Polaroid Snap instant digital camera unveiled at IFA

Polaroid Snap instant digital camera unveiled at IFA

Polaroid has introduced a new digital camera offering at IFA 2015 in Berlin. The camera, unlike the maker’s Cube, has a more traditional compact camera shape, though with the same smooth minimalist design marking Polaroid’s modern lineups. This digital camera uses Zero Ink printing to print small photos instantly, and also saves the images as a digital file for sharing online and digital storing. The camera won’t be arriving until Q4 2015; it’ll be priced at a budget-friendly $99 USD.

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Google Nexus event tipped for September 29th

Google Nexus event tipped for September 29th

Today it's been tipped that the next big Google event will take place on the 29th of September, 2015. This event is said to be home to the two newest Nexus smartphones, both of them coming with fingerprint scanners and both ready and willing to be the headliners of the big Android Pay mobile payment market push. The smaller of these devices is rumored to be coming from LG, while the larger will be coming from Huawei.

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Sony WENA watch hands-on

Sony WENA watch hands-on

Today we've gotten he opportunity to get a hands-on look at the WENA watch from Sony. Sony suggests that WENA stands for "wear electronics naturally", showing this watch as one that incorporates smart electronics - NFC for mobile payments, for example - with a standard watch face up front. This means the watch won't need to be charged all the time while the back of it - the strap - will allow smart contact.

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Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact hands-on

Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact hands-on

This morning Sony showed off their newest smartphones, all in the Sony Xperia Z5 line. The larger of the two standard models is the Sony Xperia Z5, working with a 1080p display and the company's finest camera setup in their relatively short smartphone history. The smaller device is the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, a device with a smaller display but just as powerful a camera and processor. There's also the 4K-display wielding Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, which we've delivered a hands-on experience with separately.

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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium hands-on with 4K display

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium hands-on with 4K display

Today we're having a look at the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium with 4K display, deciding whether or not it makes sense to go this far with sharpness on a mobile display. This device has a 5.5-inch display panel, meaning you'll have 806 pixels per inch - far more than is discernible by the human eye. We'll have to try this device out for an extended period of time before we decide whether or not it'll be worth the "Premium" price it'll cost.

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ASUS Zen AIO S Series combines premium style with GeForce GTX 960M power

ASUS Zen AIO S Series combines premium style with GeForce GTX 960M power

ASUS has pulled the wraps off a new series of AIO PCs during IFA 2015. The new range of machines is called the Zen AiO S Series and they look very much like gold version of an iMac. There are two machines in the S series line including the 23.8-inch AiO S Z240IC and the 21.5-inch AiO S Z220IC. Both of the models share many common features with all-aluminum designs. Processors up to the 6th-generation Intel Core i7 are available. Buyers can also choose to fit the machine with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M gaming grade graphics with up to 4GB of video memory.

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Hulu announces new ad-free streaming tier

Hulu announces new ad-free streaming tier

It looks like the rumor from July has turned out to be true: Hulu has just launched a new tier to its subscription streaming service, giving viewers the option of doing without ads altogether. The new tier will cost an additional $4 per month, which is a pretty fair deal; viewers can stay with the existing $8 per month subscription and see occasional commercial breaks, or pay $12 per month for no ads.

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Starbucks going retro with “table sharing signs”

Starbucks going retro with “table sharing signs”

Starbucks latest innovation isn't a new way to charge your phone, nor a way to wirelessly pay for your drink. It's a set of hand-written place cards made to encourage the sharing of seats. At a Starbucks in Ohio, signs have been hung and users have been encouraged to socialize with one another with "old fashioned face-to-face interaction." No word yet on whether or not this means Starbucks will encourage selfie sharing each time a successful interaction has been made (end sarcasm).

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Fossils of unknown ancient dolphin species discovered in Panama

Fossils of unknown ancient dolphin species discovered in Panama

Scientists with the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History have revealed their discovery of a previously unknown species of ancient river dolphin. The fossils, first found in 2011 on the Caribbean coast of Panama, are believed to be between 5.8 million and 6.1 million years old, and include half of the animal's skull, a lower jaw with almost a full set of teeth, a shoulder-blade, and bones from a flipper. While there were clear signs the animal was a species of river dolphin, the fact that it lived in the ocean could lead to a better understanding of its evolutionary history.

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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium revealed and detailed with 4K display

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium revealed and detailed with 4K display

This week Sony showed off the Sony Xperia Z5, a smartphone that "contains our best camera created specifically for a smartphone." This device is made for consumers that wish to take quick shots, working with 0.03-second autofocus. Sony suggests that this is the world's fastest autofocus on a smartphone. This device also has "better zoom quality" with 5x Clear Image Zoom and a 23-megapixel sensor. This device's camera also has focus placed on low-light photography and "SteadyShot" intelligent bump-reducing mode.

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Huawei Mate S features Force Touch, knuckle gesture recognition

Huawei Mate S features Force Touch, knuckle gesture recognition

Huawei is using its stage time at IFA 2015 to announce its latest smartphone, the Mate S, clear shot at rivaling Apple's forthcoming iPhone "6s" Plus. First off, the device features a 5.5-inch display, down from the 6-inch Ascend Mate 7 from last year, but it's also touting Force Touch, the same pressure sensitive touchscreen technology that Apple debuted in the Apple Watch and Retina MacBook, and is expected to be a big part of this year's new iPhones.

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