IFA 2011

New Philips Fidelio docks just for Android users debut

New Philips Fidelio docks just for Android users debut

If you are an Android user that is in the market for a new speaker dock that you can use with any Android device you own, Philips has a trio of new offerings that turned up at IFA 2011 this week. The new docks are all in the Fidelio line and they are each based on the same speaker systems that Philips has in its iPhone line. The Android docks use Bluetooth and they have an app that allows connection to content in several places.

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Samsung says “no plans” for Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Galaxy Note in the US [Updated]

Samsung says “no plans” for Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Galaxy Note in the US [Updated]

Our man Chris Davies wrote earlier this week that the carriers might kill the Galaxy Tab 7.7 thanks to the fact that the tablet has voice calling capability. Davies reckons that the carriers in the US won't appreciate that voice calling feature because it might make some users cancel that smartphone plan rather than having both smartphone and tablet plans. I would be willing to bet that Samsung shopped the Tab 7.7 and the Note around to carriers in the US and found no takers.

Updated with Samsung comment after the cut.

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E Ink hands-on [Video]

E Ink hands-on [Video]

E Ink is best known for the displays on the Kindle and NOOK, but the company has more strings to its bow. We caught up with the company here at IFA 2011 to take a look at the E Ink Triton color epaper display, talk flexible panels and find out how a super-skinny electrophoretic screens can help prevent credit card fraud. Read on for more.

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Toshiba outs Camileo camcorders including Clip, X200, and X400

Toshiba outs Camileo camcorders including Clip, X200, and X400

Toshiba has been offering its line of palm-sized camcorders for years now called Camileo. Three new camcorders in the line have been unveiled for the first time. One of the more interesting is the Camileo Clip, which is the camera in the photo below. The cam gets its name from the clip on the back that allows the user to clip it to things for hands free shooting.

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Libratone Lounge and Live AirPlay Speakers hands-on [Video]

Libratone Lounge and Live AirPlay Speakers hands-on [Video]

Boutique wireless speaker manufacturer Libratone has pounced on AirPlay, announcing a pair of new all-in-one units - the Lounge and the Live - back in July that each use Apple's streaming technology, and we caught up with them at IFA 2011 this week to listen to the results. The Live looks identical to the Libratone Live we reviewed earlier this year, but swaps AirPlay for the company's proprietary wireless, while the Lounge is a far larger system intended to be wall-mounted under your TV.

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XtremeMac rolls out new audio gear for computers and iOS devices

XtremeMac rolls out new audio gear for computers and iOS devices

XtremeMac has rolled out a new line of audio gear during IFA 2011 with some that dock iPhones and iPads and others that are meant for computer audio. The new solutions include the Tango Bar, Luna Voyager II, Soma Stand, and Soma Travel. All of the products are designed for good looks and audio performance. The Tango Bar is the first of the new products I want to talk about. This is a 10W amplified speaker bar with a USB port needed for connectivity.

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Fraunhofer LED networking hands-on [Video]

Fraunhofer LED networking hands-on [Video]

The Fraunhofer Institute's LED-based light networking technology left us mighty impressed on paper back in August, so we jumped at the chance to test the Visible Light Communication system here at IFA 2011. Promising up to 800 Mbit/s data rates from rapidly flickering white LEDs, without any risk to hospital equipment, airline hardware or sensitive manufacturing tech, Fraunhofer's demo ran at a more mundane 10 Mbit/s but was still enough to stream high-res video streams between two notebooks. Check out the full video and more details after the cut.

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Samsung NX200 DSLR Hands-On

Samsung NX200 DSLR Hands-On

As you may well have seen earlier this week in some news straight out of Berlin's own IFA 2011, Samsung has released information about their newest DSLR with interchangeable lens, the NX200. All the information about the camera as it existed in its original release form can be found in the post Samsung NX200 gets official with i-Function 2.0 lenses in tow. You'll find out instantly that this device is part of a larger environment that includes a whole slew of additional lenses, all of this in the size and form factor of a compact point-and-shoot. We got the opportunity to take a hands-on quick look at this device this week as well, filmed and published below for you to take part in the fun!

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Samsung Galaxy Note vs Tab 7.7 vs Galaxy S II

Samsung Galaxy Note vs Tab 7.7 vs Galaxy S II

This week at IFA 2011 in Berlin we've been given the opportunity have quite a few hands-on looks at products from a handful of vendors, but it's the Samsung stand that's got us most interested as their newest line of products are so very comparable to one another. This week revealed to us two brand new devices, that being the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 and the Samsung Galaxy Note, the former being the next tablet device in the Galaxy Tab line, the latter being what Samsung is describing as the perfect half-way point between smartphone and tablet. Then there's the Samsung Galaxy S II as it exists on the international market right this second. How do they all compare?

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ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Android Tablet Hands-On [Video]

ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Android Tablet Hands-On [Video]

This week we've been getting a look at a whole handful of Android tablets at IFA 2011, one of the most inexpensive of which being the ViewSonic ViewPad 7e. The "e" in the name here stands for "Entry" aka "Entry-Level" meaning that it'll certainly be ViewSonic's least expensive tablet on the market for the time being. We got the opportunity to take a close look at this lovely white-bordered Android tablet and we'd just love to show you what it's all about.

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