IFA 2014

Sony Xperia Z3 in Copper sighted with e-ink SmartBand

Sony Xperia Z3 in Copper sighted with e-ink SmartBand

Are we there yet? Not exactly, if you're waiting for Sony's big press release at IFA 2014. But while we wait for the full details of the OEM's new Android lineup, we have here some last minute surprise sightings of two rather special rumored Sony devices: a copper colored Xperia Z3 variant and the e-ink toting SmartBand Talk.

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Samsung speakers round out your home theater ecosystem

Samsung speakers round out your home theater ecosystem

Two new speaker sets have been shown this week by Samsung Electronics America, bringing about one that bows outward and another that bows inward. The Shape M3 Wireless Audio-Multiroom Speaker adds to the "Shape Wireless Audio-Multiroom ecosystem" with its smaller form factor. The Samsung HW-H7500 Curved Soundbar, on the other hand, stands alone as a compliment to your massive curved TV.

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Philips Hue Beyond bakes wireless LEDs into dual-zone lamps

Philips Hue Beyond bakes wireless LEDs into dual-zone lamps

Philips has launched Hue Beyond, a new range of luminaires that integrate color-changing remote control bulbs into a line of ceiling, pendant, and table lamps. Building on the standalone Hue bulbs but integrating them into lamps, each Hue Beyond model actually includes two different lighting scenes that can be independently controlled for uplight and downlight purposes.

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MOTA SmartRing will put a smartwatch on your finger

MOTA SmartRing will put a smartwatch on your finger

One ring to rule (almost) all notifications and on your finger bind them. That, in a poetic nutshell, is what MOTA will be bringing to the table when it unveils to the public the MOTA SmartRing at IFA 2014 this week. Stylish and lightweight, this wearable is promised to let you be in control of your digital communications, deciding whether to accept calls, reply to messages, or, pardon the idiom that's just too good to pass, give them the finger.

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Samsung Gear S flaunts Swarovski studded strap

Samsung Gear S flaunts Swarovski studded strap

Samsung's products are no stranger to crystal-studded accessories bearing the illustrious Swarovski name, so this latest addition is definitely not surprise. With this new Gear S Strap, socialites and fashionistas who wouldn't want to be caught dead wearing a geeky looking piece of technology now have a new option available to them.

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LG Curved OLED TV gets a dash of Swarovski flair

LG Curved OLED TV gets a dash of Swarovski flair

An OLED TV with sexy curves and a crystal-studded stand? Things can't get any more premium, or flamboyant, than that. But that is exactly what LG is adding to its IFA 2014 shelves. The consumer electronics giant has teamed up with renowned Austrian crystal producer to come up with a limited edition Curved OLED TV that is promised to look exquisite in your matching premium-looking living room.

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Xperia Z3 Compact appears bearing colors in leaked photos

Xperia Z3 Compact appears bearing colors in leaked photos

Sony's press event is in about 2 days but of course we will welcome any advanced screening of the OEM's premium-looking devices. This may not be the next Xperia flagship, but these Xperia Z3 Compact smartphones are still a refreshing sight, especially considering they come in new and bright colors.

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Sony SmartBand Talk wearable surfaces ahead of IFA 2014

Sony SmartBand Talk wearable surfaces ahead of IFA 2014

In addition to the previously leaked SmartWatch 3, it seems Sony has a second wearable in the plans for the upcoming IFA 2014. Called the SmartBand Talk, the new wearable will be an update to the company's original SmartBand (check out our review), a rubber wristband toting NFC with a health-centric focus.

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Microsoft Lumia 730’s selfie-ness teased once more

Microsoft Lumia 730’s selfie-ness teased once more

Just counting down days to IFA 2014, Microsoft once again lets out a teaser to remind the tech world that not just Android phones but a Lumia one will be coming as well. And, just as some recent digital camera makers have been trying lately, the Lumia 730 seems to be designed to pander to one growing niche: the obsessive selfie photographer.

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Samsung unveils Curved Soundbar to go with your Curved TV

Samsung unveils Curved Soundbar to go with your Curved TV

You may have a brand new shiny Samsung curved TV, but those flat speakers flanking it just breaks the spell of the TVs alluring curves. Luckily for you, Samsung has just announced a new Soundbar that will complement that TV with its own curves and can even take the place of the TV stand. Continuing the audio theme, the company is also outing the M3, the latest of its "Shape" wireless multiroom speakers, poised to be the smaller and cheaper of its two other siblings.

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HTC tipped to have 64-bit phone, two wearables at IFA

HTC tipped to have 64-bit phone, two wearables at IFA

HTC has something special planned for IFA, and it looks like it might be a 64-bit capable phone. Dubbed the Desire 820, it might be everything you want a mid-range device to be, with a big screen and massive battery. Additionally, it seems HTC finally has some wearables ready for us, maybe even one they previously dismissed.

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Watch wars: LG, Samsung, Motorola arm-wrestle pre-IFA

Watch wars: LG, Samsung, Motorola arm-wrestle pre-IFA

It’s time for new smartwatches from LG and Samsung - at last? While Samsung has been releasing smartwatch after smartwatch over the past couple of years, LG has just begun. Both competitors released their first Android Wear smartwatches earlier this year at Google I/O for developers - now they’re already in their second wave, so to speak.

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