IFA 2010

Toshiba BDX3100KB 3D Blu-ray Unveiled, Due in the UK This October

Toshiba BDX3100KB 3D Blu-ray Unveiled, Due in the UK This October

There's no denying that companies all over the place are jumping onto the 3D bandwagon. Obviously someone, somewhere up on the corporate food chain in all of these manufacturers believe that 3D is the way to go. And, as long as that means we don't have to pay a hefty price tag at the theaters every time we want to enjoy some 3D goodness, we can see where they're coming from. (Of course, 3D in the home is still pretty expensive too.) With that being said, Toshiba is making another push into the 3D Blu-ray market today, with the announcement that the BDX3100KB 3D Blu-ray player will be released later this year.

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Toshiba Camileo S30 & P20 Unveiled, 1080p Recording in One Hand

Toshiba Camileo S30 & P20 Unveiled, 1080p Recording in One Hand

Having a camera small enough to hold in one hand comfortably, but pack enough recording power to make it worth your while isn't a new feat, but it is indeed something that we still look forward to. Not that there's plenty of options out there, mind you. But, when something like the Camileo S30 and P20 break cover, and look as attractive as they do, we can't help but get excited about the future of our 1080p recording endeavors.

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Philips Fidelio iPad speaker dock

Philips Fidelio iPad speaker dock

It's not exactly a stretch: the iPad has the same dock connector as the iPhone and iPod, so why not make a speaker-dock that will accept Apple's slate as well as its smaller PMPs?  That's what Philips has done with the Fidelio [PDF link], a stereo speaker dock that takes the iPad not just the smaller models, and also packs Bluetooth so the music can continue even when the tablet isn't in place.

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Toshiba Folio 100 hands-on [Video]

Toshiba Folio 100 hands-on [Video]

Toshiba launched their Folio 100 smartpad earlier this week, and we grabbed some hands-on time with the Android 2.2 Froyo table at IFA 2010 today.  The second significant Android slate of the day - after we played with the smaller Samsung Galaxy Tab earlier on - it's a bigger beast too, with a 10-inch capacitive touchscreen (with 4-point multitouch) and NVIDIA's Tegra 2 chipset like its AC100 sibling.  The good news is that it's a reasonably decent slate; the bad is that it looks like it won't be reaching the US.

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Philips 3D Cinema 21:9 Platinum live at IFA 2010, plus NetTV & flagship BDP-9600 Blu-ray deck

Philips 3D Cinema 21:9 Platinum live at IFA 2010, plus NetTV & flagship BDP-9600 Blu-ray deck

Philips' Android PMP was eye-catching in its own special way, but it couldn't hold a candle to the company's latest 3D Cinema 21:9 Platinum LCD HDTV.  As the name suggests, it's Philips' Cinema 21:9 HDTV with an added shot of 3D alongside Ambilight.  Meanwhile there are also the new NetTV IP-connected sets, Blu-ray boxes and speaker systems.

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Philips GoGear Connect hands-on [Video]

Philips GoGear Connect hands-on [Video]

Philips' GoGear Connect PMP was meant to make its debut here at IFA 2010, but the company took the wraps off a few days early after leaks. We grabbed hands-on time with the Android-based media player today, and - after a somewhat glitchy start - found it's actually a decent attempt to twist Google's OS into a more narrow focus of device. Check out our first impressions and some video after the cut.

Video demo after the cut

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Samsung confirm Android 3.5 Honeycomb for tablets

Samsung confirm Android 3.5 Honeycomb for tablets

Samsung weren't content outing their Galaxy Tab slate at IFA 2010 this morning; they also decided to scoop Google on the next version of Android after Gingerbread 3.0.  During a Q&A session, the company's executives revealed that Samsung plans to release a larger tablet based on Android 3.5 Honeycomb, a version of the platform that Google are yet to publicly confirm.

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Samsung HMX-T10 camcorder hands-on

Samsung HMX-T10 camcorder hands-on

Samsung's HMX-T10 camcorder is certainly light and pocketable, but it sure does feel cheap.  The company's new Full HD camcorder shoots 1080p to SD/SDHC memory cards and was announced at IFA 2010 this morning; in the hand, the plastics simply don't live up to the spec sheet.

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Samsung SF and NF notebooks hands-on

Samsung SF and NF notebooks hands-on

Samsung's SF and NF series notebooks and netbooks are those odd breed of gadgets that simply don't look their best in press shots.  We checked out the curvy, wavy laptops after Samsung's press event; check out our first-impressions after the cut.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab hands-on [Video]

Samsung Galaxy Tab hands-on [Video]

Samsung's Galaxy Tab is official, and we have to say we're impressed. We grabbed some hands-on time with the 7-inch Android 2.2 slate right after Samsung announced it, keen to see whether it's actually the filofax replacement they suggested it was. Turns out, though it may be down three inches on the iPad, that doesn't mean it's especially less usable.

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Creative Unveils new HQ-1450 and HQ-1600 headphones

Creative Unveils new HQ-1450 and HQ-1600 headphones

Creative has announced a couple new headphone offerings included HQ-1600 and the HQ-1450. The 1600 headphones are being shown at IFA 2010 for the first time and use an over the ear design for noise isolation and lightweight materials for better portability. The headphones weigh in at 180g.

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Samsung HMX-T10 Full HD camcorder packs touchscreen & OIS

Samsung HMX-T10 Full HD camcorder packs touchscreen & OIS

Samsung's latest Full HD camcorder has been revealed, the Samsung HMX-T10, with a 2.7-inch LCD touchscreen, 20-degree slanted lens for easier shot framing, and a Back-Side Illuminated (BSI) sensor promising twice the sensitivity of a regular CMOS.  Meanwhile there's also optical image stabilization and 4.7-megapixel (interpolated) shots, plus a 10x zoom.

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