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Windows Cortana can now predict NFL football games

Windows Cortana can now predict NFL football games

This week the folks at Microsoft responsible for bringing next-generation or otherwise awesome oddities to Cortana have done so. They’ve brought a feature that, even if you don’t watch football in the USA, you can use. You can use it and feel like a pro when you’ve correctly predicted that the Minnesota Vikings will win the Superbowl.

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Sony Xperia Z3 hands-on

Sony Xperia Z3 hands-on

The Sony Xperia Z3 builds on an already powerful set of predecessors, Sony’s "Z" line (including the Z3 Mini) standing the test of time with a similar design to each previous year. Now with Android 4.4 KitKat and a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, the Xperia Z3 ups the ante. This device weighs in at just 152 grams and measures in at a mere 146 x 72 x 7.3mm.

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Sony Lens Cameras reboot: QX30 and E-mount QX1

Sony Lens Cameras reboot: QX30 and E-mount QX1

IFA brings the Sony Lens Camera back to center stage this week with two new models: QX30 and QX1. These machines attach to your smartphone or tablet - or work on their own - as high-powered cameras in their own right. Attached to your smartphone, they’ve got their display in the Sony PlayMemories Mobile app - on the own your blind with a top notch lens that’s able to take photos and video.

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Xperia E3: a Sony experience without the price tag

Xperia E3: a Sony experience without the price tag

Sony may have just unveiled is premium Xperia Z3 line, but it hasn't totally forgotten about those who want a quality Sony experience but are hampered by their wallets. For these users, Sony is unveiling the Xperia E3, a handy smartphone that gives you just enough power to get you through your mobile workload but that also comes in Sony's signature design.

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Xperia Z3 family: A Sony experience in three sizes

Xperia Z3 family: A Sony experience in three sizes

Sony has just laid out its Android strategy for the remainder of 2014 and it is indeed making no compromises. While the Xperia E3 tries to offer a Sony quality device for those on a tight budget, those with more cash to spare will have three premium Xperia devices to choose from. The Xperia Z3 flagship, Xperia Z3 Compact, and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact deliver the same signature Sony design and experience in three different sizes.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 hands-on: Quad HD and metal

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 hands-on: Quad HD and metal

The stylus has redeemed itself, and it has Samsung to thank for that. The South Korean company has been hammering away at its S Pen technology since 2011, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the latest result of that work. Hardly a surprise in Berlin this week - its three generations of forebears each arrived at pre-IFA show - the Note 4 nonetheless has plenty to prove. Read on for my first impressions.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge hands-on: Phablet meets curved OLED

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge hands-on: Phablet meets curved OLED

Samsung promised curved OLED in a big way, and the Galaxy Note Edge delivers, taking the new Note 4 and bending the edge of its display for an altogether unusual approach to phablets. Building on the curved Super AMOLED concept Samsung showed off last year, the Note Edge turns its right bezel into a touchscreen ticker. Question remains, is this a revolution in form-factor or just a gimmick?

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