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Panasonic Technics SC-C500 HiFi system and EAH-T700 headphones aim at audiophiles

Panasonic Technics SC-C500 HiFi system and EAH-T700 headphones aim at audiophiles

Panasonic has unveiled a pair of new audio products at IFA 2015 in Germany that includes the OTTAVA SC-C500 HiFi system and the EAH-T700 premium stereo headphones. The HiFi system combines the SU-C501 Stereo Amplifier with Panasonic's OTTAVA speakers and supports high-resolution audio. The SC-C500 is designed to be very small and compact so it can fit into areas where space is at a premium.

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Samsung Car Mode for Galaxy sees Note 5 take on CarPlay

Samsung Car Mode for Galaxy sees Note 5 take on CarPlay

On the stage at IFA 2015 today, Samsung has been talking up its new Car Mode for Galaxy feature, its smartphone-based infotainment system for its latest smartphones. The newest version of the system uses MirrorLink to display apps and services on a car's in-dash touchscreen, much in the way that Apple's CarPlay for iOS and Google's Android Auto operate.

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ARCHOS DIamond Plus smartphone makes it just in time

ARCHOS DIamond Plus smartphone makes it just in time

Just when you thought ARCHOS was done spurting out one mobile device after another, it sneaks past one more just before IFA 2015 started. The third of its new Diamond family, the Diamond Plus smartphone is making the same appeal that Lenovo recently made with its new PHAB line: a bigger smartphone for those who want bigger things in life. That said, ARCHOS's phablet is not exactly as big as Lenovo's and it most certainly isn't as high performance as those either.

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Jabra debuts new wireless Sport Pace, Halo Fusion, Eclipse headsets

Jabra debuts new wireless Sport Pace, Halo Fusion, Eclipse headsets

Bluetooth headset and earbud maker Jabra has unveiled a new trio of wireless options at IFA 2015. The new offerings span the range of sports focused to traditional one-ear headsets, each with a roster of features, including clear audio for calls and music, and incredibly light weights. The new models are the Sport Pace wireless earbuds, the Halo Fusion Wireless headset, and the Eclipse headset.

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TomTom brings music to its Spark fitness wearable

TomTom brings music to its Spark fitness wearable

TomTom has just announced the latest models of its Spark smartwatch. Along with the GPS and fitness tracking abilities, the new wearables can now store music and stream it to a pair of Bluetooth headphones. There are three versions available: the standard Spark GPS Fitness Watch, the Spark Music GPS Fitness Watch, and the top of the line Spark Cardio + Music GPS Fitness Watch. The music capable models feature 3GB of storage, and the cardio version includes an integrated heart rate monitor.

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SmartThings V2 shipping as home monitoring service goes live

SmartThings V2 shipping as home monitoring service goes live

SmartThings' second-generation home automation hub is shipping in the US, with the new box adding a backup battery in case of power outages. First product from the company to launch since its acquisition by Samsung, the SmartThings Hub V2 can now run for up to ten hours even if its power connection has died, and also supports a select array of offline functionality so that your smart home still works even if the internet goes down.

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Logitech K380 Bluetooth keyboard and M535 mouse unveiled

Logitech K380 Bluetooth keyboard and M535 mouse unveiled

Logitech has introduced two new devices, its Bluetooth multi-device K380 keyboard and the Logitech M535 Bluetooth mouse. The keyboard will be launching for customers around the globe this month, as will the Bluetooth mouse with the exception of Europe, where it won't launch until some time next month. These allow power users and those who don't like using a laptop's keyboard to use their computers sans the wired shackle.

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Sony Walkman NW-ZX100HN enhances even compressed MP3 audio

Sony Walkman NW-ZX100HN enhances even compressed MP3 audio

Unless you've been keeping tabs on Sony's product line, you might still be thinking that the Walkman is still a classic cassette tape player. The iconic brand, however, has long moved to the realm of digital and now boasts of a skill that very few of its rivals could claim: high resolution audio. But not all music available to consumers come in hi-res format. That's why the new NW-ZX100HN Walkman model tries to bring even compressed audio formats like MP3s and DSEE HX to near hi-res quality for your listening pleasure.

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Sony BRAVIA X91C upsizes UHD HDR smart TV to 75 inches

Sony BRAVIA X91C upsizes UHD HDR smart TV to 75 inches

At IFA 2015, Sony is doing more than just revealing smartphones or experimental smartwatches. It is bringing its entire consumer electronics line forward. One of its strongest product lines is undoubtedly its BRAVIA TVs and today it has announced a firmware update that bring some of its 4K UHD TV sets into the age of HDR, promising better luminosity and contrast. Taking the spotlight among this is the new BRAVIA X91C which combines resolution, smartness, and brightness together in a large but slim 75-inch frame.

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IFA 2015 Day 1: Skylake, circular smartwatches & crazy gaming

IFA 2015 Day 1: Skylake, circular smartwatches & crazy gaming

Day One at IFA 2015 is actually two days long if you're covering the event series as a member of the press. As such, we've got more details on devices and announcements on this list than you'll be able to shake a stick at. Everyone from Intel to Acer, ASUS to Motorola - and Lenovo too! Everyone has brought on their fair share of PCs, mobile devices, and processing power, both for the international audience and for our home turf right here in the United States.

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This Acer Chromebook R 11 shows why Windows is afraid

This Acer Chromebook R 11 shows why Windows is afraid

Once upon a time, Chromebooks were the flimsy, uninspiring netbooks of the cloud generation. Now, they're often more interesting than "proper" computers. Case in point: 2015 has seen a number of striking convertibles, offering multiple form-factors with the sort of budget pricing that Google's Chrome OS has become notorious for.

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Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 PRO hands-on with projector action

Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 PRO hands-on with projector action

This week Lenovo has brought about a new set of YOGA tablets, the most powerful of which works with its own projector up front. While previous projectors on Lenovo YOGA tablets had their light projecting down the side of their heads, the PRO model YOGA Tab 3 shines forward. Lenovo YOGA tablets work with a bit of a ramp up their back leading to a tube-like head unit from whens a kickstand also folds out - this is where the projector sits for the PRO.

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