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Acer Liquid S2 records 4K resolution video

Acer Liquid S2 records 4K resolution video

Acer has unveiled its latest Android-powered smartphone at IFA 2013 and the little beast is very impressive. If you're the sort of early adopter that's always out to get the latest features first, you'll want to pay attention to this device. The Liquid S2 can record 4K resolution video with four times the resolution of 1080p.

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IFA 2013: The Pre-Show Guide

IFA 2013: The Pre-Show Guide

September is upon us, and that means IFA 2013 is close at hand, with the Berlin technology show expected to see big announcements from Samsung, LG, Sony, and more. SlashGear is off to Germany this week to see what Europe's biggest consumer tech expo has to offer, and though there have been leaks a-plenty already, we're still expecting a fair few surprises. Read on for our pre-show run down.

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Archos Xenon tablet range makes no qualms with early iPad comparisons

Archos Xenon tablet range makes no qualms with early iPad comparisons

This week the folks at Archos have decided to let their whole second half of 2013 strategy out in the open with a release that shows off their tablet (and smartphone) range. What we're seeing here first is a collection of tablets - large and small - aimed directly at Apple and Samsung competition, made to add to their current set of internationally-released devices already on the market. We'll likely see these devices up close and personal at Berlin-based IFA 2013 as well, early next month.

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Archos 101 XS 2 tablet revealed in FCC filing

Archos 101 XS 2 tablet revealed in FCC filing

A lot of announcements are on the docket for Archos at IFA this year, including several smartphones, but it looks like we've gotten a peak at what one of those items will be specifically: the Archos 101 XS 2. Thanks to an FCC filing, we now know they will be revealing this tablet as a part of their product lineup, a clear follow up to the Archos 101 XS, which was released around this time last year.

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Samsung Galaxy Note III release details stack up

Samsung Galaxy Note III release details stack up

It's once again time to get heavy into the world of conjecture for the Samsung Galaxy Note series, this time for the third iteration of the handheld machine that started the series in the first place. What we're seeing this week is a heavy-handed drop of a release date - September 4th - as well as a rolling-up of specification rumors from the past several weeks. This device may well be the largest (non-tablet) Note in the family yet, and it'll likely appear right before IFA 2013.

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Kobo Aura HD ereader hands-on

Kobo Aura HD ereader hands-on

Is there room in the market still for e-paper ereaders? Kobo says yes, and has the consumer research to prove it and the new model, the Kobo Aura HD, it claims will fit the bill. A survey of 10,000 of the company's existing users found that 90-percent plan to buy a new, dedicated ereader sometime in the next twelve months, Kobo says; 36-percent apparently have both a tablet and an ereader, and 53-percent use their ereader every day. We caught up with Kobo to take a look.

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