It’s IFA week, which means that we had a lot of news flooding out of Germany. Let’s get to it, shall we? Samsung and Sony both had a ton of big reveals today, and all of the coverage you could ever hope for is collected in our Samsung IFA 2012 Wrap-Up and our Sony IFA 2012 Wrap-Up. In those posts, you’ll find links to all of the major reveals and announcements both companies made today, as well links to our hands-on posts with the day’s major devices. Be sure to check those out if you’re looking for a recap of the news from Samsung and Sony’s events.
The was still some news coming out of IFA that didn’t concern Samsung or Sony, however. ASUS, for instance, revealed the Vivo Tab and the Vivo Tab RT alongside its new MX279H and MX239H monitors. Toshiba also had a reveal of its own, pulling the veil off the slide-out Satellite U925t Ultrabook, and later in the day, Epic Games and NVIDIA teamed up to announce that they’re bringing Unreal Engine 3 to Windows RT and Windows 8.
TiVo’s new Stream transcoder is arriving next week, and Logitech UE announced a new line of products aimed at those who like to listen to music on the go. Today we got yet another image of the Motorola Droid RAZR M 4G LTE, while Google is now offering a Jelly Bean update for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. Speaking of Google, it appears that the company wants to sell off Motorola’s Home Business division, and today it rolled out a handful of new Google+ features for businesses to take advantage of. Today President Barack Obama took to Reddit to answer questions from citizens, managing to bring the website down in the process, and Apple’s requested ban on Samsung devices has been pushed back to December.
YouTube has updated its app for Xbox 360, ARCHOS announced its new GamePad today, and Netgear announced the new N750 wireless router and gaming Wi-Fi adapter today as well. Current whispers are telling us that Windows Phone 8 will be launching on October 29, while Vimeo announced a new team up with Dropbox. Bethesda says that the PS3 delay of Dawnguard wasn’t caused by its development on Hearthfire, and the Curisoity rover’s transmission of will.i.am’s “Reach for the Stars” from the surface of Mars went off without a hitch. SkyDive is now available on Android, and finally tonight, Joss Whedon is apparently working on a ABC pilot called S.H.I.E.L.D. – we don’t need to tell you Marvel fans why that’s exciting.
Enjoy the rest of your evening folks, and be sure to keep an ear to SlashGear for more from IFA 2012!