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

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 your wrist.

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Sony SmartWatch 3 hands-on: Another Android Wear advocate

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' ZenWatch might.

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Sony Xperia Z3 hands-on

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 in at a mere 146 x 72 x 7.3mm.

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ASUS EeeBook X205: Windows 8.1 with the budget in mind

ASUS EeeBook X205: Windows 8.1 with the budget in mind

Alongside the maker's new ultrabook comes the ASUS EeeBook X205, the company's budget-centric compact laptop bringing with it Windows 8.1 and, says ASUS, a "smartphone-like experience." Unlike Eee laptops from days gone by, the X205 is slim and sleek, and will be launching in four different color options.

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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact hands-on: no compromises

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact hands-on: no compromises

Surprise! Sony once again brings on a smaller version of their flagship "Z" line with the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, once again bringing the device with essentially the same specifications as its larger sibling. While you’ve got a 720p 4.6-inch display here instead of a 5.2-inch 1080p display, you’ve got basically everything else the same.

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ASUS Zenbook UX305 QHD+ ultrabook boasts slimness

ASUS Zenbook UX305 QHD+ ultrabook boasts slimness

Keeping true to its Zen heritage, ASUS has introduced a new ultrabook dubbed the Zenbook UX305. According to the maker, this is the slimmest 13.3-inch ultrabook available with QHD+ resolution, measuring in at 12.3mm in thickness. Design is a strong focus with the laptop, with it including, among other things, diamond-cut metallic highlights.

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Sony Action Cam Mini reignites POV war

Sony Action Cam Mini reignites POV war

This morning in Berlin, Sony has revealed their next super tiny camera, bringing the heat with model HDR-AZ1. This device is also known as the Sony Action Cam Mini, coming with a body that’s 30% smaller than its Sony-made predecessors. This device works with a new Live View Remote accessory, Live Stream with USTREAM, and a variety of new action mounts.

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Sony Lens Cameras reboot: QX30 and E-mount QX1

Sony Lens Cameras reboot: QX30 and E-mount QX1

IFA brings the Sony Lens Camera back to center stage this week with two new models: QX30 and QX1. These machines attach to your smartphone or tablet - or work on their own - as high-powered cameras in their own right. Attached to your smartphone, they’ve got their display in the Sony PlayMemories Mobile app - on the own your blind with a top notch lens that’s able to take photos and video.

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SmartWatch 3, SmartBand Talk: a Sony experience for your wrist

SmartWatch 3, SmartBand Talk: a Sony experience for your wrist

Sony has indeed come out with a new batch of wearable devices for IFA 2014 but its giving its collection a slightly different twist this time around. Introducing the SmartBand Talk, a fitness band with a curved e-ink display and the new SmartWatch 3, the first Sony Android Wear smartwatch.

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Xperia E3: a Sony experience without the price tag

Xperia E3: a Sony experience without the price tag

Sony may have just unveiled is premium Xperia Z3 line, but it hasn't totally forgotten about those who want a quality Sony experience but are hampered by their wallets. For these users, Sony is unveiling the Xperia E3, a handy smartphone that gives you just enough power to get you through your mobile workload but that also comes in Sony's signature design.

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Xperia Z3 family: A Sony experience in three sizes

Xperia Z3 family: A Sony experience in three sizes

Sony has just laid out its Android strategy for the remainder of 2014 and it is indeed making no compromises. While the Xperia E3 tries to offer a Sony quality device for those on a tight budget, those with more cash to spare will have three premium Xperia devices to choose from. The Xperia Z3 flagship, Xperia Z3 Compact, and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact deliver the same signature Sony design and experience in three different sizes.

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Oculus talks Gear VR: “Science fiction made real”

Oculus talks Gear VR: “Science fiction made real”

Samsung's Gear VR may have a long and unwieldy official name - the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition powered by Oculus - but it's also the result of a lengthy development process, the virtual reality company says. Facebook-owned Oculus and Samsung worked together for a year on the project, with Oculus' John Carmack coming on-stage during Samsung's Unpacked event today to detail the depths the South Korean company gave access to in the Galaxy Note 4 so that the virtual reality HUD would work.

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