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HTC tipped to have 64-bit phone, two wearables at IFA

HTC has something special planned for IFA, and it looks like it might be a 64-bit capable phone. Dubbed the Desire 820, it might be everything you want a mid-range device to be, with a big screen and massive battery. Additionally, it seems HTC finally has some wearables ready for us, maybe even one they previously dismissed.

Watch wars: LG, Samsung, Motorola arm-wrestle pre-IFA

It’s time for new smartwatches from LG and Samsung – at last? While Samsung has been releasing smartwatch after smartwatch over the past couple of years, LG has just begun. Both competitors released their first Android Wear smartwatches earlier this year at Google I/O for developers – now they’re already in their second wave, so to speak.

Sony teases compact tablet and phone duo

Squint in just the right way, and what you’ll see is Sony’s upcoming IFA 2014 range, a trio of devices that suggests two phones and a small tablet are in the pipeline. The video, as with most teasers, is light on details, though we already have a fair assumption about what Sony is readying for its press conference on September … Continue reading

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 caught in wild with super-skinny bezels

Huawei has a new flagship on the way, the Ascend Mate 7, and by all rights it’s shaping up to be the Chinese company’s most appealing device yet. Caught in the wild courtesy of Chinese tipsters, the phone – which was spotted clearing certification recently – can be seen flaunting its super-skinny bezels and biometric security.

Archos ‘Music Beany’ is your new connected hat

Here’s a novel concept; what if you could remember to bring a hat, but also be able to listen to music when you leave the house? Archos is banking that’s a concept you’ll love, as they’ve announced a strange new connected “device” that will deliver just that. The ‘Music Beany’ is a cover for your cranium, but will also keep … Continue reading

ASUS teases their new, curved smartwatch design

ASUS, who make all kinds of electronics you might want to have, are bringing another one to the fold. We’ve known their smartwatch was in the works for some time, and even that we’d be seeing it at IFA this year. Via the Facebook page, we get a look at what this new watch might look like, and we think … Continue reading

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Garmin HUD hands-on: A head-up display for the freeway fighter pilot

Fighter pilots and Google Glass owners: Garmin is channeling a little of both with its latest navigation accessory, the Garmin HUD, and we took some time to peer through the head-up display while at IFA 2013. The Bluetooth peripheral is designed to sit on your dashboard and project simple guidance and directions to drivers using Garmin’s StreetPilot or NAVIGON apps, … Continue reading

Ricoh Theta hands-on: 360 panoramas in a single shot

Just about any modern smartphone can shoot a panoramic photo these days, and some even a 360-degree photo, but it’s a time-consuming process; Ricoh wants to change all that with the Theta, capable of capturing a full spherical image in a single snap. Rather than the ponderous snap-and-stitch that builds up a 360 shot from individual frames, the Theta pairs … Continue reading

PocketBook e-paper Samsung Galaxy S 4 ereader case hands-on

Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 may have a great Super AMOLED display out of the box, but it’s overkill for ereading duties and, E Ink would argue, isn’t really best suited to browsing through ebooks. Enter PocketBook’s accessory case for the Galaxy S 4, a fold-out case complete with a 4.8-inch e-paper screen on the inside of the cover. The concept … Continue reading

Toshiba Camileo X-Sports sportscam hands-on

Toshiba is wading into the increasingly crowded sportscam market, taking on GoPro and Contour with the Toshiba Camileo X-Sports. Fresh to IFA 2013 today, the Camileo X-Sports packs a 12-megapixel camera with Full HD 1080/60p video recording, and an built-in 2.0-inch preview display on the back; it also bears a striking resemblance to GoPro’s Hero range, though Toshiba plans to … Continue reading

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Watch wars: LG, Samsung, Motorola arm-wrestle pre-IFA

It’s time for new smartwatches from LG and Samsung – at last? While Samsung has been releasing smartwatch after smartwatch over the past couple of years, LG has just begun. Both competitors released their first Android Wear smartwatches earlier this year at Google I/O for developers – now they’re already in their second wave, so to speak.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 details: not a niche, pre-event

Today we’re having a peek at everything we know – or think we know – about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The device hasn’t been revealed in full by Samsung yet, but barring an actual press release with the name in bold, they’ve essentially given us enough basic information to figure out the rest ourselves. Here’s the Galaxy Note 4 … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Unpacked event set for September 3rd [UPDATE]

Two days before IFA 2014 officially begins, Samsung will be hitting up Berlin to reveal their next generation of devices. This is the traditional kickoff point for the Samsung Galaxy Note series – it originated there several years ago, after all – so we’ll expect the 4th beast to arrive in kind.

Samsung Galaxy Glass tipped as Google’s first big competition

This week there’s word that Samsung will be bringing on their own Google Glass-like device sooner than later, making it a sports-oriented pair of glasses that’ll lead into a wider release as the years pass by. With the first release, so says Korea Times’ “officials” – aka anonymous sources – there’ll be an introduction between Mobile World Congress (coming up … Continue reading

IFA 2013 Wrap-Up

IFA 2013 has come and gone, and with the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, various super-sized (and often curved) TVs, and a number of superlative-toting smartphones, there was no shortage of geek appeal. As ever, the Berlin tech show saw a few key themes surface, and while not everybody is necessarily ready to snap a cellphone companion to their wrist, that … Continue reading

Qualcomm’s wireless bulb wants to outshine hue with WiFi

Roll on the smart home: Qualcomm has an eye on being the glue that sticks wireless home automation together, and it’s demonstrating that with some proof-of-concept remote control lightbulbs. Thanks to a tiny new Qualcomm Atheros chipset, the demo light hooks up via WiFi to a simple Android app which allows for remote on/off control, dimming, and even timed shutoff. … Continue reading

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