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Alcatel Onetouch Hero 2 phablet brings stylus, LTE

Alcatel Onetouch Hero 2 phablet brings stylus, LTE

Alcatel has introduced its new Hero 2 smartphone, a 6-inch phablet featuring an aluminium body and an integrated stylus. The latter works alongside "optimized hand writing recognition" to ensure that using the phablet as an on-the-go note-taking device doesn't result in digital gibberish.

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Alcatel Onetouch Hero 8 tablet boasts universal remote companion

Alcatel Onetouch Hero 8 tablet boasts universal remote companion

Joining the company's new smartphones, Alcatel has debuted a new 8-inch tablet, the aptly named Hero 8. This is the latest expansion in Alcatel's Hero product lineup, and is being hailed as one of the lightest and slimmest tablets of its size currently available. As with the new Hero smartphone, the Hero 8 tablet offers an octa-core processor.

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Pure Jongo X Series audio system ushers in myriad of new features

Pure Jongo X Series audio system ushers in myriad of new features

Joining Harman's new audio system is Pure's Jongo X Series, a multi-room audio setup with a somewhat old-school design resembling computer speakers from days gone by. As with the company's last big update, the Jongo X Series leverages Bluetooth Caskeid to stream any music service to one or more speakers.

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Synology DS115j energy-sipping NAS targets home users

Synology DS115j energy-sipping NAS targets home users

Synology's latest NAS is targeted at home users, boasting a mixture of performance and energy-sipping hardware to merge together the best of both worlds. The DS115j storage device is a 1-bay unit now shipping across the globe; it can also be used as part of a surveillance system.

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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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