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Misfit wearable ecosystem expands with dev tools

Misfit wearable ecosystem expands with dev tools

This week the folks at Misfit, creators of the Misfit Shine, have made clear their intent to expand. Not with another wearable - the first one they’ve made is still running strong - but with a release of their software system for the whole developer universe to take part in.

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Harman Kardon Omni Wireless HD Audio System arrives in October

Harman Kardon Omni Wireless HD Audio System arrives in October

Amidst the smartphones and tablets introduced at IFA 2014 is a new wireless audio system from Harman, the Harman Kardon Omni wireless audio setup. With the Omni system comes two loudspeakers, as well as a wireless adapter for integrating one's existing stereo system.

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Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus 2 brings 2k pressure levels

Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus 2 brings 2k pressure levels

Wacom has rolled out the red carpet for some new styluses today, among them being the new Intuos Creative Stylus 2. Aimed at professionals and artists, the newest offering brings with it 2,048 pressure levels, about twice what is offered by its new Bamboo Stylus fineline.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active: 8-inches with a C Pen

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active: 8-inches with a C Pen

This morning Samsung sprang a surprise on the world - the same world that expected Samsung’s announcements for IFA 2014 to be over. No way, says Samsung, bringing on another device that won’t be overshadowed by the likes of the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy VR. Not if a splash of "Active" has anything to say about it.

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Jabra Storm, Stealth, and Step trio of Bluetooth headsets debut

Jabra Storm, Stealth, and Step trio of Bluetooth headsets debut

Jabra has a new duo of headsets (and a pair of earbuds), all of them boasting wireless connectivity and a roster of features, not the least of which is long battery life and the promise of solid audio quality. They've all made their IFA 2014 debut, and will be available in the next handful of weeks at various price points.

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HTC Desire 820 hands-on

HTC Desire 820 hands-on

This week HTC is delivering the newest in ideally-combined high-end features with affordable packaging with the HTC Desire 820. The device works with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, a 5.5-inch 720p display, and a variety of colorful options for its back and sides. It’s also got front-facing speakers for extra-loud BoomSound action.

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ZTE Blade Vec 3G, Vec 4G handsets: same design, different specs

ZTE Blade Vec 3G, Vec 4G handsets: same design, different specs

Amidst all the products we've seen drop at IFA 2014 thus far comes an update to ZTE's Blade series of smartphones, the Blade Vec 3G and the Blade Vec 4G. As the names imply, one of the handsets offers 3G connectivity, and the other 4G, while both sport the exact same design and 5-inch HD display.

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LG G Watch R hands-on: Controversially Bold

LG G Watch R hands-on: Controversially Bold

The LG G Watch R came as a surprise. LG had already played its Android Wear hand with the G Watch at Google I/O, and while the square-faced smartwatch was functional it was hardly a stand-out design aesthetically. Turns out, though, LG had already been working on its sibling for more than two years, a round-faced wearable that's far closer in appearance to a regular watch. I sat down with LG and the G Watch R to find out more.

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CAT S50 rugged flagship totes 4G LTE, Android KitKat

CAT S50 rugged flagship totes 4G LTE, Android KitKat

CAT has rolled out a new flagship smartphone targeting the outdoorsy, adventurous, I-drop-my-phone-too-often Android users among us: the CAT S50. With this phones comes the same rugged design we've seen with the company's other handsets, as well as 4G connectivity and some other handy features.

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Wacom Bamboo Stylus fineline: a thin-tip tool for the iPad

Wacom Bamboo Stylus fineline: a thin-tip tool for the iPad

Ahead of its upcoming showcase at IFA 2014, Wacom has introduced its new finely tuned stylus for the iPad, the Bamboo Stylus fineline. The so-called smart stylus offers a thin-tip design that aims to make digital writing and similar activities precise and "fluid".

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Huawei Ascend Mate7 gets its feet wet in biometrics

Huawei Ascend Mate7 gets its feet wet in biometrics

Huawei has finally revealed its latest flagship, the Ascend Mate7, and, as rumors have pointed out, it does have a fingerprint sensor. But, of course, the smartphone is more than just that. Boasting of its latest and fastest processor and an almost full metal body, the Ascend Mate7 may just be the Chinese company's best contender yet.

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Lenovo Horizon 2s and 2e AIOs can lay flat, promise slimness

Lenovo Horizon 2s and 2e AIOs can lay flat, promise slimness

Laptops are all the rage, but tabletop PCs have their own appeal -- namely for families that share a single machine, or in the office. To meet those needs is Lenovo, which has introduced two new tabletop PCs, the Horizon 2s and 2e. Users familiar with the previous Horizon offerings will be glad to know both new models include the same Flat and Stand modes.

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