IFA 2014

Samsung Gear S hands-on: Wildly wireless wearable

Samsung Gear S hands-on: Wildly wireless wearable

Samsung isn't short on smartwatches, but the Gear S is something a little different. Wrapping a 2.2-inch curved Super AMOLED touchscreen around your wrist is one thing, but the Gear S also includes a 3G connection for use away from a smartphone. I grabbed some hands-on time at Samsung Unpacked at IFA 2014, where the Gear S has shown up alongside the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge.

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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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ASUS ZenWatch aims to track stress in style

ASUS ZenWatch aims to track stress in style

ASUS has revealed the ZenWatch, the company's first Android Wear wearable, headed to stores in Q4 for under $200. Following Samsung and LG in using a square face - in this case a 1.63-inch 320 x 320 AMOLED touchscreen - the ZenWatch borrows some of the more premium materials you might more commonly associate with traditional watches, like a leather strap, rose-gold-colored casing, and curved glass.

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Garmin nuvi advanced is your new best (GPS) friend

Garmin nuvi advanced is your new best (GPS) friend

Your GPS can get you where you need to go, but what about when you don’t know where that is? Garmin’s nuvi GPS devices are already wonderful, and their newly introduced advanced series take it a step further. By tapping into Foursquare, and a new Direct Access feature, your Garmin can tell you where you should be heading, no matter what it is you want to do.

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Acer Chromebox CXI: the tiny business machine

Acer Chromebox CXI: the tiny business machine

There’s a miniature Chromebox coming your way this upcoming season made by Acer. It’s called the Acer Chromebox CXI, and it can work with or without a fancy Acer monitor. You do need some sort of monitor to work with it, and a keyboard, and a mouse.

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Acer brings three new tablets to IFA 2014

Acer brings three new tablets to IFA 2014

Along with a variety of notebooks and other oddities Acer’s revealed this week comes a couple of neat new tablets. One is the Acer Iconia Tab 8 W, the other is the Acer Iconia Tab 10. The first works with Windows 8.1, the other works with Android. There’s also an expanded Acer Iconia One tablet with an 8-inch display.

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Acer Aspire Switch 11 revealed alongside rebooted 10

Acer Aspire Switch 11 revealed alongside rebooted 10

Earlier this year we got our hands on the Acer Aspire Switch 10 - now the device has been rebooted with a new Full HD display at IFA 2014. Alongside this new device, the Acer Aspire Switch 11 has been revealed. These devices will both be available this Autumn.

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Acer R 14 notebook brings a more traditional convertible

Acer R 14 notebook brings a more traditional convertible

Just as the Acer R 13 line brings on six positions of transformation, the Acer R 14 line provides four. This is a slightly more "traditional" transforming notebook - that’s a thing now - with a body that works with 360-degrees of freedom. One hinge, folding back as far as you please.

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Acer R 13 Notebooks gets 6 kinds of convertible

Acer R 13 Notebooks gets 6 kinds of convertible

This week Acer has revealed two new notebook lines, the Acer R 13 Series and the Acer R 14 Series, both of them coming with convertible form-factors. This means that the notebooks don’t just open and close, they convert from one usability structure to the other. The first Acer R 13 model, for example, works with an Exel Aero hinge, bringing on a "U-frame structure" which allows its user to fold the device into six different modes.

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Lumia 830 photos leaked, no Microsoft Mobile in sight

Lumia 830 photos leaked, no Microsoft Mobile in sight

Microsot's IFA 2014 event is just a day away, so naturally we are still getting last minute leaks and rumors about devices. The other day, it was the "selfie" Lumia 730 but now it's the Lumia 830's turn. While this supposed actual device does seem to confirm its PureView heritage, it does disprove earlier rumors of a more Microsoft-friendly branding.

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Lenovo expands gaming hardware with new PCs, tablet

Lenovo expands gaming hardware with new PCs, tablet

Amidst the company's upcoming IFA 2014 unveils is a trio of new devices from Lenovo including two gaming PCs. With these new gadgets come a slew of Intel hardware, sleek designs, and ample promises, not the least of which is that we'll be seeing them all arrive by November of this year.

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