The OnePlus One successor is likely going to be a powerful and affordable Android smartphone, though the Chinese startup has yet to formally introduce the OnePlus Two. Expected to be released at some point in the third quarter of the year, the OnePlus Two may have already been spotted in benchmarks disguised as the One. More →
You might not be aware of it, but the Apple Watch has a secret diagnostic port that’s for Apple use only. If you can’t spot it, that’s because it’s carefully hidden in the bottom side of the watch where the band slides in. And while you don’t need it for anything right now, it turns out that this special port has one very useful feature, which appears to be confirmed by a new leaked photo. More →
Passwords, PINs and fingerprints are currently used to unlock or sign into various devices and services, but these security layers might one day be replaced by a far more advanced tool: your brain. More →
Apple’s mobile payments solution is still only available in America, though Apple is expected to expand Apple Pay support to other markets. One major region for Apple Pay is Europe, and the iPhone maker might soon launch its wireless payments service in at least one European country sooner than we’d anticipated. More →
Have you ever just wanted to order a new batch of skin tissue on a whim? That’s apparently something that might happen in the not-too-distant future, as at least one company is researching technology that would allow it to grow human skin using 3D-printing techniques. The company in question is French cosmetics company L’Oreal, which partnered with bio-engineering start-up Organovo for the gig. More →
Even though they get plenty of attention from the press, the newest Android flagships aren’t necessary the best choices for many smartphone buyers, especially for Android fans looking for affordable high-end devices. The Asus ZenFone 2 is one alternative, a cheap Android phone that packs 4GB of RAM and costs just $299 in the U.S. However, there are plenty of other premium Android phones overseas that meet the same criteria: They’re powerful and significantly cheaper than the Galaxy S6, Nexus 6, HTC One M9 or LG G4. Unfortunately, many of them are also out of your reach, including the following two devices.
The most annoying problem smartphone users have to deal with is battery life. Regardless of whether they prefer the iPhone 6 or Galaxy S6, chances are buyers will worry about running out of battery in certain instances, and they’ll seek external battery packs to make sure they’re covered during busier days.