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IFA 2014: Best in Show

This week we’ve seen one whole heck of a lot of new products from some of the top technology brands in the world. While many devices are unique, some products released this week will go head-to-head with their contemporaries’ devices revealed within hours of one-another. What’s are must-see, must-experience, or otherwise most awesome products we’ve gotten up close with this … Continue reading

Dell UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K monitor arrives in Q4

Dell has introduced two new monitors, the Dell 55 Monitor and the UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K. The former is now officially available in the US and Canada, bringing with it a giant size targeted at businesses, while the UltraSharp monitor won’t be launching until some time in the fourth quarter of this year, bringing 5K resolution with it.

Samsung unveils 105-inch Curved and Bendable UHD TVs

At IFA 2014, Samsung isn’t just about Android smarrtphones, or even Android printers for that matter. It is also giving the crowd something gawk at when it comes to its TV lineup. And they will definitely stare at two of Samsung’s giants, 105-inch TVs that not only boasts 4K resolution but also have a pleasing curve to them as well. … Continue reading

Samsung Smart MultiXpress printers come with Android

Android 4.4 was launched to add Google Cloud Printing to all devices. But what if you don’t have an Android smartphone or tablet to begin with? Samsung is coming to the rescue here at IFA 2014 with 10 new multi-function printers (MFP) that uses Android as its primary interface, removing the need for a middle man in the printing equation.

iPhone 6 prep for IK includes new iMic, iPad stands

IK Multimedia has introduced its latest Apple-centric products, a new iRig microphone and a new stand for the iPad (and any tablet roughly the same size). The iRig Mic Field is the maker’s first “pocketable” digital microphone that can be adjusted as necessary, while the iKlip Xpand Stand offers a spring-based design to make adapters unnecessary.

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Sony QX1 Lens Camera hands-on with massive E-mount hardware

The newest in Lens-style Camera technology from Sony is the ILCE-QX1, complete with interchangeable E-mount lenses. This device bucks the solid trend with Lens Cameras released by this brand by including compatibility with interchangeable Sony E-mount lenses of all sorts. It’s also the more versatile sibling to the QX30.

Sony QX30 Lens Camera hands-on

One of two new Lens Cameras shown this week by Sony is the DSC-QX30, complete with a cool 30x optical zoom. This device works with 60x “Clear Image” zoom as well, sacrificing no pixels as you zoom in digitally. The device is very similar in aesthetics to its predecessors from last year.

Sony’s Xperia Z3 trio bring PS4 Remote Play

Sony has introduced its new trio of Z3 devices, the Xperia Z3 flagship smartphone and its smaller sibling, the Xperia Z3 Compact, as well as the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact 8-inch slate. All three devices bring with them PlayStation 4 Remote Play, the first smartphones to offer the functionality.

Sony SmartBand Talk hands-on: Chatty E-Ink for your wrist

Sony’s SmartBand Talk isn’t the first time we’ve seen E-Ink on your arm, but it’s probably one of the most interesting. The company’s second wearable for IFA – the first being the SmartWatch 3 – doesn’t run Android Wear like its sibling, but it does throw in some Dick Tracy style functionality like being able to conduct phone calls from … Continue reading

Sony SmartWatch 3 hands-on: Another Android Wear advocate

Sony has some history with smartwatches, but the company’s new SmartWatch 3 is a little different, since it’s the first from the firm to run Android Wear. Design-wise, it’s an improvement on the blocky Sony wearables that came before it, with a more streamlined rubber strap, though it’s not going to be confused for a regular watch unlike, say, ASUS’ … Continue reading

Sony Xperia Z3 hands-on

The Sony Xperia Z3 builds on an already powerful set of predecessors, Sony’s “Z” line (including the Z3 Mini) standing the test of time with a similar design to each previous year. Now with Android 4.4 KitKat and a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, the Xperia Z3 ups the ante. This device weighs in at just 152 grams and measures … Continue reading

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IFA 2014: Best in Show

This week we’ve seen one whole heck of a lot of new products from some of the top technology brands in the world. While many devices are unique, some products released this week will go head-to-head with their contemporaries’ devices revealed within hours of one-another. What’s are must-see, must-experience, or otherwise most awesome products we’ve gotten up close with this … Continue reading

LG G Watch R hands-on: Controversially Bold

The LG G Watch R came as a surprise. LG had already played its Android Wear hand with the G Watch at Google I/O, and while the square-faced smartwatch was functional it was hardly a stand-out design aesthetically. Turns out, though, LG had already been working on its sibling for more than two years, a round-faced wearable that’s far closer … Continue reading

Nokia Lumia 830 pairs PureView with Lumia Denim

Microsoft has a new upper-midrange Windows Phone for IFA 2014, the Nokia Lumia 830, a 5.5-inch PureView smartphone that will debut with the latest Lumia Denim OS. Toting a 10-megapixel camera with Zeiss optics and optical image stabilization, along with LTE, the Lumia 830 should hit shelves this month.

Samsung Gear VR hands-on: Note 4 goes 3D with Oculus

Consumer virtual reality is coming of age, at least Samsung thinks it is, and a tie-in with Facebook-owned Oculus and the new Samsung Gear VR for the Galaxy Note 4 is how it will deliver it. The head-mounted display is, as the rumors suggested, an adapter to turn a smartphone into a 3D wearable; I tried the system on for … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge hands-on: Phablet meets curved OLED

Samsung promised curved OLED in a big way, and the Galaxy Note Edge delivers, taking the new Note 4 and bending the edge of its display for an altogether unusual approach to phablets. Building on the curved Super AMOLED concept Samsung showed off last year, the Note Edge turns its right bezel into a touchscreen ticker. Question remains, is this … Continue reading

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.

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