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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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Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II: 15hrs battery life

Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II: 15hrs battery life

Bose has introduced its new SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II, a pair of cans the maker says offers both the best wireless audio quality available and a host of new features, included among them being 15 hours of run time on a charge. In addition to the longer battery life, the new SoundLink headphones can connect two devices, feature NFC for fast pairing, voice prompts, and more. The headphones became available for purchase today in both white/gold and black/blue editions.

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Lenovo PHAB and PHAB Plus hands-on

Lenovo PHAB and PHAB Plus hands-on

Lenovo has decided to go all-in with the "phablet" sized device this week with two new devices called "Phab". Today we're having a hands-on look at the both of them. Both devices are very, very similar looking to one another. Both devices come in a variety of colors. Both devices are aimed at users who wish to make the most of their smartphone experience - emphasis on the "smart" bit, not so much about the "phone" - because voice calls are a thing of the past.

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Moto 360 Sport – a quick hands-on look, pre-display

Moto 360 Sport – a quick hands-on look, pre-display

Today we've gotten the opportunity to have a peek at the body of the Moto 360 Sport. This is a device that's very similar to the standard Moto 360, only here it has a slightly more "sporty" appearance and rugged features. It also has GPS inside to track your movements. While we have a full Moto 360 hands-on for you to look at, we've also got a peek at the Moto 360 Sport - albeit without the display on. This is the hardware in a non-functioning model.

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