing the Y27L, it’s more the style and form that you’ll be paying for than the specifications. That’s because what’s inside the Y27L is fairly in-line with phones half its cost.

The Vivo Y27L has a 4.7-inch 1280 x 720p display; a 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor along with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of ROM; an 8 mega-pixel rear camera, 5 mega-pixel front facing camera, and lastly, a 2260mAh battery.



Can’t keep track of your thoughts? Don’t worry, that’s what apps are for. Google just gave Apple fanatics one more option in their arsenal of virtual memory programs: Google Keep is now available for iOS.
The Evernote competitor (or knockoff, depending on how cynical you are) launched in 2013 and had lived exclusively in the Android ecosystem on mobile. Though it’s always been accessible on the Web, it now has it’s very own stand-alone app for iOS.



“Life’s Good” is LG’s tagline, but life has been tough for the company’s mobile division. Its archrival Samsung has captured a big chunk of the phone market, and LG has spent several years chipping away at Samsung’s mighty presence.
The Nexus 5 and G3 proved that LG could play with the big boys, and the G4 expands on that notion, improving features that optimize the user experience in tangible ways. With an impressive camera and more user-friendly software, the G4 makes a strong case for being the dark horse smartphone that could make waves and surprise many in 2015.


High-end video cards like Nvidia’s GTX 980 Ti and AMD’s Radeon Fury X are what many gamers aspire to, but the fact they’re aspirational means they’re not what most gamers actually purchase. Spending several hundred dollars (or more) on a video card is never easy to justify. Humble but capable budget cards represent what the bulk of gamers actually use.

Samsung’s next Galaxy flagship phone could have 6GB of RAM

Samsung has announced the production of a new, high-speed, high-capacity memory module for mobile devices, which could see its future Galaxy smartphones come with up to 6GB of RAM inside. The new LPDDR4 module is a first for the mobile industry, and offers other benefits beyond the expected speed increase.

In its top-spec form, the new memory module will add 6GB of RAM using four chips to a smartphone, and is up to 30-percent faster than the previous generation chip. It’s designed for use in “next generation” phones, according to Samsung, that run the very latest OS version — indicating the chip will be one part of the spec on Android Marshmallow phones.


Get more out of your GoPro with these tips and tricks

Ever since Nick Woodman sold his first GoPro camera way back in 2004, video and adrenaline junkies all over the globe consistently flocked to the extremely durable and incredibly portable camera line. Perfect for strapping to one’s wrist, leg, arm, or otherwise, GoPro cameras became the perfect tool to shoot POV videos, especially in the world of extreme sports. However, due in large part to its sheer portability, even ordinary people began snatching up a GoPro to make all kinds of videos like home movies or even cinematic features.


BlackBerry Android news: BlackBerry Venice slider appears in first high-quality images

Android fans who still desire a physical keyboard might have something to celebrate about later this year. It’s reported that BlackBerry might be working on an Android phone, and it looks like it’s more than just a rumor. Two devices have leaked so far, and reports disagree on which one will run Android. It’s also possible that neither will. Here’s everything we know so far.

Updated on 08-30-2015 by Robert Nazarian: Added in hands on images of the BlackBerry Venice slider.


Sony’s back with the new SmartBand 2 fitness band, and this time it has a heart rate sensor

Sony has announced the SmartBand 2, a follow-up to the original SmartBand that launched way back at the beginning of 2014, and represented Sony’s first major push into wearable technology. The SmartBand 2 adds more functionality, wider device compatibility, and comes at a competitive price; but there’s a distinct downside too.

The design hasn’t changed a great deal, in that it’s still a single color silicone wrist strap with the Core module at its heart, but Sony has shifted away from the press-stud fixing to a more secure metal clip. The original SmartBand was a basic fitness tracker, but the new SmartBand 2 comes with an updated accelerometer and heart rate sensors, for a more complete picture of your activity levels.


Rumors point to new beginning at HTC, starting with the HTC O2 flagship smartphone

There are rumors HTC will release a new phone to replace the One M9, a device which may also mark the end of its awkward One Mx approach to nomenclature. Although the phone has been leaked as the M10, it’s also possible the phone will be called the HTC O2. It makes sense really, as it ties in with the One name used on older models, but ensures we all know it’s a sequel. However, we’re not sure what UK network O2 will make of it.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 launched with Helio X10 chip and PDAF staring at $125

The rumours can now all stop! Xiaomi have just announced the launch of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, and yes it is running the powerful Mediatek Helio X10 chipset.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is here and finally official in China. As I type this Xiaomi boss Lei Jun is still announcing all the details of his companies new budget phablet (so keep posted for updates) and so far we know the following about this new device.

First think is that we are super happy to see that Xiaomi and Mediatek are back together! Instead of stuffing a Snapdragon 615 in to the Redmi Note 2, Xiaomi have opted for the rather remarkable Mediatek Helio X10 chips (aka MT6795). We have seen the same processor in the LeTV Le1 and Meizu MX5 and been stunned by the performance of the processor. Also on the processing side of things the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 has 2GB RAM on board. We might have hoped for 3GB, but this is a budget phone and Xiaomi won’t want to cannibalise sales of the Mi Note range.


Nikon's new 200-500mm super-telephoto has a price we didn't expect

Nikon has announced three new FX format lenses for its full-frame DSLRs such as the D750 and D810, though all three can also be used on smaller format DX Nikons like the D7200, They consist of a telephoto super-zoom, a replacement for the long-running 24-70mm standard zoom and a new wide-angle prime (fixed focal length) lens.



One of the big challenges for any camera is the ability to shoot video in low light – it’s not impossible, but what you get is a grainy image that’s hard to make out. But Canon’s new ME20F-SH “multi-purpose camera” could change all that. The industrial, Full HD interchangeable lens camera can capture video with less than 0.0005 lux of illumination, which translates to an ISO sensitivity of more than 4,000,000 (that’s 4 million). To give you some sort of comparison, the latest DSLRs don’t even break 100,000.


New Google Maps feature shows you exactly where you’ve been

Google’s latest Maps feature shows you exactly where you’ve been. Whether you find this idea interesting or slightly creepy depends of course on your disposition, though the Web giant will be hoping you’ll see the offering as a useful (or simply fun) tool rather than something about which to be wary.

Called Your Timeline, the new feature lets you “revisit the world that you’ve explored,” as the company puts it. That’s right, with a simple swipe and tap you can access maps showing all the trips you’ve taken on any given day “to get a glimpse of the places where you spend your time.” The results even indicate if you walked, rode, went by car, or took a train, and how many minutes each portion of your journey took.your timeline

Currently for logged-in Android and desktop users, Google’s feature incorporates some neat little extras. For example, it syncs with the Web company’s recently launched photo service, so the Your Timeline maps that you pull up will also include images you snapped along your route. This could help you to resurface some of your memories, whether they link to an outing you made a very long time ago or one as recently as last weekend when you had one beer too many and have no idea how you made it home.


Turn your living room into a high-tech paradise

For typical homes, the living room is the space likely to have the most technology in it, between the TV, DVD/Blu-ray player, gaming console and audio system. Depending on how old your equipment is, though, your living room tech may be ripe for replacement with newer, smarter and more integrated devices.

Google finally has a fix for Chromecast's biggest problem

The Google Chromecast was almost perfect when it launched in 2014.

It offered a low-cost, lightweight option to mirror exactly what you see on your handheld or tablet to the big screen. But if you didn't have a consistent Wi-Fi signal in your living room, you could pretty much kiss any chance of having a flawless stream goodbye.

Capitalizing on the one flaw plaguing its pint-sized streaming stick, Google has finally released an ethernet adapter that will replace the power cord that ships with the basic Chromecast.

New Nexus 5 (2015) tipped to be more powerful than Galaxy S6

A LG-built Nexus 5 (2015) has been rumoured for a while and we now have reason to suspect that not only is it coming, but it could be incredibly powerful.

The new Nexus has seemingly be benchmarked on AnTuTu and its massive score of 85,530 leaked by mobiltelefon.ru.

That puts it at the top of the chart by a significant margin. The Samsung Galaxy S6 has the second best score and that's just 68,157, so the Nexus 5 (2015) has a score that's over 15,000 higher.


Five things you need to know about the Canon 5DS and 5DS R

Why are there two versions of the same camera, and what is the 'cancellation filter' in the 5DS R?

The Canon. EOS 5DS is a massive step forward in resolution, taking full-frame DLSRs to a whole new level, but it also brings some tricky decisions. Watch this video from our Head of Testing, Angela Nicholson, as she reveals the five key things you need to know about the Canon 5DS and its spin-off, the Canon 5DS R.


How to backup your iPhone and iPad to save your iOS data

Data loss is a fact of life - you drop your phone, it hits the ground, shatters to pieces, and chances are you lost the majority of your data on the device. Thankfully, we have services like iCloud that automatically backup your data, making it easily retrievable in the case of a shattered or damaged smartphone.

Unfortunately, it isn't the best solution for backing up data, particularly because Apple just isn't the best when it comes to cloud services. Security is a big concern with iCloud, and if you ever want to get more storage, it's quite pricey compared to competitors. The company also gives you a mere 5GB of cloud storage that it's hardly possible to backup all of the pertinent data on your iOS device, especially if you have a large photo library full of special moments you want to keep.

OnePlus 2 release date, news and features

Latest update: A new picture shows a super slim all-metal OnePlus 2, but if you're hoping it will be as cheap as the OnePlus One you might be out of luck. Original article below...
The OnePlus One came out of nowhere as the first product of a new company, but it didn't disappoint, thanks to high end specs and a surprisingly low price tag.
One of the biggest complaints we could level at it was how hard it was to get hold of at launch and when that's the biggest problem a phone is facing you know you've got a winner on your hands.
But while there were no expectations for the One hopes are sky high for the OnePlus 2, so it's got a lot to live up to. The fledgling company is confident however, saying "instead of merely being on par with the flagships of 2015, we want to show our industry buddies the way forward." Even more intriguingly the OnePlus 2 is apparently set to 'surprise people'.

Is LG going to make your next Nexus smartphone?

Trying to predict the company Google will partner with to make the next Nexus has become our new favourite game. A few weeks ago it looked like Huawei was the frontrunner but new rumours are pointing towards Google's old friend LG.
The fresh reports have been prompted by a visit by Google executives to LG headquarters in South Korea: it sounds like they were there to thrash out the details of the successor to the Nexus 6, but as yet we don't have confirmation either way.
We're also hearing that the upcoming handset is going to be called the Nexus 7, even though there are already a couple of tablets with that moniker. Maybe Google thinks keeping the naming sequence going is worth the confusion - or perhaps LG is working on the new Nexus 7 tablet rather than a smartphone.

Huawei's Nexus will come with an Android app store for China

We first heard rumours that Huawei is in line to produce the new Nexus back at the end of February, and since then plenty of anonymous sources have been queueing up to confirm such a device is indeed on the cards.
This weekend there's another report that a Huawei-made Nexus is indeed on the way, with an extra tidbit of information - the companies are also busy working on an Android app store for China.
The Google Play Store isn't available in China due to government regulations, with Android users having to turn to third-party libraries for their apps. It sounds like Google wants to fix this with Huawei's help.


The McLaren 650S Spider does absolutely everything well. This technological masterpiece will go from 0-62 MPH in 3 seconds flat, and a top speed of 204 MPH will have anyone in the passenger seat shrieking in delight (or maybe panic). On the road, the 650S turns and stops better than just about anything else, and no matter where you park it you’ll draw a crowd of earnest admirers.
You want this car. Obviously. The only question is, do you want it bad enough to lay down one-third-of-a-million bucks for it, compared to everything else on the market?



Everyone knew it was coming, and some manufacturers have already said they didn’t care; but perhaps earlier than anyone expected, the first dedicated virtual reality porn scene from an established adult entertainment brand is here. The techno-smut comes from Naughty America, and is an entry into its ‘2 Chicks Same Time’ series.

If the title leaves you baffled as to the scene’s content, here’s a quick explainer: By using a VR headset, the viewer will be transported into a scene with pornstars Nikki Benz and Jaclyn Taylor, and the first person view will, “elevate the user to a new height — a more sensitized, sexual plane,” according to Naughty America’s press release blurb.